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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

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

Cray Awarded $54 Million Supercomputer Contract From KMA

Jun 24, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., June 24 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a $54 million contract to provide the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) with two next-generation Cray XC supercomputers and a Cray Sonexion storage system. Based in Seoul, Korea, KMA is one of the world’s leading operational weather forecasting and climate research Read more…

HLRN Deploys DDN Storage

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – The North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN), operated by a team of experts at the High Performance Computing Center at Leibniz University in Hannover (RRZN) and Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), has deployed DataDirect Networks (DDN) storage to provide the foundation for data-intensive applications, concurrent computations and Big Data analytics. HLRN gives scientists and researchers across seven Northern Read more…

Cray Launches Tiered Storage for Lustre

Jun 23, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – At the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the launch of a new data management and protection solution for Lustre file systems. This new capability is designed to simplify the management and preservation of data stored on Lustre, using Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage Read more…

Dot Hill to Showcase AssuredSAN Ultra48 for HPC at ISC’14

Jun 19, 2014 |

LONDON, England, June 19 – Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative, enterprise-class storage systems, today announced it will showcase the industry’s first 2U 48 device storage system, the AssuredSAN Ultra48, for high performance computing at the E4 Computer Engineering booth (number 363) of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14) in Leipzig, Germany this week. With high performance at Read more…

Panasas ActiveStor Chosen for JASMIN2

Jun 17, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LONDON, England, June 17 – Panasas, the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical research and enterprise customers, today announced that it has deployed a significant upgrade to the Panasas ActiveStor installation at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), one of the UK’s principal government laboratories. The JASMIN facility is a “super-data-cluster”, providing the UK and European climate and earth-system Read more…