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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series

21 Jan 2014 San Diego - Cirrascale has introduced the next generation of power infrastructure improvements to its BladeRack 2 F-Series blade-based platforms. The latest improvements to the company's enterprise-level blade-based infrastructure help to improve the platform's overall efficiency and reliability. Additionally, the improvements create a new method for distributing power from the data centre to the blade architecture.

The next generation power infrastructure employs an enhanced power shelf which integrates within the platform's unique modular shelf architecture providing up to 18% better power efficiency over comparable competitive solutions. The power shelf efficiently converts the 48V power present in the rack to 12V power suitable for use by the company's blade architecture. Additionally, the improved efficiency - when compared with existing commercial power supplies - allows for power capacity, and cost, to be scaled from 1000 to 2800 Watts per shelf while providing N+1 or better redundancy within the power subsystem using hot-swap power bricks.

"By introducing a way to scale the power available to each BladeRack 2 F-Series shelf, increase the power conversion efficiency, and allow for N+1 redundancy, this next generation power infrastructure is yet another tool that can be used to tailor solutions closely to customer needs", stated David Driggers, Chief Executive Officer, Cirrascale Corporation. "The continued innovation of our blade-based platforms demonstrates our ability to deliver compelling solutions that will provide our customers and licensees with investment protection for years to come."

The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 F-Series platforms are engineered to handle mission critical customer installations where high availability, ultra dense systems are a requirement. With its ability to house up to 3.4PB of storage or over 2300 processing cores per rack, the BladeRack 2 F-Series is one of the densest blade server platforms on the market today. With the marriage of robust features and performance, customers in the Semiconductor and Telecommunications industries would find the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 F-Series an excellent vehicle for Electronic Design Automation and high performance grid installations while its improved ultra-efficient power architecture fits seamlessly in their current power challenged environments.

The BladeRack 2 F-Series platform employs the industry leading patented Vertical Cooling Technology enabling Cirrascale to employ the fastest and most powerful processors available on the market without the performance loss commonly found in blade servers from other vendors. Increased thermal capacity has been incorporated into the design, as well as the ability to adjust airflow within the cabinet, enabling reduced energy expenditure and increasing overall system reliability.

The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 F-Series platforms with improved power infrastructure are immediately available to order and will begin shipping Q2 2014. Licensing opportunities for these technologies are also available immediately to both customers and partners.
Source: Cirrascale

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...