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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….

Data Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

Apr 10, 2013 |

In object storage applications, cluster sizes run the gamut from just a few nodes built into a medical imaging modality to thousands of nodes spanning multiple datacenters. Fulfilling the economic and manageability promises of a unified storage approach means using the best protection scheme for each particular use case. The proposed solution leverages both replication and erasure coding to ensure scalability, while optimizing footprint efficiency.

Short Takes

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.

Amazon Debuts Flash-Based Instance Type

Jul 20, 2012 |

This week cloud giant Amazon Web Services announced a new EC2 instance type for applications that need low-latency access to high-speed solid-state disks (SSDs).

Off the Wire

Supermicro to Highlight Range of Products at Microsoft WPC

Jul 14, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will highlight a range of MicroBlade, SuperBlade SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 this week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, D.C. At the show, Supermicro will Read more…

Cray Awarded $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA

Jul 10, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded one of the largest contracts in Cray’s history — a $174 million deal to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system. The next-generation Cray XC supercomputer Read more…

NCSA Deploys DDN Storage

Jun 25, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25 – By leveraging advanced computing to accelerate scientific discovery, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has deployed an investment-based, centralized compute and storage environment – a “storage condo” – as part of the Illinois Campus Cluster Program, powered by DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA high-performance storage. As funding Read more…

Boston Limited to Highlight New HPC Innovations at ISC14

Jun 25, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25 — Boston Limited, now in its 21st year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, is a Bronze Sponsor at the annual International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany from June 23 – 25th where they will be highlighting some new innovations in their range of powerful and scalable HPC server Read more…

Mellanox to Acquire Integrity Project

Jun 24, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, announced its intent to acquire privately-held Integrity Project, which includes an accomplished team of software technology veterans. Based in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Integrity Project was formed out of an elite military technology unit, specializing in the Read more…