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Facebook Showcases Green Datacenter

Apr 26, 2012 |

A small team of engineers at Facebook have created an ultra-efficient design for large-scale computing.

For Disks There Are No Good Vibrations

Jan 3, 2012 |

<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 Offers Glimpse into Cloud Datacenters

Aug 16, 2011 |

Microsoft recently released a video providing an in-depth look at the hardware that backs its many cloud services.

ScaleMatrix Offers Glimpse into San Diego Facility

Aug 11, 2011 |

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 Selects Modular Home for Shared HPC

Jul 25, 2011 |

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

May 5, 2011 |

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 Lifts Lid on Containers

May 4, 2011 |

Cisco opened the doors on its datacenter-in-a-box offering, CDC, despite relatively low adoption of the mobile DC option.

The SaaS Stepping Stone to Strong IaaS Support

Mar 15, 2011 |

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.

Cisco’s Cloud CTO Clarifies Strategy, Describes Datacenters of the Future

Jan 24, 2011 |

Cisco’s CTO of Cloud Computing, Lew Tucker, came clean on the company’s cloud strategy this week in a video interview. In addition to revealing a rough path for the coming months, Tucker also revealed his insights about the “many clouds” theory, the role of the network in cloud computing, and innovations that could change datacenter design.

CERN Taps Brocade For Network Refresh

Dec 2, 2010 |

Organization preps for 100GbE core network.