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Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility

25 Jan 2018 San Jose - Super Micro Computer Inc. has significantly increased its rack integration capacity with Silicon Valley's first clean fuel-cell energy, automated 60-rack burn-in facility with robotic Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to expedite the processing, delivery and deployment of large-scale data centre investments.

As one of the world's largest clean energy automated rack integration facilities located at Supermicro's Silicon Valley headquarters, the new manufacturing center is now fully operational and increases Supermicro's rack capacity by 600 racks per month. Perfect for large-scale data centre deployments, the advanced new 3-Megawatt clean fuel-cell energy integration facility enables the company to burn in 60 racks simultaneously at a single location with inventory, server integration and rack integration all under one roof.

The clean fuel-cell based energy minimizes pollution, resulting in higher operational efficiencies as well as a cleaner, safer working environment. This state-of-the-art facility generates its own clean fuel-cell based electricity on-site which dramatically reduces the carbon footprint while also reducing projected energy costs by $8 million over 10 years. A 3-Megawatt Bloom Energy Server supports the facility's energy load and is configured to maintain critical operations during grid outages to minimize the impact of public power interrupts. Compared to traditional power sources, the fuel cell delivers enhanced sustainability benefits in many ways: high efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reductions, minimized air pollutants, and reduced water use.

"As our data centre business continues to grow, we scale our investments to ensure that Supermicro has the production capacity and capabilities to fully service our enterprise, data centre and Cloud customers at our Silicon Valley campus with over 2 million square feet of facilities", stated Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Supermicro shipped 1.2 million units globally last year, and this new state-of-the-art, clean energy facility increases our rack capacity by 600 racks per month and implements the latest automation and robotics technologies to streamline the rack integration process. Data centre customers can now select from our broad range of industry leading and innovative server, storage and networking products for their large-scale deployments, and Supermicro can efficiently deliver for them."

A key automation component for the new rack integration facility is the implementation of robotics. Using AGVs to transport racks from the assembly lines to the burn-in chamber helps improve the process efficiency, provides cost savings, and reduces potential safety concerns. Another vital feature of the new rack integration centre is L11 Cluster Test Automation.

Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) is another technology that many data centre customers have implemented. Based on Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD), Supermicro RSD manages racks of disaggregated servers, storage, and networking with industry standard, modern Redfish Restful APIs that remain consistent across different vendors and multiple server generations. The latest version, Supermicro RSD 2.1, supports high performance, high density, and disaggregated NVMe storage for dramatically improved datacenter efficiency, increased utilization and lower costs.

The traditional way of scaling up data centre resources often involves adding server nodes with fixed computing, networking, and storage ratios. Due to the different life cycles of these resources, a wholesale upgrade of the entire set of server nodes will often lead to premature retirement of valuable investments and underutilization. That is why Supermicro's resource-saving, disaggregated NVMe storage solution is so important to customers who want to build more efficient and flexible hyper-scale data centres.

For networking, Supermicro's new 25G top of rack (ToR) Ethernet switches are becoming a popular choice. More cost-effective than current 10G switches, these new 25G switches can seamlessly downshift to provide 10G networking. In addition, they provide lots of uplink bandwidth with six 100G uplink ports.

Source: Super Micro Computer

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Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...