On Tuesday, Dell announced a prototype low-power server built with ARM processors, code-named “Copper,” aimed at the hyperscale datacenter space. Enterprises running large Web, cloud and big data environments are looking to custom-built servers as a means of lowering the cost of computing. Dell will not be selling the ARM server outright, but will provide units to select customers and partners for application development and benchmarking.
Company looks to renewable energy to power its computing infrastructure.
A small team of engineers at Facebook have created an ultra-efficient design for large-scale computing.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Green_Platform_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”119″ height=”100″ />Silicon Valley startup Green Platform Corporation has been promoting its vibration dampening solution for rack-based disk storage for a couple of years now. But with the increasing importance of “big data” applications, which places particular emphasis on performant I/O, the company is looking to tap into a $22 billion storage market that is still primarily based on vibration-prone spinning disks. In the process, the company has tweaked its strategy to offer what it calls a “Vibration Management System.”
Microsoft recently released a video providing an in-depth look at the hardware that backs its many cloud services.
This week Steve Campbell ventured out in San Diego, California to meet the leaders of ScaleMatrix, a startup datacenter company that has chosen to build its behemoth in one of the most unlikely cities possible—at least for anyone with electricity cost concerns in mind.
UCLA has added itself to list of institutions moving “outside the box” of brick and mortar solutions. The university recently selected HP’s POD containerized datacenter to meet the needs of an expanding research base for its shared HPC cluster program.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover ISRO’s newest supercomputer; Tokyo Tech’s selection of EM Photonics’ CULA library; Intel’s 3-D transistor breakthrough; the latest LSF Tools from Platform Computing; and SciNet’s new NextIO GPU-based system.
Cisco opened the doors on its datacenter-in-a-box offering, CDC, despite relatively low adoption of the mobile DC option.
We recently published an article that provided the opinions of a number of thought and industry leaders on the subject of public cloud viability for mission-critical or business-critical needs. While the responses were rather wide-ranging, there were a few common issues (including matters of cost, security and existing investment) that got Robin Meehan’s wheels turning.