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Huawei Showcases New-Generation FusionServer V5 High-Performance Servers at SC17

Nov 15, 2017

[Denver, USA, November 15, 2017] At SuperComputing 2017 (SC17), Huawei unveiled the new-generation FusionServer V5 4-socket high-performance server line-up, including the FusionServer 2488 V5 2U 4-socket rack server and the FusionServer CH242 V5 full-width 4-socket blade. Compared with traditional HPC solutions based on 2-socket servers, the HPC solution based on Huawei FusionServer V5 4-socket servers could significantly reduce the server node quantity per cluster, which results in cluster cables reduction by 50% and total energy consumption reduction by 10%, offering deployment options with better economics for customers.

The Huawei FusionServer V5 is powered by 4 Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and supports up to 6 TB memory. It supports all-NVMe SSD local storage and 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand and Omni-Path high-speed interconnects. The diverse configuration options enable computing platforms to flexibly support various compute- and memory-intensive HPC instances.

Huawei FusionServer CH242 V5 (left) and FusionServer 2488 V5 (right)

Huawei joins SC17 with the new thinking to unleash HPC potential through Boundless Computing. The proposition underscores Huawei's commitment to translating its expertise and acumen in the chip and architecture fields over the years into a driving force to spearhead through computing boundaries. The strategy aims at catalyzing the convergence between HPC and emerging technologies, and unlocking HPC potential for wider adoption. In addition to the new-generation FusionServer V5 line-up, Huawei showcased the Atlas new-generation intelligent cloud hardware platform, G series heterogeneous servers, and state-of-the-art hybrid liquid cooling technology. Riding on the advantage of these computing technologies and products, Huawei is better positioned to provide more efficient HPC platforms to customers. Additionally, Huawei is capable of providing differentiated HPC cloud platform offerings with computing resource pooling, and intelligent orchestration capabilities. The unique features enable customers to deploy computing resources within seconds and gain double hardware resource utilization improvement.

At the same time, Huawei partners with industry organizations and communities in the HPC field to continuously improve the usability of HPC. At SC17, Huawei also announced to officially join the OpenHPC project, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project intended to help customers deploy HPC software environments more flexibly and rapidly on Huawei computing platforms. Providing an HPC open source framework that has been verified for software and hardware will help customers reduce repetitive work and resource waste, as well as lowering the entry requirement for using HPC.

William Dong, Vice President of the Data Center Solution Marketing Dept of Huawei EBG (middle), Mark Spargo, Global HPC Sales Director, Intel Data Center Sales Group (left), and Jeff ErnstFriedman, Program Manager, OpenHPC (right) attended Huawei FusionServer V5 4-socket server release ceremony

"The convergence between HPC and emerging technologies such as big data, AI, and cloud is quickening and poses higher requirements on the hardware, architecture, and software of computing platforms. This trend also injects new vitality and opens up market opportunities in this domain," said William Dong, Vice President of the Data Center Solution Marketing Dept of Huawei EBG. "Huawei will adhere to the Platform + Ecosystem marketing strategy in the HPC space to continuously empower customers with innovations in the computing domain. Huawei looks to join forces with partners from various sectors to build industry application-optimized HPC solutions together."

"There is tremendous excitement in the HPC community to fully realize the benefits of AI and unlock all of the data available to scientists today," said Trish Damkroger, Vice President of Technical Computing at Intel. "The Intel Xeon Scalable processor offers the biggest data center platform advancement in a decade, and our close collaboration with global technology leaders like Huawei brings powerful new platforms to market to provide researchers and engineers the tools they need to drive breakthrough progress."

"The vision of OpenHPC community is to provide software components and best practices that will accelerate innovation by expanding access to HPC methods and tools, and we are very glad to see Huawei joining the OpenHPC initiative to support and help shaping the standardization of cluster deployment which would benefits for the HPC community, " said Chair of the OpenHPC Business Governing Board Alan Clark.

Huawei has emerged as a global mainstream IT vendor with a broad spectrum of servers and a full line-up of IT products. Huawei provides IT infrastructure of supreme performance, simplicity, and efficiency to help global enterprises and organizations confidently set on track towards digital transformation. According to Gartner's report, as of Q2 2017, Huawei servers have ranked global No. 3 by overall shipment volume*1. Huawei servers rank No. 1 both by overall shipment volume and sales revenue in China*2. So far, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 and 45 of the Top 100 enterprises have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.

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Data source 1: Market Share: Servers, Worldwide, Updated on September 11, 2017, Gartner Inc.

Data source 2: Market Share: Servers, Asia-Pacific, Updated on September 11, 2017, Gartner Inc.