Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
January 03, 2013
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 3 — The Active Archive Alliance announced today that Cleversafe and CSC have joined the Alliance. The addition of these two innovative members extends the reach of the Active Archive Alliance I n promoting expanded solutions that help solve the issue of cost-effectively storing, securing and accessing rapidly growing unstructured data. The new members offer the Active Archive Alliance expertise, technology and thought leadership in Object Storage and High Performance Computing.
Cleversafe leads the industry in object-based Dispersed Storage implementations with over 15 billion objects stored across customers in media and communications, healthcare, geospatial and the federal government. "The Active Archive Alliance has paved the way, making it easy for companies to accommodate long-term data storage needs," said Russ Kennedy, vice president of product strategy, marketing and customer solutions for Cleversafe. "We are pleased to be joining many of the biggest leaders and innovators in the storage industry to provide object-storage solutions as part of the Active Archive Alliance."
CSC provides big data storage and management solutions to meet the growing needs of the commercial and federal government sectors in high performance computing environments. "Our history in serving the federal government provides an opportunity for the Alliance to more effectively reach this market," said Steven Baxter, program manager for CSC. "We look forward to collaborating with the Alliance members and our customers to deliver customized active archive solutions that meet today's demanding data storage needs."
Organizations are retaining increasing amounts of unstructured data as they grapple with file system growth, long-term retention, compliance rules and the need to leverage the knowledge and information within their organization. Active archives enable organizations to solve the challenge of retaining and accessing that data with flat or decreasing storage budgets.
"Cleversafe and CSC will help further our mission to align the market education and proper technologies to meet the rapidly evolving requirements for long-term storage and access of unstructured data," said Molly Rector, executive vice president of product management and worldwide marketing at Spectra Logic, and chairman of the Active Archive Alliance. "The continued growth of the Alliance membership and our success in delivering end-user adoption of storage solutions that scale from TB to PB and even into EB of accessible file storage, underscores the value of this approach to managing and storing the massive amounts of data being created on a daily basis."
For more information about the Active Archive Alliance or to become a member, please visit www.activearchive.com. About Cleversafe
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the storage cost out of the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, visit www.cleversafe.com or call 312-423-6640.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.7 billion for the 12 months ended September 28, 2012. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
About The Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting active archives for simplified, online access to all archived data. Launched in early 2010 by founding technology partners Dell, FileTek, Inc., QStar Technologies, SGI and Spectra Logic Corporation, the Active Archive Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of active archive technologies including file systems, active archive applications, cloud storage, and high density tape and disk storage, as well as individuals and end-users. Active Archive Alliance members provide active archive solutions, best practices, and industry testimonials so that organizations can achieve fast, online access to all their data in the most cost effective manner. Visit www.activearchive.com for more information.
Source: Active Archive Alliance
Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national "size matters" contest means for the U.S. and other nations...
Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point....
Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products--all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company's Raj....
Jun 18, 2013 |
The world's largest supercomputers, like Tianhe-2, are great at traditional, compute-intensive HPC workloads, such as simulating atomic decay or modeling tornados. But data-intensive applications--such as mining big data sets for connections--is a different sort of workload, and runs best on a different sort of computer.
Jun 18, 2013 |
Researchers are finding innovative uses for Gordon, the 285 teraflop supercomputer housed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that has a unique Flash-based storage system. Since going online, researchers have put the incredibly fast I/O to use on a wide variety of workloads, ranging from chemistry to political science.
Jun 17, 2013 |
The advent of low-power mobile processors and cloud delivery models is changing the economics of computing. But just as an economy car is good at different things than a full size truck, an HPC workload still has certain computing demands that neither the fastest smartphone nor the most elastic cloud cluster can fulfill.
Jun 14, 2013 |
For all the progress we've made in IT over the last 50 years, there's one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further.
Jun 13, 2013 |
Titan, the Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Lab that debuted last fall as the fastest supercomputer in the world with 17.59 petaflops of sustained computing power, will rely on its previous LINPACK test for the upcoming edition of the Top 500 list.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?
Join our webinar to learn how IT managers can migrate to a more resilient, flexible and scalable solution that grows with the data center. Mellanox VMS is future-proof, efficient and brings significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. The VMS is available today.