ASTRON & IBM Center for Exascale Technology

OPEN INVITATION: Dome Premiere, featuring the new microserver

ASTRON, IBM and three members of the Dome Users Platform are proud to invite you to this Dome Premiere on July 3rd, 2014. Dome is the research project in which ASTRON and IBM have joined forces to create new technology for handling the huge amounts of data that will be generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). After about two years of hard work, we are happy to share a memorable moment with you, introducing our newly developed, high-performance microserver. 

Microserver
Our new microserver redefines the term ‘high-density’: a 64-bit server CPU placed on a 133 x 55 mm board. It is not only very compact, it is also very energy-efficient. One of its innovations is optional hot-water cooling, which also supplies electrical power. It is a small, low-cost, low-power device, working like a full-fledged server. This technology will play an essential role in future datacenters and many other applications.

Open invitation
ASTRON, IBM and three members of the Dome Users Platform are proud to invite you to this Dome Premiere on July 3rd, 2014 at ASTRON’s Van de Hulst auditorium, Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, 7991 PD in Dwingeloo. Your presence would be highly appreciated. Feel free to bring any relations who might be interested in this high-tech advancement. Please let us know at info@dome-exascale.nl whether or not you will be able to attend this Dome Premiere.

Programme 3 July 2014
13.30:        Reception
14.00:        Word of welcome by Albert-Jan Boonstra
14.05:        “The microserver and the microserver ecosystem” and "Microserver
                 Application Areas" by Ronald Luijten, IBM Zürich
14.50:        “Making the difference in PCB design" by Ronald Otter, Strukton/Roneda
15.15:        Break
15.35:        “From big ideas to micro-engineering” By Ton Lamers, Transfer DSW
16.00:        “Challenges in future microserver designs” by Hans Klos, Sintecs
16.25:        Microserver developments, next steps, by Gert Kruithof, ASTRON
16.40:        Exchanging knowledge and contact info over drink
17.15:        End of session