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Lustre Scores Business Class Upgrade with HSM

Nov 6, 2013 |

OpenSFS, the Intel-backed sponsors of the main community version of Lustre, announced the latest release of the file system, which comes with a number of features designed to push Lustre further past the halls of HPC and into a much more diverse pool of potential users. During a conversation about this update with Galen Shipman, Read more…

Small TACC Cluster Set to Shatter IOPS Ceiling

Oct 18, 2013 |

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been in the habit of spinning up some rather interesting machines these days, including the hybrid Stampede system. In early 2015, the center will be home to another notable resource—Wrangler, a data analysis and management cluster aimed at aiding the data-intensive need of the open science community. Taking Read more…

Terascala Targets Lustre’s Enterprise Curb Appeal

Oct 15, 2013 |

Founded in 2005, Terascala has focused on the simulation, analysis and modeling application needs of a number of HPC-oriented industries, including financial services, manufacturing, the life sciences, and at the heart of several research institutions. On that “traditional HPC” front, the company has managed to secure some wins, including via their strategic partnership with Dell Read more…

Closing Tape’s Generational Gap

Oct 9, 2013 |

We are in Broomfield, Colorado today with tape storage company, Spectra Logic, to get a better grasp on the future direction of their storage medium’s role in both HPC and larger scale enterprise environments–both of which are being inundated with massive data growth. As the event comes to a close, one thing is for certain–for Read more…

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…

Short Takes

OpenStack and the SDSC Research Cloud

Jun 6, 2013 |

The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.

TACC’s Hadoop Cluster Breaks New Ground

May 30, 2013 |

A 256-node Hadoop system at the University of Texas at Austin is breaking down the barriers that have traditionally kept high performance computing relegated to technical experts. Nearly 70 students and researchers at TACC have used the cluster to crunch big datasets, and provide potential answers to questions in the fields of biomedicine, linguistics, and astronomy.

World’s Smallest Movie Has Big (Data) Implications

May 8, 2013 |

A team of IBM researchers created the world’s smallest movie using the essential building-blocks of matter, atoms.

Dell Cloud Clinical Archive Hits 6 Billion

Apr 25, 2013 |

Medical imaging data explodes into the cloud – 6 billion images alone in Dell’s Archive.

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.

Off the Wire

Dell Announces New HPC Offerings

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Today at SC14, Dell continued to push the boundaries of high-performance computing (HPC) by unveiling the PowerEdge C4130, the next addition in the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio that is an industry leader in GPU/accelerator density to speed even the most demanding workloads. Dell also introduced Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition Read more…

Dot Hill Collaborates with Intel and Mellanox on New Offering for HPC

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, unveiled a new scale-out high performance Lustre file serving solution in collaboration with Intel for software and management and Mellanox for networking, here today in booth 3153 at SC14. The Dot Hill parallel distributed file system solution provides a Read more…

Supermicro Exhibits Range of HPC Optimized Platforms at SC14

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights new HPC optimized high-density 1U/2U/4U SuperServers supporting the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs (2x memory/up to 2x performance) at Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana this week. These new systems provide industry leading parallel compute performance and Read more…

Seagate Announces New ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre

Nov 17, 2014 |

Nov. 17 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the next generation of its ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre, offering up to 700% metadata performance improvements. The benefits of this new solution begin with improved metadata performance and scalability by implementing the Distributed Namespace (DNE) features in the Lustre 2.5 parallel file system. Read more…

Cray Awarded $80 Million Contract From KAUST

Nov 17, 2014 |

Nov. 17 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with multiple Cray systems that span the Company’s line of compute, storage and analytics products. The contract with KAUST marks Cray’s return to the Middle East Read more…

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