Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017-05-16 Tuesday - HPE News: The Machine

"The prototype unveiled today contains 160 terabytes (TB) of memory, capable of simultaneously working with the data held in every book in the Library of Congress five times over—or approximately 160 million books."

"Based on the current prototype, HPE expects the architecture could easily scale to an exabyte-scale single-memory system and, beyond that, to a nearly-limitless pool of memory—4,096 yottabytes. For context, that is 250,000 times the entire digital universe today."

 *   160 TB of shared memory spread across 40 physical nodes, interconnected using a high-performance fabric protocol.
 *   An optimized Linux-based operating system (OS) running on ThunderX2, Cavium’s flagship second generation dual socket capable ARMv8-A workload optimized System on a Chip.
 *   Photonics/Optical communication links, including the new X1 photonics module, are online and operational.
 *   Software programming tools designed to take advantage of abundant persistent memory.