Huawei Showcases New-Generation FusionServer V5 High-Performance Servers at SC17

November 15, 2017

DENVER, Nov. 15, 2017 — At SuperComputing 2017 (SC17), Huawei unveiled the new-generation FusionServer V5 four-socket high-performance server lineup, including the FusionServer 2488 V5 2U four-socket rack server and the FusionServer CH242 V5 full-width four-socket blade. Compared with traditional HPC solutions based on two-socket servers, the HPC solution based on the Huawei FusionServer V5 four-socket server can significantly reduce the server node quantity per cluster, which reduces cluster cables by 50 percent and total energy consumption by 10 percent, offering more economical deployment options to customers.

The Huawei FusionServer V5 is powered by four Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and can support up to six TB of memory. It supports all NVMe SSD local storage, 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand and Omni-Path high-speed interconnects. The diverse configuration options give computing platforms the flexibly to support various compute and memory-intensive HPC instances.

Huawei’s forward thinking was on display at SC17 with the notion to unleash HPC potential through Boundless Computing. The proposition underscores Huawei’s commitment to translate its accrued expertise and acumen in the chip and architecture fields into a driving force to spearhead through computing boundaries. The strategy aims at catalyzing the convergence between HPC and emerging technologies, and unlocking HPC potential for broader adoption. In addition to the new-generation FusionServer V5 line-up, Huawei showcased the new-generation Atlas intelligent cloud hardware platform, G series heterogeneous servers, and state-of-the-art hybrid liquid cooling technology. The advantages provided by these computing technologies and products allow Huawei to produce more efficient HPC platforms for customers. Additionally, Huawei can provide differentiated HPC cloud platform offerings with computing resource pooling and intelligent orchestration capabilities. These unique features enable customers to deploy computing resources within seconds and improve double hardware resource utilization.

Huawei also partners with industry organizations and communities to continuously improve the usability of HPC. At SC17, Huawei announced it has officially joined the OpenHPC project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project intended to help customers deploy HPC software environments more flexibly and rapidly on Huawei computing platforms. Providing an HPC open source framework that is verified for software and hardware will help customers reduce repetitive work and resource waste, as well as lower the entry requirement for using HPC.

“The convergence between HPC and emerging technologies such as big data, AI, and cloud is quickening and poses higher requirements on the hardware, architecture, and software of computing platforms. This trend also injects new vitality and opens up market opportunities in this domain,” said William Dong, vice president of the Data Center Solution Marketing Department of Huawei EBG. “Huawei will adhere to the Platform + Ecosystem marketing strategy in the HPC space to continuously empower customers with innovations in the computing domain. Huawei looks to join forces with partners from various sectors to build industry application-optimized HPC solutions together.”

“There is tremendous excitement in the HPC community to fully realize the benefits of AI and unlock all of the data available to scientists today,” said Trish Damkroger, vice president of Technical Computing at Intel. “The Intel Xeon Scalable processor offers the biggest data center platform advancement in a decade, and our close collaboration with global technology leaders, like Huawei, brings powerful new platforms to market to provide researchers and engineers the tools they need to drive breakthrough progress.”

“The vision of the OpenHPC community is to expand access to HPC methods, tools and best practices that will accelerate innovation,” said Chair of the OpenHPC Business Governing Board Alan Clark. “We are very glad to see Huawei joining the OpenHPC initiative to support and help shape the standardization of cluster deployment, benefiting the HPC community.”

Huawei has emerged as a global mainstream information technology vendor with a broad spectrum of servers and a full line-up of IT products. Huawei provides IT infrastructure of supreme performance, simplicity, and efficiency that give global enterprises and organizations the confidence to initiate and sustain digital transformation. According to Gartner’s report, as of Q2 2017, Huawei servers are ranked No. 3 globally by overall shipment volume. Additionally, Huawei servers rank No. 1 by both overall shipment volume and sales revenue in China. So far, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 and 45 of the Top 100 enterprises have selected Huawei as a partner in their digital transformations.

For details about Huawei FusionServer V5, please visit http://e.huawei.com/topic/fusion-server-2017-en/index.html.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


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