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New Storage Options Coming to Globus Users

Oct 27, 2015 |

At the SpectraSummit event in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, HPCwire learned of a developing partnership between storage vendor Spectra Logic and research software-as-a-service provider Globus to integrate Spectra’s BlackPearl Gateway storage into the Globus Cloud, creating an endpoint for BlackPearl that opens up new storage tiers to the Globus community. Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway, introduced Read more…

The CEA Computing Center Selects Scality for HPC Storage

Oct 27, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 27 — Scality, the leader in software-based storage for the information age, has been selected by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to power its HPC storage needs at the Scientific Computing Complex of the CEA’s Military Applications Division (DAM). Scality and CEA will work together to advance their Read more…

Dell’s DSS HPC Business Is Ramping Up

Oct 23, 2015 |

Only months after launching the Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) line of business, Dell’s investment in high performance computing for mainstream enterprise applications appears to be paying off. Since the announcement in August, the division’s business has been growing at 800 percent, Jyeh Gan, director of Datacenter Scalable Solutions at Dell, told EnterpriseTech during Dell World. DSS Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 22, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #TBT SC03 Phoenix, AZ: Some Read more…

DDN Introduces Omni-Connect

Oct 22, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced the industry’s first custom Intel Omni-Path enabled storage architecture, DDN Omni-Connect. DDN Omni-Connect enabled storage platforms deliver best in breed cost and performance for the next generation of Web, Cloud and HPC data intensive environments with the need for Omni-Path connectivity. Working collaboratively with Intel, DDN Read more…

Western Digital Announces Acquisition of SanDisk

Oct 21, 2015 |

IRVINE and MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 21 — Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock. The offer values SanDisk common stock at $86.50 per Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 15, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. SDSC's Dir. Norman says Comet Read more…

Spectra Logic Unveils ArcticBlue

Oct 15, 2015 |

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 15 — Spectra Logic today unveiled ArcticBlue, a new nearline disk storage system. ArcticBlue leverages the company’s BlackPearl hybrid storage architecture and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) disk media, creating an object storage based disk platform with maximum longevity, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Datacenter and private cloud managers can now affordably integrate a long-life nearline disk solution with Read more…

Supermicro to Exhibit Latest NVMe Optimized Server and Storage Solutions at VMworld Europe

Oct 13, 2015 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 13 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:  SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest NVMe optimized server and storage solutions this week at VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona, Spain. Performance enhanced solutions address the growing demands for consistent high IOPS, greater compute, memory and storage density for Tier Read more…

Dell to Buy EMC for $67B; Sharpen Focus on Large Enterprises and High-End Computing

Oct 12, 2015 |

Dell will buy the storage provider EMC (NYSE: EMC) in a deal worth about $67 billion, reports The New York Times today (Dell Announces Purchase of EMC for $67 Billion). Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake, its financial backer, are betting that a huge acquisition will help one of the best-known names in the Read more…

QLogic Expands Storage Connectivity Portfolio

Oct 12, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 12 — Today, QLogic introduced a new portfolio of Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Adapters and the industry’s first Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel Ready platform to address the demands of next generation workloads, low latency SSD/flash-based storage and caching, and memory-intensive and transaction-heavy applications including virtualization, online transaction processing (OLTP), data migration Read more…

Mellanox and Qualcomm Collaborate

Oct 9, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 9 — Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Mellanox Technologies today announced a multi-phase technology collaboration that brings Qualcomm’s server technology ecosystem one step closer to commercialization. As part of the collaboration, Mellanox will offer Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions that, in conjunction with Qualcomm Technologies’ ARM instruction Read more…

SanDisk and HP Announce Partnership

Oct 8, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 8 — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, and HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced a long-term partnership to collaborate on a new technology within the Storage Class Memory (SCM) category. The partnership will center around HP’s Memristor technology and expertise and SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology and manufacturing and design expertise to create Read more…

Dell in Talks to Purchase EMC

Oct 8, 2015 |

The New York Times is reporting Dell Inc. is in advanced talks to buy EMC (NYSE: EMC). According to the report (Dell Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire EMC) the deal would likely involve mostly cash and the agreement could be reached within a week, although these people also cautioned that talks were Read more…

Seagate Announces Launch of SAGE European Exascale HPC Project

Oct 6, 2015 |

HAVANT, U.K., Oct. 6 — Seagate Technology announced the launch of the SAGE European Exascale HPC project to research and redefine data storage in the era of extreme data and exascale computing. Seagate will lead the project, working with nine partners across sectors, industries and countries. The exciting project promises historic breakthroughs and discoveries by taking Read more…

Seagate Completes Acquisition of Dot Hill Systems

Oct 6, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 6 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dot Hill Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative software and hardware storage systems. Under the terms of the definitive agreement signed between Seagate and Dot Hill, an Read more…

IBM Plans to Acquire Cleversafe

Oct 5, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 5 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cleversafe, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of object-based storage software and appliances. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership positions in storage and hybrid cloud and support clients’ drive to next generation mobile, social and analytics applications. Financial terms of Read more…

Stepping Up to the Life Science Storage System Challenge

Oct 5, 2015 |

Storage and data management have become the perhaps the most challenging computational bottlenecks in life sciences (LS) research. The volume and diversity of data generated by modern life science lab instruments and the varying requirements of analysis applications make creating effective solutions far from trivial. What’s more, where LS was once adequately served by conventional Read more…

The Revolution in the Lab is Overwhelming IT

Oct 5, 2015 |

Sifting through the vast treasure trove of data spilling from modern life science instruments is perhaps the defining challenge for biomedical research today. NIH, for example, generates about 1.5PB of data a month, and that excludes NIH-funded external research. Not only have DNA sequencers become extraordinarily powerful, but also they have proliferated in size and Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 1, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Oct starts today … and Read more…