Lenovo Announced Opening of a New Innovation Center in Beijing and More at the Supercomputing 2015 Conference
The Supercomputing 2015 Conference saw a few major announcements from Lenovo. Among them is a brand new state-ofthe-art Enterprise Innovation Center (EIC) in Beijing that will open in early 2016. The new facility will join the existing EIC in Stuttgart, Germany that opened earlier this year.
These EICs offer a platform for global reach and innovative collaboration in areas such as HPC, big data analytics, and the cloud.
Lenovo has already teamed up with industry leaders like Intel, NVIDIA, and Red Hat to establish a collective environment where partners, providers, and customers can work together to incubate tomorrow’s technology.
“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, HPC General Manager and Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Enterprise Business Group, Lenovo.
Also announced at the event were Lenovo’s new collaborations with the University of Oxford and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), as well as new partnerships. Working together on improving HPC energy efficiency within large data volume environments, Lenovo and the University of Oxford are also embarking on a joint evaluation project to develop a stack of open-source software designed to reduce HPC deployment costs.
Lenovo and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) have also extended their ongoing collaboration to include working on scheduling, performance tools, energy efficiency and big data.
Meanwhile, the company’s partnership with Intel leads to new 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.