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Primeur weekly 2018-03-26

Quantum computing

Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

TUM junior scientist wins prestigious award for Computational Studies of Surface Catalytic Processes ...

Cosmologists create largest simulation of galaxy formation and break their own record ...

GigaSpaces triples annual revenue in France, building on strong global 2017 results ...

Atos and GENCI launch the Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2018 to accelerate research and innovation in numerical simulation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing ...

Middleware

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to demonstrate ThunderX2 platform compliant with Microsoft's Project Olympus specifications ...

Hardware

Pioneers of computer architecture receive ACM Turing Award ...

Mellanox's advanced Ethernet solutions selected to connect the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange network infrastructure ...

GIGABYTE announces ThunderXStation: Industry's first Armv8 workstation based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

Cavium announces Packet Trakker: A programmable network telemetry suite ...

Applications

Los Alamos releases file index product to software community ...

NERSC supercomputers help researchers create reference catalogue for rumen microbiome ...

Major AI breakthrough by Optalysys demonstrating how its patented Optical Processing Technology performs deep learning at the speed of light ...

NVIDIA RTX technology realizes dream of real-time cinematic rendering ...

Batteries out of thin air ...

New method manages and stores data from millions of nerve cells - in real time ...

Groundbreaking research results in artificial intelligence ...

Taming chaos: Calculating probability in complex systems ...

Physicists made crystal lattice from polaritons ...

Golden touch: Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge ...

COSMIC impact: Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational ...

The Cloud

Mellanox simplifies hybrid Cloud connectivity between enterprises and Microsoft Azure ...

Cavium Technologies power end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics solutions ...

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to demonstrate ThunderX2 platform compliant with Microsoft's Project Olympus specifications


20 Mar 2018 San Jose - Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, has reached a major milestone in its collaboration with Microsoft in the Open Compute Community with ThunderX2 Arm-based servers demonstrating the Project Olympus Platform.

A live demonstration that includes web applications hosted by a Windows IIS webserver running natively on ThunderX2 based on Microsoft's Project Olympus platform was shown at the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, California, at the Cavium booth from March 20th-21st. The annual Summit brought together more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data centre and beyond.

The ThunderX2 product family is Cavium's second generation 64-bit Armv8-A server processor SoC for data centre, Cloud and high-performance computing applications. The family integrates fully out-of-order high-performance custom cores supporting single and dual socket configurations. ThunderX2 is optimized to drive high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The new line of ThunderX2 processors includes multiple workload optimized SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications as well as Arm's SBSA and SBBR standards. It is also widely supported by industry-leading operating system, hypervisor and software tool and application vendors.

Cavium and Microsoft originally announced their collaboration at the OCP U.S. Summit in March 2017, where the two companies demonstrated Cloud service workloads developed for Microsoft's internal use running on ThunderX2-based server platform. This was followed in November 2017 with the additional announcement of the companies releasing the detailed specification of ThunderX2 server motherboard for Microsoft's Project Olympus including block diagram, management sub-system, power management, FPGA card support, IO connectors, and physical specifications.

"Today's demonstration is another key milestone in the collaboration between Microsoft and Cavium to drive Armv8-based workload enablement and optimization in Microsoft's Project Olympus", stated Dr. Leendert van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer, Azure, Microsoft Corp. "Our collective commitment to the OCP community along with exciting platform innovation is the type of leadership our customers and partners have come to expect. Working with Cavium to bring ThunderX2 to Project Olympus continues to demonstrate this leadership."

"We are very excited to expand our collaboration with Microsoft to demonstrate the first dual socket 64-bit Armv8-A OCP platform with ThunderX2", stated Gopal Hegde, Vice President & General Manager of the Data Center Processor Group, Cavium. "ThunderX2 continues to demonstrate the features and performance required by the most compute and IO intensive applications in the data centre."
Source: Cavium

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-03-26

Quantum computing

Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

TUM junior scientist wins prestigious award for Computational Studies of Surface Catalytic Processes ...

Cosmologists create largest simulation of galaxy formation and break their own record ...

GigaSpaces triples annual revenue in France, building on strong global 2017 results ...

Atos and GENCI launch the Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2018 to accelerate research and innovation in numerical simulation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing ...

Middleware

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to demonstrate ThunderX2 platform compliant with Microsoft's Project Olympus specifications ...

Hardware

Pioneers of computer architecture receive ACM Turing Award ...

Mellanox's advanced Ethernet solutions selected to connect the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange network infrastructure ...

GIGABYTE announces ThunderXStation: Industry's first Armv8 workstation based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

Cavium announces Packet Trakker: A programmable network telemetry suite ...

Applications

Los Alamos releases file index product to software community ...

NERSC supercomputers help researchers create reference catalogue for rumen microbiome ...

Major AI breakthrough by Optalysys demonstrating how its patented Optical Processing Technology performs deep learning at the speed of light ...

NVIDIA RTX technology realizes dream of real-time cinematic rendering ...

Batteries out of thin air ...

New method manages and stores data from millions of nerve cells - in real time ...

Groundbreaking research results in artificial intelligence ...

Taming chaos: Calculating probability in complex systems ...

Physicists made crystal lattice from polaritons ...

Golden touch: Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge ...

COSMIC impact: Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational ...

The Cloud

Mellanox simplifies hybrid Cloud connectivity between enterprises and Microsoft Azure ...

Cavium Technologies power end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics solutions ...