July 21st, 2017 by
News Bits: Samsung, Cavium, HPE, Datrium, Red Hat, Scale Computing, SUSE, & Supermicro
This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Samsung to increase production of its 8GB HBM2 DRAM. Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet 25/50GbE technology will power HPE Synergy. Datrium Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualization and Docker Containers. Scale Computing releases two new HCI appliances. SUSE and Supermicro are partnering to bring innovative new enterprise IT solutions.
Samsung To Increase Production Of Its 8GB HBM2 DRAM
Samsung Elecronics Co., Ltd. announced that it is increasing the production of its popular 8-gigabyte (GB) High Bandwidth Memory-2 (HBM2) in order to satisfy the growing market demands. The company is calling it the “industry’s fastest DRAM” with claims of 256GB/s data transmission bandwidth. The ideal use cases for the 8GB HBM2 is AI, HPC, advanced graphics, network systems and enterprise servers.
Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet 25/50GbE Technology Will Power HPE Synergy
Cavium Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet 25/50GbE Technology would power HPE Synergy 480 and 660 Gen10 compute modules. Key benefits of the new HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter include:
- HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter supports up to 100Gbps bi-directional bandwidth for enhanced network performance.
- Designed to support HPC clusters, computational, financial and other applications requiring low-latency network connectivity with support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). Also capable of supporting Internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol (iWARP) with future firmware upgrade.
- DPDK support provides small packet acceleration capability for telco, ecommerce and other applications.
- Advanced Server Virtualization features that include Single Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) for low latency high-performance virtual workloads.
- Support for PXE boot, IPV6 and HPE Sea of Sensor 3D Technology to simplify connectivity and improve overall TCO of the network connectivity.
- Acceleration for Networking Virtualization with Stateless Offloads for tunneling protocols including NVGRE, VxLAN and GRE.
- Authenticated updates for NICs validate that signed firmware is correct and trusted to eliminate rogue firmware installation.
- Secure Boot safeguards the NIC and ensures no rogue drivers are being executed on start-up.
- Sanitization (Secure User Data Erase) renders user and configuration data on the NIC irretrievable so that NICs can be safely repurposed or disposed.
The adaptor is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of this year.
Datrium Adds Support For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualization & Docker Containers
Datrium announced that it has added support for Red Hat Virtualization to its DVX platform and Data Cloud software. On top of that, Datrium announced that it as added support for stateful Linux containers and Docker persistent volumes, for both bare-metal and virtualized deployments, enabling end-to-end encryption and cloud data management on a per-container basis. These new features will be including in Datrium DVX 3.0 expected to be available next month for $12,000/node.
Scale Computing Releases Two New HCI Appliances
Scale Computing released two new hyper-converged appliances, the HC1150DF and HC5150D. The two new units add to the HC3 product portfolio with the HC1150DF being an all-flash model and the HC5150D being a hybrid, higher capacity model. The two can be combined in the same cluster to bring both performance and capacity. Both the HC1150DF and HC5150D are available now.
SUSE & Supermicro Are Partnering To Bring Innovative New Enterprise IT Solutions
SUSE and Supermicro and entered into a global partnership to provide new innovative IT solutions. These would include SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, and embedded Linux on Supermicro hardware. The first project the two companies are working on will be OpenStack into a market-ready offering. More details will be revealed as SUSECON this September in Prague.