Supercomputing 2018 Blog

Posted on 20 November, 2018

Dallas, Supercomputing is over for another year...

Another Supercomputing event has passed, with this year being our largest to date!

Our stand at SC18 was one of the largest and busiest shows Boston have had! We hosted live demonstrations from NYRIAD® and NVIDIA® while displaying several of our enterprise-grade servers, competitions, joint happy hour drinks and a customer dinner! Continue reading below for your full Supercomputing roundup.


Solutions on Deck

Built in partnership with NYRIAD®, our Boston Igloo Nebari utilises NSULATE for modern GPUs to perform storage-processing operations. In addition to enabling many new processing solutions, it can be configured as an alternative to RAID and perform GPU-accelerated erasure coding and cryptographic checksumming.

NYRIAD®'s Warp Drive demonstrations, performed live at Supercomputing by Alex St. John, displayed the high resiliency, low power consumption and minimal data movement of NSULATE using Micron drives. As you can watch in the video, removing drives from an active array doesn’t impact its functions or performance!

Matthew A. Simmons, CEO of NYRIAD®, said:

“While our software is designed to be hardware agnostic, we are absolutely thrilled with the long-term thinking that both Boston and Supermicro have shown over the past year in getting NSULATE to market. This partnership, along with our partnership with ThinkParQ since SC17, will enable us all to positively impact their clients’ data capabilities while causing a market-step-change in storage performance and data integrity


Manoj Nayee, Managing Director for Boston Limited continued further by saying:

“It’s through partnering with innovators such as Nyriad and BeeGFS, we’re able to demonstrate leading-edge technologies to a discerning audience who can recognise the opportunities that they present. When we last partnered with Nyriad earlier in the year the demo on the Boston Igloo Nebari was exceptionally well received. Boston look forward to evolving the partnership further at Supercomputing.”



Developed in partnership with Excelero, Mellanox, Micron and Supermicro, this revolutionary NVMe over Fabric solution delivers a scalable converged infrastructure for next-level production. The Flash-IO Talyn solution delivered a sequential read of 44GB/s using 4MB blocks and a random read of 840k IOPS using 4k blocks when paired with NVIDIA DGX-1 during benchmarking.

Read our press release including our impressive benchmarks!


Featuring 8x NVIDIA® Volta® V100 GPUs in 4U connected by NVLink®, the Boston ANNA XL can be optimised for your Deep Learning applications.

Why Volta? From scientific discovery to Artificial Intelligence, high-performance computing (HPC) is an important pillar that fuels the progress of humanity. Modern HPC data centres are currently solving some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. With traditional CPUs no longer delivering the performance gains they used to, the path forward for HPC data centres is GPU accelerated computing. NVIDIA Tesla V100 powered by NVIDIA Volta™ architecture is the computational engine for scientific computing and artificial intelligence. 


NVIDIA® was on our booth at Supercomputing 2018 to demonstrate the power of their V100 in HPC Visualization! With up to 3X faster time-to-solution over the P100, the Tesla V100 with NVLink is the most advanced data centre GPU ever built to accelerate AI, HPC and Graphic workloads whether in a PCIe or SXM2 form factor.


NVIDIA Tesla V100 - 3 Reasons Why - Datasheet

NVIDIA Tesla V100 powered by NVIDIA Volta™ architecture is the computational engine for scientific computing and artificial intelligence.

Here are 3 powerful reasons to deploy NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs to your data center:
1. Be prepared for the AI revolution
2. Top applications are GPU-accelerated
3. Boost data center productivity and throughput


Three reasons to deploy nvidia tesla v100 in your datacentre

NVIDIA Tesla V100 - Datasheet

NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 is the world’s most advanced data center GPU ever built to accelerate AI, HPC, and
Graphics. Powered by the latest GPU architecture, NVIDIA Volta™, Tesla V100 offers the performance of
100 CPUs in a single GPU—enabling data scientists, researchers, and engineers to tackle challenges that
were once impossible.



Get in contact for testing, leasing and other creative solutions from Boston; NVIDIA® Elite Solution Providers.


Fresh-off an amazing award-winning season, Asperitas joined us at Supercomputing to talk about their disruptive Immersed Computing® solution. Often described as the “datacentre in a box”, their AIC24 is a plug and play solution that utilizes natural convection to exchange heat from the modules for a clean, quiet finish. 

Following our partnership announcement earlier in the year, our Managing Director said:

“With the ever-growing debate around environmental responsibility, alongside the constant strive to increase efficiency and lower operational costs, the IT industry is having to re-evaluate its practices and approaches to problems.”


Our Intel® Select Solution has been tailor-made for modelling and simulation with Intel® Xeon® Gold CPUs, Intel® SSD DC Family storage and Intel® Omni-Path connectivity included! These Intel-verified solutions are aimed to speed selection and deployment of datacentre and communications network infrastructure.

Solutions listed above, and more, are available for testing in our Boston Labs!



Competitions, Sponsors and more...

There was huge interest on the stand as attendees had 3 chances per day to win prizes - Including the 3 Amazon Echo Dot's and 6 HD Camera RC Drones!


Huge thanks to our sponsors! Without whom Supercomputing 2018 would not be possible.

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