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IHS on the Future of Hot-Swappable Rack PDUs

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IHS on the Future of Hot-Swappable Rack PDUs

The customisation of rack PDUs is an increasingly popular request among customers, IHS reports-- and while many rack PDU suppliers don't offer customisation options, other say custom orders make up to 50% of sales.

Customisation ranges from non-standard cord lengths to unique combinations of socket types or number of sockets and even custom chassis colours. Such flexibility depends on the organisation of supplier manufacturing and supply chains, and can be difficult to achieve. As a result, some suppliers offer "modular" rack PDUs, with a standard set of components (such as communications module and modules with various combinations of sockets) mounted to the chassis as per customer requirements.

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Gartner on the 7 Myths of Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

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Gartner on the 7 Myths of Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

Certain assumptions and hype can lead to poor decisions, Gartner reports-- and such is the case with hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS), bringing about a list of 7 myths on the market.

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OpenPower Shows Off at European Summit

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OpenPower Shows Off at European Summit

The IBM-led OpenPower consortium heads to Europe with a first summit held in the continent-- one revealing collaborations in France, Germany, Spain and Turkey, as well as the launch of Supervessel Europe.

Held in Barcelona, Spain, the inaugural summit hosted the unveiling of OpenPower-based offerings designed to improve the performance of workloads including AI, deep learning, analytics and high-performance computing (HPC). It also detailed efforts to ensure IBM hardware is not the only alternative to Intel in the datacentre. These include the CAPI SNAP Framework (a co-development designed to make the implementation of FPGA acceleration technology easier, now available in beta) and a demo of OpenPower-ready FPGA accelerator boards by UK-based Alpha Data.

"Commodity platforms are proving ineffective when it comes to ingesting and making sense of the 2.5 billion GBs of data being created daily," OpenPower Foundation president Calista Redmond says. "With today's announcements by our European members, the OpenPower Foundation expands its reach, bringing open-source, high-performing, flexible and scalable solutions to organizations worldwide."

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Industry Gets Together in OpenCAPI Standard

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Industry Gets Together in OpenCAPI Standard

A number of big names in the datacentre industry get together to form the OpenCAPI Consortium, an organisation pushing an open specification designed to accelerate datacentre server performance.

Industry stalwarts forming the consortium include AMD, Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Mellanox, Micron, Nvidia and Xilinx. Their work on the OpenCAPI standard spans the entire datacentre, since it covers advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage through a high-bandwidth, low latency open interface design promising data rates reaching up to 25Gbps, higher than the current PCIe specification's 16Gbps.

It joins CCIX and Gen-Z as a next generation of datacentres, and the 3 standards having the backing of over 30 top IT companies. OpenCAPI should appear in a number of upcoming products, such as IBM Power9-based servers, a Google-Rackspace server design codenamed "Zaius," Mellanox interconnect solutions and Xilinx FPGAs.

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IHS: Rack Density Remains Low, But Will Increase (Eventually)

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IHS: Rack Density Remains Low, But Will Increase (Eventually)

According to IHS Markit rack PDUs with power ratings in the 5-10kW range account for 41% of 2015 global rack PDU revenue-- an improvement from 38% in 2013, and proof a shift is taking place.

However, while 5-10kW rack PDUs are growing in popularity over Read more...

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