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News Bits: GIGABYTE, NETGEAR, NetApp, AWS, TEAMGROUP, & Diamanti

by Adam Armstrong

In this week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. GIGABYTE announces support for AMD EPYC 7003. NETGEAR announces the new Nighthawk Mesh MK83 router. NetApp launches Spot Wave. AWS announced new EC2 instances. TEAMGROUP T-CREATE line announced. Diamanti announces Spektra 3.2.

In this week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. GIGABYTE announces support for AMD EPYC 7003. NETGEAR announces the new Nighthawk Mesh MK83 router. NetApp launches Spot Wave. AWS announced new EC2 instances. TEAMGROUP T-CREATE line announced. Diamanti announces Spektra 3.2.

GIGABYTE Announces Support for AMD EPYC 7003

GPU-Centric Servers dense

GIGABYTE Technology announced its support for the new AMD EPYC 7003 processors. The company announced over 40 servers and server motherboards that will be ready for the new CPUs. The new solutions are aimed at modern data centers on-prem and cloud as well as provide generational improvements to deliver exceptional performance in HPC, HCI virtualization, cloud, and data analytics. The company released models for the new CPUs in their R-Series, H-Series, G-Series, S-Series, and M-Series.

GIGABYTE

NETGEAR Announces New Nighthawk Mesh MK83 Router

NETGEAR announced a new Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 router with the Nighthawk MK83. Benefits include:

  • Deliver more processing power than WiFi 5, increasing the overall WiFi performance, while providing 100% backward compatibility to earlier generations of WiFi devices.
  • Offer immersive UHD streaming and lag-free gaming with combined WiFi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps.
  • Automatically prioritize video streaming, gaming, and video conferencing applications, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, with the dynamic QoS feature to ensure a seamless experience during work or play.
  • Come in a three-pack to deliver WiFi coverage for homes up to 6,500 square feet, eliminating dead zones and ensuring the best-in-class performance for larger homes.
  • Provide easy setup and management with the Nighthawk App, and access to NETGEAR Armor.

NETGEAR Nighthawk

NetApp Launches Spot Wave

 NetApp announced the launch of Spot Wave by NetApp and support for Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service by Spot Ocean. Both of these products are aimed at helping customers with simple, scalable, and efficient infrastructure for cloud-native applications. Wave provides the following:

  • Cost optimization: Wave runs Spark jobs on containerized infrastructure using an intelligent mix of spot, on-demand, and reserved instances, affording customers up to 90% cost savings on cloud infrastructure.
  • Serverless infrastructure & Spark-aware autoscaling: Built-in autoscaling matches the right type and size of compute instances to Spark jobs based on workload requirements to maximize performance and efficiency.
  • Spark job right-sizing and monitoring: Continuously tune Spark configuration for jobs based on analysis of actual Spark job requirements.

NetApp Spot Wave

AWS Announced New EC2 Instances

AWS announced the general availability of its new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) X2gd instances. The company states that the new instances are memory-optimized and powered by the AWS-designed, Arm-based Graviton2 processors. They also go on to claim that the new instances deliver up to 55% better price/performance compared to current generation x86-based X1 instances, while also offering increased memory per vCPU compared to other Graviton2-based instances.

AWS EC2 X2gd

TEAMGROUP T-CREATE Line Announced

TEAMGROUP announced its new T-CREATE brand that consists of EXPERT DDR4 OC10L desktop memory, CLASSIC PCIe 4.0 SSD, and CLASSIC DDR4 10L laptop memory. While memory is fine, we are of course interested in the storage. The CLASSIC PCIe 4.0 SSD is said to hit speeds of 5GB/s read and 4.4GB/s write. The drive comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities and $200 and $400 respectively.

TEAMGROUP CLASSIC PCIe 4.0 SSD

Diamanti Announces Spektra 3.2

Diamanti Spektra 3.0

Diamanti has rolled out Spektra 3.2 that now supports the Diamanti Ultima data plane on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Features include:

  • Cri-O Support: Customers now have the option of switching to Cri-O as a runtime container interface, replacing Docker.
  • Application Ops: Customers can quickly navigate between different applications and search through application-level logs to diagnose any issues and reduce mean time to resolution.
  • In-UI Terminal Launch: Customers can also launch debugging terminals for each application directly in the UI, eliminating operational overhead.

Diamanti

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