Chip ICT® Power Solutions


Wednesday, February 15, 2023 – Nuenen, The Netherlands
– Today, Chip ICT has become CyberPower power solutions authorized reseller for The Netherlands.

CyberPower’s proven, trusted power management solutions meet the most critical requirements of home offices, small-to-medium businesses, corporate offices, healthcare, government, and education facilities. And forms a logical addition to Chip ICT’s high quality IT assortment.

With these Power Solutions we:

  • Prevent Data Loss: A UPS can prevent data loss or corruption by providing a few minutes of backup power to your computer or server in the event of a power outage. This gives you enough time to properly shut down your system or backup your data.
  • Protect Equipment: A UPS can protect your sensitive electronic equipment from power surges, spikes, and voltage fluctuations that can damage or shorten the lifespan of your devices. This is especially important for expensive equipment like servers, routers, and network switches.
  • Maintain Productivity: A UPS can help you maintain productivity by ensuring that your equipment stays powered during a power outage. This can be especially important for businesses, where downtime can result in lost revenue and decreased productivity.
  • Provide Emergency Power: A UPS can provide emergency power for critical equipment like medical devices, security systems, and communications equipment during a power outage.

A UPS is easy to install and use, and typically requires no special training or expertise. Once installed, the UPS will automatically switch to battery power in the event of a power outage or brownout, ensuring uninterrupted power to your critical equipment.

For more information about the partnership between CyberPower and Chip ICT, please Contact our Salesteam!

Chip ICT Joins the WEKA Innovation Network


Monday, February 7, 2022 – Nuenen, The Netherlands
– Today, Chip ICT has Joined the WEKA Innovation Network as an authorized reseller for The Netherlands.

WEKA’s data platform uniquely empowers organizations to solve the biggest problems holding back innovation. Designed for flash and the hybrid cloud, WEKA handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive environments so organizations can enjoy peak performance at any scale and reach breakthrough innovations.

Chip ICT has selected WEKA as it seamlessly fills the gap in their solutions portfolio of High Performance Computing and AI. An extremely fast and linear scaling data platform that can saturate the most demanding network data pipelines in modern GPU accelerated workloads, thus allowing customers to realize a full ROI of their infrastructure and human capital.

Marco van der Hart, Managing Director at Chip ICT, commented: “WEKA offers a solution tailored for the verticals in which we have been active for many years: Artificial Intelligence, Machine and Deep Learning – High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) – Life Sciences – Financial Services, We are confident that WEKA will bring value to our customer base.”

WEKA – the data platform for AI and modern workloads to future-proof clients’ data centers, cloud strategy and to enable digital transformation. The breakthrough WEKA solution is architected for unprecedented data performance that can reside on-premises, in the public cloud, or as a hybrid model. WEKA stands out as a leading solution because it gives clients the leverage to get more value out of their compute resources, providing a full enterprise-grade solution with advanced security and full cloud integration.

“WEKA supports a rich eco-system of partners, ISV’s and server vendors to give customers the best value and flexibility in their solution deployment. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Chip ICT who have selected WEKA to be their trusted provider for advanced, high-performance solutions to help customers increase application performance and translate data into faster business insights,” says Ryan Taylor Director – WEKA EMEA.


For more information about the partnership between WEKA and Chip ICT, please Contact our Salesteam!

Global shortage in computer chips


Dear Customer,


As you probably already heard in the news, the current market conditions we face are challenging, due to the global shortages of computer chips and longer lead-times.

We are currently experiencing very high demand across all of our Components, Storage, Server and Networking product ranges, which is putting greater pressure on our ability to react to new and un-forecasted demands.

We have increased our stock positions to build a buffer over the past few months, and we have taken all measures possible with our vendors to mitigate the risks for you and your supply.

We appreciate your support on this matter and thank you for your continued business.

Please let us know if we can help you with your inquiries.

Whilst we have planned as best as we can in the circumstances, others may not have done so; and this is also causing pressure on the industry as a whole with large stocking orders being placed beyond the norm.

