SuperFlex Blade

Boston, a distribution partner for Silicon Valley-based Supermcro Computer, has launched its next generation of blade server solutions, the SuperFlex Blade. Designed in partnership with Supermicro, the SuperFlex Blade has been optimised for hybrid computing and provides 2x PCI-Express x 16 expansion slots per blade with support for dual full-length and double-height expansion cards.

High-performance networking has been improved with two independent, high-bandwidth, low-latency onboard QDR InfiniBand controllers standard. Technologies made available by Intel Xeon 5600 processors have been combined with the latest generation of Nvidia Tesla 2050 and 2070 GPU compute processors for maximum computational performance.

Analysis and opinion

Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC


The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany has been operating supercomputers of the highest performance class since 1987. Tim Gillett talks to Norbert Attig and Thomas Eickermann


Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources


Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists