NVIDIA GTC21 took place online April 12 – 16, 2021. The conference started with a keynote by NVIDIA CEO and Founder Jensen Huang. The CEO’s keynote was immediately followed by GTC talks, Deep Learning Institute (DLI) workshops, panels, and Connect with the Experts sessions. Week two was the GTC “After Party”, happening on April 19 – 23, 2021, and featured the full catalog of on-demand presentations, the research poster gallery, more Connect with the Experts sessions, and attendee networking opportunities like always-popular Dinner with Strangers.

GTC21 online records are available here.


XENYA d.o.o. will supply equipment for a national supercomputer center in Maribor

Maribor, March 22, 2019. XENYA d.o.o. and the University of Maribor have signed a contract for the supply of equipment for the project “Upgrading national research infrastructure HPC – RIVR”, within which a national supercomputer center will be established in Maribor.

XENYA d.o.o. was selected as the most favorable supplier in the public tender and will thus supply network equipment, disk capacity, GPU computing nodes and servers and computing nodes. This part of the project is designed to be a comprehensive computing center within the container, and the equipment is selected so that it can be integrated later as part of a large computing center. Xenya is obliged to install the equipment from this contract in the ninety days on the site of a special computer container.

The total value of the contract is EUR 1,692,349.84, while a fully-fledged supercomputer center will cost 20 million euros. 20% will be provided by the ministry in charge and the 80% by the EU. The supercomputer center, which will eventually be established in IZUM, will be the most powerful in the country and amongst the world’s top 100.

For the experimental HPC, the Computer Center of the University of Maribor (RCUM) will take care. RCUM provides top-notch information technology services for approx. 1700 employees, hundreds of external co-workers and more than 20,000 students.  RCUM is one of the leading institutions in the field of identity management and access.

The applicant and coordinator of the project “Upgrading National Research Infrastructures HPC – RIVR” is the University of Maribor with two consortium partners – the IZUM Institute of Information Science and the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto. The entire project is worth EUR 20 million, and it runs from March 1, 2018 to September 15, 2020. It is a significant upgrade of existing state-of-the-art HPC capabilities with its own hardware and software architecture design. The project is financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (80%) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (20%), under the Operational Program for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. The implementation of the project will significantly contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Declaration.

The acquisition will ensure the establishment of an openly accessible research infrastructure and environment, and promote research activities and their transfer to the economy. The results of the cooperation will be widely and non-discriminative disseminated on the basis of Open Research Data.

More information about the project is here (TV report), here and here.

Signing the contract at the University of Maribor, from left to right Peter Reinhardt, technical director of XENYA d.o.o., prof. dr. Zdravko Kačič, Rector of the University of Maribor, and dr. Izidor Golob, Head of RCUM.


No Malicious Hardware Found in Super Micro Motherboards

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 11, 2018 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), announced in a letter Tuesday that a third-party investigations firm “after thorough examination and a range of functional tests” didn’t find malicious hardware on its equipment. The whole letter can be read here  and a short video that highlights Super Micro’s quality assurance process and supply chain security can be seen here.


Supermicro Refutes Claims in Bloomberg Article

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 4, 2018 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, strongly refutes reports that servers it sold to customers contained malicious microchips in the motherboards of those systems.

In an article today, it is alleged that Supermicro motherboards sold to certain customers contained malicious chips on its motherboards in 2015. Supermicro has never found any malicious chips, nor been informed by any customer that such chips have been found.

Each company mentioned in the article (Supermicro, Apple, Amazon and Elemental) has issued strong statements denying the claims.

Supermicro has never been contacted by any government agencies either domestic or foreign regarding the alleged claims.

Supermicro takes all security claims very seriously and makes continuous investments in the security capabilities of their products. The manufacture of motherboards in China is not unique to Supermicro and is a standard industry practice. Nearly all systems providers use the same contract manufacturers. Supermicro qualifies and certifies every contract manufacturer and routinely inspects their facilities and processes closely.

For more information, please click here.


Infortrend storage systems now support 56 Gb/s InfiniBand, 40 Gb/s iSCSI and 4 x 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel ports

January 25, 2017. Infortrend announced that its storage systems now provide flexible super-speed host interface support for 56 Gb/s InfiniBand, 40 Gb/s iSCSI, and 4 x 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel ports to deliver optimum bandwidth and throughput for resource intensive and mission critical applications such as high-performance computing, media editing, and big data analytics.

For more details, please click here.


Infortrend Reveals their Premium Flagship Series EonStor GS 4000

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November 17, 2016

Infortrend announced its premium flagship EonStor GS 4000 series. Designed with boosted performance and increased front-end connectivity, it surpasses all previous generation products, providing users with unprecedented advantages in performance and flexibility.

The EonStor GS 4000 is a unified storage system with complete native cloud gateway features. Extreme flexibility with 32 front-end channel ports and high performance will dramatically simplify the deployment and management of storage systems, while future-proof features are provided to meet evolving demands of customers.

To learn more about the EonStor GS 4000, please click here.


Infortrend Announces Ultra High Performance EonStor DS 4000 Gen2 – the 1st Storage System to incorporate Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500

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Infortrend has recently launched its EonStor DS 4000 Gen2, the world’s 1st storage system to integrate Intel’s newest Broadwell-DE processor, which was designed especially for enterprise SAN and cloud storage. Thanks to this powerful integration and enhanced hardware, EonStor DS 4000 Gen2 systems deliver a 20% higher performance than any EonStor DS family system.

This integration, combined with 128MB memory, dual host board, all-around 12Gb/s SAS support and SSD optimization features, enables EonStor DS 4000 Gen2 to deliver 11,000MB/s read and 5,500MB/s write throughput, as well as end-to-end 600K IOPS.

Moreover, the EonStor DS 4000 Gen2 systems offer great connection versatility with support for a variety of hybrid hosts as well as integrated support for VMware SRM and VASA and OpenStack, making them ideal for applications such as data mining, database, VDI, media editing and cloud.

Available as a 2U 24-bay small form factor (SFF) high density system, EonStor DS 4000 Gen2 saves data center space and lowers energy bills. Other form factor models will be released later this year.

For more details about EonStor DS 4000 Gen2, please click here.


Management Switch P02/P02S

We will launch L2 switch named P02/P02S by early November timeframe.

It’s a low power consumption Ethernet switch, noise free, fan-less and EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) compliant, with low operation cost for SMB/enterprise and data center management application.

Two different SKUs are as follows:

  • P02 with 48 GE Base-T & 4 GE-SFP
  • P02S with 48 GE Base-T & 4 10GE-SFP+, and Xenya code only

Datasheet will be soon available.


25 G SFP28

Xenya have launched 25 G SFP28 SR, SFP28 LR and SFP28 AOC for High-speed storage area networks, Computer cluster cross-networks, Custom high-speed data pipes and Inter Rack Connection.

Please click here or contact Xenya if any further information is needed.