If you have any upcoming projects or demands, do not hesitate to let us know. The sooner we have a clear insight in current demands, the better we can help you.

In summary, whilst we cannot guarantee anything, we can assure you that we do our best to help you and your company through this period.


Your IT solution provider,






BMC/IPMI Security Vulnerability

Researchers have identified vulnerabilities in the Virtual Media function of Supermicro BMCs.

BMC/IPMI Virtual Media is a feature of the Virtual Console that enables users to attach a CD/DVD image to the server as a virtual CD/DVD drive. These vulnerabilities include plaintext authentication, weak encryption, and authentication bypass within the Virtual Media capabilities. Identified by researchers in the lab, the vulnerabilities have not been reported in a customer environment.

Industry best practice is operating BMCs on an isolated private network not exposed to the internet, which would reduce, but not eliminate the identified exposure.

Another potential interim remediation is to disable Virtual Media by blocking TCP port 623 and then upgrade to the latest security fix for BMC/IPMI firmware at a later date.

New versions of the BMC software address these vulnerabilities. Check below for details on specific products.

View table that shows affected X11, X10, X9 Supermicro products.

Dutch Reseller Chip ICT Joins the Bright Partner Program


Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Today, Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud
infrastructure automation software, announced a partnership with Chip ICT, a reseller operating across Belgium and
the Netherlands.

Chip ICT is a Dutch-based IT company that delivers high quality IT solutions, and helps its customers transition their IT
to the next generation of digital transformation. Chip ICT offers solutions in traditional HPC clusters for scientific research,
as well as deep-learning and artificial intelligence. Its customer base consists of leading enterprise organizations, research
institutes, universities, and governmental departments in the BeNeLux region.

Chip ICT has chosen to add Bright’s technology to its product portfolio in order to provide its customers with a management
suite that is quick to install and easy to use. With a number of Chip ICT’s clients in the university space already having
deployed Bright, the newest member of Bright’s Reseller network is off to a flying start.

Marco van der Hart, Managing Director at Chip ICT, commented; “Bright Cluster Manager for HPC and Data Science are
great products to add to our market offering. We specialise in offering best in class HPC and deep learning solutions
to our customers, so we are confident that the Bright technology will bring value to our customer base.”

Lee Carter, VP Alliances at Bright Computing, added; “Chip ICT works closely with clients to offer HPC and AI solutions
that push the boundaries of technology, empowering organizations to carry out their research more quickly and efficiently.
So, we are delighted that Chip ICT has chosen to include Bright in its product portfolio, to help our mutual customers realise
those goals.”

Chip ICT will be offering Bright Cluster Manager for HPC and Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science to its customers,
enabling them to automate the process of building and managing Linux clusters in their data centers.


For more information about the Bright partnership with Chip ICT, please email

Intel® VMD and VROC

Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)

The Intel® Xeon Scalable series processors based on Skylake-SP feature a new Volume Management Device (VMD) built-in. This feature will seem similar to VROC (Virtual RAID On CPU), which debuted with the Core X series and X299 chipset, but VMD is what actually enables VROC.

Each CPU has 3 VMD domains that manages 16 PCIe lanes (total 48 lanes per CPU). The Intel® VMD can be turned on and of in the BIOS per 4 lanes (x4 PCIe SSD)

The total number of PCIe lanes in a dual socket machine equals 96 (2×48) and can be devided in max. 24  NVMe drives that are directly attached to the CPU in the system.


Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC)

Intel® VROC is and Enterprise RAID solution specifically designed for NVMe SSD’s
RAID can be built within a Single VMD domain but also across domains, and even across CPU’s

A RAID array can be bootable when they remain within a single VMD domain. RAID arays that span across multiple VMD domains are not bootable.

Because the Intel® VROC creates RAID arrays without using a traditional RAID HBA the performance is much higher.

Intel® VROC is a hybrid RAID solution. It has attributes like hardware RAID because of the key silicon feature, Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD). Intel® VDM is offered with the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. Intel® VROC utilizes Intel® VMD to aggregate NVMe SSDs allowing bootable RAID. Intel® VROC also has attributes like software RAID. For instance, it uses some of the CPU cores to calculate the RAID logic. Because of this combination of software and silicon, Intel® VROC is called a hybrid RAID solution.


