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June 20, 2017
Dell EMC and NVIDIA have expanded their collaboration by signing a new strategic agreement to include joint product development of new products and solutions that address the burgeoning workload and datacenter requirements, with GPU-accelerated solutions for HPC, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Additionally, Dell EMC will work with NVIDIA to support the new Volta architecture and intends to launch Volta-based solutions by the end of the year.
Dell EMC is also collaborating with CoolIT Systems to provide a factory-installed, direct contact CPU liquid cooling solution that will address power and cooling challenges. The cold plate solution, designed and manufactured by CoolIT Systems, will be available in a select Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers. It uses warm water to cool the CPUs, eliminating the need for chilled water. The solution also features increased rack density.
In other news, the Jūlich Supercomputing Center is working with Dell EMC to deploy a supercomputer combo that is designed to be a Cluster-Booster platform based on technology developed in the European Union (EU)’s DEEP and DEEP-ER research projects. This Cluster-Booster marks a step toward the implementation of modular supercomputing, a new paradigm directly reflecting the diversity of execution characteristics, found in modern simulation codes, in the architecture of the supercomputer, Dell EMC reports.
Instead of a homogenous design, the modular supercomputing paradigm enables optimal resource assignment to enable more scientists and engineers to solve their highly complex problems by simulations. The Booster module will be a 5PF cluster based on Dell EMC PowerEdge C6320p servers, connected with Dell EMC Networking H-series fabric based on Intel Omni-Path technology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.