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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?

How Far Can Google Extend into the Cloud?

Jul 26, 2013 |

A study done by Deepfield found that Google accounts for approximately 25 percent of all internet traffic in the United States. That makes it more far-reaching than Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix combined.

Iceland Hosts Technology Trifecta

Jul 9, 2013 |

Cloud computing might well serve as a bridge between green and high performance computing, as top HPC management layers couple with known efficient datacenters, such as what happened when Datapipe and Verne Global formed a partnership in the middle of June that will bring the Stratosphere management platform to Verne’s Icelandic datacenter.

Samplify Puts the Squeeze on Compression

Jun 27, 2013 |

In advance of a presentation last week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany we spoke with Samplify, which offered up insights on how lossy compression isn’t the scary prospect that it may seem to be for application areas that require high-fideltiy and long-term storage of datasets. Climate studies and…

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

Jun 12, 2013 |

Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how….

Short Takes

Google Fills Out Cloud Portfolio, Drops Prices

Nov 27, 2012 |

In push to compete with rival cloud players, Google announces 36 new instance types, reduced compute and storage costs.

Cloud Helps Obama Win Reelection

Nov 19, 2012 |

The Obama camp leveraged the Amazon cloud for its successful 2012 election campaign.

Yottabyte Unveils Cloud Operating System

Oct 29, 2012 |

The software platform promises to turn commodity hardware and storage components into agile cloud-based datacenters.

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.

Off the Wire

Dot Hill Launches Ultra56 AssuredSAN

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative carrier and enterprise-class storage systems, today unveiled the Dot Hill Ultra56 AssuredSAN, a new hybrid flash storage array based on an ultra-density chassis that supports both NEBS Level 3 carrier and MIL-STD government requirements and up to 1.34 petabytes (PB) of Read more…

DDN Releases Results of HPC Trends Survey

Nov 17, 2014 |

Nov. 17 — Addressing the mixed I/O demands on the storage infrastructure of local High Performance Computing (HPC) environments continues to be the biggest challenge for HPC storage architects as they look to solve their Big Data and storage needs in 2015 according to the results of a DataDirect Networks (DDN) High Performance Computing (HPC) Trends Read more…

Silicon Mechanics to Highlight Research-Centered Technology at SC14

Nov 14, 2014 |

Nov. 14 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will showcase research-centered technology at the Supercomputing 2014 Conference & Exhibition, to be held November 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from Silicon Mechanics will be on hand in Booth #2623 to highlight how the company’s experts are focused on integrating solutions to meet the needs of Read more…

Cray Unveils Sonexion 2000 System

Nov 13, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 13 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc., the world’s leading expert in large-scale parallel storage systems for high performance computing (HPC) and advanced data analytics, today announced the launch of the Cray Sonexion 2000 system – the latest addition to its line of scale-out Lustre storage solutions. The new Sonexion system combines Cray’s Read more…

Panasas Announces SiteSync

Nov 13, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13 — Panasas, the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical computing and enterprise environments, today announced SiteSync, a high-speed, parallel replication and file transfer solution that solves the challenge of moving massive data sets across the LAN quickly and with ease. Designed for use with the Panasas ActiveStor high-performance hybrid storage appliance, the powerful new SiteSync software can replicate data up to 10x Read more…

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