The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-18T23:48:22Z News: XENON and INFINIDAT target enterprise industry with new strategic partnership in Australia 2019-02-18T23:48:22Z news-xenon-nbsp-and-infinidat-target-enterprise-industry-with-new-strategic-partnership-in-australia Melbourne February 19th 2019 - XENON, a leading Australian value added reseller (VAR) in High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions and INFINIDAT, an international multi-petabyte scale enterprise storage solutions provider, today announced a strategic partnership that will offer both enterprises and the HPC marketplace high availability and flexible data storage options, ideal for scaling. Further, this cooperation will allow customers to take advantage of innovative solutions that includes Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning technology. INFINIDAT is founded by one of the most iconic and well-respected inventors and visionaries of data storage technologies of our time - Moshe Yanai. “INFINIDAT's storage products enable us to extend unified storage solutions to the enterprise market for block and file storage at unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and reliability and at a low TCO,” said Dragan Dimitrovici, CEO of XENON Systems. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Xenon and believe this partnership will deliver improved and diverse integrated solutions to both the enterprise and the HPC marketplace,” said Danny Tiong, INFINIDAT Channel Director, APJ. Steve Kletzmayr, Country Manager, INFINIDAT added, “Our partnership with Xenon means that we can truly penetrate local markets delivering customers high quality data storage solutions along with leading best practices. Our software-define architecture solutions portfolio perfectly complements Xenon’s product range.” INFINIDAT delivers data storage performance that is equal or faster than any other All-Flash-Array in the market while providing a storage solution (InfiniBox) that is 100 times more reliable (seven nines uptime) than typical enterprise storage systems. In November 2018, INFINIDAT was named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrantfor General-Purpose Disk Arrays. The analyst firm recognises INFINIDAT’s completeness of vision and ability to execute as an industry leader. The company has also achieved high ratings in Gartner Peer Insights. INFINIDAT’s portfolio of solutions include: InfiniBox family of products offers up to 8.3 PB of capacity with all inclusive-software functionality. It has industry leading performance and 99.99999% availability. InfiniSync appliance eliminates triple data centre business continuity requirements for core banking and similar mission-critical enterprise environments. Neutrix Cloud services enable real-time competition between public cloud providers for customer workloads. InfiniGuard backup appliance provides multi-petabyte data protection with lightning fast restores. About XENON XENON is an Australian leader in High Performance Computing solutions. With over two decades of experience in designing and deploying supercomputers, workstations, and servers, XENON is now leading its customers to the forefront of high performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Whether the application is life sciences, enterprise or public services, XENON contributes to at all stages of planning, design, and deployment to enable its customers to gain value from their data. Recognised and trusted as a partner to achieve the extraordinary, its talent lies in applying new thinking and ideas to create pioneering solutions that uniquely address the client’s needs. Further information about XENON can be found at www.xenon.com.au For more information, please contact: Jo Balfour Progressiva jo@progressiva.com.au 0405 542 018 About INFINIDAT Founded in 2011 by storage industry pioneer Moshe Yanai, INFINIDAT helps customers unlock the full potential of their data. INFINIDAT’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive storage. INFINIDAT technology simultaneously delivers sub-millisecond latency, seven nines of reliability, and hyperscale capacity with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than incumbent storage technologies. For more information, please visit www.infinidat.com. For more information about INFINIDAT contact: Sapna Capoor INFINIDAT Head of Comms, PR & AR – EMEA & APJ +44 (0) 7789684159 scapoor@infinidat.com News: XENON First to Distribute NVIDIA’s Most Powerful AI System: NVIDIA DGX-2 2018-12-12T21:50:52Z news-xenon-first-to-distribute-nvidias-most-powerful-ai-system-nvidia-dgx-2 Melbourne December 13, 2018 - XENON Systems, a leader in high performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions, is the first to secure rights to sell the NVIDIA DGX-2 and DGX-2H platforms across Australia and New Zealand. By exploiting greater model and data parallelism, NVIDIA DGX-2 can solve the world’s biggest AI challenges that demand the largest datasets and the most complex deep neural networks. This includes financial institutions, insurance, science research, and security scenarios where there’s a requirement for large-scale statistical analysis. XENON is the only ANZ NVIDIA Elite Solution Provider and partner authorised to sell NVIDIA DGX-2 in the ANZ region. The relationship builds on XENON’s experience selling NVIDIA