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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.”

Storage at Exascale: Some Thoughts from Panasas CTO Garth Gibson

May 25, 2011 |

Exascale computing is not just about FLOPS. It will also require a new breed of external storage capable of feeding these exaflop beasts. Panasas co-founder and chief technology officer Garth Gibson has some ideas on how this can be accomplished and we asked him to expound on the topic in some detail.