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Primeur weekly 2017-11-13

Focus

Despite EuroHPC programme Europe losing ground in the TOP500 of the world's fastest supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

IBM announces advances to IBM quantum systems and ecosystem ...

Quantum computing on the move ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces Acer as new data centre OEM partner ...

It is time to clarify who funds what research in Europe, says Science Europe ...

European Commission officially releases European Open Science Cloud Declaration ...

The complete ISC 2018 contributed programme is now open for submission ...

PRACE to hold Summer of HPC 2017 Awards Ceremony at IT4Innovations ...

Atos revolutionizes enterprise AI with next generation servers ...

First modular supercomputer worldwide starts operation at the Research Center Jülich ...

Middleware

University of North Texas implements Bright Computing technology for efficient cluster management ...

Inspur launches ON5263M5, the world's first OCP-accepted compute node based on Intel Xeon Scalable processor family ...

Hardware

Oklahoma State University selects Advanced Clustering to build new HPC cluster ...

Cybermedia Center, Osaka University adopts Asetek liquid cooling for new computer system OCTOPUS ...

Solarflare showcases software defined Ethernet NICS for servers running on Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Arm-based processors ...

CoolIT Systems launches Rack DCLC AHx10 Heat Exchange Module ...

DDN partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to deliver unmatched HPC storage solutions ...

CoolIT Systems launches rack DCLC AHx2 Heat Exchange Module ...

DDN's massively scalable storage empowers Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to speed scientific discoveries that reveal the secrets of the universe ...

Fujitsu receives order for supercomputer system from the Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University ...

Fujitsu launches new PRIMEQUEST series and boosts processing performance by up to 50% ...

Cavium ThunderX2 motherboard specification for Microsoft's project Olympus contributed to the Open Compute Project ...

University of Michigan partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform for University of Michigan researchers ...

Mellanox announces Innova-2 FPGA-based programmable adapter family to power next generation of Cloud, security, Big Data and Deep Learning platforms ...

Mellanox announces availability of world-leading Spectrum-based SN2010 data centre Ethernet switch system for storage and hyperconverged infrastructures ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions boost Qualcomm Arm-based data centre platforms with Mellanox ConnectX-5 ...

Mellanox announces world's most scalable switch platforms based on HDR 200G InfiniBand quantum switch technology ...

Atos to leverage Mellanox HDR InfiniBand for unmatched application performance and scalability ...

Mellanox InfiniBand to accelerate Japan's fastest supercomputer for Artificial Intelligence applications ...

Mellanox announces first major production deployment of Linux kernel-based Open Ethernet switch ...

LRZ puts into operation CoolMUC-3, a highly energy-efficient many-core cluster ...

WekaIO partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop all-flash storage for HPC and AI ...

CoolIT Systems showcases newest data centre liquid cooling innovations for OEM and enterprise customers at SC17 ...

Cray adds Arm-based ThunderX2 processors ito its Cray XC50 supercomputer ...

New Cray storage solutions address key customer needs for improved productivity and unparalleled data access ...

Supermicro unveils new HPC solutions at SC17 ...

Supermicro showcases industry's most advanced and optimized NVIDIA GPU systems at SC17 ...

NASA selects Supermicro to expand advanced computing and data analytics used to study the Earth, solar system and universe ...

Applications

New Cray Artificial Intelligence initiatives to advance Deep Learning for science and enterprise ...

Cosmos code helps probe space oddities ...

Research could 'untangle' vexing problem in computer-simulation technology ...

'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity ...

DARPA awards Georgia Tech energy-efficient high-performance computing contract ...

Scientists create cosmic sounds of Voyager 1 ...

Need entangled atoms? Get 'Em FAST! with NIST's new patent-pending method ...

TOP500

China pulls ahead of U.S. in latest TOP500 list of the worlds' fastest supercomputers ...

TACC tech to shine at SC17 ...

The Cloud

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies announces commercial shipment of Qualcomm Centriq 2400, the world's first 10nm server processor and highest performance Arm-based server processor family ever designed ...