DGX-1 platforms over the last 2 years, in which XENON has successfully deployed 20+ units into various industries, including telco, tertiary institutions, and government. “We are committed to assessing and learning about the newest technologies that come to market, and we remain uniquely placed to translating their adoption into viable business outcomes for Australian organisations. We are proud of our long standing relationship and work with NVIDIA, and are pleased to now offer the most advanced AI platform the DGX-2 series,” said Dragan Dimitrovici, CEO of XENON Systems. NVIDIA DGX-2 is the world’s largest GPU. It is the first 2-PFLOPS system with 16 fully interconnected GPUs and the revolutionary NVIDIA NVSwitch technology. DGX-2 enables unprecedented compute density and scale in the data centre. Delivering world-record AI performance, each DGX-2 system arrives fully integrated with NVIDIA’s Deep Learning software stack, which includes: ● Major AI frameworks: Caffe, Caffe2, TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, MXNet, Chainer, Theano, Torch, and more ● Fully containerised deployment with easy-to-use interface ● Available containers for HPC applications: Gamess, GROMACS, LAMMPS, MILC, NAMD, VMD, and more For more information, please visit https://www.xenon.com.au and for specific product information go :https://www.xenon.com.au/product/nvidia-dgx2/ and https://www.xenon.com.au/product/nvidia-dgx-2h/ About XENON With over two decades of experience in designing and deploying supercomputers, workstations, and servers, XENON is leading its customers to the forefront of high performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Whether the application is life sciences, enterprise or public services, XENON contributes to all stages of planning, design, and deployment to enable its customers to gain value from their data immediately. By offering the latest CPU, GPU, storage, and data networking technologies from a wide variety of global partners XENON is able to work with customers prior to the decision phase to design best-of-breed solutions to match requirements. In addition to hardware, XENON also offers the world’s most innovative software in areas of predictive data analytics, artificial intelligence, real-time IoT streamed data analysis, high availability storage, and SDN. XENON consulting and professional services brings everything seamlessly together to ensure that solutions are designed to; best meet customer needs, are configured and fully tested for system robustness, and delivered on time. News: NCI welcomes 40% boost in computational capacity from January 2017 2016-11-10T05:07:13Z news-nci-welcomes-40-boost-in-computational-capacity-from-january-2017 Thursday November 10 2016 - The National Computational Infrastructure, NCI, has today announced that XENON Systems has been awarded the contract to supply a Lenovo NeXtScale system as an extension of Raijin, NCI’s current peak facility, which was commissioned in 2013. In a competitive procurement, NCI selected XENON for multiple reasons. As well as offering the best value for money, NCI had confidence in Lenovo’s space-efficient platform and in XENON’s capacity to commission the system in readiness for 2017. As researchers’ requirements for access to high-performance compute (HPC) capability continue to grow unabated, the new Lenovo system will help NCI to meet this demand by providing a 40% increase in capacity. These upgrades to NCI’s HPC capability, together with the planned 2017 replacement of the oldest of the global parallel filesystems, have been made possible with the generous support of the Australian Government through the 2015-16 Agility Fund of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), together with matching co-investment from the NCI Collaboration of research organisations. The new facility will enter production in January 2017, and will extend vital advanced computational services for national research and innovation through NCI. Both existing and new researchers and research organisations will benefit, with the additional resources providing better access and improved job waiting times. Just as importantly, the injection of contemporary technology, in the form of Intel Broadwell series processors and the last generation interconnect, will ensure Australian researchers enjoy continued access to an international standard research HPC environment. The Lenovo system will complement the wide range of computational resources available through NCI and will provide a major boost in capability for users with high memory requirements. Key specifications for the Lenovo NeXtScale system, which will be integrated with Raijin’s fast filesystems, are: 22,792 Intel Xeon Broadwell 2690v4 processors 144 terabytes of memory, including 10 one-terabyte nodes Mellanox EDR 100Gbit/s Infiniband interconnect, configured as a “fat tree” About NCI NCI is a national provider of high-performance research computing and data services. NCI’s computational and data systems are tailored to meet the research objectives of the communities and organisations we serve, and comprise a highly integrated environment which includes Australia’s first petaflop supercomputer, a high-performance OpenStack cloud, and Australia’s highest performance filesystems, the capacity of which is 44 petabytes. NCI currently supports around 4,000 researchers