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Our Series Continues: Considering Cluster Lifecycle Management

Oct 22, 2014 |

In the first cluster management column, I discussed the importance of performing a needs assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and ultimately provides a positive ROI for the enterprise. It’s important to keep in mind there are no one-size-fits-all solutions Read more…

Want to Boost HPC Performance? Adding Disks is Not the Answer

Oct 20, 2014 |

These days storage is in the HPC spotlight. How well an HPC application performs relies not only on total system memory bandwidth and sustained floating point operations per second, but also on a storage architecture that supports sufficient throughput to handle constantly increasing amounts of data. The key to storage performance is not capacity – Read more…

DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

Aug 26, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event Read more…

Panasas Boosts ActiveStor with Fat Drives, RAID 6+

Jun 12, 2014 |

Disk drives keep getting fatter, and the time to rebuild the data on them keeps taking longer and longer. And so the engineers at disk array maker Panasas have been working for the past several years to rework RAID data protection so it is more suitable to large scale parallel file systems. The culmination of Read more…

Burst Buffers Flash Exascale Potential

May 1, 2014 |

For any large-scale datacenter, be it a scientific supercomputer or hyperscale web farm, the constant battles of “defensive I/O” and “offensive I/O” take their toll on overall efficiency and productivity. From checkpointing to pushing performance on long-running applications, one set of technologies is pushing its way onto the frontlines. The “burst buffer” concept, as Los Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 19, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   HPC for the holidays! We’re installing Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 13, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 30, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 23, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 16, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

Supermicro to Highlight Range of Products at VMware Partner Exchange

Feb 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will highlight its broad range of server, storage and networking platforms optimized for hyper-converged infrastructure at VMware Partner Exchange 2015 this week in San Francisco, CA. New solutions are configured to take maximum advantage Read more…

Supermicro Expands Range of Server and Storage Offerings Supporting NVMe Technology

Feb 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is expanding its range of server and storage solutions supporting Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) technology with the industry’s first, true hot-swap NVMe capability. Supermicro’ wide range of NMVe solutions are available across its 1U Ultra and Read more…

AIC and RAIDIX Introduce Cluster-in-a-Box Offering

Feb 2, 2015 |

Feb. 2 — AIC and RAIDIX joined hands to introduce a fully redundant, fault-tolerant, Cluster-in-a-Box solution. AIC’s high-availability storage server solution HA401-CP2 features an Intel Server Board, which supports Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 /E5-2600 v2 product family. When installed with RAIDIX software, the performance of those processors is maximized and this contributes to the overall Read more…

SanDisk Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Results

Jan 22, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 22 — SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 2014. Fourth quarter revenue of $1.74 billion was slightly higher on a year-over-year basis and decreased 1 percent sequentially. Total revenue for fiscal 2014 was a record $6.63 billion, a 7 percent Read more…

TOP500 Sites Relying on DDN Storage

Jan 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21 — For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks (DDN) continues its proven leadership of the TOP500.org global supercomputer rankings with more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers relying on DDN storage infrastructure solutions, according to the most recent TOP500 rankings list. As the premier global list Read more…