The Gen-Z Consortium traveled to Dallas, TX last month for Supercomputing 2018. The annual conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis took place Nov. 12-15 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
It was the Consortium’s second appearance at the event since our launch in 2016, and it provided an excellent opportunity to spread the word about how Gen-Z technology is impacting the IT industry.
“I’m very pleased with Gen-Z’s showing at SC18,” said Gen-Z Consortium President Kurtis Bowman. “We had great conversations with end users, analysts, and member companies about why Gen-Z is important to future cloud, data center, and edge implementations. Memory-centric architecture and composability will enable efficiencies required for effective data analytics with real-time results.”
A giant, orange “Z” led attendees to booth #4101, where they had the opportunity to view technology demos and learn about the benefits of Gen-Z from experts. The Gen-Z booth was busy throughout the conference, and visitors were excited to see the newly designed, larger booth space featuring new server demos, a new rack, and the first ever Gen-Z software demo. The demonstrations showed cooperation among multiple members companies and the overall commitment to a strong Gen-Z ecosystem. Conversations with booth visitors were focused around deployment and next steps for Gen-Z.
Onsite member companies were excited to see their names displayed on the Gen-Z member wall, which listed the over 60 Gen-Z Consortium members and partners. Companies also displayed a “Proud Member of Gen-Z Consortium” signs in their booths.
Gen-Z also participated in the Emerging Technologies Showcase in Hall C. The showcase featured a collection of other companies honored by SC’18 team – recognizing cutting edge technology and the next phase of HPC. It provided a great opportunity to discuss Gen-Z and direct traffic to our main booth.
A big thank you to all member company representatives who volunteered in the booth and Emerging Technologies Showcase throughout the show – Amphenol, Avery, Cray, Dell EMC, HPE, IntelliProp, Microsemi, PLDA, SK Hynix, SMART Modular Technologies, and TE Connectivity. We could not have done it without your support!
Also during the show, SMART Modular Technologies announced its 96GB Gen-Z Memory Module. SMART is partnering with IntelliProp to develop and bring to market Gen-Z IP, enabling new solution architectures for delivering high levels of performance, software efficiency, and power optimization.
More is coming in 2019. The SC19 conference is moving back to Denver, and Gen-Z will be in booth #789.
“I’m very proud of the progress the Consortium has made this year and look forward to future developments in 2019,” Bowman concluded.