Fujitsu launches new PRIMEQUEST series and boosts processing performance by up to 50%

PRIMEQUEST 3800E8 Nov 2017 Tokyo - Fujitsu has started worldwide sales for its new mission-critical x86 Fujitsu Server PRIMEQUEST 3000 series, featuring the latest processors from the Intel Xeon processor Scalable family.

The PRIMEQUEST 3000 series adopts the latest processors, with up to 28 cores per CPU and support for up to 8 CPUs (224 cores). Memory capacity has also been expanded to a maximum of 12 TB, and compared to the previous series, processing performance has been increased by up to 50%. Moreover, this new series can support up to 32 TB of NVMe SSDs, the latest storage connection standard, leading to an improvement in large-scale database access performance.

By reducing the number of components, weight has been reduced by up to about 30% compared to previous models, and the size of the chassis has been reduced from the previous 10U down to a 7U rack unit, while total power consumption remains equal to or below previous models, despite an increase of up to 24% in CPU power consumption.

With these improvements, this new series offers even greater performance than the previous series, while continuing to offer high reliability and usability. Fujitsu will continue to contribute to its customers' businesses by offering these products, effectively delivering high processing performance for database systems and in-memory computing to respond to corporate data utilization needs, which are gathering momentum with the development of IoT.

As the environment surrounding customer businesses changes, whether it be through increased global competition, cross-industry participation, or the increasing segmentation of market needs, digital transformation holds an important key to the creation of new businesses and further continued growth. There has been a significant increase in momentum for the deployment of ICT infrastructure that can support a wide variety of business areas, not just for corporate mission-critical systems and societal infrastructure, which require high reliability, but also for emergent fields such as IoT, which create added value for business using huge volumes of data.

Since 2005, Fujitsu has offered its mission-critical PRIMEQUEST servers, bringing together industry standard open architecture with the highly reliable, highly usable technology Fujitsu developed in its mainframe business.

Now, with the newly launched PRIMEQUEST 3000 series, Fujitsu delivers strong support for its customers in the optimization of their ICT environments and business by massively increasing performance through a variety of means, including the adoption of the latest processors and NVMe SSDs, the latest storage connection standard, as well as offering increased memory capacity.

The PRIMEQUEST 3000 series consists of a total of six models across three categories.

Features of the PRIMEQUEST 3000 series include the following:

1. Equipped with the latest processors, contributing to accelerated customer operations

This series offers the latest server-focused processors from the Intel Xeon processor Scalable family, and can be configured with up to 8 Intel® Xeon Platinum 8180M CPUs (224 cores), which offer the highest level of performance with an operating frequency of 2.5 GHz and 38.5 MB of L3 cache. The PRIMEQUEST 3800E enterprise model, which comes equipped with 8 CPUs, provides up to a 50% improvement in computational performance and up to a 30% improvement in application execution performance, compared to the PRIMEQUEST 2800E3, the previous model.

In addition, because memory capacity can be expanded to a maximum of 12 TB (max. 1.5 TB per CPU), these servers contribute to speeding up customer operations by adjusting memory to suit CPU performance.

Furthermore, with the PRIMEQUEST 3800E enterprise model, this series has achieved world top class performance for an 8 CPU server as of today, reaching first place according to the SPECfp_rate_2006 and reaching second place according to SPECint_rate_2006 benchmarks, offered by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

2. Promotes data utilization with ultra-high-speed NVMe SSDs

This series is capable of supporting up to 32 TB of ultra-high-speed SSDs using NVMe, the latest storage connection standard. Using these high-capacity NVMe SSDs as the cache for a database improves access performance for large-scale databases, meeting the data utilization needs of customers, such as the analysis of large volumes of data.

3. Realizes mainframe-class high reliability, high usability technology in a miniaturized chassis

Fujitsu has not only reduced the size of the chassis from the previous 10U to 7U in rack units, it has also enhanced the server with mainframe-class high reliability, high usability technology gained through a highly reliable design with thorough redundancy for hardware components, and highly usable functionality that can autonomously recover the system, if something were to happen, with an included backup system board. The new series has enhanced the recovery performance of the backup system board, with the aim of greatly reducing the time between a problem occurring and recovery.
Source: Fujitsu

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Primeur weekly 2017-11-13

Focus

Despite EuroHPC programme Europe losing ground in the TOP500 of the world's fastest supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

IBM announces advances to IBM quantum systems and ecosystem ...

