Proven Global HPC LeaderSince its debut on the Top500 list in 2014 Lenovo has become the fastest growing TOP500 vendor in the world 2. Lenovo is #2 in global TOP500 positions with 92 entries. Lenovo is #1 in supercomputing in China, the largest and fastest growing region for supercomputing in the world, claiming 50% more entries than the nearest competitor. In a continuing commitment to give clients access to new technology, Lenovo is also upgrading its Global HPC Innovation Center based in Stuttgart, Germany with 6,000 cores of the next-generation Intel Xeon scalable processors and the newest NVIDIA GPUs interconnected with a choice of industry-leading, high performance fabrics from Mellanox and Intel. The HPC Innovation Center was opened in May 2015 to collaborate with clients and give them access to the newest technologies and to experience the same systems that are powering the BSC MareNostrum 4 Supercomputer, right now before they are shipping in volume. Full system upgrade to be completed in August 2017. An example of the industry collaboration driven by the Global HPC Innovation Center is at the University of Birmingham who has built a centerpiece research facility called Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR). BEAR is a collection of IT resources provided without cost to the University community and qualified external scientists, enabling the acceleration of their research across a variety of disciplines such as life sciences including genome sequencing, medical and linguistic research. "Genome sequencing can generate rapid insights into the scale and patterns-of-spread of important epidemics. When Zika struck the Americas, we were able to respond rapidly by deploying portable sequencing to affected areas, generating sequence data in days," said Professor Nick Loman, Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham. "Comparative genome sequence analysis requires significant computation and storage requirements. The new system provides rapid, on-demand computation to speed up the analysis. We can instantly access hundreds of CPUs, thousands of gigabytes of RAM and tens of terabytes of storage. This means we can keep pace with the rapid data generation, and quickly release important new findings to the scientific and public health community in order to assist epidemic response efforts."
AvailabilityAccess to the Lenovo HPC Innovation Center is open to all clients - contact your Lenovo sales representation or partner to learn more. Additional Resources More information about Lenovo's ongoing work with Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is here and Hyperion case study here. More information on PRACE is available at http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-in-a-few-words/ More information the University of Birmingham's BEAR SuperComputer is available here. About Lenovo Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter ( @Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com. 1 Based on Relative Peak Performance (Rpeak) 2 Based on TOP500 listings in June 2014 to June 2017