Tech Unveiled at SuperComputing 2017

Dec. 21, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Hassan El Mahmoudi (RxC) and Micha von dem Berge (CHR)

If you have been wondering when the M2DC platform will be unveiled, and can’t wait, we have great news for you.

The first public appearance of the new version of the heterogeneous cluster server M2DC platform was received with great expectation at the industrial fair at the International Conference of High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis – known as SuperComputing #SC17 – in Denver, November 12-17, 2017. M2DC was present on the three booths of CEA, PIONEER (PSNC) and Reflex CES (where the RECS|Box was presented in total).

It was built in-loco to accommodate the most novel technology that mirrors the great progress being made in the past months by your unstoppable M2DC team. This heterogeneous Blade Server can host three Blade Carriers and can run CPUs (x86, ARM32, ARM64), integrated CPUs/GPUs (NVIDIA TX1/TX2) and FPGAs at the same time. This allows each application to choose the optimal hardware.

Interesting tech instances to highlight at this exhibition are on Deep Learning, genomics and mathematics calculation acceleration. With FPGA technology emerging, the M2DC team had a lot of conversations with GPU/CPU users that want to move to FPGA (benchmarking, deploying), interested not only in the hardware but in the overall compute solution based on FPGA.

If you missed us at the #SC17, join us at the #HiPEAC18, the #ISC-HPC2018, or contact us directly.