undertaking over 500 projects. These researchers come from over 34 Australian Universities (including from more than 200 ARC- or NH&MRC-funded projects and 6 Centres of Excellence), science agencies including CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia which are undertaking R&D in areas of national priority, two medical research institutes, the Garvan Institute and Victor Chang, and an increasing industry user base. About XENON Systems XENON Systems is an Australian leader in High Performance Computing solutions. It focuses on providing tailored and innovative IT solutions to our clients that will enhance their business activities by delivering superior: high performance computing, server, storage and visual workstation technology. Its product portfolio is embraced by scientific, technical and creative communities to solve challenging data intensive computing and visualisation problems. About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 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 Motorola), tablets and apps. XENON Wins Multi-Million Dollar High Performance Computing Contract With University of Queensland 2015-04-27T20:34:34Z xenon-wins-multi-million-dollar-high-performance-computing-contract-with-university-of-queensland Melbourne, April 28, 2015 – XENON Systems, a high performance computing (HPC) specialist, has won a competitive tender to build and deliver a bespoke HPC computer that can process and analyse larger datasets than ever before, and put Australia at the forefront of big data research. XENON will build the FlashLite computer and pre-configure the operating systems and cluster middleware at its headquarters in Melbourne.  The fully functional FlashLite computer - the first of its kind in Australia, is scheduled to be up and running at the University of Queensland in July this year. Led by Professor David Abramson, designer of FlashLite and Director of the University of Queensland's Research Computing Centre, the computer includes three main innovations: high speed flash memory (instead of spinning disk), large amounts of high-speed main memory and software shared memory. Inspired by the US National Science Foundation Machine, Gordon, it will help deliver breakthroughs in research such as cardiac disease, climate change and astrophysics. XENON will deliver a system that includes ScaleMP software to provide huge memory mainframe-style processing benefits in a modern cluster system using next generation technologies. Compute nodes in FlashLite can be flexibly aggregated together into larger ‘supernodes’ using ScaleMP’s vSMP (versatile symmetric multiprocessing) software. This software combines multiple physically separate servers into one single virtual high-end SMP machine. “FlashLite will solve a problem that is everywhere these days: big data, and how to exploit it in critical research,” said Professor Abramson. “The difference is how we approached the problem; we asked whether existing computing systems were fundamentally built the right way to leverage big data. XENON proposed a suitably different solution that offered genuine innovation to help this.” Dragan Dimitrovici, CEO at XENON Systems, said: “We're an agile company with close vendor partnerships and expertise in sourcing and evaluating next generation technologies. This combination, together with existing experience in working with research and academia, means we can recommend truly cutting-edge solutions to match funding timeframes. FlashLite is indicative of exactly the kind of project we like to work on.” XENON has also committed to joint R&D activities with the University of Queensland team to co-fund a research project on big data technologies. FlashLite was funded by the Australian Research Council in conjunction with CSIRO, Griffith University, Monash University, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland and The University of Technology, Sydney. To maximise FlashLite’s availability to a wide cross-section of research, a portion of its capacity will be available to Australian researchers outside of the above-named stakeholder institutions, via the National Computational Infrastructure's (NCI) National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS).Technical information about FlashLite FlashLite has: • 1632 CPU cores • 34.8 TB of DDR4 RAM • 326.4 TB of NVMe flash storage • 65.28 Tflop/s (Rpeak) • 68 compute nodes and two similarly configured login nodes • Dual rail Mellanox FDR (56 Gbps) Infiniband fabric For more information, please visit www.xenon.com.au.About XENON XENON is an Australian leader in High Performance Computing solutions. It focuses on providing tailored and innovative IT solutions to our clients that will enhance their business activities by delivering superior: high performance computing, server, storage and visual workstation technology. Its product portfolio is embraced by scientific, technical and creative communities to solve challenging data intensive computing and visualisation problems. XENON partners with Intel, Supermicro, NVIDIA, Mellanox, ScaleMP, DDN, Panasas, Altair and Bright Computing among others to deliver leading edge HPC solutions. Further information about XENON can be found at http://www.xenon.com.au/Contact: Shuba Paheerathan Progressiva E: shuba (at) progressiva.com.au M: +61(0) 438 606 424   ducation, Film, Post-Production & Creative