Intel® VROC replaces the NVMe RAID. Intel VROC uses Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD) to provide these new features that Intel® RSTe legacy NVMe RAID does not have:

  • Bootable RAID
  • Surprise hot-plug
  • LED management
  • RAID5 Double Fault Protection
  • Support for third-party SSDs



What are the differences with a desktop GPU?

HPC and Deep learning breakthroughs have sparked the artificial intelligence revolution. The scientific community is racing towards exascale computing. In both, the computational engine is the GPU. The NVIDIA GPU is the most pervasive high-performance computing (HPC) processor ever built. Whether your computing platform of choice is the PC or the cloud, there’s a GPU to accelerate your important work.The NVIDIA TITAN X or GeForce GTX consumer GPU is designed for the PC. The NVIDIA® Tesla® data center GPU is engineered for predictable behavior and uptime requirements of data centers.

Consumer GPU



Data centers are designed to optimize for throughput. Technologies ensuring 24/7 uptime, scalability, and manageability are just as important as raw performance for optimizing and reliably delivering data center throughput. The Tesla GPU powers some of the world’s largest data centers. It’s purpose-built for a server, and extensively qualified for the mechanical, physical, management, reliability, and availability needs of rack-scale deployments. The Tesla GPU features a longer warranty, enterprise support, and extended SKU life expected


Every developer should have access to the world’s most powerful computing platform. Powered by the new Pascal™ architecture, NVIDIA TITAN X / GeForce GTX is enabled to harness the power of GPU computing in a PC. A PC is very different than a server. Density, airflow, inlet temperature, uptime, and manageability are just a few design points to consider when building a GPU. A consumer GPU is engineered and tested for a PC design point.


24/7 Uptime Guaranteed quality in a server Server-Grade Engineering

– Lower operating voltage for longer reliability

– Zero-error testing at aggressive clocks

– Error Correction Code (ECC) for data integrity

PC-Grade Engineering
Reduced thermal stress for uncompromised reliability Forced Air Cooling Design

– Designed for maximum airflow in a server

– Lower GPU temperature for reliability

– Lower power consumption

Active Fan Design

– Fan works against server airflow

– GPU runs up to 30-40% hotter, increasing failure rate

– Higher power consumption

Higher data center availability and serviceability Dynamic Page Retirement

– Monitors and removes bad memory with simple reboot

N/A: Need to physically remove GPU

with bad memory

Scalable Performance Application performance across nodes GPU Direct RDMA

– Direct transfers between GPUs

– 67% lower latency

– 5X higher GPU-to-GPU MPI bandwidth

Strong scaling performance in a node NVIDIA NVLink™

– 5X higher GPU-to-GPU bandwidth

– Linear strong scaling for lots of GPUs

Deploy large models – Up to 24 GB GDDR5 for Tesla M40

– Up to 16 GB HBM2 for Tesla P100

– Up to 32 GB HBM2 for Tesla V100

4 GB to 12 GB
Data Center Ready Simplified data center operations Data Center GPU Manager

– Device management

– System diagnostics

– Cluster management

– Integrated into leading HPC management tools

Extended product availability – 3-year product lifetime

– 3-year warranty

– 10-month end-of-life notice period

Short SKU lifetime and not sold in volume
Rapid issue resolution and continuity of operations Enteprise Support

– Long-term support and maintenance

– Direct support from tech experts

– On-site consultation


Ensuring the Highest Levels of Reliability and Service for Cable and Video Streaming

A leading nationwide provider of cable television has hundreds of local area data centers or Points of Presence (POP) to support regular programming and on-demand entertainment. Each POP is unmanned and all technical glitches must be investigated and resolved within a very short time frame to ensure the highest level of service for their paying customers. The POPs contain many different types of equipment including: routers for receiving data from the Central Network Control to HQ, routers for relaying data-rich video streams to paying customers, data storage, and servers.

Could Lantronix provide the cable provider with a cost-effective remote access and management solution that would allow 24/7 access to essential equipment in the POP network and help them to ensure reliable and consistent content delivery to millions of customers?

Read our solution in this document:

Protect against Spectre and Meltdown

Applies to multiple products

This article discusses the impact of the recently disclosed processor vulnerabilities, named “Spectre” and “Meltdown,” for Windows customers and provides resources to help keep your devices protected at home, at work, and across your enterprise.


Microsoft is aware of new vulnerabilities in hardware processors named “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. These are a newly discovered class of vulnerabilities based on a common chip architecture that, when originally designed, was created to speed up computers. The technical name is “speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities”. You can learn more about these vulnerabilities at Google Project Zero.

Who is affected?

Affected chips include those manufactured by Intel, AMD, and ARM, which means all devices running Windows operating systems are potentially vulnerable (e.g., desktops, laptops, cloud servers, and smartphones). Devices running other operating systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, and MacOS are also affected. We advise customers running these operating systems to seek guidance from those vendors.At this time of publication, we have not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to attack customers.

Protections Microsoft provided to date

As of January 3, 2018, Microsoft released several updates to help mitigate these vulnerabilities and help protect customers. We have also deployed updates to secure our cloud services and Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. We are continuing to work closely with industry partners including chip makers, device manufacturers, and app vendors.

What steps should I take to protect my devices?

You will need to update both your hardware and your software to address this vulnerability. This includes firmware updates from device manufacturers and, in some cases, updates to your antivirus software as well.

To receive all available protections, follow these steps to get the latest updates for both software and hardware:

Before your begin, make sure your antivirus (AV) software is up to date and compatible. Check your antivirus software manufacturer’s website for their latest compatibility information.

  1. Keep your Windows device up to date by turning on automatic updates.
  2. Check that you’ve installed the January 2018 Windows operating system security update from Microsoft. If automatic updates are turned on, the updates should be automatically delivered to you, but you should still confirm that they’re installed.
  3. Install available hardware (firmware) updates from your device manufacturer. All customers will need to check with their device manufacturer to download and install their device specific hardware update. If you have questions regarding the available firmware updates, contact Chip ICT Support, based on the serialnumber we can provide you with the needed information.

Customers who only install the January 2018 Windows operating system security updates from Microsoft will not be fully protected against the vulnerabilities. Antivirus software updates should be installed first. Operating system and firmware updates should follow.


Intel® Optane™ Memory

Revolutionizing Memory and Storage

Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. Check out the video to see how new computer architectures are unleashing unprecedented possibilities from data center to desktop.


Intel® Optane™ Technology

This technology is a unique combination of 3D XPoint™ memory media, Intel Memory and Storage Controllers, Intel Interconnect IP and Intel® software. Together these building blocks deliver a revolutionary leap forward in decreasing latency and accelerating systems for workloads demanding large capacity and fast storage.

Flexible Capabilities

From system acceleration and fast caching to storage and memory expansion, new possibilities and insights are here.  We’re driving fundamental change in computer architecture for consumers, business, and data centers around the world.

Enterprise to Desktop

It’s technology that drives innovation and experiences. Retailers might more quickly identify fraud detection patterns. Financial institutions may speed trading. Healthcare researchers could work with even larger data sets in real-time. And at home, Intel® Optane™ technology can optimize PC experiences from interactive social media to immersive gaming.


BUSINESSline L3372 *Optane*

  •  Application: Home & Office-PC Education
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-7100
  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage capacity: 1 TB

BUSINESSline S1731 *Optane*

  •  Application: Home & Office-PC Digital Signage Education
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-7100U
  • Chipset: integrated
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage capacity: 1 TB

BUSINESSline S1771 *Optane*

  •  Application: Home & Office-PC Digital Signage Education
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7567U
  • Chipset: integrated
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage capacity: 2 TB

BUSINESSline S1751 *Optane*

  •  Application: Home & Office-PC Digital Signage Education
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7260U
  • Chipset: integrated
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage capacity: 1 TB