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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

IQBG and the Benefits of the Cloud-First Initiative

Jul 10, 2013 |

One D.C.-area company called IQ Business Group (IQBG) has already reaped the benefits of the cloud emphasis, having secured a $53 million contract with the Department of the Interior (DOI) over eight years. IQBG has been tapped to provide the DOI with a workable SaaS platform upon which the federal agency can relocate its emails and files.

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.

Off the Wire

DDN Announces Latest Generation of EXAScaler

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — Delivering best-in-class performance and density, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced the latest generation of EXAScaler, the company’s high performance Lustre appliance, with full support from DDN and Intel. In a single 45 unit rack, the new EXAScaler today delivers over 4.8 PB of usable storage using 6TB disk drives, 100MB/sec sustained Read more…

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 18, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — At the 2014 Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company won six awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2014 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. This marks the 11th consecutive year Cray has been selected for multiple HPCwire Read more…

RAID to Utilize Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Storage Systems

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced Raid Incorporated (RAID, Inc.) has adopted the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 series as its next-generation storage platform to further develop its capabilities in the high-performance computing storage market. Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 storage systems will be used to power RAID, Inc.’s end-to-end customized Read more…

Seagate Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 18, 2014 |

Nov. 18 — Seagate Technology plc (STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14). The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the Read more…

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…

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