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projects & agreements Freestyle IT selects colocation from Datum Datacentres to support its specialist consultancy business Datum Datacentres has announced that specialist IT consultancy Freestyle IT has joined the Datum community of IT service providers housing critical infrastructure in Datum Farnborough. Freestyle IT is a consultancy led IT business specialising in the design, supply, installation and support of virtual infrastructure solutions for customers across a wide range of sectors. Originally colocated at the SSE data centre in Fareham, Freestyle IT found itself having to accept new terms which were not aligned to its business. Freestyle IT had a clear idea about what it needed to support its business and customers. By using specific criteria, it drew up a shortlist of potential providers. When the Freestyle team met with Datum they were impressed by the facility, its secure location, the attitude of the team and the possibilities offered through the Datum Connect ecosystem of enterprises and providers. Datum will work with Freestyle IT to support its successful business to further develop Datum’s excellent carrier and cloud neutral connectivity and environmentally efficient cooling help to ensure providers can better support client needs with flexible solutions and manageable costs. TGAC INSTALLS LARGEST SGI UV 300 SUPERCOMPUTER FOR LIFE SCIENCES WORLDWIDE With the world’s largest SGI UV 300 installation for Life Sciences, with one of the largest Intel SSD for PCIe deployments worldwide, The Genome Analysis Centre’s (TGAC) new supercomputing platform gives the Institute access to the next-generation of SGI UV technology for genomics. This new TGAC platform comprises two SGI UV 300 systems totalling 24 terabytes (TB) of shared-memory, 512 Intel Xeon Processor E7 v3 cores and 64TB of Intel P3700 SSDs with NVMe storage technology. Each SGI UV 300 flash memory solution features 12TB of shared memory with seventh generation SGI NUMAlink ASIC technology, scaling up to 64TB of global addressable memory as a single system. Paired with flash storage, the combined 24TB SGI UV 300 supercomputers can increase processing speeds of heavy workloads in scientific research by 80 per cent. This combination of leading-edge technology allows TGAC researchers to benefit from the faster processing capabilities, providing a powerful platform for genomics analysis. A key benefit for using this system is the scalability and memory capabilities to execute some of the most demanding data and computeintensive workloads including large, complex genome assembly and analytics. The SGI UV with the Intel Xeon Processor E7 v3 product family create a powerful technology that can advance genomic breakthroughs. Box smarter with Rittal „ „ „ „ „ Superior quality Extensive size range Comprehensive product options Instant availability Competitive pricing ENCLOSURES POWER DISTRIBUTION CLIMATE CONTROL