Nov 6, 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s supercomputing prowess

hpe
supercomputing
William Smith
2 min
American multinational enterprise IT firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was founded in 2015 out of Hewlett-Packard
American multinational enterprise IT firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was founded in 2015 out of Hewlett-Packard...

American multinational enterprise IT firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was founded in 2015 out of Hewlett-Packard.

Focusing on business, the organisation works in areas such as servers, storage, networking, consulting and financial services.

One of the company’s recent initiatives has seen it win a $160mn contract to build a Finland-based supercomputer to be used by a consortium of European countries for research in science.

The supercomputer, which is known as LUMI, is to be available to private and public organisation for research and development in areas including healthcare, weather forecasting and AI.

In a press release, Peter Ungaro, senior vice president and general manager, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), said: “We are committed to supporting the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) to seize opportunities in next-generation supercomputing to bolster research in science, advance innovation and unlock economic growth. We are excited to collaborate with the EuroHPC JU, and through our partnership with AMD, leverage our unique capabilities in compute, high performance networking, storage and software to help improve the way people live and work.”

In another demonstration of the company’s supercomputing credentials, HPE has been selected to build Australia’s most powerful supercomputer at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, again for research purposes.

Nick Gorga, general manager, HPC and AI, APAC-India, said: “Scientific breakthroughs made by world leading research centers, such as Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, inspire us to continue empowering the community with powerful supercomputing solutions that combat the broadest range of challenges. We look forward to collaborating with AMD to build Pawsey the most powerful system for the region and boost Australia’s research capabilities to advance missions from understanding human viruses to discovering new galaxies.” 

You can read about the company’s work with the American University of Beirut Medical Center in the latest edition of our magazine.

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Jun 22, 2021

Ericsson: 5G will be fastest adopted mobile generation in hi

Ericsson
5G
2 min
Ericsson Mobility Report says there will be more than half a billion 5G subscriptions by the end of 2021

Ericsson’s June Mobility Report projects that nearly 600 million 5G subscriptions will be active by the end of 2021, making it the fastest adopted mobile generation in history.

 

The longer range forecast is for around 3.5 billion 5G subscriptions and 60 per cent 5G population coverage globally by the end of 2026.

 

China, the US, Korea, Japan and the GCC (Gulf states) will lead deployment, with Europe lagging behind. The latter got off to a slower start and has been mired in infrastructure battles over the provenance of hardware.

 

North East Asia is expected to lead 5G deployment with an estimated 1.4 billion subscriptions by 2026, while North America is expected to account for the highest 5G subscription penetration.

 

Key findings of the Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2021

 

5G remains on track to become the fastest adopted mobile generation in history with subscriptions increasing at a rate of about a million per day

 

China, North America and the Gulf Cooperation Council markets are leading the way on subscriber numbers, while Europe is off to a slow start

 

5G subscriptions with a 5G-capable device grew by 70 million during the first quarter of 2021 and are forecast to reach 580 million by the end of 2021

5G ready for 'advanced use cases'

Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice president and head of networks, Ericsson, said, “We are in the next phase of 5G, with accelerating roll-outs and coverage expansion in pioneer markets such as China, the USA and South Korea. Now is the time for advanced use cases to start materialising and deliver on the promise of 5G. Businesses and societies are also preparing for a post-pandemic world, with 5G-powered digitalization playing a critical role.”

Photo credit: Ericsson

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