1IBM, Google, Mellanox, Others Unveil OpenPower Wares at Summit
2Ready for OpenPower
3IBM Leads the Way
Big Blue had an array of systems on display at the summit, including the S812LC, a single-socket, 2U (3.5-inch) Linux server with up to 10 processing cores, 1TB of memory, up to 12 disk drives and 115 GB/s of memory bandwidth. It’s aimed at memory- and storage-intensive workloads, like Spark and Hadoop.
4Google and Rackspace Work on ‘Zaius’
The two vendors are developing an OpenPower-based server design code-named “Zaius” that will work with the 48v racks Google has engineered with Facebook and which they hope to contribute to the Facebook-led Open Compute Project. The system will be powered by IBM’s upcoming Power9 chip (due out next year) and include OpenCAPI and Nvidia’s NVLink connectivity, DDR4 memory and the CAPI acceleration technology.
5IBM, Wistron and Nvidia’s Latest GPU
6Penguin Targets Accelerated Computing
7Inspur, Big Data and Data Centers
8Tyan Shows Off Systems for HPC, Server Virtualization
9StackVelocity Looks at Data Analytics, the Cloud
10Accelerating Genome Mapping
The Edico Genome Dragen is a processor designed for rapid analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. It’s integrated on a PCIe card and is available in a preconfigured Power8 system for integration into bioinformatics workflows. Dragen can analyze an entire human genome in fewer than 26 minutes, a job that takes traditional servers about 30 hours to complete.
11Mellanox and Fast Switching
The vendor’s SN2700 Spectrum Ethernet switch, left, is a high-density, 32-port 100GbE platform. Mellanox also unveiled the SB7800 managed EDR InfiniBand switch that officials said enables in-network computing via the Co-Design and “SHArP” technology. It delivers up to 7TB/s of non-blocking bandwidth with 90-nanosecond port-to-port latency.
12Brocade Brings the Switches
The company came to the OpenPower Summit armed with several new network switches, including the VDX6740 Ethernet Fabric switch (lower left), with 10/40 GbE ports and Brocade’s VCS Fabric technology; the 6510 Gen 5 Fibre Channel switch (lower right), with 48 ports and 16Gb/s speed for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and flash-based storage environments; and the G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel Fabric switch (at 32Gb/s), a 1U, 64-port switch that is highly scalable.
13QLogic Deals the Cards
14Microsemi Shows It Also Can Adapt
The company showed off several of its own adapter cards, including the Adaptec Series 7 SAS/SATA RAID adapter, which officials called the lowest-power 24-port RAID adapter for 6Gb/s systems.