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Iceotope Intros Portable Edge Server

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Iceotope Intros Portable Edge Server

UK-based IT systems maker Iceotope presents the EdgeStation-- a portable edge computing module with a built-in liquid cooling system designed for challenging environments.

Usable as either a workstation or a micro datacentre, the EdgeStation is a sealed liquid cooling system. The electronics are immersed in dielectric fluid, making a virtually silent system with no fans or other air cooling equipment. The casing is IP54-rated for resistance to extreme heat, humidity and dust, while built-in wheels make it portable.

EdgeStation systems are user-configurable, with the system able to accommodate up to two server-class CPUs, up to two expandable PCIe devices and up to 16 DIMMs per server. Iceotope also offers some off-the-shelf stock with 2.2GHz Intel Xeon processors and 256GB RAM.

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Masergy Presents Managed SD-WAN Service

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Masergy Presents Managed SD-WAN Service

Masergy Communications announces a second managed SD-WAN service-- SD-WAN Go, a "light" option aimed for businesses on a budget providing seamless integration with Masergy hybrid networking solutions.

SD-WAN Go uses either existing or new connections (private, dedicated, broadband or 4G) to securely tunnel and route data across the public internet and over the Masergy software-defined platform. It is "transport-agnostic," with a "bring-your-own-bandwidth" model allowing it interoperate with 3rd party vendor circuits or WANs. Masergy can also provide the connection.

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HPE Prototypes The Machine

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HPE Prototypes The Machine

HPE inches closer towards realising its long-running The Machine program as it shows a prototype of the memory-driven computer-- an ARM-powered monster featuring 160TB of memory spread across 40 physical nodes.

First announced back in 2014, The Machine brings together a number of advanced technologies. The aforementioned 160TB of memory and nodes are interconnected using a new fabric protocol, while a custom Linux-based OS runs on ThunderX2, the 2nd generation Cavium dual socket-capable ARMv8-A system on a chip. Also included are photonics/optical communication links (including the new X1 photonics module) and software tools able to handle the large amount of persistent memory.

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Nvidia Unveils First Volta-Based GPU

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Nvidia Unveils First Volta-Based GPU

Nvidia presents the Tesla V100-- the first GPU based on the company's Volta architecture, packing 3840 CUDA cores and 15 billion transistors on a 815mm slab of silicon.

Built using a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, the Tesla V100 is aimed at high performance computing applications. As the successor to the current Pacal GPU flagship, the Tesla P100, it features a redesigned streaming architecture promising a 50% increase in efficiency compared to Pascal, enabling "major boosts in FP32 and FP64 performance in the same power envelope."

In addition the GPU carries 672 tensor cores (TCs)-- a new kind of core designed for machine learning operations. The company claims these boost performance by 4x over Pascal, and make the V100 superior to the Google dedicated tensor processing unit (TPU).

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Brocade Intros G610 Storage Switch

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Brocade Intros G610 Storage Switch

Brocade presents the G610-- an entry-level hardwired storage switch designed for 24/7 connectivity to all-flash datacentres running on Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel connectivity.

As an entry-level switch the G610 is ideal for a number of environments, including small shared storage fabrics and network-edge datacentre deployments. It scales from 8 to up to 24 ports per switch, and Brocade promises installation is easy thanks to a simplified point-and-click user interface.

“For all its benefits, flash storage is now one of the foundations for enterprise digital transformation initiatives," the company says. "With the new G610 switch, we have lowered the entry point to our reputed Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology without any technical compromises, enabling customers to optimise their storage performance."

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