Tag: storage

DDN’s Alex Bouzari on Beating Moore’s Law

Jan 13, 2016 |

As 2015 was in its home stretch, DataDirect Networks (DDN) refreshed its high performance SFA block storage line with the launch of SFA14K and SFA14KE, formerly codenamed “Wolfcreek.” DDN also took the wraps off its Infinite Memory Engine (IME14K), which leverages solid state and nonvolatile memory technologies to create a data caching tier between processor and Read more…

Aeon Computing Stands Up 28 Petabyte Lustre Install for Los Alamos

Nov 26, 2015 |

Among the raft of announcements launched in tandem with SC last week, there was one that stood out for being one of the largest deployed Lustre installations at 28 petabytes total. San Diego-based Aeon Computing won the contract to provide two site-wide Lustre file systems to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in support of the lab’s Read more…

Survey: HPC Storage Sector is Booming

Nov 17, 2015 |

Nearly one-third of storage systems spanning storage area networks to cloud platforms reached 1 petabyte or greater capacity in 2015, according to a user census that also projects more than half of installed storage systems will top the 1-PB level by 2020. The storage user survey released in tandem with SC15 by market watcher Intersect360 Read more…

HPC at the Crossroads with DDN’s Alex Bouzari

Nov 13, 2015 |

A company standing in the crossroads, one that is usually ready for whatever is onrushing, is DataDirect Networks, the scalable storage specialist founded in 1998. Back then, HPC was mostly contained within the world of the government labs and academia, where DDN is entrenched at two-thirds of the world’s biggest supercomputer sites. Now the company Read more…

DDN Starts Pulling Wraps off Complete Product Refresh

Nov 10, 2015 |

As part of a comprehensive product line refresh and rollout that will extend through SC next week, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched the next generation of its high performance SFA block storage line with SFA14K and SFA14KE, formerly codenamed “Wolfcreek.” No stranger to high performance – the company supports over two-thirds of the world’s 100 Read more…

The Promise and Progress of NVM Express

Oct 29, 2015 |

The high-performance computing community has started to take notice of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. This communications interface and protocol was developed for SSDs by NVM Express Inc., an industry consortium of more than 80 members, including Intel, Micron, Dell and Seagate. According to its backers, NVMe allows the parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully Read more…

New Storage Options Coming to Globus Users

Oct 27, 2015 |

At the SpectraSummit event in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, HPCwire learned of a developing partnership between storage vendor Spectra Logic and research software-as-a-service provider Globus to integrate Spectra’s BlackPearl Gateway storage into the Globus Cloud, creating an endpoint for BlackPearl that opens up new storage tiers to the Globus community. Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway, introduced Read more…

Dell’s DSS HPC Business Is Ramping Up

Oct 23, 2015 |

Only months after launching the Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) line of business, Dell’s investment in high performance computing for mainstream enterprise applications appears to be paying off. Since the announcement in August, the division’s business has been growing at 800 percent, Jyeh Gan, director of Datacenter Scalable Solutions at Dell, told EnterpriseTech during Dell World. DSS Read more…

The Era of Personalized Medicine: An Interview with Peter Coveney

Sep 3, 2015 |

What opportunities and challenges come with personalized medicine? What amount of computing is necessary to get meaningful results? Are we able to handle substantial quantities of patient data and to use them to perform predictive, mechanistic modelling and simulation? Based on this, will we be able to deliver therapies and to enhance clinical decision making. Read more…

Micron Steers Roadmap Around Memory Scaling Obstacles

Aug 27, 2015 |

In a packed session at IDF 2015 in San Francisco last week, Scott Graham, Micron’s general manager of Hybrid Memory, discussed some of the key themes occurring in the memory landscape from Micron’s perspective. “It’s an exciting time in the industry and there’s a lot going on with memory development in system architecture and software Read more…