Sectors Set to Benefit from Cloud Technology for First Time 2013-05-01T22:19:00Z -32 Education, Film, Post-Production & Creative Sectors Set to Benefit from Cloud Technology for First Time ~ creative sector trials address content security and auditing challenges while giving virtual teams access to latest specialised graphics applications ~Melbourne, Australia, August 13 2013 – Innovation from local and global technology companies is set to help Australia's film, post-production, creative and education sectors take advantage of technology previously only available to research, scientific and academic institutions to address long-standing industry challenges. XENON’s new device-agnostic cloud-based solution, powered by NVIDIA® GRID™ graphics processing technology, allows better control of content and assets, often a critical issue in the film and creative industries as leakages become more commonplace. It also makes the auditing compliance processes required for Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) easier. Now, people working on any device and any operating system in any location (increasingly their own through the Bring Your Own Device trend) can gain secure access to the latest high quality graphics-intensive editing, design and post-production applications to deliver work. This simultaneously helps improve real-time collaboration, rendering and modelling, all while cutting licensing costs.NVIDIA GRID is the world’s first graphics processing unit (GPU) technology designed for the cloud, providing users of graphically-intensive CAD, animation and visualisation software with highly responsive virtual desktops and rich multimedia experiences. Prior to NVIDIA GRID, these applications were too graphically-intensive to be virtualised and run in the cloud, requiring that users equip their PCs or workstation with dedicated GPUs.Melbourne-based XENON Systems, a specialist in high-performance computing solutions consultancy, has been appointed as the first NVIDIA GRID Demo Centre for Australia and New Zealand and invested significantly in training and resources to establish a specialist demonstration centre in Melbourne. Working with its media and entertainment sales and consultancy partner, StormFX, the new technology is currently being evaluated at a number of film and post-production houses in Australia. The new technology, similar to that delivered by XENON at CSIRO, will also help universities deliver courses in these specialised fields online and remotely, while still providing access to the applications and demonstration content required.“Creative companies and universities have challenges very specific to their nature of business – leaks in the film sector can cost a lot of money and momentum, while universities want to deliver courses virtually. Both use very specialised and computing intensive technologies which impact the delivery of their product. NVIDIA GRID technology combined with XENON's expertise provides the only viable future solution for these industries,” said Martin Leibowitz, Managing Director at Storm FX. “We've developed a specialism in creating useable solutions from complex technologies to address the challenges faced in intensive data and content industry verticals, such as film, animation, research and academia, to provide the link between technology, innovation and business processes. We're proud to be named as NVIDIA’s GRID Demo Centre in Australia, and working with our partner, Storm FX, to be trialling this in the real world,” said Dragan Dimitrovici, Founder and Managing Director at XENON Systems. “The combination of XENON technology and NVIDIA GRID will provide remote users with the same no-compromises experience they have come to expect from dedicated GPU-based systems, even for the most demanding graphics applications,” said Mark Patane, Country Manager, Australia/New Zealand, at NVIDIA. “We’re working with XENON to bring an entirely new level of performance, flexibility and functionality to academics, animators and post-production specialists throughout Australia.”NOTES TO EDITORS About Storm FX Storm FX is the leader in providing design, modelling and finishing solutions and services. It partners with a diverse range of companies to offer solutions that span from creative and procedural software, generic and specialised storage, to high performance visual and audio requirements. Storm FX’s strategic partnerships, accredited skills and expertise with leading technology vendors bring a localised servicing approach to an international range of products.
For further information, please contact Storm FX1300 061 007 | marketing@stormfx.com.au | or visit http://www.stormfx.com.au. About XENON SystemsXENON is an Australian leader in HPC solutions. It focuses on providing tailored and innovative IT solutions to our clients that will enhance their business activities by delivering superior: high performance computing, server, storage and visual workstation technology. Its product portfolio is embraced by scientific, technical and creative communities to solve challenging data intensive computing and visualisation problems. XENON partners with NVIDIA, Intel, Microsoft, DDN and Panasas among others. Further information about XENON can be found at http://www.xenon.com.au/ For further information, please contact:Jo BalfourProgressiva+61 405 542 018jobalfour@progressiva.com.au