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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.

HPC in the Cloud Research Roundup

Mar 29, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/cloud_graphic_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”81″ />Our top HPC cloud research story this week lays out a lightweight approach to implementing virtual machine monitors. Other items explore an innovative parallel cloud storage system, HPC-to-cloud migration, anywhere-anytime cluster monitoring, and a framework for cloud storage.

On the Other Side of Moore’s Law

Mar 22, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Pawlowski_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”108″ />Intel Senior Fellow Stephen Pawlowski has watched Moore’s Law in action for 30 years, helping to develop new microprocessors at the company that Gordon Moore co-founded. Through that time he has made some observations and developed a prediction of his own: A faster version of Moore’s Law called Moore Squared, the topic of his coming keynote at ISC’13. We ask him a few questions.

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

A3CUBE Introduces Fortissimo Foundation

Sep 16, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 — A3CUBE Inc., a developer of revolutionary communication technology that extends the capability of standard PCIe interconnect to produce industry-leading networked computing and storage solutions, today introduced its Fortissimo Foundation building block software solution. Coupled with A3CUBE’s previously announced RONNIE Express platform, Fortissimo Foundation provides dramatic improvements in application performance Read more…

NCSA Employs Active Archive to Store Blue Waters Supercomputer Nearline Data

Sep 16, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 16 — The Active Archive Alliance announced today that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has employed an active archive to store nearline data. The NCSA’s active archive provides 100 percent of the nearline storage for the Blue Waters supercomputer, which is one of the world’s largest active file repositories stored on high capacity, highly reliable Read more…

Micron Introduces M600 SATA SSD

Sep 16, 2014 |

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 16 — Micron Technology, Inc., today announced a next-generation, client-class solid state drive (SSD) that sets a new bar for low-power, high-performance storage for personal computers. The M600 SATA SSD—specifically designed to take advantage of Micron’s leading-edge NAND Flash technology—addresses the storage demands of modern mobile computing applications, including Ultrabook platforms and Read more…

Seagate Announces Availability of ClusterStor 9000

Sep 10, 2014 |

Sept. 10 — Coinciding with the introduction of Seagate’s Cloud Systems and Solutions strategy the company is announcing the availability of the ClusterStor 9000 solution, a fully integrated Lustre-based scale-out solution designed for high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data customers who need to manage the massive growth in digital data and deliver on next generation workloads. Also being announced Read more…

Terascala Partners with Global IT Services Provider

Sep 10, 2014 |

Sept. 10 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC management software, today announced a partnership with a global IT services and solutions provider, to expand its integrated support model that ensures system-wide high availability for HPC storage appliances. This third party organization is a leading contributor to open source Lustre and provides Terascala customers with Read more…