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Scaled out Music, Scaled down Infrastructure

Feb 18, 2013 |

If you’re one of the 175 million Pandora users, then you have surely experienced the excitement of having the Internet’s most popular radio station introduce you to a brand-new artist or song. While it may seem like magic, there is a perfectly logical explanation behind Pandora’s ability to seemingly read your mind and know your taste in music. The true magic behind Pandora lies hidden in the numbers and data collected from music analysis, personalization, and the music delivery methods it uses.

A Petabyte of Flash in a Rack

Aug 20, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Nimbus_data_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”104″ height=”68″ />Solid state storage specialist Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its third-generation flash memory array, setting new benchmarks on resiliency, performance, and capacity. The new product, known as Gemini, offers up to 48 TB of capacity and over 1 million IOPS per 2U box. And despite moving to the less expensive and less reliable consumer-grade MLC flash, Nimbus has managed to double the endurance of its storage arrays.

Startup Aims to Upend Enterprise Storage with MLC Flash-Based Systems

Aug 14, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Skyera_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”137″ height=”49″ />Silicon Valley startup Skyera has unveiled a solid state storage system that the company believes will be a game changer for enterprise storage. The product, known as Skyhawk, will use consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory as the basis for a bulk storage solution at a price point of less than $3 per gigabyte.

Flash Memory Shrinking Into Obscurity?

Feb 22, 2012 |

Reducing the size of NAND memory has some serious downsides.

Commodity Memory for a High Performance World: The View from Samsung

Feb 21, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Byungse_So_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”77″ height=”85″ />As one of the world leaders in memory solutions, Samsung Semiconductor has been a key supplier of DRAM and NAND components that end up in high performance computing systems. Dr. Byungse So, who heads the Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering team at Samsung, shares his thoughts about the memory technologies needed by performance-minded users today and what might come next.

Nimbus Brings Half Petabyte Flash Storage to Market

Jan 31, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Nimbus_Data_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”133″ height=”78″ />Storage maker Nimbus Data Systems has launched its newest product line, the E-Class Flash Memory System, which scales up to 500 terabytes per file system and is equipped with enterprise goodies like fault tolerance and high availability. The latest offering is designed to provide a faster, denser, and more energy-efficient alternative to high capacity disk-based systems.

Flash Forward: SDSC Launches Data-Intensive Supercomputer

Dec 6, 2011 |

Gordon, the largest flash memory-based computer on the planet, was officially launched at a ceremony that took place on Monday at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Two years in the making, and backed by a $20 million Track 2 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gordon represents the first really big purpose-built supercomputer for data-intensive applications.

Flash Forward

Sep 29, 2011 |

Solid state storage vendors are making a frontal assault on the hard disk establishment in the datacenter.

Violin Memory Zeros In On Primary Storage Tier with New Flash Offerings

Sep 27, 2011 |

The assault on hard disk storage seems to be building with each new flash memory offering. This week, Violin Memory launched a new solid state memory line aimed to replace primary storage in the datacenter. The Violin 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays is designed as an all-silicon storage solution for data-intensive enterprise applications, and is intended to compete against disk-based solutions in cost, both upfront and operationally.

Texas Memory Systems Enters Primary Storage Game with eMLC Flash Offering

Aug 23, 2011 |

Storage maker Texas Memory Systems has launched the RamSan-810, its first enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) flash-based product, expanding the company’s market reach into the tier 1 storage arena. The move comes as more solid state disk (SSD) vendors are using the technology to challenge disk-based systems on performance-demanding applications.

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