XENON powers Australia’s first National Research Cloud 2012-04-30T23:15:00Z xenon-powers-australia-s-first-national-research-cloud Melbourne, May 1, 2012 – XENON, the Australian provider of high-performance computing solutions, has helped The University of Melbourne to build the first node of a national research cloud designed for Australian researchers. The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) research cloud, which is an Australian first, went live on February 1, 2012. NeCTAR's new research cloud enables Australian researchers of all disciplines to easily put their ideas, tools, research applications and data online instantly. In equipping researchers with new self-service abilities to share, compute and publish data, it fosters innovation in research software applications and services by reducing barriers to rapid deployment and sharing of applications. The University of Melbourne was commissioned by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) to host and install the first node of the NeCTAR research cloud. Additional nodes of the cloud will be built by other universities and research institutions throughout 2012. The University of Melbourne went to tender for a supplier of suitable compute servers and awarded the deal to Melbourne-headquartered Xenon Systems on account of its ability to deliver the best performing and largest high-performance server installation within the required project budget. The University uses two data centres for the NeCTAR project, which currently operates 3840 cores and is expected to reach 25,000 cores nationally during the next 18 months. “The research cloud project delivered a complex, sophisticated national cloud computing platform within four months showing just how collaboratively the internal teams, external partners, researchers and stakeholders worked. It’s an incredible project to be part of, and XENON’s expertise and responsiveness formed a strong part of that,” said Tom Fifield, Technology Team Lead of the NeCTAR Research Cloud Node at the University of Melbourne. “The right technology gives users flexibility, it drives innovation and breaks down barriers in what people thought could be achieved,” said Dragan Dimitrovici, Managing Director at XENON Systems. “This project is not only beneficial at a research level, but it will encourage a ‘honeypot’ cluster of innovation around each node and grow local expertise and opportunity. We’re delighted to work with the University of Melbourne and NeCTAR team.” Within two months, the NeCTAR National Research Cloud had 500 users, each with a free, single sign-on, two-core allocation for three months which gives enough resource to trial projects and establish what processing, networking and storage requirements they might have in future, and budget accordingly. NeCTAR partners with the Research Data Storage Initiative, www.rdsi.uq.edu.au, and the Australian National Data Service, www.ands.org.au to provide cloud users with access to significant Australian research data holdings. The Australian Access Federation www.aaf.edu.au, provides the national single sign-on authentication services for the cloud. “Cloud technology and NeCTAR’s new research cloud allows Australian researchers a place where they can easily put their top ideas, software applications, tools and data online, instantly, without the burden and cost of having to build and run their own computer,” Dr Steven Manos head of Information Technology Services Research Services at the University of Melbourne. Computing and computer power have long been an important part of an Australian researcher's way of working. While there have been many significant eResearch infrastructure initiatives in Australia, cloud computing at a national scale had yet to be addressed. For more information, please visit www.xenon.com.au and www.nectar.org.au. What is NeCTAR? NeCTAR is an Australian Government project conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed through the Education Investment Fund. The University of Melbourne has been appointed the lead agent by the Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. In this era of digital connectivity, NeCTAR is using existing and new information and communications technologies to create new digital efficiencies specifically for the needs of Australian researchers. Australian researchers and their technical partners will drive the design of what NeCTAR will look like. NeCTAR has four program areas: New Virtual Laboratories NeCTAR’s Virtual Laboratories are creating a new era of digital connectivity for Australian researchers, supporting collaborative research workflows which span research institutions and facilities, and supporting the “connected researcher” who at the desktop or benchtop has access to digitally enabled data, analytic and modeling resources, specifically relevant to their research. A Research Cloud NeCTAR’s Research Cloud is an Australian first and a place where researchers can gain instant access to scalable computational power, research applications and storage, empowering them to easily share knowledge across institutional and international boundaries. The University of Melbourne is building the first node of this research cloud which was commissioned on January 31, 2012. New eResearch Tools NeCTAR’s eResearch Tools enhance research applications and tools to make them more