2022 in Review
In 2022 we have shipped hundreds of systems to data centers and clients across the globe. We are so proud that year after year the number of Blackcore customers is increasing; the list includes some of the biggest companies in the world.
This year saw us launch our latest generation of Blackcore overclocked servers – GENERATION 3, in New York City, a few blocks from Wall Street. Our launch event was attended by New York’s finest in financial trading. At the event we unveiled the three new G3 systems, we shipped out 1U, 2U & 3U units so our guests could see how the system architecture differs between each form factor. Our excellent partners at Intel also spoke during our presentation about their upcoming new technology.
The first GENERATION 3 release featured Intel’s 12th Gen Core i9 CPUs, codenamed Alder Lake. Since then, we have seen impressive 15% IPC gains over rocket lake and brand-new technologies like DDR5, which has greatly benefitted our clients. The second release of GENERATION 3 will feature Intel's latest 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors, codenamed Sapphire Rapids. After the launch, we will be launching an overclocked server built upon this new processor and our innovative new cooling technology. More on this in the new year!
Quotes from the Team
Nick Rogers CEO of Exacta Technologies: 'When I look back at 2022, it’s been the year of breakthroughs, to launch our GEN 3 range in New York was unbelievable, mix that with some of the biggest names in banking and financial services in attendance. We have shipped record numbers of products all over the world, combined with a set of new and exciting product offerings coming, we have certainly a lot to look forward to and personally, I am really excited for 2023!'
David Osmond General Manager: 'For me, I think that we will look back on 2022 as the year when Blackcore reached the tipping point between being a really interesting disruptive innovator capable of producing exceptional technical performance; to becoming an established player capable of taking that same disruptive approach but supporting our clients deploy at real scale. This was confirmed with our first top 5 bank switching to us and a raft of large new client wins across the globe. With more ground-breaking technology to launch; very interesting approaches from some of the biggest players in this market, to say we’re looking forward to 2023 would be an absolute understatement.'
James Lupton Chief Technologist: 'We had some great moments this year, with our New York GEN 3 launch being an amazing highlight. It was awesome to meet so many US clients and we look forward to continuing to expand our US presence next year. Since then, we have been hard at work preparing for 2023 and the release of Intel's next generation of Xeon CPUs, and can't wait to see the benefits these CPUs will bring to the HFT crowd and FinTech at large!'
Adam Lister Systems Architect: '2022 has been a rollercoaster year for Blackcore. We’ve had some great wins, and some minor setbacks, as experienced across the industry. We’ve said farewell to a friend or two and welcomed some eager new recruits. With Intel's latest 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors just around the corner, we look forward to sharing complete details of our latest GEN 3 platform soon. Coupled with AMD’s Genoa platform, 2023 should be a great year for performance computing, and we’ll be spearheading with our bespoke overclocking technology.'
Ciaran Kennedy US Sales Manager: 'This past year has allowed us to further expand the reach of Blackcore systems to technologists who have a desire for not only the fastest but also the most reliable overclocked servers on the market. During our GEN 3 launch event in New York City, we renewed our commitment to having a continued focus on delivering what is needed for the electronic trading community, with Blackcore now being the technology of choice for many of the top trading firms and deployed in every co-location facility globally. Aligned with the launch of Intel’s next-generation CPUs we’re strategically positioned to continue to deliver the most reliable and fastest overclocked systems in the market. This, coupled with our ongoing expansion in the US will position Blackcore as the #1 choice for trading firms in New York, Chicago, and beyond!'
Overall, we feel very positive about 2023, we are excited about Intel’s launch, our first London launch event and to release new GEN 3 systems. For now, though, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Lastly, we want to thank Team Blackcore! We have achieved a lot this year and without each and every one of you, it would not have been possible! #TeamBlackcore 💚