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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…

Overcoming the Cloud Security Barrier for Financial Services

May 10, 2013 |

The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.

Xyratex Targets Missing Middle with Scaled-Down ClusterStor 1500

May 9, 2013 |

In what has become a week of news around bringing HPC technology to the midrange market, Lustre file system gatekeeper, Xyratex, hashed out new boxes to bring down some parallel file system barriers and put higher performance on x86 cluster within closer reach for simulation and….

Short Takes

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.

UCSD, Yale Create Neuroscience Gateway

Aug 14, 2012 |

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Yale University have been awarded an NSF grant to build a neuroscience gateway.

When Is Cloud the Right Choice for HPC?

Aug 9, 2012 |

Cloud technologies have become integral to a number of services including video streaming, file sharing and social media to name a few. But when it comes to HPC applications, the benefits don’t always translate.

Predicting the Next Cloud Boom

Jul 24, 2012 |

According to a new report from Saugatuck Technology, cloud-based business analytics is poised for huge growth over the next two years.

Off the Wire

Boston Limited Introduces New 2U VMware Optimized EVO: RAIL Offering

Sep 3, 2014 |

Sept. 3 — Boston Limited, now in it’s 21st year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, is proud to announce it’s latest series of high-performance, high-density solutions converging an optimal balance of Compute, Memory, Storage and Networking into building block systems certified with VMware as an EVO: RAIL Solution. Harnessing Supermicro’s latest 2U TwinPro2 Read more…

Seagate to Ship 8TB HDD

Aug 28, 2014 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 28 — Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, Read more…

RES Using Supercomputer to Harness the Wind

Aug 27, 2014 |

Aug. 27 — Renewable energy developer, Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) is using a new high performance cluster and big data storage system to support the design, build and operation of wind farms globally. The system went live in March 2014. The cluster, which is x7 more powerful than its predecessor, is enabling analysts to Read more…

Fujitsu Introduces ETERNUS TR Series

Aug 27, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 27 — Fujitsu today announced the introduction of the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series, a storage system designed especially for use in large-scale virtualization environments. The new series is available for order only in Japan starting today. The ETERNUS TR series is specially designed for the virtual integration of large-scale servers compatible with Read more…

Imation Introduces NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance at VMworld

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 – Imation, a global data storage and information security company, today at VMworld 2014 introduced the NST4000 – a new ultra-efficient hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads that will deliver Fibre Channel connectivity and new levels of capacity and performance to the mid-range enterprise. The NST4000, Read more…