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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…

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.

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 $26M Supercomputer Contract from the DoD HPCMP

Sep 29, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 29 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded Cray a $26 million supercomputer contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system. The systems will be placed at the HPCMP’s DoD Supercomputing Resource Read more…

Mellanox CloudX Platform Now Supported with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

Sep 29, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 29 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its CloudX reference architecture for building efficient cloud platforms is now supported with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, in addition to Oracle VM. The solution helps improve compute Read more…

NIBMG to Utilize DDN Storage

Sep 23, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23 — As the first research institution in India devoted to genome-based research for human health and disease, the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) is taking a bite out of oral cancer with its world-class research into the most common cancer among males in India with the help of state-of-the-art solution comprising block, file and object storage solutions Read more…

NEC Launches New Express5800 Servers

Sep 17, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan., Sept. 17 — NEC Corporation announced today the launch of four new models of its Express5800 Series of industry-standard servers. These new servers feature the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family and include rack, modular and blade models, which improve input/output (I/O) performance and network flexibility for various virtualization environments. Also, NEC Read more…

A3CUBE Introduces Fortissimo Foundation

Sep 16, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 — A3CUBE Inc., a developer of revolutionary communication technology that extends the capability of standard PCIe interconnect to produce industry-leading networked computing and storage solutions, today introduced its Fortissimo Foundation building block software solution. Coupled with A3CUBE’s previously announced RONNIE Express platform, Fortissimo Foundation provides dramatic improvements in application performance Read more…