by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces Three New Workstations

Lenovo has announced several new workstations including the ThinkStation P520 and compact P520c tower. Boasting 4.5GHz and up to 18 cores, the P520 and P520c are part of Lenovo’s new line of mainstream, single-CPU workstations that support the latest Intel Xeon W processors and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro P6000 professional graphics cards. They have been designed to provide the performance, reliability and optimized acceleration needed to excel in demanding workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New Apollo Systems For AI & HPC

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is expanding its Apollo line to include new high-density compute and storage solutions aimed at high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The company is also announcing a new LTO-8 tape. HPE will be featuring its HPC and AI portfolio at Supercomputing ‘17 conference, booth #925.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Introduces HPC & Storage Solutions Powered by Intel Scalable CPUs

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN showcased its new line of HPC, cloud computing, and storage server platforms leveraging Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. The products being showcased ran the gamut from single socket 1U platforms up to 4U dual socket platforms optimized for AI and Machine Learning. TYAN will be showcasing their new products at booth #1269 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New HPC Software

Today, right in time for SuperComputing 2017, IBM announced new software aimed at delivering faster time to insight for High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), such as Spark, Tensor Flow and Caffé, for AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. This new software will be deployed for the Department of Energy’s CORAL Project at both Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore. The software includes new AI models, a simplified UI for IBM Spectrum LSF Suite, and the latest version of IBM Spectrum Scale software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Enhances Backup Exec

Today Veritas Technologies announced significant enhancements to its popular unified data protection solution, Veritas Backup Exec. Aimed at SMBs, the newly enhanced Backup Exec offers new subscription-based pricing to add flexibility in purchasing. Veritas goes on to state the users will also have greater insights and real-time visibility into their unstructured data even in the multi-cloud world.

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by Adam Armstrong

INFINIDAT Announces InfiniBox Storage Software 4.0

Today INFINIDAT released the latest version of its InfiniBox core operating software, InfiniBox R4. The company claims that the new OS will reduce TCO and enhance functional richness, ease of use and reliability. Key enhancements include SAN Synchronous Replication, Advanced Policy-Based Quality of Service, NAS Asynchronous Replication, and NAS TreeQ.

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by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Announces All-Flash QF2 Instances

Today Qumulo made the bold statement that it will be providing the highest performance all-flash file storage system on modern industry-standard hardware by extending its Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) into on-premises all-flash instances. Several workloads need the highest performance possible, large-scale datasets for machine learning applications, genomic sequencing and analysis, high-resolution video editing and scientific computing and Qumulo's QF2 all-flash storage clusters are designed to serve them. The company claims that it can now hit performance speeds of 4GB/s per node, 16GB/s for a minimum four-node cluster, and up to 1.6TB/s of throughput on a 400-node QF2 system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Releases New HPC Solutions & PowerEdge Server

Today at SuperComputing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Dell EMC made a handful of announcements surrounding HPC and data analytics and how they intend to bring this technology, along with machine learning and deep learning, to the mainstream. The above-mentioned technology can bring several benefits around fraud detection, image processing, financial investment analysis and personalized medicine. To this end, the company is introducing Dell EMC Ready Bundles for Machine and Deep Learning as well as the new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server aimed at cognitive workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x77 Ryzen-based NAS Solutions Now Available

QNAP Systems has partnered with AMD to create the high-end business TS-x77 series, which is touted as the world’s first Ryzen-based NAS solutions. Available in 6, 8, and 12 -bay models (TS-677, TS-877 and TS-1277, respectively), the new TS-x77 series features processors with up to 8-cores/16-threads (Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz), SSD caching, and the processing power required for excelling under resource-demanding applications such as VDI, server virtualization, private cloud, and 4K video playback/transcoding.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Announces 32GB NVDIMM

Today at the SuperComputing 2017 conference in Denver, Colorado, Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new 32GB NVDIMM-N. This new NVDIMM offers twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs. Micron claims that this will be the first solution to deliver 2933 MT/s speeds, which can help OEMs by giving them new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent memory.

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