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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness

12 Jun 2019 Redwoord Shores - The new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8, available today, features breakthrough hardware and software enhancements, as well as unique machine learning capabilities. Delivering extreme performance and availability, Oracle Exadata is the foundation for Oracle Autonomous Database, the world's first self-driving database, and Oracle Cloud Applications. In fiscal year 2018, Exadata set all-time product sales records with continued adoption across multiple workloads such as OLTP, Analytics, and IoT, and multiple verticals, including finance, retail, electronics, and telecommunications.

"For the past 10 years, Exadata has been running the most critical workloads for thousands of customers around the world. Exadata now powers Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Applications", stated Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle. "Today, we are improving the performance and capacity of the platform, and adding a broad range of capabilities based on artificial intelligence and machine learning to further increase Exadata's advantages."

With Exadata X8, Oracle introduces unique machine-learning capabilities, including Automatic Indexing, which continuously learns and tunes the database as usage patterns change. Based on technology from Oracle Autonomous Database, the entire process is automatic and improves database performance while eliminating manual tuning. Exadata X8 also includes new automated performance monitoring, which combines artificial intelligence, years of real-world performance triaging experience, and best practices to automatically detect performance issues and determine the root cause without human intervention.

"Across the entire IT infrastructure landscape, when you look at the last 10 years, Oracle Exadata stands out as a key means for Oracle Database users to make the leap from on-premises data centres to the public Cloud", stated Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC. "As the foundation for Oracle Autonomous Database, the new Exadata X8 brings a high degree of machine learning to both Cloud and on-premises Oracle Database deployments while requiring minimal user effort to set up. Oracle Exadata and Oracle Recovery Appliance are helping enterprises lower costs, simplify operations, increase security and boost performance for their Oracle Database environments."

Exadata X8 state-of-the-art hardware enhancements include the latest Intel Xeon processors and PCIe NVME flash technology to drive performance improvements - a 60 percent increase in I/O throughput for all-Flash storage and a 25 percent increase in IOPS per storage server compared to Exadata X7. Each Exadata X8 storage server now features 60 percent more cores to offload Oracle Database processing and 40 percent higher capacity disk drives to support massive data growth and database consolidation strategies. These improvements come with no price increase, further improving the cost effectiveness of the Exadata platform.

Additionally, a new, much lower cost extended storage server is available for storing infrequently accessed, older, or regulatory data. At Hadoop/object storage prices, all customer data now receives the benefits of the Exadata scale-out architecture and Oracle Database storage, including application transparency, consistency of operational models, hybrid columnar compression (HCC) and the same security model with encryption across all tiers.

Exadata X8 represents more than 10 years of continuous innovations and deep engineering, and today runs many of the world's mission-critical applications, including four out of five of the biggest banks, telecoms, and retailers. Seventy seven percent of the Fortune Global 100 run Exadata. Exadata is the foundation for Oracle Autonomous Database, which uses machine learning to provide a self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing database service that delivers a much more reliable and secure system that makes organizations and developers more productive.

Oracle provides choice and deployment flexibility, enabling customers to use Exadata anywhere - in Oracle Cloud, as the core of Oracle's unique Exadata Cloud at Customer service, and on-premises.

Oracle has also announced the availability of the Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance X8, which provides up to 10X faster data recovery of Oracle Database than conventional data deduplication appliances while uniquely providing sub-second recoverability of all transactions. The Oracle Recovery Appliance X8 now features 30 percent larger capacity - nearly a petabyte in a single rack - for the same price.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...