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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…

Where Has HPC’s Math Gone?

Aug 19, 2013 |

When we think about progress in HPC, most of us use hardware speed, as reported in listings like the Top500, as our yardstick. But, is that the whole story – or even its most important component?

Short Takes

Blu-ray for Cold Storage – What About Tape?

Feb 13, 2014 |

Last week, Spectra Logic’s Bruce Kornfeld, the company’s Interim CMO, raised an important question: “Can Consumer Technologies Meet the Demands of Commercial Data Storage Applications?” Kornfield’s post was motivated by Facebook’s recent unveiling of a prototype Blu-ray optical disc library, capable of storing approximately 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet. Read more…

The Promise of DNA-based Storage

Jan 16, 2014 |

…or How to Put the Internet in a Van… One of the foremost issues facing science and industry today is storing the ever-increasing amounts of data that are created globally. Google’s Eric Schmidt claims that every two days humanity generates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. There Read more…

TACC Spurs Data-Intensive Science with Corral

Oct 11, 2013 |

Corral, the DataDirect Networks storage system installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), recently crossed the one petabyte mark in total data stored, and it now hosts over 100 unique data collections.

The Evolving Memory Market

Aug 28, 2013 |

The market for computer memory is entering a period of punctuated evolution as a result of several forces, including the continued growth of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as growth in the cloud data centers and communication networks that serve data to mobile users. HPC workloads also play a part in the changing memory landscape.

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.

Off the Wire

AMAX Introduces ServMax OCS Based on Version 2 Specifications

Dec 8, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 8 — AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, Data Center, HPC platforms and Dynamic Enterprise IT, today introduces the ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) datacenter solution based on the latest Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) version 2 specifications. AMAX’s ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) is an innovative solution for running business applications that are built to integrate Read more…

Terascala Releases Lustre Version 2.5.3

Dec 8, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 8 — Terascala, the industry leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management software, today announced that it has released open-source parallel file system Lustre version 2.5.3 as part of its software stack that includes its Terascala TeraOS HPC storage management software. Main features of this Lustre version include a Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) interface Read more…

Terascala TeraOS Software Powering HPC Storage Systems at CAC

Nov 24, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 24 — Terascala, the industry leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management software, today announced that its TeraOS software is powering two HPC storage systems 24×7 at the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC). For these systems, Terascala provides the software stack that has been pre-certified on the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS). Cornell Read more…

UMich and UVic Utilizing SanDisk Products to Fuel Supercomputing Project

Nov 20, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif. & NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 20 — SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the University of Michigan and University of Victoria (CA) are utilizing SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory solutions to fuel their multi-site supercomputing project, which helps them dramatically reduce the server footprint needed to transmit enormous datasets. Working in conjunction with the CERN Laboratory in Read more…

DDN Honored with Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 19, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 19 — Underscoring the strength and breadth of DataDirect Networks (DDN) entire end-to-end HPC product portfolio for life sciences, oil and gas, manufacturing and financial services industries, DDN has been awarded six top honors in the 2014 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Announced at the Opening Reception of the annual Read more…