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10 years of OCP, and many more ahead

Last week, Inspur and the Open Compute Project Foundation hosted the 3rd annual OCP China Day, as an on-site conference in Beijing as well as a virtual event. It is a reflection on the 10 years since OCP’s inception and a look to the future, centered around the theme of “Open Compute for a New […]

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See You in Beijing at OCP China Day 2021!

Cross-posted at the OCP Official Blog 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of OCP, as well as the 30th anniversary of Linux. Decades after their inception, open compute, open source and open collaboration have become a driving force for efficiency and innovation in the IT industry. The 3rd Annual OCP China Day, organized by the OCP […]

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AI-boosting servers with NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe GPUs

An “industrial HPC revolution” is coming, predicts NVIDIA, catalyzed by a convergence of growing industry needs for high-performance computing, and breakthroughs in deep learning and compute acceleration. As an AI technology forerunner NVIDIA is paving the way with advanced computing infrastructures, like the A100 80G PCIe GPU. It delivers ultra-fast GPU memory bandwidth up to […]

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20 SPEC records and counting: Inspur’s Next-Gen M6 Server Series

In April, Inspur launched the all-new M6 family of servers that support Intel’s third-generation Xeon Scalable processors. Since the release the servers have been continuously listed in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), notching 20 world records in the SPECjbb2015, SPECpower2008, and SPECcpu2017 tests, attesting to the performance standards the server family set out to […]

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9 Insights from the 2020 Global Computing Index

Inspur recently published an IDC white paper on the 2020 Global Computing Index, the world’s first index report on computing. The report studies the relationship between computing power and economic development, and serves as a reference for the outlook of the global digital economy. Here are 9 insights from the report: 1) Computing Defines Productivity […]

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Inspur leads 5-billion-dollar (and growing) global AI server market

Recently, IDC released the 2020 Global Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker, which provides data insights into the global artificial intelligence server market in the first half of 2020: it shows that the market has now reached USD 5.59 billion. The market breakdown: Inspur ranks first in the world with a market share of 16.4%, becoming the […]

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10 AI Milestones of 2020

Over the last year, Inspur worked vigorously to advance AI hardware and deliver solutions to customers and a market facing an extraordinary year of unprecedented challenges. Integrating the latest technologies into state-of-the-art products, Inspur continued to expand its full-stack AI portfolio of computing platforms, AI resource platforms, and algorithm toolkits to meet customer needs — […]

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Lean, mean, and green: a look inside Inspur’s energy-efficient M6 4-socket server

Just how massive is the energy consumption of data centers? According to statistics, the total annual power consumption of global data centers is about to reach 300 billion kilowatt-hours, which is equivalent to the annual power generation of 30 nuclear power plants. With the continuous development of computing technology and growing reliance on cloud services, […]

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Inspur NF8260M6 sets SPEC jbb2015 record for Java application performance

In late January, the international organization for performance evaluation, SPEC, announced the latest four-socket server performance test results. Inspur’s new-generation four-socket server NF8260M6 broke the SPEC jbb2015 test record with 397,601 Java transactions per second, a record previously held by Inspur’s NF8480M5. SPEC jbb2015 (Java Server Business Benchmark) is the latest generation of test benchmarks […]

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A look back on a year like no other

A year since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the world has been indelibly changed. 2020 offers solemn lessons, but also renewed fervor and optimism as we take our first steps in 2021. It is important to reflect on and take stock of the ways we endured the year’s various hurdles and challenges, as a company and […]

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OCP China Day: accelerating community-driven industrial open-source innovation

Inspur hosted OCP China Day in Beijing on November 13 as part of the larger overarching annual OCP Tech Week, attracting more than 600 IT engineers and data center operators to the conference. Ecosystem leaders and OCP members, including Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, NVIDIA, Nokia, and Seagate, shared latest developments and innovative practices […]

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Inspur AI server sets 18 performance records in the world’s authoritative MLPerf benchmark test

On October 21st, the world’s highly anticipated and authoritative AI benchmark test MLPerf announced this year’s inference test list. Inspur AI server NF5488A5 set 18 performance records in one fell swoop, far ahead of other manufacturers’ products in data center AI inference performance. MLPerf is currently the world’s most influential AI computing benchmark evaluation organization, […]

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Inspur NF5488A5 Server Sets AI Performance Record, Ranks First in Global MLPerf Test

