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The Cavium ThunderX2 processor, which is getting support from hardware makers such as HPE and Cray, is the latest move by an Arm chip maker to push into the data center.
VMware also joined in at Dell Technologies World show by unveiling a broad portfolio of network virtualization products based on its NSX technology.
Microsoft offers enterprises greater flexibility in setting up and migrating their Windows Server-based failover clusters.
A new in-place upgrade capability and the Storage Migration Service tool will make it easier for customers to let go of aging versions of Windows Server.
The system makers are the first to incorporate the chip maker’s acceleration technology into their enterprise data center servers.
Instead of taking a standard server and slicing it up into smaller pieces for individual applications, TidalScale aggregates computing power from various commodity-type boxes from within a system and puts it all into a single computing lake of DRAM.
Nvidia took the wraps off a new server called the DGX-2 it says offers breakthrough performance for deep learning applications in a smaller, more energy efficient package than was previously required to get similar performance today.
Mainframe computers still perform a critical function for many organizations. But a shrinking mainframe workforce is resulting in reduced efficiencies and app quality.
Make no mistake about it: IBM is into a lot of business use cases, but it’s now made Watson its beating heart, impacting virtually all parts of its business.
IBM is seeing numerous projects under way using both Power8 and Power9, which was launched only last December. It published a list at OpenPower Summit detailing more than 100 solutions developed in partnerships with companies such as Google, Xilinx, Broadcom, Hitachi and others.
An ACAP is suited to accelerate a large set of applications in the emerging era of big data and artificial intelligence. These use cases include video transcoding, database, data compression, search, AI inference, genomics and others.