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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads

14 May 2012 Armonk - IBM has launched powerful new server solutions aimed at helping x86 clients accelerate the journey to Smarter Computing. Designed to support the requirements of fast-growing businesses, the new products give data centre managers the speed, performance and flexibility they need to implement and manage new and existing workloads.

The new products round out one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of x86 offerings. This line-up includes an energy-efficient blade server with breakthrough networking flexibility and a compact, affordable rack system that fills the price and performance gap between traditional two-processor servers and four-processor systems for handling high-performance computing and database-intensive applications. IBM also announced several new entry systems for small-to-mid-size infrastructure workloads.

Roland Hagan, vice president and business line executive, IBM System x business, stated: "Unlike many of our competitors, IBM offers clients a range of solutions from economical infrastructure, to performance optimized solutions, to expert integrated systems to help any size enterprise address its top business challenges."

IBM's newest blade server is the IBM BladeCenter HS23E, an affordable, energy-efficient platform for small to mid-sized organisations, offering breakthrough networking flexibility with built-in support for multiple networking technologies. With up to eight networking ports of Ethernet and other advanced networking protocols, the HS23E can deliver up to 42 percent better compute performance that previous generation servers. In addition, a free IBM FastSetup download automates server set-up to reduce hands-on server deployments from days to minutes.

IBM unveiled a new category rack server, the IBM System x3750, a streamlined, entry four-processor offering created for technical computing and other floating-point intensive workloads. The x3750 offers IBM exclusive eXFlash storage technology and innovative "pay-as-you-grow" compute capability to clients who are outgrowing their dual processor systems and need faster database performance, and the ability to manage huge data volumes to gain business insights in seconds rather than hours. IBM has engineered the System x3750 to provide up to 25% more memory performance than comparable systems.

IBM rounded out its new portfolio of entry-to-mid level x86 offerings with new value rack servers that include the storage-dense IBM System x3630 M4, designed for Cloud and department-level virtualization, virtual storage, and database workloads, and the IBM System x3530 M4, a new cost-optimized, dense, dual-processor system that is ideal for financial applications, web services, retail point-of-sale, and network infrastructure workloads. These new rack servers extend the IBM portfolio to new customers by lowering the cost of entry for two-processor workloads.

IBM also announced the new IBM Flex System x220, an entry-level compute node that further expands the flexibility and choice of compute options for the recently announced IBM Pure Systems family of expert integrated systems. Performance of the IBM Flex System x220 is tuned for entry virtualization applications and infrastructure workloads such as office email and collaboration. Its advanced management capabilities offer clients real-time system and workload management capabilities out of the box on day one.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...