XTREME-D Launches New HPC Infrastructure Services in Collaboration with Digital Realty

MC Digital Realty (a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty in Japan) will supply 10kW racks from its Digital Osaka 2 facility to host XTREME-D’s flagship product, XTREME-Stargate.

MC Digital Realty (a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty in Japan) will supply 10kW racks from its Digital Osaka 2 facility to host XTREME-D’s flagship product, XTREME-Stargate.

Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D has announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Digital Realty, a global provider of data center, co-location and interconnection solutions. MC Digital Realty (a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty in Japan) will supply 10kW racks from its Digital Osaka 2 facility to host XTREME-D’s flagship product, XTREME-Stargate. XTREME-D has also formed a strategic alliance with Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Ltd. to be a supply partner for the product.

XTREME-Stargate provides cloud access via a bare metal-based shared supercomputing service, allowing users to spin up HPC clusters in just a few minutes. This HPC cloud platform extends on-premise capacity to the cloud by providing the latest hardware, software, data sets and professional services, allowing users to process containerized HPC and AI workloads immediately. Lenovo will supply hardware such as the ThinkSystem SR630 (air cooling) and SD630 (high-density liquid cooling), as well as technical cooperation for the XTREME-Stargate architecture design, and sales and marketing support for the product.

“Powerful resources for the high-speed processing of data stored in house as well as big data stored in a multi-cloud environment will be provided in a high quality manner,” says Jon Robottom, president of Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Co., Ltd. 

As a first step in the Digital Realty collaboration, XTREME-D will launch its new HPC services using the company’s Osaka physical infrastructure to extend its own supercomputing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), starting in April 2020. Digital Realty operates two data centers in a connected campus that brings together critical data center, network, cloud and connectivity providers under a single, highly secure environment. By utilizing Digital Realty infrastructure to provide colocation services, XTREME-D can now easily expand its resources as needed via flexible and stable provisioning of services. 

XTREME-D chose Digital Realty as its supercomputing data center partner for two main reasons:

  • Digital Realty supplies an environment that enables high-density mounting and flexible power expansion for each rack, which is optimal for building a supercomputer infrastructure.
  • Use of Digital Realty’s data centers, which ensure uniform quality and safety in countries around the world, will standardize the quality and safety of XTREME-D’s services.

“We have configured our data centers as ‘connected campuses,’ and we are grateful to XTREME-D for choosing our facilities as the platform that will support their future digital growth,” says Yohei Ito, CMO, Corporate Planning and Business Development for MC Digital Realty Co., Ltd., which operates Digital Realty Data Center in Japan (a joint venture between U.S. Digital Realty and Mitsubishi), said,

Each company expects the collaboration to create value for its business by connecting XTREME-D’s IaaS service with Digital Realty customers and partners located on the company’s data center campus. Both companies have a strategic focus on Asia Pacific and the United States as key core markets and expect to further collaborate on the development of high-performance supercomputing shared services.

This announcement is made jointly with Digital Realty, simultaneously in both the US and Japan.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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