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DDN Aims for Deeper, Cheaper Archives

Mar 7, 2014 |

When it comes to archiving of important research or mission-critical data, organizations are left with making tough decisions around investing in expensive tier-1 storage to keep up with data volume and performance requirements. Beyond that option, using file systems that might be too complex for data that isn’t often modified, moving to tape where access Read more…

A Blueprint for Centralized Research Data Storage and Sharing

Mar 3, 2014 |

The University of Colorado Boulder PetaLibrary storage system was recently deployed by the CU Research Computing (RC) group to address the increasing challenges that researchers face regarding large-scale data storage and data management. The PetaLibrary, in part funded by the National Science Foundation, provides a variety of services to campus researchers including high-performance short-term storage, Read more…

Cray Goes Back to the Future for Weather Forecasting

Feb 16, 2014 |

Weather forecasting has come a long way since June of 1977, when the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) first contracted Cray to deliver one of its early Cray-1A systems across the pond. This was the first time a Cray found its way to the old country—an installation that set the stage for Read more…

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…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 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.   Quote of the day! "The general problem Read more…

Researchers Clear Hurdle on the Path to DNA Storage

Feb 17, 2015 |

The frenzied pace of data accumulation in the digital age is pushing scientists to come up with some interesting solutions. Take DNA-based storage, for example. What if the world’s oldest storage mechanism turned out to be the most future-proof as well? With the development of more affordable encoding and retrieval tools for DNA storage, some scientists are predicting practical applications Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 13, 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.   Next-gen #supercomputing scientists? #OaklandTech students touring Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 29, 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.   Seymour Cray-master architect of the #supercomputer Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 22, 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.   Prof. David Keyes presented his vision Read more…

Off the Wire

Nimbix and Mangstor Announce Converged High Performance Platform as a Service

May 5, 2015 |

DALLAS and AUSTIN, Tex., May 5 — Nimbix and Mangstor today announced a joint technology offering designed to accelerate high performance data analysis for seismic processing, bioinformatics, and other big data analytics use cases in the Nimbix Cloud. Today’s large-scale distributed applications demand tight integration between high performance compute and storage in order to process massive amounts Read more…

Mellanox and Microsoft to Demonstrate Storage Replica Over Long-Haul Using MetroX

May 5, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., May 5 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced today a storage replication solution over long distance collaboration with Microsoft at the Ignite 2015 conference. The collaboration utilizes Microsoft’s next generation Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica technology over Mellanox’s MetroX long-haul system and end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect Read more…

SGI to Showcase New 16-Socket In-Memory Server at SAPPHIRE NOW

May 5, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., May 5 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management and an SAP global technology partner, today announced its latest innovations at the annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference, being held May 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. SGI plans to demonstrate in booth #168 its recently certified under controlled availability 12- Read more…

Intel Announces New Storage Offering for the Datacenter

May 4, 2015 |

May 4 — Intel announced today the availability of the Intel SSD DC S3510 Series to meet the demands for high-performance, high- capacity data stores in the data center. The DC S3510 Series expands the Intel SSD Data Center Family – the #1 chosen SATA SSD product line according to Forward Insight – and offers cost and Read more…

Dell Expands Server Portfolio

Apr 28, 2015 |

April 28 — Dell today announced an expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including the PowerEdge R930, Dell’s most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Once the domain of UNIX systems, these enterprise applications are increasingly shifting to x86 platforms for increased innovation, Read more…