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The Evolving Memory Market

Aug 28, 2013 |

The market for computer memory is entering a period of punctuated evolution as a result of several forces, including the continued growth of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as growth in the cloud data centers and communication networks that serve data to mobile users. HPC workloads also play a part in the changing memory landscape.

Justifying the Cost of SSDs

Sep 6, 2011 |

While SSDs are expensive, prices are falling and some users are seeing remarkable returns from their investment.

Trestles Crosses into Flash Territory

Jul 19, 2011 |

The San Diego Supercomputer Center is home to a potential proving ground for flash-based systems.

Nimbus Goes After HPC Market with Disk-Priced Flash Array

Jul 20, 2010 |

Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its new high-density enterprise flash memory system, delivering 10 terabytes of solid state capacity per 2U shelf. The S1000 can scale up to 250 TB per system and is being priced to challenge spinning disk appliances head on. For HPC and other enterprise users looking to turbo-charge performance of terascale-sized data sets, Nimbus offers a compelling case for making the switch to flash technology.

Back to the Future: Solid-State Storage in Cloud Computing

May 28, 2010 |

Solid-state devices based on Flash and PCIe are emerging as a new class of enterprise storage option — Tier-0. Tier-0 is an optimized storage tier specifically for high performance workloads, which can benefit the most from using flash memory.

Geeking Out on SSD Hardware Developments

Feb 10, 2010 |

Where no NAND has gone before.

The Week in Review

Nov 5, 2009 |

SDSC receives $20 million from NSF to create flash-based supercomputer; and NCSA provides GPU primer. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

SSDs Make Entrance into HPC… Finally

Sep 3, 2009 |

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