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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

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).

HPC Powers Unite!

Jul 3, 2012 |

The Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge have joined forces to offer HPC-as-a-Service to the UK business community.

Off the Wire

Panasas Unveils ActiveStor 16 Hybrid Storage Appliance with PanFS 6.0

Jun 10, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10 – Panasas, the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical research and enterprise customers, has unveiled the Panasas ActiveStor 16 hybrid storage appliance with the PanFS 6.0 storage operating system, setting the bar for reliability and availability for high-performance storage and big data workloads. As adoption of high-performance computing increases in the enterprise Read more…

Boston Limited Launches NXStor Enterprise SSD at Computex 2014

Jun 4, 2014 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4 — Boston Limited, now in its 21st year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, has launched the Boston NXStor Enterprise SSD at COMPUTEX – a pure SSD unified NAS and SAN solution powered by Nexenta’s NexentaStor 4.0 and 24x SanDisk Optimus MAXTM 4TB SAS SSD’s. Visit #M0110 at COMPUTEX TAIPEI for Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Server, Storage, and Networking Products at Computex

Jun 3, 2014 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will showcase its expansive lines of server, storage and networking solutions optimized for Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise environments as well as Data Center and Big Data this week at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. Highlights of Read more…

Supermicro Reveals NVMe Servers Supporting New Intel SSD PCIe Family

Jun 3, 2014 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 3 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces NVMe servers supporting the new Intel Solid-State Drive PCIe Family at Computex this week in Taipei, Taiwan. Supermicro has early qualification and optimization of Intel’s SSD PCIe family on its 1U WIO, 2U Read more…

Ames Research Center Relying on Active Archive Alliance to Manage Data

Jun 2, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., June 2 – The Active Archive Alliance announced today that the NASA Ames Research Center (Ames) is utilizing an active archive to manage and store its high volume data. Ames is one of the world’s leading high-performance computing sites for data and provides NASA with advancements in entry, descent and landing technologies; information technology; next-generation aviation Read more…