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Primeur live 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

Mellanox liquid cooled HDR 200G multi-host InfiniBand adapters accelerate Lenovo's most advanced liquid cooled server platform ...

Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

Altair signs reseller agreement with NEC for PBS Professional ...

Altair brings powerful design and engineering software to broader community with the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019 ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

IBM-powered supercomputers lead semi-annual rankings ...

Frontera named 5th fastest supercomputer in the world ...

The Cloud

NetApp revolutionizes data fabric to dominate hybrid Multicloud ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud ...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager now a qualified software stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling ...

DDN unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI acceleration & Multicloud data management at ISC19 ...

IBM develops world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud

17 Jun 2019 Armonk - IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are now available in the IBM Cloud. Clients now have access to IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers in North America via the IBM Cloud catalogue to provide powerful scale-up compute for AIX and IBM i workloads for hybrid cloud. This is all backed by the performance, resiliency, and security capabilities of IBM POWER9 and IBM Cloud. The launch of IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers builds on the broad portfolio of POWER-based solutions in the IBM Cloud including GPU-accelerated servers on IBM Cloud, SAP HANA on Power Systems on IBM Cloud, and IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions.

To stay competitive, one sees that enterprises are increasingly looking to adopt hybrid Cloud strategies to help optimize everything from supply chains to sales. In fact, according to IDC, 90% of enterprises will embrace integrated hybrid Cloud services, tools and strategies to support different applications and use cases by 2024.

"With Cloud adoption taking off among enterprises, today's news further underscores IBM's leadership as the world's #1 hybrid Cloud provider", stated Harish Grama, General Manager, IBM Cloud. "By delivering AIX and IBM i with IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers on IBM Cloud, we are providing businesses with the flexibility to deploy even their most mission critical, data-oriented workloads across any environment - whether in public or private Clouds or on premises."

IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers deliver AIX and IBM i with fast, self-service provisioning, flexible management for off-premises workloads, and access to our enterprise stack of IBM Cloud services - all in a pay-as-you-go billing model which enables them to scale up on IBM's enterprise class systems to cater to their unique business needs. Companies now have increased options to explore hybrid Cloud workload scenarios for disaster recovery, dev/test environments and partial IT infrastructure moves on IBM POWER9's 2x performance per core compared to x86 Xeon Skylake systems. IBM Power Systems also provide security built in at all layers, from processor to the OS, designed to deliver end-to-end security capabilities.

For example, an IBM Power Systems client looking to run dev and test supply chain workloads on the public Cloud can use the new IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers to provide the ideal scalable solution for this hybrid Cloud scenario.

IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers in the IBM Cloud were designed so clients will be able to:

  • Quickly and economically provision IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers on IBM Cloud within minutes, on-demand to facilitate scaling up and out.
  • Deploy their workloads with interoperability between Power and x86-based systems in the IBM Cloud where they want with flexible, secured management.
  • Choose their deployment by selecting their customizable system's cores, storage, network, OS, and more.
  • Unlock Cloud services at their fingertips with IBM's enterprise-stack of high value IBM Cloud services including analytics, AI, security, Blockchain and more.
  • Leverage a heterogeneous hybrid Cloud infrastructure with both IBM POWER9-based and x86-based virtual machines.

In a separate initiative designed to build a skilled partner ecosystem community that can deliver Cloud solutions on IBM Power Systems infrastructure, IBM today also announced the new "Ready for IBM Power Systems on Cloud" Business Partner Programme. The new programme will have a validation process for IBM Business Partners. The validation will be largely based on their technical expertise on Power Systems and demonstrated success in helping enterprises with their business transformation and Cloud strategy adoption.

As members of the IBM Power Systems on Cloud, IBM Business Partners will:

  • Have their 'Ready for' solution highlighted in the Business Partner Application Showcase, searchable within IBM Partnerworld and externally from any browser.
  • Let clients know that their solution meets IBM's client-centric specifications for technical integrations, support, and uptime.
  • Use a new "Ready for IBM Power Systems on Cloud" badge to promote their solutions.

"We have been leveraging IBM Power Systems to deliver hybrid Cloud solutions for over 10 years and to more than 1000 clients. It's flexibility and performance has been extraordinary allowing us to differentiate our solution in the market", stated Dave Wiseman, Vice President of Solutions Architecture, Connectria who joined a pilot for the programme. "By joining the Ready for IBM Power Systems on Cloud Business Partner Programme, we're able to further demonstrate our expertise with IBM as we help clients with their journey to Cloud."

The IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are available on the IBM Cloud in North America.
Source: IBM

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Primeur live 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

Mellanox liquid cooled HDR 200G multi-host InfiniBand adapters accelerate Lenovo's most advanced liquid cooled server platform ...

Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

Altair signs reseller agreement with NEC for PBS Professional ...

Altair brings powerful design and engineering software to broader community with the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019 ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

IBM-powered supercomputers lead semi-annual rankings ...

Frontera named 5th fastest supercomputer in the world ...

The Cloud

NetApp revolutionizes data fabric to dominate hybrid Multicloud ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud ...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager now a qualified software stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling ...

DDN unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI acceleration & Multicloud data management at ISC19 ...

IBM develops world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total ...