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Our Series Continues: Considering Cluster Lifecycle Management

Oct 22, 2014 |

In the first cluster management column, I discussed the importance of performing a needs assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and ultimately provides a positive ROI for the enterprise. It’s important to keep in mind there are no one-size-fits-all solutions Read more…

Want to Boost HPC Performance? Adding Disks is Not the Answer

Oct 20, 2014 |

These days storage is in the HPC spotlight. How well an HPC application performs relies not only on total system memory bandwidth and sustained floating point operations per second, but also on a storage architecture that supports sufficient throughput to handle constantly increasing amounts of data. The key to storage performance is not capacity – Read more…

DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

Aug 26, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event Read more…

Panasas Boosts ActiveStor with Fat Drives, RAID 6+

Jun 12, 2014 |

Disk drives keep getting fatter, and the time to rebuild the data on them keeps taking longer and longer. And so the engineers at disk array maker Panasas have been working for the past several years to rework RAID data protection so it is more suitable to large scale parallel file systems. The culmination of Read more…

Burst Buffers Flash Exascale Potential

May 1, 2014 |

For any large-scale datacenter, be it a scientific supercomputer or hyperscale web farm, the constant battles of “defensive I/O” and “offensive I/O” take their toll on overall efficiency and productivity. From checkpointing to pushing performance on long-running applications, one set of technologies is pushing its way onto the frontlines. The “burst buffer” concept, as Los Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 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. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 19, 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. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 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 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 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 SC88: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 26, 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.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

Off the Wire

Supermicro to Debut New MicroBlade System and SuperServer at Computex

Jun 2, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts its new MicroBlade system and 2U Ultra 4-Way SuperServer alongside the industry’s widest range of server, storage and networking solutions this week at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. Supermicro’s new MicroBlade servers (MBI-6118D-T2H, MBI-6118D-T4H) support the new Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New HPC Report to Offering

May 27, 2015 |

May 27 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the  “Global HPC Storage, Networking & Computing Market, Size, Share, Estimate & Forecast, 2015-2024″ report to their offering. With associated advantages of multiple parallel processing for high end computations, reduced time-to-market for new product discoveries, advanced research findings, the global HPC technology market value is expected to Read more…

New Hybrid Cloud Expected to Reach 200 VMs and 4 Million Peak IOPS

May 21, 2015 |

TAIPEI, May 21, 2015 – 4D-DC, the established cloud, colocation and connectivity provider, introduced its new cloud platform “4D Cloud 2.0″ based on Infortrend storage solutions. Expecting a strong demand for the new cloud platform, 4D-DC aims to reach 200 virtual machines (VMs) and 4-million peak IOPS in data centre for its new 4D Cloud Read more…

Mellanox, Supermicro Collaborate to Deliver CloudX-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

May 19, 2015 |

VANCOUVER, CANADA – May 19, 2015 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance cloud networking solutions, today announced at OpenStack Summit 2015 that it has collaborated with Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) to provide hyper-converged OpenStack cloud-in-a-rack solutions based on the Mellanox CloudX reference architecture, Supermicro servers and storage, OpenStack cloud Read more…

CUG2015 Highlights Trends in HPC

May 15, 2015 |

May 15 — The 2015 Cray User Group meeting was held in downtown Chicago April 26-30. Around 200 attendees, both Cray customers and users, enjoyed a range of presentations and discussion sessions from tutorials to discussions. NCSA and the Blue Waters project were the local hosts for this year’s event. NCSA Director Ed Seidel gave the keynote Read more…