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Closing Tape’s Generational Gap

Oct 9, 2013 |

We are in Broomfield, Colorado today with tape storage company, Spectra Logic, to get a better grasp on the future direction of their storage medium’s role in both HPC and larger scale enterprise environments–both of which are being inundated with massive data growth. As the event comes to a close, one thing is for certain–for Read more…

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.

Short Takes

World’s Smallest Movie Has Big (Data) Implications

May 8, 2013 |

A team of IBM researchers created the world’s smallest movie using the essential building-blocks of matter, atoms.

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.

Off the Wire

Terascala Partners with Global IT Services Provider

Sep 10, 2014 |

Sept. 10 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC management software, today announced a partnership with a global IT services and solutions provider, to expand its integrated support model that ensures system-wide high availability for HPC storage appliances. This third party organization is a leading contributor to open source Lustre and provides Terascala customers with Read more…

TYAN Launches Array of Platforms Supporting New Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 9, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 9 — TYAN, an industry-leading, server platform design manufacturer, and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, launched its full array of platforms supporting the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family. With 5 products and 10 SKUs in total, TYAN’s comprehensive Haswell-EP based product line addresses the diverse needs of datacenter Read more…

AMAX Upgrades Platforms with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Processors

Sep 8, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8 — AMAX, a leading provider of cloud/IaaS, Big Data, HPC and Server Appliance platforms, has announced its diverse product line, including the award-winning CloudMax™ Converged Cloud solution and PHAT-Data™ Hadoop cluster, are available integrated with the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 family. Key AMAX server platforms that will be available with the new Intel Xeon Read more…

AICUP Schools Select 3ROX and PSC for Internet Access, Computing, and Storage

Sep 5, 2014 |

Sept. 5 — A group of eight western Pennsylvania Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) member-institutions have selected the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX) as their commodity Internet provider and regional network administrator and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for computing and storage resources. This new relationship will provide improved Internet access Read more…

University of Arkansas Receives NSF Grant

Sep 5, 2014 |

Sept. 5 — The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $291,908 grant for the purchase of a high-performance data storage system that will be a first at this scale for higher education and research in Arkansas. The three-year grant will help UALR’s Computational Research Center (CRC) acquire a peta-scale data Read more…