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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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
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).
The Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge have joined forces to offer HPC-as-a-Service to the UK business community.
A survey of CloudExpo attendees generates insight into the future of cloud storage services.
Researchers look to boost speed of phase change memory.
Solid state storage provides a great many benefits for big data and cloud applications, but the technology has an achilles heel.
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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…
OAKDALE, Minn., Aug. 19 — Imation, a global data storage and information security company, today announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard Read more…
ARMONK, N.Y. and LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 13 — Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. Florida Polytechnic University is the newest addition to the State University System of Florida and Read more…
Aug. 13 — Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Revenues for the three months ended June 28, 2014, were $4.9 million, compared to revenues of $5.1 million for the second quarter ended June Read more…
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest solutions for the 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Industry this week at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The convergence of art, science and physics in blockbuster cinema and Read more…