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insideHPC Guide to Open Computing

The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant industry following. This guide to Open Computing is design to help organizations optimize their HPC environment to achieve higher performance at a lower operating cost.

OCP Improving Datacenter Design Through Shared IP

“Facebook had the forethought to create the Open Compute Foundation and share IP from designing a highly efficient computing infrastructure at an extremely low cost. We are now building on that collaborative development model to bring expanded flexibility with regard to form factors, processors and configurations for a broad range of customer requirements.”

Penguin Tundra Platform brings Open Compute Project to HPC

Today Penguin Computing gave customers a peek at the future of increased customization and choice in high performance computing at the Open Compute Project Summit.

Podcast: RCE & Rex Computing Look at the Open Compute Project

In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the Open Compute Project with Thomas Sohmers from Rex Computing. “Thomas Sohmers is the founder and CEO of REX Computing. His experience includes working at the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies for 3 years as both an end user of HPC systems, and later transitioning into designing and building them at the lab. This experience led to starting REX Computing in 2013 as a recipient of the Peter Thiel ’20 under 20′ Fellowship, where he leads the architectural design and business operations.”

Video: Penguin Computing Showcases OCP Hardware for HPC

“Powered by Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor, Penguin Computing’s Tundra OpenHPC platform delivers density, performance and serviceability for demanding and extraordinary customers. Built to be compatible with Open Compute Open Rack specifications, the Tundra OpenHPC platform provides customers with a powerful and compact HPC server designed to reduce infrastructure costs when moving to the next generation of technology.”

Penguin Open Compute Tundra Platform now Available with Haswell V3

Today Penguin Computing announced immediate availability of the Penguin Tundra cluster platform powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

Mellanox Rolls Out 40 GbE NIC for Open Compute Project

Today Mellanox rolled out its 40GbE NIC as a proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project. Based on high-performance ConnectX-3 Pro ICs, the 40GbE NIC is available now and offers optimized latency and performance for converged I/O infrastructures.