ISC 2017 Preview

Posted on 14 June 2017

There will be lots to see and do across the Boston stand from our NVIDIA® Zone featuring the Boston ANNA XL, built on Supermicro® building blocks and powered by 8x NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPUs to our participation in the Student Cluster Competition.

We've got an NDA room showcasing the latest CPU releases, reserve your slot today as they're filling up fast.

A date for the diary is Wednesday 21st June at 11:20am in the Exhibitor Forum (03), when David Power, Head of HPC will be presenting "OpenStack for Scientific Workloads – using GPUs and fast fabrics"

Plus much more...

On our booth we'll be displaying the Boston ANNA [Artificial Neural Network Accelerator] XL featuring space for 8 NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPU accelerators for deep learning training. 

The Boston ANNA XL is purpose-built to dramatically reduce training time harnessing the power of NVIDIA's most powerful GPUs.

  • 4U Chassis
  • Dual Intel Xeon CPUs
  • 24 DDR4 DIMMs
  • 16x Hot-swap 2.5" SATA/SAS drives; Supports 8x NVMe drives
  • 8 Pascal P100 GPUs w/ 80GB/s NVLink
  • 4x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (low-profile) slots; 2x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots
  • 2200W Redundant (2+2) Power Supplies; Titanium Level (96%+)    

> More about NVIDIA GPUs
> More about this system


Introducting the Mellanox QM8700 Series - Quantum™ HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Smart Switches.  

Built with Mellanox’s Quantum InfiniBand switch device, the QM8700 series provides up to forty 200Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. QM8700 is the world’s smartest network switch, designed to enable in-network computing through the Co-Design Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP™) technology.

The Co-Design architecture enables the usage of all active data center devices to accelerate the communications frameworks using embedded hardware, resulting in order of magnitude applications performance improvements.


Thanks to our generous sponsors Mellanox Technologies we've got TWO Alpha robots to give away during the conference. 

It's really simple to enter, just fill in one of our entry forms, drop it in our fish bowl and return for the draw (Tuesday & Wednesday at 4pm) to find out if you're our winner.

Whilst you're visiting the stand make sure you find out more about Mellanox's competition-beating QM8700 Switch and fantastic rebates available!

Visit us on Stand H-700 or take an entry form from Alpha as he roams the hall to enter the competition

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