Boston Technology Innovation Day 2019

Posted on 2019/09/18

New Cars. New Partners.

But the same innovative Day.

We welcomed several new partners for our annual Technology Innovation Day at the Porsche Silverstone Experience Centre!

The annual Boston Technology Innovation Day assembles our most innovative partners and prominent guests for an opportunity to share ideas, present the latest solutions, discuss sales opportunities and provide 1-2-1 support.

As usual, we hosted our 2019 T.I.D. at the Porsche Driving Experience Centre in Silverstone, next to the famous Hangar Straight. After a breakfast of champions in the Porsche restaurant, our Head of Product Development, Jon Howard, kicked-off our Technology Innovation Day with a presentation about Boston and the agenda for the day.

Being around such prestigious cars made it necessary to mention our powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics solutions as well as other key market segments and technologies such as Deep Learning & AI, NVMe over Fabrics and our Multi-User Virtual Reality System, the Roamer MU-VR.

 

The Fast and Furious Six

Following the Boston introductions, attendees were split into groups for the first section of the day. The presentations included roadmaps, benchmarks, product releases and special NDA news from 6 of our technology partners. 

Supermicro® is a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation, is a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for Enterprise IT, Datacenter, Cloud Computing, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Visit our Supermicro Store for the latest SuperServer, SuperStorage, SuperWorkstations and more.

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Mellanox leads the way in providing high-performance networking technologies by delivering superior utilisation and scaling, enabling data centres to do more with less. This is highlighted with the ConnectX-6 - the wordls first 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand and Ethernet network adapter card!

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NVIDIA® is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices.

In June, we were excited to announce the first European RAPIDS test drive in our Boston Labs! Get in touch for a hands-on demo using this powerful suite of open-source software.

The Tesla T4 and Volta are also ready for testing in our #BostonLabs

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Intel's engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. The recently released 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors are setting a new standard for data centres while the Intel Optane™ DC persistent memory can be optimised to reduce latency, improve overall performance and maintain affordability.

Why should you modernize your IT infrastructure? Intel highlights 4 reasons with their digital transformation infographic.

  1. Decrease your costs with 69% less revenue loss
  2. Improve data security and compliance
  3. Create an easier path to hybrid cloud
  4. and support expanding workloads and DevOps

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IBM® is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on groundbreaking real-world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

The AC922 has been engineered to be the most powerful training platform by leveraging IBM’s new POWER9™ processor. With several connectivity options, the AC922 can deliver up to 5.6x the data movement over the PCIe Gen 3 buses found in x86. Take an interactive tour on our website or get in touch to test it in our #BostonLabs!

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2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs are a new breed of server processors which sets a higher standard for data centres. The groundbreaking design makes AMD EPYC™ number one in performance across industry-standard benchmarks. Performance you can count on to propel your modern data centre workloads.

The Boston Quattro 12256-T02 offers flexibility and a rich feature set by utilising 4 hot-swappable dual-core nodes. Each node supports two 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors, up to 4TB DDR4-3200MHz memory in 16 DIMM slots, up to 6 SATA drives and multiple add-on card options. Follow the link below for our datasheet, for full configuration information or to test in our #BostonLabs.

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No vendor lock-in, no hidden costs, just your cloud, your way. vScaler's Private Cloud Appliance comes with a variety of building blocks to suit any workloads, including Hyper-Converged, Compute, GPU, Flash/Hybrid and Storage specific offerings. With finely tuned and optimised application-specific stacks, vScaler can virtualise your infrastructure without compromising on performance.

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Carpaccio, Cake and Cars

Parmesan Gnocchi, Sea Bream, Chicken Supreme and Bread & Butter Pudding were just a few highlights from the 3-course lunch served at the Porsche restaurant before attendees were treated to before the most anticipated activities of the day - the driving experiences!

Thankfully, there were no bottlenecks on the track while our attendees throttled Porsche 911’s, Boxster’s and Cayman’s through their paces with a ‘relaxing’ Off-Road Cayenne experience to slow the adrenaline rush.

Highlights of the driving activities featured attendees trying to hold their nerve and keep the car straight on the Kick-plate and Ice Hill. Additionally, demonstrating the power of these innovative cars through launch control, brake-testing and the handling circuit was just as lively!

Continuing from last year’s schedule, the Human Performance Centre activity was substituted for 1-2-1’s to give attendees valuable time with our partners. In-depth discussions regarding earlier presentations, requirements and solutions wrapped-up in a 10-minute, speed-dating style format!

Fill out our form below if you want more information from our partner presentations!

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We’re pleased to run this yearly event to allow our attendees face-to-face time with vendors, product managers and industry experts. Thank you to our attendees and sponsors who made this day possible!

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