Quantum computing on the move ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces Acer as new data centre OEM partner ...

It is time to clarify who funds what research in Europe, says Science Europe ...

European Commission officially releases European Open Science Cloud Declaration ...

The complete ISC 2018 contributed programme is now open for submission ...

PRACE to hold Summer of HPC 2017 Awards Ceremony at IT4Innovations ...

Atos revolutionizes enterprise AI with next generation servers ...

First modular supercomputer worldwide starts operation at the Research Center Jülich ...

Middleware

University of North Texas implements Bright Computing technology for efficient cluster management ...

Inspur launches ON5263M5, the world's first OCP-accepted compute node based on Intel Xeon Scalable processor family ...

Hardware

Oklahoma State University selects Advanced Clustering to build new HPC cluster ...

Cybermedia Center, Osaka University adopts Asetek liquid cooling for new computer system OCTOPUS ...

Solarflare showcases software defined Ethernet NICS for servers running on Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Arm-based processors ...

CoolIT Systems launches Rack DCLC AHx10 Heat Exchange Module ...

DDN partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to deliver unmatched HPC storage solutions ...

CoolIT Systems launches rack DCLC AHx2 Heat Exchange Module ...

DDN's massively scalable storage empowers Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to speed scientific discoveries that reveal the secrets of the universe ...

Fujitsu receives order for supercomputer system from the Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University ...

Fujitsu launches new PRIMEQUEST series and boosts processing performance by up to 50% ...

Cavium ThunderX2 motherboard specification for Microsoft's project Olympus contributed to the Open Compute Project ...

University of Michigan partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform for University of Michigan researchers ...

Mellanox announces Innova-2 FPGA-based programmable adapter family to power next generation of Cloud, security, Big Data and Deep Learning platforms ...

Mellanox announces availability of world-leading Spectrum-based SN2010 data centre Ethernet switch system for storage and hyperconverged infrastructures ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions boost Qualcomm Arm-based data centre platforms with Mellanox ConnectX-5 ...

Mellanox announces world's most scalable switch platforms based on HDR 200G InfiniBand quantum switch technology ...

Atos to leverage Mellanox HDR InfiniBand for unmatched application performance and scalability ...

Mellanox InfiniBand to accelerate Japan's fastest supercomputer for Artificial Intelligence applications ...

Mellanox announces first major production deployment of Linux kernel-based Open Ethernet switch ...

LRZ puts into operation CoolMUC-3, a highly energy-efficient many-core cluster ...

WekaIO partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop all-flash storage for HPC and AI ...

CoolIT Systems showcases newest data centre liquid cooling innovations for OEM and enterprise customers at SC17 ...

Cray adds Arm-based ThunderX2 processors ito its Cray XC50 supercomputer ...

New Cray storage solutions address key customer needs for improved productivity and unparalleled data access ...

Supermicro unveils new HPC solutions at SC17 ...

Supermicro showcases industry's most advanced and optimized NVIDIA GPU systems at SC17 ...

NASA selects Supermicro to expand advanced computing and data analytics used to study the Earth, solar system and universe ...

Applications

New Cray Artificial Intelligence initiatives to advance Deep Learning for science and enterprise ...

Cosmos code helps probe space oddities ...

Research could 'untangle' vexing problem in computer-simulation technology ...

'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity ...

DARPA awards Georgia Tech energy-efficient high-performance computing contract ...

Scientists create cosmic sounds of Voyager 1 ...

Need entangled atoms? Get 'Em FAST! with NIST's new patent-pending method ...

TOP500

China pulls ahead of U.S. in latest TOP500 list of the worlds' fastest supercomputers ...

TACC tech to shine at SC17 ...

The Cloud

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies announces commercial shipment of Qualcomm Centriq 2400, the world's first 10nm server processor and highest performance Arm-based server processor family ever designed ...