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Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure

29 Apr 2019 Las Vegas - Liqid, provider of the world's most comprehensive composable infrastructure platform, has launched unified multi-fabric support for composability across all major fabric types, including PCIe Gen 3, PCIe Gen 4, Ethernet, Infiniband, while laying the foundation for the upcoming Gen-Z specifications. Liqid's upcoming release of its Command Center 2.2 software will enable IT users to dynamically compose servers from pools of CPU, GPU, FPGA, NVMe, and NICs, regardless of underlying fabric type. This milestone makes Liqid Command Center Software the most complete and adaptive solution in the marketplace. Command Center 2.2 extends the company's capabilities to compose infrastructure across multiple fabric types while laying the foundation for future architectures, positioning Liqid for unrivaled industry leadership.

"Providing Ethernet and Infiniband composability in addition to PCIe is a natural extension of our leadership in fabric management and aligns with our mission to facilitate true data centre disaggregation", stated Sumit Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Liqid. "We are pleased to be able to offer our customers an increasingly flexible approach to composability by enabling Liqid Command Center with the simultaneous management of multiple fabric types. This is an important achievement towards delivering an industry-leading unified solution for multi-fabric composable infrastructure."

Liqid Command Center Software is purpose-built to enable dynamic, bare-metal composability utilizing pools off-the-shelf hardware connected across intelligently-managed fabrics. With the ability to compose across PCIe, Ethernet, and Infiniband, Liqid is dramatically increasing the utilization, flexibility, and ease of use of valuable data centre resources. IT administrators can realize the benefits of on-demand, adaptive infrastructure composed simultaneously across multiple fabric types. Resources such as NVMe storage, GPUs, and FPGAs can be deployed across the data center as needed, via multiple fabrics, and monitored through a single pane-of-glass GUI or through comprehensive REST API.

Additionally, Liqid is a member of the Gen-Z consortium and is actively enabling support for the new protocol in future releases of Liqid Command Center Software. In this way, Liqid is "future-proofing" fabric management for users who seek the performance and utilization efficiencies promised by composable infrastructure deployed with Gen-Z.

"Evolving artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads and new communication protocols such as 5G are pushing legacy data center architectures to a breaking point. These dynamic applications demand a dynamic and flexible data center framework", stated Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with the Evaluator Group. "With the advent of composable infrastructure, and now with Liqid's cross-composability on PCIe, Ethernet, Infiniband and upcoming fabrics such as Gen Z, Liqid will drive the widest array of protocols for its comprehensive suite of composable infrastructure solutions."

Liqid Command Center Software Revision 2.2 enables:

  • Support for composability over PCIe Gen4
  • Support for composability over 100Gb Ethernet
  • Support for composability over 100Gb EDR Infiniband
  • Composable storage with NVMe-oF (RoCEv2)
  • Composable GPU with GPU-oF (TCP/IP)
  • General availability of Liqid Command Center 2.2 is expected in 2H-2019
Source: Liqid

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...