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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing


28 Mar 2019 Rust - Boston and Asperitas have taken their partnership, announced at CloudFest 2018, to another level with the introduction of four plug and play solutions for Cloud and compute for CPU and GPU workloads. The solutions are optimized for different purposes, ranging from generic platforms with full stack support and extensive integrated storage, to high density compute and GPU compute applications. All solutions are designed and optimized for synergy between server systems and the unique Immersed Computing technology concept for optimal performance.

Two of the four solutions are developed around high performance AMD EPYC 7000 series CPUs. The Fenway AIC24-DSI is offering an ideal platform for generic purposes and cloud with 1536 compute cores, 48TB of memory and up to 960TB integrated storage units. The second AMD EPYC based solution, the Fenway AIC24-DST, offers a high density compute platform, with 3072 compute cores, 96TB memory and 768TB integrated storage units - ideal for HPC users requiring high density and performance.

The ANNA AIC24 solution is an Intel and NVIDIA based solution developed for high density compute applications with GPU workloads, offering 1056 CPU cores and up to 331.776 CUDA cores on the 72 integrated GPUs originally developed for HPC users, as the demand grows for GPU both in the Cloud and on premise, it is an attractive choice for service providers and enterprise.

The last solution presented at CloudFest is the Fenway AIC24-DDW; a multi-purpose solution for Cloud platforms including a high amount of integrated storage up to 960 TB and 1056 compute cores.

All solutions have been developed based on actual customer needs from different industries, ranging from

Cloud service providers, enterprise and high performance computing, optimized for Immersed Computing so they can be warm water cooled. Each solution offers a wide range of flexibility in terms of deployment. Solutions are available as fully contained stand-alone systems for enterprise, through to large scale and mixed purpose data center deployments in any climate. These solutions benefit from the full potential of Asperitas liquid cooled Immersed Computing® technology, offering solutions without noise, without overhead energy and allowing for a potential continuous performance boost of up to 40% more CPU performance compared to air chilled solutions. Last but not least, each system can be utilized for heat reuse using water from warm water cooling technology.

Maikel Bouricius, Marketing Manager at Asperitas, during the keynote session at CloudFest stated: "Immersion cooling is not a goal for our customers, our customers have goals for their compute and Cloud platforms and their business. Immersed Computing is a means to enable achieving these goals by cutting data centre service costs, accelerate operations, allowing for high performance applications and offering flexibility to reach for all business opportunities. What we bring to the market today are solutions supporting those goals powered by the highest quality server solution expertise of Boston and award winning clean technology developed by Asperitas."

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited, added: "Together Asperitas and Boston are disrupting both the perception and the actual technology of Immersed Computing; for the benefit of both the environment and the bottom line. According to the Supermicro "Data Centers and the Environment" white paper, data centres account for 3% of the global electricity supply and contribute 2% of the total global greenhouse emissions. We believe that not only do we have an environmental responsibility to the world, we have a corporate one to ensure that our solutions also effectively address the needs of our customers technology requirements. The Boston/Asperitas collaboration has already resulted in a number of industry-ready solutions with more to be announced soon."

During the joint keynote Boston and Asperitas laid down their vision for expanding this portfolio of application centred solutions with a specific focus on emerging digital technologies like AI. The partners

expect to present a high density GPU compute solution for AI applications later this year which should allow AI developers and driven companies to deploy a super high density GPU compute solution without having the need to upgrade or even have a data centre to facilitate it.

Source: Boston Limited

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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...