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New Analytical Technology Reveals ‘Nanomechanical’ Surface Traits

Aug 27, 2014 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 27 — A new research platform uses a laser to measure the “nanomechanical” properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries. This new technique, called nanomechanical Raman spectroscopy, reveals information about how heating and the surface stress of Read more…

RES Using Supercomputer to Harness the Wind

Aug 27, 2014 |

Aug. 27 — Renewable energy developer, Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) is using a new high performance cluster and big data storage system to support the design, build and operation of wind farms globally. The system went live in March 2014. The cluster, which is x7 more powerful than its predecessor, is enabling analysts to Read more…

Fujitsu Introduces ETERNUS TR Series

Aug 27, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 27 – Fujitsu today announced the introduction of the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series, a storage system designed especially for use in large-scale virtualization environments. The new series is available for order only in Japan starting today. The ETERNUS TR series is specially designed for the virtual integration of large-scale servers compatible with Read more…

According to IDC, Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 2.5% in Second Quarter

Aug 27, 2014 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 27 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14). Server unit shipments improved 1.2% year over year in 2Q14 to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale datacenter Read more…

IBM Launches First SoftLayer Datacenter in Australia

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, plans to launch its first Australian data center in Melbourne in September. It will be the latest of 15 new data centers that IBM plans to open as part of a $1.2 billion dollar global investment to strengthen and extend its cloud services in Asia Pacific and around the world.  The new onshore SoftLayer Read more…

NSF Announces Two $10M Projects to Create Cloud Computing Testbeds

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds–to be called “Chameleon” and “CloudLab“–that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the practice of using a network Read more…

SoftLayer Introduces New Bare Metal Servers

Aug 26, 2014 |

DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 26 – SoftLayer, an IBM Company, today announced the immediate availability of new bare metal servers that are deployed in under 30 minutes and billed by the hour. Hourly bare metal servers provide the raw performance of physical servers with shorter commitments, making it easier than ever to deploy computing-intensive workloads on SoftLayer Read more…

Nallatech Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Aug 25, 2014 |

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 25 – Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture. Nallatech joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open Read more…

Imation Introduces NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance at VMworld

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 – Imation, a global data storage and information security company, today at VMworld 2014 introduced the NST4000 – a new ultra-efficient hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads that will deliver Fibre Channel connectivity and new levels of capacity and performance to the mid-range enterprise. The NST4000, Read more…

Zadara iSER VPSA Introduced

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 – Zadara Storage today announced a new high performance storage as a service (STaaS) solution offering for private clouds – the Zadara iSER VPSA – using a first of its kind Ethernet transport mechanism for exceptional performance at reduced costs. The latest generation of its award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array services, iSER VPSA takes advantage Read more…