SeaMicro division launches new line of microservers aimed at data-intensive applications.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cray_Gemini_schematic_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”122″ height=”82″ />Supercomputer maker Cray is methodically and inevitably shifting its technology focus from hardware to software. Another step in that direction played itself out this week in the company’s sale of its highly treasured supercomputing interconnect technology. On Tuesday evening, Cray and Intel announced that they signed a “definitive agreement” that would send the interconnect program and expertise to the x86 chipmaker.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/SM10000-XE_chassis.jpg” alt=”” width=”97″ height=”81″ />Server maker SeaMicro has unveiled the SM10000-XE, a new microserver aimed squarely at the burgeoning ultra-scale datacenter market. The company is best known for pioneering the microserver space using Intel’s power-sipping Atom CPUs, but in this latest offering, SeaMicro has opted for high powered, low-wattage Sandy Bridge Xeons, which expands the application horizons of microservers considerably.
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Tilera announced plans to double the number of cores, thus doubling the compute power per-rack every two years with end projection landing them at 40,000 cores by 2013. While others are following the same path, Tilera promises to be a frontrunner if it can demonstrate performance and power benefits, possibly trumping SeaMicro’s similar effort.