Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-23

Industry news

Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance computing, enterprise data centre and Cloud solutions, has performed first customer shipments of its Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) server based on Cavium's 48 core ARMv8 based ThunderX workload optimized processors. Tundra ES Valkre servers are now available for public order and a standard 19" rack mount version will ship in early 2016. Read further...

Exascale

Orange Silicon Valley, an innovation subsidiary of global telecommunications operator Orange, will use the Dextro's Stream application in its prototype to demonstrate the power and performance capabilities of its Exascale supercomputing platform, in collaboration with EchoStreams and CocoLink. Stream, launched last Spring, uses Dextro's powerful computer vision technology to analyze and interpret live streamed video as it is broadcast, making live content online as searchable and categorized as the static web. Read further...

Focus on Europe

As from the second half of 2016, KU Leuven will house a brand new Tier-1 supercomputer. The computer will be one of the 150 largest and fastest computers in the world. The Flemish Minister for Science and Innovation has provided the necessary funding, which amounts to 5.5 million euro. The supercomputer will have a computing capacity of more than 600 teraflops, which is the equivalent of 2,000 fast PCs. It is also three times the capacity of the first Flemish Tier-1, which is housed at Ghent University and already four years old. The new Tier-1 supercomputer will be equipped with the latest Intel processors. The memory, internal network, and storage capacity, too, will be adapted to the complex problems that the computer will have to solve. The new machine will be installed at KU Leuven in the middle of 2016. It will be among the world's fastest computers. Read further...