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Science On the Outskirts of In-Memory

Sep 4, 2013 |

The term “in memory” has been bandied about quite often in enterprise analytics or “big data” circles, but when it comes to scientific computing, it’s not just about solving storage problems–at least according to GridGain. In a recent computational chemistry infrastructure project, the company was able to highlight the wider advantage of…

Where Has HPC’s Math Gone?

Aug 19, 2013 |

When we think about progress in HPC, most of us use hardware speed, as reported in listings like the Top500, as our yardstick. But, is that the whole story – or even its most important component?

How Far Can Google Extend into the Cloud?

Jul 26, 2013 |

A study done by Deepfield found that Google accounts for approximately 25 percent of all internet traffic in the United States. That makes it more far-reaching than Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix combined.

Iceland Hosts Technology Trifecta

Jul 9, 2013 |

Cloud computing might well serve as a bridge between green and high performance computing, as top HPC management layers couple with known efficient datacenters, such as what happened when Datapipe and Verne Global formed a partnership in the middle of June that will bring the Stratosphere management platform to Verne’s Icelandic datacenter.

Samplify Puts the Squeeze on Compression

Jun 27, 2013 |

In advance of a presentation last week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany we spoke with Samplify, which offered up insights on how lossy compression isn’t the scary prospect that it may seem to be for application areas that require high-fideltiy and long-term storage of datasets. Climate studies and…

Short Takes

Dell Cloud Clinical Archive Hits 6 Billion

Apr 25, 2013 |

Medical imaging data explodes into the cloud – 6 billion images alone in Dell’s Archive.

SDSC’s Gordon to Help Guide Future of Particle Physics

Apr 11, 2013 |

Gordon, a supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputing Center on the campus of the University of California at San Diego is helping point the direction of the Large Hadron Collider’s next research project.

Google Fills Out Cloud Portfolio, Drops Prices

Nov 27, 2012 |

In push to compete with rival cloud players, Google announces 36 new instance types, reduced compute and storage costs.

Cloud Helps Obama Win Reelection

Nov 19, 2012 |

The Obama camp leveraged the Amazon cloud for its successful 2012 election campaign.

Yottabyte Unveils Cloud Operating System

Oct 29, 2012 |

The software platform promises to turn commodity hardware and storage components into agile cloud-based datacenters.

Off the Wire

Supermicro and Diablo Technologies Partner

Aug 6, 2014 |

OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 6 – Diablo Technologies today announced a strategic partnership with Supermicro to bring the industry’s lowest latency, non-volatile memory solution to server systems.  As part of the initiative, Supermicro customers will have access to the latest X9-series platforms optimized for Memory Channel Storage (MCS), through the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD. Supermicro’s extensive Green Computing portfolio Read more…

Arrow Becomes Primary Distributor of Fujitsu Enterprise Products in the U.S.

Aug 5, 2014 |

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 5 – Arrow Electronics and Fujitsu today announced an agreement making Arrow the primary distributor of Fujitsu enterprise products in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow now offers the complete line of Fujitsu enterprise products ranging from FUJITSU PRIMERGY and FUJITSU PRIMEQUEST x86 servers to ETERNUS storage systems. In addition, Arrow and its Read more…

Netlist Introduces NVvault NVDIMM Product Family

Aug 4, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 4 – Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance memory storage solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, today announced the introduction of its NVvault DDR3 high performance NVDIMM product family compatible on selected Intel-based Ivy Bridge server boards. This new product family is built upon Netlist’s patented IP, expertise and technical Read more…

XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster Software Suite Introduced

Jul 30, 2014 |

July 30 — Scientists and researchers across the US now have faster and easier access to top computing resources, thanks to leadership provided by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), an NSF-funded national cyberinfrastructure service. XSEDE partners Indiana University and Cornell University announced today the creation of its XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) Read more…

HGST Introduces New Ultrastar SAS SSDs

Jul 29, 2014 |

July 29 – HGST has announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today’s performance-sensitive enterprise applications. The Ultrastar SAS SSDs create new Read more…