It was clear at SuperComputing 15 that Intel had two main things in mind to promote: Knights Landing, their new Xeon Phi product, and Omni-Path, their new 100 Gbps network fabric aimed squarely at Infiniband. Omni-Path as we have published before will be available as an add-in card as well as being part of the Knights Landing co-processor cards (so you can buy Xeon Phi and it comes with Omni-Path as an outside connector). A few interesting things came out at SC15 worth sharing – switch designs and rack mockups, as well as a few disclaimers worth mentioning. These are the default Intel switches, in 48-port and 24-port variants in a 1U form factor. Each has two power supplies built in for redundancy, with a...
Ever since GIGABYTE’s Server team and I first started discussing reviews, it was interesting to see what a purely B2B (business to business) unit could do. Since then, GIGABYTE...16 by Ian Cutress on 12/3/2014
For the few server-oriented business units I visited during Computex, a number of them were showing new Avoton oriented rackmount microservers. At GIGABYTE's Server unit, I was shown...11 by Ian Cutress on 6/12/2014