On July 30, the world’s authoritative AI benchmark test MLPerf announced the latest results. Inspur’s NF5488A5 server set an AI performance record in the most regarded Resnet50 training task and ranked first among all submitted single-server performance results. MLPerf is currently the most influential artificial intelligence industry benchmarking organization in the world. It was established […]

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Saving the Elephants with AI

Ahead of this year’s World Elephant Day, Inspur joined with Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve to develop an extensive technology system for the conservation of some 300 Asian elephants in Yunnan, China. The Asian elephant, found only in South and Southeast Asia and the southern border of Yunnan, had been critically endangered for decades. 30 years […]

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Play Ball! How AI is Changing Baseball in Covid and Beyond

The long wait for baseball is over, but the game looks a lot different from what fans are used to: no more flyovers, a shorter season, new rules, players wearing masks, empty stands, canned sound effects, and… dancing robots? First in Asia and then the US, baseball eventually returned to the fields during the 2020 […]

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Next-gen enterprise hardware: M6-series four-socket servers with Intel 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable Processor

Following the launch of the latest 3rd-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Inspur released on June 16 two all-new M6 series four-socket servers: the 2U cloud-optimized NF8260M6 and the 4U NF8480M6 for enterprise applications. The new generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor can scale to four and eight socket servers with a single CPU reaching up to […]

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Advancing AI: A Timeline of Inspur Product Innovations

As a longtime technology partner of NVIDIA and leading GPU server provider, Inspur has been for years leveraging our foundational expertise in extreme hardware design to develop cutting-edge solutions for HPC and artificial intelligence applications. Latest GPU Server Family Featuring NVIDIA’s A100 Tensor Core GPUs 5488M5-D Accommodates 8 powerful A100 GPUs in 4U and supports […]

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Serve The Home dives deep into Inspur’s NF5488M5

Our friends at Serve The Home were excited to get their hands on Inspur’s NF5488M5, and you’ll find out why: strap in for this extensive review that evaluates the design, performance, and features of this 4U system packed with 8x NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs interconnected with ultra-high bandwidth NVSwitch.  Read the STH Review »

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Join Inspur online at OCP Virtual!

The sudden and far-reaching impact of the global coronavirus crisis is being felt all across the technology landscape. This year’s OCP Global Summit is just one of many conferences to cancel as organizations and individuals alike grapple with a major paradigm shift: the physical space is no longer accessible. In response, many have found nimble, […]

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Updates to Manufacturing Procedures During COVID-19

Dear valued customers and partners, I am writing this letter to give you an update on the status of Inspur’s production given the impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan city. Inspur has deployed production, procurement and services globally, allowing us to meet global delivery needs and reduce overall delivery risk. Our factories in […]

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Supporting the new digital economy with open innovation and JDM

Under the general trend of globalization, actively embracing openness and carrying out market-based independent innovation is enterprise’s way forward. Inspur is pushing for new innovations through vigorous participation in various open source organizations, and through its JDM product development model. Industry and technology integration raise requirements Industries are increasingly integrating with modern technologies to revolutionize conventional […]

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Introducing: the 21” OAM (OCP Acceleration Module) reference system

On September 26 at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Inspur rolled out an all new OCP Acceleration Module (OAM) Reference System, which delivers a multi-OAM Universal Baseboard (UBB) supporting various […]

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Inspur forges ahead despite 2019 Q2 global server market slowdown

Last week, IDC released the global x86 server market survey data for the second quarter of 2019, showing that x86 server shipments were down 9.8% year-on-year at 2.655 million units, with sales down 10.6% at $1.84 billion. The global server market shrank significantly since the previous quarter. Inspur climbs against the trend The top three […]

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Podcast: Accelerating FPGA Adoption for AI Inference with the Inspur TF2

Earlier this year Inspur’s GM of Sales for Strategic Accounts Bob Anderson sat down with Intel’s Kyle Ambert and Emily Hudson on their Intel on AI podcast to talk about the TF2 compute acceleration engine and how it lowers the barrier of entry to using FPGAs for AI inference. You can read it transcribed below […]

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Smash hit OCP China Day 2019 rolls out huge updates to open compute technology

As a longtime advocate for open infrastructure and key member in many open communities, Inspur had the honor of hosting OCP China Day, the OCP Foundation’s regional summit on June 25 in Beijing. The conference attracted nearly a thousand attendees, with 200,000 more viewers tuning in to the event via live-stream. Engineers and data center […]

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Serve The Home tours the Inspur Intelligent Factory

The team at Serve The Home, led by Patrick Kennedy, recently had a tour of the Inspur Intelligent Factory in Jinan to personally see the facility’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and systems, all covered in great detail in this comprehensive STH article. Key highlights from the tour that the team found notable: Efficiency through Automation The […]

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Catch us at OCP Global Summit 2019!

