Lenovo Announces Enterprise Innovation Center Collaborations

New Innovation Center Opening January in Beijing
Expanded relationship with Barcelona Supercomputing Center and new partner, the University of Oxford
Lenovo and Intel® Collaborating on Intel® Scalable System Framework and OpenHPC Initiative

AUSTIN, TX- November 17, 2015Lenovo (HKSE:992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced at the Supercomputing 2015 Conference (SC15) a brand new state-of-the-art Enterprise Innovation Center (EIC) in Beijing will open in early 2016. Lenovo also announced an expanded relationship with Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and a new partner in EIC projects, the University of Oxford. Additionally, Lenovo is unveiling multiple new initiatives with Intel® under the Intel® Scalable System Framework, focused on future high-performance computing (HPC) system design and optimization.  Lenovo will be a founding member of OpenHPC which aims to bring open-source economics to HPC users.

Lenovo Enterprise Innovation Centers
Equipped with nearly one thousand servers, the Beijing EIC joins Lenovo’s Stuttgart, Germany EIC that opened earlier this year, offering a combined global reach for innovative collaboration. Research in areas such as HPC, big data analytics, cloud and the hyperscale data center will focus on industries such as life sciences, manufacturing, energy and engineering.
Lenovo has teamed with industry leaders such as Intel®, NVIDIA and Red Hat to establish a collective environment where partners, providers and customers can work together within the EIC to be the incubators of tomorrow’s technology in areas such as:

  • Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, Intel® Omni-Path Architecture, and Intel® Solutions for Lustre*
  • High Performance GPGPU’s for machine learning and HPC applications
  • Enhanced connectivity – up to 100G for clusters
  • Cloud application optimization
  • Energy efficient systems for hyperscale IP data centers
  • Trusted Security platforms

New Collaborations with the University of Oxford and Barcelona Supercomputing Center(BSC)
The University of Oxford becomes Lenovo’s latest Innovation Center collaboration partner. Working together on improving HPC energy efficiency within large data volume environments, we are also embarking on a joint evaluation project developing a stack of open-source software designed to reduce HPC deployment costs and help smaller organizations realize the potential of the technology. In addition, Lenovo and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) have extended our ongoing collaboration to include working on scheduling, performance tools, energy efficiency and big data. Both of these engagements support our commitment to OpenHPC and our open source initiatives.

Partnering for Future HPC Capabilities
In an effort to increase value across the entire stack and address a wide range of data analysis, machine learning and visualization workloads customers are needing, Lenovo is announcing products based on the Intel® Scalable System Framework. Early next year, we will introduce systems using next-generation Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® OmniPath Architecture and the Intel® Enterprise Edition of Lustre software to serve these needs. Customers can already test drive Intel® OmniPath Architecture and Intel® solutions for Lustre in the Stuttgart EIC and we plan to upgrade the cluster to next-generation Intel® Xeon® processors as soon as they become available.

“Lenovo’s enterprise strategy is built on the delivery of open, flexible and innovative value and we will continue to challenge the envelopes of high performance computing. Enhancing our Innovation Center capacity and forging close partnerships with industry leaders will help us deliver ever better high performance computing to customers around the world.” Said Brian Connors, general manager HPC and vice president, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Enterprise Business Group, Lenovo.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Lenovo in their new Beijing Center for HPC, cloud and data analytics,” said Charles Wuischpard, vice president and general manager of HPC Platform Group at Intel.  “As with the current Innovation Center in Germany, the new center in Beijing gives clients early access to a broad range of ever-advancing technology and scale, including full support of the Intel® Scalable System Framework — allowing users of all sizes to experience its benefit.”

“Oxford University Advanced Research Computing Centre (ARC) has agreed to become a Lenovo HPC Stuttgart Innovation Center partner working with Lenovo on future and emerging technologies,” said Andrew Richards, Head of Advanced Research Computing and Associate Director – Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. “The research projects, focused on energy efficiency and open-source software eco-systems, are aimed at developing more cost effective HPC solutions helping smaller commercial clients realize the benefit of high performance computing.”

“We are convinced that Lenovo will be one of the leaders in the HPC market very soon, and we are delighted to collaborate with them in achieving this objective.” Said Mateo Valero, professor at Universitat Politècnica Catalunya and director of Barcelona Supercomputing Centre.

You can learn more about all of this at the Lenovo SC15 booth #1509.
For the latest Lenovo server news: www.lenovo.com/systems

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 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 the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebookor Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.


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