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Cray on Wednesday introduced its new ClusterStor E1000 highly-scalable storage system, which is designed for next generation exascale supercomputers as well as future datacenters that will require massive storage performance while running converged workloads. The ClusterStor E1000 uses Cray’s new global file storage system as well as a variety of storage media, including all-flash setups and mixes of hard drives and SSDs. From a hardware point of view, Cray’s ClusterStor E1000 relies on a proprietary highly-parallel internal architecture, which in turn is based around uses purpose-engineered AMD EPYC (Rome)-based PCIe 4.0 system with 24 NVMe U.2 SSDs. The cluster then connects to an external HPC system using Cray’s 200 Gbps Slingshot, Infiniband EDR/HDR, or 100/200 Gbps Ethernet. The key peculiarity of the ClusterStor architecture is...

AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs

Back in September, AMD announced its 64-core EPYC 7H12 processor - a 280 W TDP behemoth with an increased base frequency designed specifically for the high-performance computing market. Based...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Operations

This week Supermicro has expanded operations in the Netherlands. The new facilities will enable the company to make servers and storage systems in Europe quicker, offer its customers more...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Lenovo Launches ThinkSystem SR635 & SR655 Servers with AMD’s EPYC ‘Rome’ CPUs

Lenovo on Wednesday introduced its first servers based on AMD’s EPYC 7002-series ‘Rome’ processors, which offer up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes. The single-socket ThinkSystem SR635...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2019

Intel’s Xeon Platinum 8284 CPU: When 300 MHz Cost $5,500

Besides Xeon processors that are officially mentioned on its website and price list, Intel has tens of ‘off roadmap’ server CPUs only available to select customers that have special...

82 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

Spotted at Computex: An AMD EPYC-Based System with 108 Intel Ruler SSDs

Intel’s ‘ruler’ SSD form-factor is meant to maximize density of solid-state storage devices and improve Intel’s competitive positions on two markets: storage and compute. As it turns out, AMD’s...

36 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2019

Chinese Zen-Based CPU on Sale: Sugon Workstation with 8-Core Hugon Dhyana Processor

Sugon, an OEM of servers and workstations in China, has started selling of machines equipped with the Hugon Dhyana processors. These are processors based on AMD’s 1st Generation Zen...

47 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Intel Xeon Update: Ice Lake and Cooper Lake Sampling, Faster Future Updates

Emerging workloads will require considerably higher performance, and in order to solve upcoming challenges Intel has adjusted its product roadmaps quite significantly. One of the key things that Intel...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

The Larrabee Chapter Closes: Intel's Final Xeon Phi Processors Now in EOL

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its remaining Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Mill (KML), bringing an end to the family of processors that have...

22 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

Amazon AWS Offers Another AMD EPYC-Powered Instance: T3a

Amazon Web Services has further expanded its usage of AMD EPYC-based machines for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Last week the company started to offer its new EPYC-powered...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2019

BOXX APEXX W4X With Xeon W-3175X, and APEXX W8R Server with 8 GPUs

At the NAB trade show BOXX unleashed its new Intel Xeon W-3175X equipped workstation, the APEXX W4X. Also on display at NAB 2019 was its new GPU-acceleration focused server...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2019

Intel Architecture Manual Updates: bfloat16 for Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable Only?

Intel recently released a new version of its document for software developers revealing some additional details about its upcoming Xeon Scalable ‘Cooper Lake-SP’ processors. As it appears, the new...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

TYAN Launches 53 Platforms for Cascade Lake-SP & Optane DC Persistent Memory

TYAN has introduced its new platforms for Intel’s second-generation Xeon Scalable processors with up to 28 cores as well as Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory modules. TYAN’s range of...

0 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

Supermicro Jumps Into Cascade Lake: Over 100 New and Updated Offerings

Intel’s new Cascade Lake processors and Optane DC Persistent Memory have been hot topics in the press of late, as we’ve waited patiently for them to be announced. That...

3 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Kingston Reveals DDR4-2933 Registered DIMMs for Cascade Lake-SP

Coinciding with the launch of Intel’s Xeon ‘Cascade Lake-SP’ platform, Kingston on Tuesday announced its new Server Premier registered DIMMs designed for the latest servers. The modules offer data...

1 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2019

Amazon Offers More EPYC: M5ad & R5ad Instances

Amazon Web Services this week started to offer M5ad and R5ad Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances powered by custom AMD EPYC 7000-series processors and featuring faster local storage.

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2019

OSS Unveils 5-Way PCIe 4.0 Backplane, Demonstrates PCIe 4.0 HPC Platform

One Stop Systems this week introduced the industry’s first 5-way PCIe 4.0 backplane at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference. The OSS 5 Slot Gen 4 Backplane is designed primarily for...

5 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

Arm Announces Neoverse N1 & E1 Platforms & CPUs: Enabling A Huge Jump In Infrastructure Performance

Anybody following the industry over the last decade will have heard of Arm. We best know the company for being the enabler and providing the architecture as well as...

101 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/20/2019

GIGABYTE Launches R161-Series Overclocking Servers: 1U, Core X, Liquid Cooling

GIGABYTE has released its first servers based on overclockable Core X-series processors that offer a higher single-thread performance when compared to regular server CPUs. The new Overclocking Servers R161-series...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2018

Dell Shareholders Vote to Make Company Public Again

Dell's shareholders on Tuesday voted to make the company public after five years of being a private company. The decision is expected to simplify the raising capital and to...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2018

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