Inspur is going to the OCP Global Summit 2019, the biggest conference in open data center technology, next month in San Jose. Come say hi and check out all the cool new tech we’re bringing to share with the OCP community! New innovations for OCP This year we’re exploring new avenues to enable open infrastructure […]

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Gotta go fast: how Inspur deployed 10,000 servers to Baidu’s data center in 8 hours

Recently, Inspur delivered the latest batch of whole cabinet servers to Baidu’s Shunyi Data Center – a shipment of more than 10,000 nodes. The entire on-site delivery process took only a record-setting 8 hours, equivalent to deploying one server every 2.88 seconds, which is 20 times more efficient than conventional server deployment. Speed is name […]

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Meeting customization demands of the growing cloud data center with Inspur JDM

The explosive growth of cloud computing applications like e-commerce, big data, mobile internet, IoT and other transformative information technologies call for large-scale customization in the cloud data center. Traditional whitebox OEM and client-branded ODM production models are no longer able to support the increasingly fast and complex customization needs of enterprises. Over the course of […]

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Team of Inspur, BUPT and CSU takes 3rd place at NeurIPS 2018 AutoML Challenge

Press release posted to PR News Wire.  At the 3rd NlPS 2018 AutoML Challenge, the GrandMasters — a team comprising of AI engineers from Inspur Group, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), and Central South University (CSU), ranked 3rd among more than three hundred participating teams. Audodidact.ai, a team from a startup company, won first […]

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Inspur displays AI prowess at GTC China 2018

The largest GPU, AI and deep learning technology conference in the East took place at GTC China 2018 on November 20. As a diamond-level sponsor, Inspur was there in attendance representing the industry’s most robust and complete GPU server series. Keynote: the speed and vigor of AI NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicked things […]

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AI heavyweight AGX-5 boldly takes us to new AI frontiers

At the 2018 Artificial Intelligence Computing Conference, Inspur announced the AI ​​super-server AGX-5: with performance reaching up to 2 teraflops per second, it is arguably one of the most powerful AI computing servers in the world to date. Inspur AGX-5 is equipped with 16 of the most powerful NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core 32GB GPUs, […]

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Taking OCP hyperscale with the Inspur OCP rack server solution

Inspur launched at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam a whole slew of OCP building blocks as a part of the standard rack server solution. Optimized for compute, storage, AI and management, the systems’ technical advancements and design attributes deliver hyperscale data center performance at lower CAPEX and OPEX. It is meant to help drive […]

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Inspur’s TF2 Engine makes large-scale AI business deployment possible with FPGA

Currently, many AI companies adopt FPGA technology by way of achieving a customizable, low latency, high performance and high power-consumption ratio for AI inference application. However, there are still many challenges before FPGA technology can enter into large-scale AI business deployment, like the high software writing threshold, limited performance optimization, and difficult power control. The […]

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NF5280M5: raising the bar for server versatility and performance

Enterprises are facing the problem of exponential data growth and diversification of business scenarios, resulting in more and more complex IT infrastructure in data centers and expanding on-demand hardware infrastructure. The need for rapid response is becoming more and more urgent. Based on the newest Intel Xeon Scalable computing platform, Inspur’s M5 series proposes the […]

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OCP at IPF18: The Past, Present, and Future of Open Computing

The day OCP Foundation CTO Bill Carter crossed the ocean to deliver a keynote at the 2018 Inspur Partner Conference (IPF) in Beijing was the seventh anniversary of the Open Compute Project (OCP). Conceived in 2012, OCP was initially concentrated in the North American market, and gradually expanded to Europe and Asia in the last […]

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Inspur developing cloud-scale open hardware based on Microsoft’s Project Olympus

by Lang Wong, Director of Engineering, Cloud Service Providers, Intel & Jack Ma, VP of Product and Marketing, Inspur Systems Inc. Inspur is in development on an open server project based on Microsoft’s Project Olympus specifications. Microsoft’s Project Olympus is the de facto next generation open source cloud hardware design developed in collaboration with the […]

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