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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…

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

Jun 12, 2013 |

Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how….

Blue Waters Seals Off with Tape

May 30, 2013 |

This week the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) confirmed that its anticipated 380 petabyte High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is up and running to support the data-laden needs of Blue Waters. The collaborative efforts behind HPSS are…

Short Takes

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.

AMD Offers Five Petabytes of Freedom

Sep 11, 2012 |

SeaMicro division launches new line of microservers aimed at data-intensive applications.

Off the Wire

Seagate Completes Acquisition of Xyratex

Apr 1, 2014 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 1 – Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex Ltd, a leading provider of data storage technology. “Exabyte growth is accelerating, and we are building higher capacity drives to address this growth,” said Dave Mosley, President of Operations and Technology Read more…

PBio 2014 Issues Call for Papers

Mar 31, 2014 |

March 31 — Due to the success of the previous edition of the workshop (see PBio 2013), this year we organize the second edition of this international workshop as part of the prestigious conference IEEE Cluster 2014 (proceedings published by IEEE). In Bioinformatics, we can find a variety of problems which are affected by huge processing times and Read more…

Speakers Announced for Upcoming Leverage Big Data 2014 Summit

Mar 24, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 24 — Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), Datanami (www.Datanami.com) and nGage Events today announced the initial program of speakers for Leverage Big Data 2014 (www.LeverageBigData.com) summit which will be held May 20-22, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA in North San Diego County. Leverage Big Data 2014 is Read more…

Dot Hill Storage Products to Support Oil & Gas Applications

Mar 19, 2014 |

LONGMONT, Colo., March 19 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has developed a reference platform, in conjunction with Intel and Mellanox, to better support the industry-specific needs of geologists and geophysicists for exploration and production applications. Combining Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4524 and 4534 storage systems with Read more…

Micron and Crucial Introduce Next-Generation SSD

Mar 18, 2014 |

BOISE, Idaho, March 18 – Micron Technology, Inc. today announced a new personal storage class, solid state drive (SSD), continuing a legacy of developing foundational memory technology into reliable, high-performance storage solutions. The M550 SSD is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing, ultrathin, and media/video applications. It is available today to consumers, businesses Read more…