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Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers

29 Sep 2014 Palo Alto - HP has launched two ARM-based servers, including the first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server, for customers that value choice in their compute strategy. Additionally, HP is making available a production-ready platform to enable software developers to develop, test and port applications to the 64-bit ARM-based server.

Part of the HP ProLiant Moonshot portfolio, the new servers underpin a major milestone in designing the next-generation infrastructure platform, which addresses IT demands with a vast pool of processing resources that can be located anywhere, scaled to any workload and available at any time. The HP ProLiant Moonshot servers deliver high-density, ARM-based systems for hyperscale, data centre environments to help customers improve application performance, drive business innovation and deliver breakthrough data centre economics.

The new HP ProLiant Moonshot 64-bit server, the HP ProLiant m400, is the result of a multi-year effort involving customer input and ARM ecosystem expansion to deliver solutions that meet HP's rigid engineering standards and testing for exceptional performance and quality to ensure a product is production ready for deployment in enterprise datacenters. For specific workloads, the ARM architecture will optimize a customer's most critical compute requirement – balanced memory at a lower total cost of ownership.

"ARM technology will change the dynamics of how enterprises build IT solutions to quickly address customer challenges", stated Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, Servers and Networking, HP. "HP's history, culture of innovation and proven leadership in server technology position us as the most qualified player to empower customers with greater choice in the server marketplace."

ARM technology delivers unprecedented levels of energy-efficient processing and a diverse range of solutions needed for mobile devices, and brings compelling economies of scale when combined with HP ProLiant Moonshot server technologies. HP ProLiant Moonshot is a precision-engineered system that optimizes application performance by ensuring server hardware is tuned to the task, providing the perfect compute balance for specific workloads. By leveraging energy-efficient system-on-a-chip (SOC) technology, a dense, converged form factor and highly flexible fabrics, HP ProLiant Moonshot provides high-speed connectivity between cartridges, as well as balanced computing with maximum throughput and memory to improve performance and compute efficiency.

To address the demand for high-performance, energy efficient solutions, HP is also extending the reach of the growing ARM ecosystem. The HP ProLiant Moonshot ARM-64 Developer Programme, part of the HP AllianceOne programme, will enable developers to test and port code stacks and solutions to the ARM architecture. Through this programme, developers can design fully-featured software on an ARM-based 64-bit system by remotely accessing the HP ProLiant Moonshot Discovery Lab.

Additionally, the ARM ecosystem on the HP ProLiant Moonshot servers will be further expanded with the following solutions:

  • Canonical offers Ubuntu, and orchestration tools Juju and Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS) software pre-installed on HP ProLiant Moonshot servers to enable customers to deploy complex workloads quickly.
  • Available today IBM Informix is the only commercially available database to run HP's new micro server architecture-ProLiant Moonshot. Informix offers a unique combination of flexible Grid technology and efficient data architecture that can enable commercial grade workloads to take advantage of these new server architectures.

Workloads such as web caching, high-performance computing and Big Data analytics are fueling exponential demand for compute resources. In turn, organisations are challenged to deliver compute resources that enable richer end-user experiences and accelerate business innovation, while reducing operational costs.

Combining HP Moonshot innovations with the breakthrough capabilities of ARM v8-A 64-bit architecture enables optimal compute with maximum memory and I/O throughput for web caching. The new HP ProLiant m400 servers, based on the X-Gene Server on a Chip from Applied Micro Circuits Corporation with Canonical Ubuntu operating system, saves on power, cooling and space, providing up to 35 percent reduction in total cost of ownership compared to rack servers.

Customers like Sandia National Laboratories and University of Utah will use the HP ProLiant m400 server for high performance computing and scientific research.

"HP Moonshot with the ARM-based 64-bit system-on-chip server cartridge offers lower cost, higher density, and lower power consumption-three factors that will be critical to the future of Cloud computing", stated Robert Ricci, Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Utah. "By giving researchers access to the HP Moonshot platform in our CloudLab facility, we empower them to develop fundamental breakthroughs that have the potential to change the capabilities, performance, reliability, and security of future Clouds."

HP is also introducing the new HP ProLiant m800 optimized for real-time data processing of high volume, complex data, such as pattern analysis. The 32-bit ARM-based server has the KeyStone architecture-based 66AK2Hx SoCs from Texas Instruments, featuring four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and integrated digital signal processors (DSPs), Canonical, and HP 2D Torus Mesh Fabric in combination with Serial Rapid I/O to deliver three times more bandwidth and 90 percent low latency data throughput.

PayPal is using the HP ProLiant m800 in their Systems Intelligence project.

"The HP ProLiant m800’s combination of ARM and Multicore Digital Signal Processors with high-speed, low-latency networking and tiered memory management creates a very energy efficient, extremely capable parallel processing platform with a familiar Linux interface", stated Ryan Quick, principal architect, Advanced Technology Group, PayPal. "It's a truly new approach to bringing scale-out design 'inside the box', and breaks barriers between high performance computing and enterprise technology."

In addition, HP is combining the HP ProLiant m800 server with Enea Telco Development Platform and eInfochips Multimedia Transcode Engine to provide a unified development platform for accelerated development of network functions for telco customers. As a result, telcos can improve time to market of new applications and deliver twice the performance per rack unit than ATCA infrastructure.

The new HP Moonshot servers and related solutions will be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning September 29, 2014. Flexible investment solutions for HP Moonshot servers can provide customers and channel partners with quick access to the latest HP products through a simple, scalable and predictable monthly payment that aligns technology and financial requirements to business needs. Pricing will vary based on model and customer configurations.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...