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Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record

9 Mar 2017 Paris - Atos, an expert in digital transformation, announces through its technological brand Bull, that according to the international benchmark from Standard Performance Evaluation Cooperative (SPEC) its bullion servers beat yet again performance records. Performed with a 16-socket configuration, this benchmark demonstrates that the high-end enterprise bullion x86 servers perform at exceptional levels and thus the most powerful in the world in terms of speed and memory.

Bullion is widely deployed in businesses and governments, mainly in Europe, North America, Africa and Brazil. Through its unique features, it supports the digital transformation of many clients including the City of Helsinki. It also simplifies all operations, for example for OPO Oeschger in Switzerland, guaranteeing delivery within 24 hours for all items listed in its massive catalogue.

Bullion offers:

  • An exceptional memory footprint, up to 24 TB (terabytes), to address Big Data applications, in-memory and real time, for example with the SAP HANA appliance where bullion achieved 16TB certification,
  • A significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction of large datalakes and virtualized clusters reaching up to 35% on database consolidation projects,
  • A technological alternative at lower cost for Sparc and HP-UX systems.

"This recognition is a real pride for the Group. Bull's technological expertise in the field of infrastructure is again underligned. The power demonstrated by bullion, coupled with its exceptional memory capacity, makes it the benchmark of servers and supports our ambition to become a world leader in Big Data and SAP HANA", stated Emmanuel Le Roux, Head of Server & Appliances division at Atos.

The latest generation bullion servers, bullion S, equipped with 384 cores from Intel Xeon processor (E7v4 family) and 4TB of RAM, achieved a peak performance of 14100 - 13600 Base - according to SPECInt_rate2006 benchmark. This new top performance is proof of the relevance of technological choices for these bullion servers, a modular and consistent range, from 2-16 sockets. This high level of performance combined with the platform high density and innovative architecture enabled to deploy a whole range of appliances for all heavy workloads environments such as the market leading SAP HANA and datalake or database.
Source: Atos

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...