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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.

The Week in HPC Research

Mar 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cloud_Storage_and_Bioinformatics_in_a_private_cloud_Fig._3_150x.png” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”95″ />The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of sparse matrix multiplication performance on Xeon Phi versus four other architectures; a survey of HPC energy efficiency; performance modeling of OpenMP, MPI and hybrid scientific applications using weak scaling; an exploration of anywhere, anytime cluster monitoring; and a framework for data-intensive cloud storage.

HPC in the Cloud Research Roundup

Mar 15, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Network_optimization_225x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”64″ />The top HPC cloud research story this week addresses the question: What if it were possible to cheaply and easily test the suitability of moving to a cloud platform – a virtual “try it before you buy it”? In other items, researchers explore the reliability of HPC cloud, take another pass at GPU virtualization, and evaluate I/O performance in Amazon’s EC2 cloud.

Short Takes

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).

HPC Powers Unite!

Jul 3, 2012 |

The Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge have joined forces to offer HPC-as-a-Service to the UK business community.

Survey Tracks the State of Cloud Storage

Jun 29, 2012 |

A survey of CloudExpo attendees generates insight into the future of cloud storage services.

Changing the Phase of Memory

Jun 26, 2012 |

Researchers look to boost speed of phase change memory.

SSD: The Solid State Dilemma

Jun 12, 2012 |

Solid state storage provides a great many benefits for big data and cloud applications, but the technology has an achilles heel.

Off the Wire

Zadara iSER VPSA Introduced

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Zadara Storage today announced a new high performance storage as a service (STaaS) solution offering for private clouds – the Zadara iSER VPSA – using a first of its kind Ethernet transport mechanism for exceptional performance at reduced costs. The latest generation of its award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array services, iSER VPSA takes advantage Read more…

Mellanox Announces Collaboration with VMware and Micron

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a collaborative solution using VMware Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect and Micron’s solid-state drives (SSDs) that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The Read more…

DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science

Aug 21, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 21 — IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than 20 gigabyte per second of data at peak Read more…

Terascala Enables Tech-X to Develop Scientific Applications for Big Data

Aug 21, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 21 — Terascala, the industry leader in high-performance computing (HPC) management software, today announced that Tech-X Corporation (Boulder, Colo.) is using a high-performance storage appliance managed by Terascala software to help the company prototype big data driven scientific applications. Terascala’s software when combined with leading compute and storage systems creates the highest performance and most Read more…

Inspur Selects Micron as Leading Memory Provider for Server Portfolio

Aug 20, 2014 |

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 20 — Micron Technology, Inc. and Inspur Group today announced that Micron’s 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM components will be used in a wide range of Inspur’s computing products. This announcement follows Micron’s July 11 introduction of the industry’s first monolithic 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM, based on the company’s latest-generation 25nm DRAM manufacturing process. The 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM Read more…