ASTRON & IBM Center for Exascale Technology

The travelling Dome Microserver

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In March, the 64-bit Dome microserver using hot water as a coolant made its debut at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. In the picture, IBM scientist Andreas Doering is demonstrating the hot water cooled microserver at the conference. There was also a podcast featuring another one of Dome’s IBM researchers, Matteo Cossale. Feel free to listen on Soundcoud.

The microserver also appeared at the Hannover Messe in April. During the Hannover Messe last April, Gert Kruithof, ASTRON, presented an update on the microserver. The microserver was presented as part of the Region of Smart Factories.

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At the opening of the new ASTRON building, Ronald Luijten, IBM, showed the microserver to state secretary Dekker. He got a short introduction to the microserver and its special characteristics. The Dome microserver made a strong impression on state secretary Dekker.

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Microserver plans

Earlier this year, we have given interested parties an opportunity to submit microserver proposals. These were aimed at assessing the benefits for using the microserver platform in application areas where powerful and low-power signal processing are needed. We have received several good ideas and proposals. The batch of Dome microserver samples are currently validated and tested. We expect a first set of microservers wil be ready for shipment to the interested parties by the end of July.