In high-performance computing (HPC) and other big-data environments, success depends on the speed at which data is acquired, processed, and distributed. These environments use staggering amounts of data that can cripple most storage systems and break traditional architectures. For these sites, the ability to keep a system up and running at a consistently high level Read more…
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NetApp_E5500_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”61″ />NetApp and SGI made simultaneous announcements yesterday of new storage systems specifically targeted at HPC and big data applications. NetApp launched its latest offering in the E-Series line of controllers, the NetApp E5500, and OEM partner SGI adopted the technology for its InfiniteStorage 5600 RAID system.
NetApp rep weighs in on cloud’s promise, citing 2011 as a banner year.
The supercomputing biz seems to have shaken off most of the after-effects of the global recession, with scads of new deployments large and small around the world. China, in particular, continued its big push into HPC, notching its first home-grown super. And Japan ushered in the era of 10-petaflop supercomputing this year with its world-beating K Computer. But, as always, not all the HPC news was rosy. Here are the top hits and misses for the year.
NetApp flexed its newly acquired supercomputing muscles this week when it announced it would be supplying one of the largest Lustre storage system in the world for the Sequoia supercomputer to be installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory next year. NetApp’s E-Series storage, which they inherited when the company purchased LSI’s Engenio business, will be used to provide 55 petabytes of disk arrays for the 20-petaflop Sequoia machine.
This week has proven to be a bumpy ride for storage companies with a number of big acquisitions and shakeups in the industry. To make short sense of it all, we recap and analyze…
Shake-up for HPC OEMs or business as usual?
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week,
condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Durham
University’s newest “Cosmology Machine”; NetApp’s Engenio acquisition;
the 2010 ACM Turing Award winner; SGI’s ArcFiniti storage archive; and
an MRAM data storage advance worthy of patenting.
The wait for parallel NFS drags on, but storage vendors and users see big benefits ahead.