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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

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.

Wyoming Plays Host to Top 10 Super

Jun 11, 2012 |

Petascale supercomputing is coming to one of the least populated states in the US.

Off the Wire

HGST Introduces New Ultrastar SAS SSDs

Jul 29, 2014 |

July 29 – HGST has announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today’s performance-sensitive enterprise applications. The Ultrastar SAS SSDs create new Read more…

Dongarra and Team Start New Supercomputing Journal

Jul 28, 2014 |

July 28 — Jack Dongarra and his colleague Vladimir Voevodin have started a new publication called “Journal Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations” (JSFI). JSFI is a peer reviewed publication that addresses the need for greater dissemination of research and development findings and results at the leading edge of high performance computing systems, highly parallel methods, and Read more…

DDN Joins Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Jul 22, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22 – DataDirect Networks (DDN) has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, an alliance working to accelerate world-wide efforts to responsibly share and analyze large amounts of genomic and clinical information with the research and healthcare communities. DDN joins more than 200 of the world’s leading research institutions, healthcare providers, information technology Read more…

Supermicro to Highlight Range of Products at Microsoft WPC

Jul 14, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will highlight a range of MicroBlade, SuperBlade SuperServer and SuperStorage solutions certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 this week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, D.C. At the show, Supermicro will Read more…

Cray Awarded $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA

Jul 10, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded one of the largest contracts in Cray’s history — a $174 million deal to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system. The next-generation Cray XC supercomputer Read more…