Supercomputing 2019 took place recently in Denver, CO, and the Gen-Z Consortium enjoyed a fantastic show and very active booth showcasing the latest Gen-Z technology demonstrations.
Enthusiastic Consortium member company representatives and interested developers alike commented on the impressive showcase from Gen-Z at the conference. And this year was a milestone for the Consortium, with the booth featuring several demonstrations, including (with VIDEO demonstrations):
- Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) to Gen-Z memory-semantic bridge proof of concept with IntelliProp (VIDEO),
- The multi-vendor rack demonstration, featuring HPE and Dell EMC using AMD and Intel x86 processors and IBM servers with Power Processors; and disaggregated, pluggable DRAM drives from SMART Modular utilizing shareable memory resources (VIDEO)
- Gen-Z media box architecture running over a 5-meter copper cable,
- Application of Gen-Z in a machine learning environment by Samsung and unique memory applications from SK hynix (VIDEO),
- Optical Interconnect demonstration using PLDA IP on Xilinx FPGAs and Arm cores (VIDEO),
- A demonstration of the world’s first Gen-Z Protocol Analyzer and Jammer from Teledyne LeCroy (VIDEO),
- Connectivity area displaying Gen-Z cable and connector products from Amphenol, Lotes, Luxshare, Samtec and TE Connectivity,
- Composable form factors
We were pleased to have booth support and participation from so many member companies this year and would like to extend a special thanks to Dell EMC, HPE, IntelliProp, Microsemi, PLDA, SK Hynix, Samsung, Samtec, TE Connectivity and Teledyne LeCroy. Many of these participants contributed by providing brief overview presentations of their in-booth demonstrations, Gen-Z-based technology currently being developed, use-case scenarios, industry trends, and more. View snippets of the presentations on our website.
Gen-Z held several meetings with press and analyst representatives – with many impressed to see the continued progress Gen-Z has made toward achieving its goals, as well as the tangible technology development (read the article from Dr. Ian Cutress, AnandTech, to learn more). And with more than 25 member companies onsite at the show, the Consortium had plenty of advocates supporting the Gen-Z story.
Supercomputing is an important show for the Consortium and we are looking forward to the 2020 event, which will be taking place in Atlanta, GA. If you are a member and would like to be involved in our next event booth, please contact us at email@example.com for participation information. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for real-time show updates from industry conferences.