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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing

13 Jul 2015 Frankfurt - E4 Computer Engineering, an Italian manufacturer of hardware solutions for high performance and data centre computing, made their first orders for Cavium Inc.'s ThunderX-based ARKA servers. E4 Computer Engineering specializes in the production and architectural integration of complete and customized solutions, for environments ranging from high performance computing to design of turn-key data centres. E4 HPC customers include leaders such as CERN and ENEA, where they have delivered solutions for workloads ranging from processing data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider to wave modelling in the Mediterranean Sea.

In March of this year, E4 announced their new ThunderX-based ARKA servers for Cloud, Big Data, and HPC workloads, powered by 64-bit ThunderX ARM processors and the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing platform. The high-performance ARKA series combines the ThunderX 48-core ARMv8 CPUs with one or more NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators in a modular rack-optimized architecture. Despite the typically long sales cycles for HPC deployments, E4 has already begun closing orders for these new one and two-socket systems.

ThunderX SOCs are uniquely suited to drive performance for these systems, with 48 custom cores, high memory bandwidth and capacity, onboard workload accelerators and integrated network and storage capability. Focused on workloads such as high-energy physics and molecular dynamics, the ThunderX-based systems will leverage the high-performance, energy efficient Tesla GPU accelerators to deliver best-in-class performance with lower cost and power consumption than delivered by comparable systems.

"E4's reputation is built on delivering cutting-edge custom solutions for our customers", stated Cosimo Gianfreda, CTO, E4 Computer Engineering. "We wanted powerful and highly-scalable CPUs for our new ARKA servers, that deliver outstanding performance combined with reduced TCO. We chose Cavium and ThunderX, and customers are already buying these new servers based on the increased value they bring."

"Our ThunderX ARMv8 CPUs were designed specifically for high-performance: Our unparalleled 48 cores, high memory bandwidth and capacity, and integrated workload accelerators are a great match for HPC and Hyperscale workloads in E4’s ARKA server family", stated Steve Cumings, Director, Market Development, Cavium. "The value of accelerated performance and reduced TCO is highlighted by the orders E4 customers are already placing. We look forward to continued delivery of cutting-edge platforms together with E4 Computer Engineering."

"GPU accelerators provide 64-bit ARM systems with the processing muscle to power a range of HPC workloads", stated Roy Kim, group manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "The combination of advanced ThunderX ARMv8 CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs enable E4 to deliver a new class of highly efficient, high-performance solutions to tackle the toughest HPC and datacenter computing challenges."
Source: E4 Computer Engineering

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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...