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June 7, 2017

HPE pushes IoT innovations with new Edgeline systems

HPE announced edgeline computing enhancements and innovations in its field of convergence at this years HPE Discover to integrate IoT.

By Hannah Williams

HPE has unveiled The Machine User Group, a community of technologists, developers and industry experts aimed at boosting Memory-Driven Computing.

The announcement came at HPE Discover in Las Vegas and follows on from HPE’s release of the first Memory-Driven Computing architecture last year, which now includes a large in-memory system of 160 terabyte prototype.

The Machine User Group is set to enable HPE to provide training, resources and necessary toolkits for participants, from which the community will be able to share the developments such as algorithms, applications and what the architecture is capable of.

In a blog post Mark Potter, SVP and CTO, HPE Enterprise Group said: “Our hope is that we can explore the vast potential of our new approach and where it will collectively take us.

“Our progress on this project can be seen not only in our working prototype, but also in how we’re commercialising the component technologies.”

Read more: The Monster Machine: HPE debuts world’s biggest single-memory computer

HPE believes collaboration is key to the company’s success. From the planning stage of the Memory-Driven Computing architecture, the company were working with over 20 partners who together delivered innovations to help develop prototypes.

The Machine research program was first announced at the annual HPE Discover in 2014, since then HPE has modified the Linux operating system by adding enhancements that make it more suitable for handling large amounts of memory.

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HPE EdgelineHPE also tightened up its use of convergence, after the launch of its Edgeline Converged Edge Systems the company introduced a software product category called Software Defined OT.

This allows HPE to deliver OT (Operational Technology) functions, both traditionally closed and proprietary in its open x86 Edgeline Systems. OT functions appear in the form of control systems, direct wired data acquisition systems and industrial networks.

HPE said in a blog post: “This convergence of OT and IT is driving new products and services that optimise business operations, address engineering challenges, and accelerate scientific discovery. The result is new top line and bottom line growth for enterprises of all types.”

The company introduced an Edgeline Services Platform, which allows HPE and partners to deliver applications and services that will help HPE to develop IoT solutions for customers, all of which will be designed to run outside the data centre or cloud.

Also, HPE announced a new Edgeline Data Aggregation App is a software app built to combine data from already existing of new OT devices to come together in a single data collection.

The final announcement came as HPE added an Edgeline Address Translation App to converge network address translations from a bigger network to one or more smaller network, using software-defined configuration control.

Following the collaboration of HPE and Tata Communications, the two companies revealed that they are building the world’s first LoRaWAN based Integrated City Management in Jamshedpur, India for the development of one of the regions first smart cities.


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