collaborative, accessible and to support research workflows. eResearch Tools projects are encouraged to deploy their applications on the NeCTAR Research Cloud to achieve wide access and scalability. A secure and robust hosting service. The National Servers Program provides a robust hosting service for applications and services supporting the Australian research community on a national scale. The initial service has been built by the University of Melbourne and is available to be used now. For more information: http://its.unimelb.edu.au/research/nsp. Uniquely Australian, the NSP provides a robust national network of virtual servers and platforms. www.nectar.org.au About The University of Melbourne The University of Melbourne is an international research and teaching university. Founded in 1853, the University commenced teaching its first students in 1855. The University is one of Australia's leading research based universities, with an international profile through its reputation for scholarship and teaching. www.unimelb.edu.au CSIRO Chooses XENON® For Supercomputing Upgrade 2012-04-17T22:06:00Z csiro-chooses-xenon-for-supercomputing-upgrade Melbourne, April 19, 2012 – CSIRO, one of the world’s largest and most diverse scientific organisations, has chosen XENON Systems, an Australia provider of high-performance computing solutions, to upgrade its GPU cluster based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, to give its researchers significant productivity gains, help speed up scientific discovery and be more internationally competitive. XENON previously worked with CSIRO to deliver the world’s 11th greenest supercomputer in November 2010. CSIRO went to tender and chose XENON on account of its ability to best meet highly specific technology requirements, while helping CSIRO to minimise its impact on the environment, remotely manage the system and extract the highest performance possible from its investment in scientific and engineering computational technology. CSIRO’s head of Computational and Simulation Sciences, Dr John A Taylor, leads the CSIRO’s research team to develop new methodologies for analysing and exploiting large and complex data sets and data streams. The new GPU HPC cluster helps CSIRO scientists increase productivity by performing computations in a single morning that used to take weeks. It also helps them create considerable scientific opportunity by giving the ability to perform tasks that were once computationally infeasible. “We’re in the business of turning information into knowledge and quantifying uncertainty to help people make better decisions, whether that’s in bio-chemical marine models, climate modelling or for medical imaging,” said Dr Taylor. “The faster we can process data, the faster we can get solutions to market – and that’s in Australia’s best interests. We chose XENON due to a combination of its expertise in delivering the project according to our very specific requirements, and our history of knowing the quality of work the team delivers.” “It’s incredibly exciting to work at the forefront of research and development, both from an Australian and global perspective,” said Dragan Dimitrovici, Managing Director at XENON Systems. “We’re proud to work with one of the world’s leading scientific research organisations and one of the world’s most innovative technology companies to deliver one of Australia’s first Intel Xeon projectsand the most advanced GPU technology. When people say ‘leading edge and innovation’ – that’s exactly what we do.” “Intel worked very closely with Xenon Systems to provide the most innovative processor and platform in the market for this project. We are very pleased with the solution Xenon Systems has offered CSIRO and are confident the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family will deliver leadership performance, energy efficiency and scalability,” said Kamil Gurgen, Channel Platform Manager at Intel. XENON’s brand new HPC Cluster solutions are optimised for performance, power, and density while offering substantial headroom for future upgrades. The all-new XENON Nitro G16 3GPU 1U Compute Node is based on the latest Intel architecture and powered by Intel’s new generation E5-2600 series Xeon “Sandy Bridge-EP” 8-core processors. The prime factor in the GPU cluster upgrade for CSIRO is moving to the new Intel platform architecture, opening space for variety of latest and forthcoming GPU cards and enhancing a number of important capacities such as: (a) Higher GPU density - with up to 4 GPU cards per 1U of rack space (b) Effectively removing a current bottleneck by doubling I/O bandwidth to up to 8GT/s with the next generation PCIe 3.0 bus technology. (c) Significantly faster and more efficient CPU architecture with up to 8 cores and integrated quad-channel memory controller, providing an additional performance improvement, whilst lowering the power consumption. (d) Brand new FDR10 InfiniBand high-speed interconnect solution with high-efficiency data handling and utilising latest “GPUDirect” and “CORE-direct” technologies. The new CSIRO GPU HPC Cluster is made of 134 Compute Nodes powered by 268 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 processors (2144 CPU cores) and featuring 390 NVidia Tesla 2050 GPU cards (174,720 GPU cores). For more information, please visit www.csiro.au , www.xenon.com.au and www.intel.com .