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Panasas Boosts ActiveStor with Fat Drives, RAID 6+

Jun 12, 2014 |

Disk drives keep getting fatter, and the time to rebuild the data on them keeps taking longer and longer. And so the engineers at disk array maker Panasas have been working for the past several years to rework RAID data protection so it is more suitable to large scale parallel file systems. The culmination of Read more…

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Burst Buffers Flash Exascale Potential

May 1, 2014 |

For any large-scale datacenter, be it a scientific supercomputer or hyperscale web farm, the constant battles of “defensive I/O” and “offensive I/O” take their toll on overall efficiency and productivity. From checkpointing to pushing performance on long-running applications, one set of technologies is pushing its way onto the frontlines. The “burst buffer” concept, as Los Read more…

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Panasas Opens New Windows for Wider HPC View

Mar 11, 2014 |

Like many other storage companies with roots in HPC, Panasas is leveraging its history in some of the most demanding environments to bridge the technical to commercial computing divide. According to the company’s Geoffrey Noer, just three years ago, most Panasas customers were in traditional HPC, scattered across a wide number of users in academia Read more…

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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…

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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…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 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. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 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. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 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.   #TBT 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 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.   #TBT SC88: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 26, 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.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

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Off the Wire

Research and Markets Adds Intersect360 Report to Offering

Jun 12, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 12 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research’s new report “HPC User Site Census: Storage” to their offering. This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. The research surveyed a broad range of Read more…

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ATP Introduces 16GB DDR3 Offering

Jun 8, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 8 — ATP, the industry leading Flash storage and DRAM module manufacturer, introduces a high capacity 16GB, low power 1.35V and cost-effective DDR3 solution with speedy 1600MHz for Intel Atom Avoton/Rangeley processers/C2000 series and AMD DDR3 platforms. This ultimate solution is ideal for high performance computing (HPC) applications, such as telecommunication infrastructure, networking Read more…

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Dot Hill Exhibits Storage Innovations at HP Discover

Jun 4, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 4 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that it is exhibiting at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas this week. More than 10,000 IT attendees, including executives, managers, architects, engineers, and solution experts from around the world are expected to gather at HP Discover this Read more…

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Micron Announces New Addition to Portfolio of Flash Storage Products

Jun 3, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan and BOISE, Idaho, June 3 — Today, Micron Technology, Inc. announced a new addition to its expansive portfolio of flash storage products, providing a purpose-built solution for cost-sensitive consumer applications seeking high performance and reliability. The new TLC NAND is built on their 16-nanometer (nm) process and delivers a balanced set of features for applications like USB drives Read more…

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Supermicro to Debut New MicroBlade System and SuperServer at Computex

Jun 2, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts its new MicroBlade system and 2U Ultra 4-Way SuperServer alongside the industry’s widest range of server, storage and networking solutions this week at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. Supermicro’s new MicroBlade servers (MBI-6118D-T2H, MBI-6118D-T4H) support the new Read more…

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