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Primeur weekly 2016-08-01

Special

National Strategic Computing Initiative Executive Council to unfold Strategic Plan ...

Quantum information science is to play a key role in the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative ...

Focus

Lenovo is heavily investing in new HPC technology, showing its commitment to the HPC market ...

South Africa's CHPC in the picture with new Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory and upcoming ICRI 2016 Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

China starts developing new-era exascale supercomputer ...

Crowd computing

IBM intensifies fight against Zika ...

Middleware

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 introduces new features to help users increase efficiency across on-premise, Cloud, and container-based environments ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies receives Baidu's Award for Technology Leadership, drives company to new heights in machine learning ...

Medallia deploys Mellanox Ethernet solutions to supercharge real-time analytics and achieve the efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure ...

A research project coordinated by UC3M helps reduce the cost of parallel computing ...

Supermicro shipping latest Intel Xeon Phi processor server solutions in volume with Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law ...

Penguin Computing provides high-performance computing cluster to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Fifth NVM Express Plugfest participation set a record; Next event scheduled for October 2016 ...

Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making imitation graphene from salt ...

Chip makes parallel programmes run faster with less code ...

Applications

KnuEdge and University of California San Diego to host premiere industry conference to drive next-gen machine learning performance ...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton join high-performance software project ...

Red Hat unveils JBoss Data Grid 7 as platform for real-time data analytics ...

Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership consultancy and expands open source analytics services ...

PRACE to organize Women in HPC Workshop at SC16 ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar ...

NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software ...

Making Big Data DANCE(S): XSEDE project successfully tests scheduled networking of Big Data ...

New ALS gene NEK1 found by Project MinE researchers at University of Massachusetts and UMC Utrecht ...

New ALS gene C21orf2 identified by international research consortium Project MinE ...

FogHorn Systems secures $12 million in Series A funding ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud ranked as leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) according to analyst firm ...

Oracle buys NetSuite ...

New Cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes ...

USFlash

Australian Government to make a $14 million investment in NCI's supercomputing and data storage capacity ...

Lenovo is heavily investing in new HPC technology, showing its commitment to the HPC market


21 Jun 2016 Frankfurt - At the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Gianluca Degliesposti, Executive Director Enterprise Business Unit EMEA at Lenovo. He is responsible for Data Centre Group product units and solutions, different centres and platforms, and setting up programmes within EMEA. Lenovo was present at ISC 2016 to reconfirm its role in the HPC market and enterprise vertical segments. After the acquisition of System x from IBM several people were not completely convinced that Lenovo was carrying on at the HPC side while in reality Lenovo has been moving forward even better in this segment from a sales point of view and from the product development point of view. Lenovo has been quite successful in overall cases, like Cineca for instance. Lenovo is customer-centric in HPC without any specific problem.

In terms of the further evolution, Lenovo is presenting some extra products that the company is deploying as a business partner. Lenovo is mainly doing business via channels with HPC partners. Lenovo's goal at ISC 2016 is to meet customers to explain its new technology, to understand their needs and to celebrate the deals that it has accomplished, specifically for the TOP500.

Primeur Magazine:Which machines does Lenovo have currently in the TOP500?

Gianluca Degliesposti:Currently, Lenovo is featured in the TOP500 with NeXtScale at Cineca, which is equipped with Intel-based processors including Broadwell and Knights Landing. Lenovo also has classic servers and ThinkServer sd350. The feedback from the customers is extremely important to answer their needs to make changes in the deployment of the HPC solutions. Lenovo is eager to take every opportunity to meet customers with different points of view at ISC 2016, from public institutions, from vertical segments, from scientific institutes and to network with other partners and software vendors.

Primeur Magazine:What are the plans for the coming years, in terms of architecture and network?

Gianluca Degliesposti:Lenovo will continue to invest in HPC. One of the items Lenovo is strongly investing in is the watercooling part. Watercooling is getting more and more demanded for big installations but also for smaller ones. Considering the new technology from Intel, such as Knights Landing, this is another element that Lenovo is properly deploying for the future. As for the segments, Oil and Gas is one of the topics today, specifically in the Middle East. Lenovo is committed to the HPC market in deploying products that can suit much better the HPC needs and evolution. Lenovo has to follow up all the innovations in the technology evolution, in terms of interconnection, like Intel Omni-Path. Lenovo has to take care of the relationship with the software vendors and other vendors in the segment in order to make sure that Lenovo is capable to always deliver leading-edge technology to the customer and to be always on top of a new technology. HPC customers are always looking for the best, latest and reliable technology. That is basically what Lenovo is committed to deploy.

Primeur Magazine:There are plans from the European Commission to to do something in high performance computing and supercomputing towards Exascale. We have seen the announcement from China in the new TOP500 at ISC 2016. You are also trying to be in that game. One of the organisations that help to support this is ETP4HPC, which Lenovo is also taking part in. What is the idea of Lenovo about this?

Gianluca Degliesposti:Lenovo is a real big organisation and has a large number of offices in Europe. Lenovo's commitment to the European community is absolutely a top priority. Lenovo has offices in Europe everywhere, in every single country and in most of the big cities. Now, Lenovo has also an R&D investment in Europe. The European market, and specifically the European Commission initiative with ETP4HPC that is going on, is one of the top priorities. The China market of course is the China market but the European market is for Lenovo extremely important. Demonstrating that Lenovo really is an international company, Lenovo is trying to work at understanding better how it could participate in the European programme, like the one you mentioned, with its technology and its know how. Things are running in the Cloud initiative and the HPC initiative. Lenovo is committed to understand and to deploy together with the European members all the new initiatives that are being worth to do.

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Primeur weekly 2016-08-01

Special

National Strategic Computing Initiative Executive Council to unfold Strategic Plan ...

Quantum information science is to play a key role in the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative ...

Focus

Lenovo is heavily investing in new HPC technology, showing its commitment to the HPC market ...

South Africa's CHPC in the picture with new Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory and upcoming ICRI 2016 Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

China starts developing new-era exascale supercomputer ...

Crowd computing

IBM intensifies fight against Zika ...

Middleware

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 introduces new features to help users increase efficiency across on-premise, Cloud, and container-based environments ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies receives Baidu's Award for Technology Leadership, drives company to new heights in machine learning ...

Medallia deploys Mellanox Ethernet solutions to supercharge real-time analytics and achieve the efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure ...

A research project coordinated by UC3M helps reduce the cost of parallel computing ...

Supermicro shipping latest Intel Xeon Phi processor server solutions in volume with Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law ...

Penguin Computing provides high-performance computing cluster to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Fifth NVM Express Plugfest participation set a record; Next event scheduled for October 2016 ...

Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making imitation graphene from salt ...

Chip makes parallel programmes run faster with less code ...

Applications

KnuEdge and University of California San Diego to host premiere industry conference to drive next-gen machine learning performance ...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton join high-performance software project ...

Red Hat unveils JBoss Data Grid 7 as platform for real-time data analytics ...

Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership consultancy and expands open source analytics services ...

PRACE to organize Women in HPC Workshop at SC16 ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar ...

NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software ...

Making Big Data DANCE(S): XSEDE project successfully tests scheduled networking of Big Data ...

New ALS gene NEK1 found by Project MinE researchers at University of Massachusetts and UMC Utrecht ...

New ALS gene C21orf2 identified by international research consortium Project MinE ...

FogHorn Systems secures $12 million in Series A funding ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud ranked as leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) according to analyst firm ...

Oracle buys NetSuite ...

New Cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes ...

USFlash

Australian Government to make a $14 million investment in NCI's supercomputing and data storage capacity ...