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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….

Blue Waters Seals Off with Tape

May 30, 2013 |

This week the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) confirmed that its anticipated 380 petabyte High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is up and running to support the data-laden needs of Blue Waters. The collaborative efforts behind HPSS are…

Short Takes

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.

When Is Cloud the Right Choice for HPC?

Aug 9, 2012 |

Cloud technologies have become integral to a number of services including video streaming, file sharing and social media to name a few. But when it comes to HPC applications, the benefits don’t always translate.

Off the Wire

Mellanox Unveils ConnectX-4 VPI Adapter

Nov 12, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 12 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the ConnectX-4 single/dual-port 100Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) adapter, the final piece to the industry’s first complete end-to-end 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution. Doubling the throughput of the previous generation, the ConnectX-4 adapter delivers the Read more…

Xilinx to Showcase Storage and Networking Acceleration for HPC Applications at SC14

Nov 12, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12 — Xilinx, Inc. today announced it will showcase, together with its ecosystem, compute, storage, and networking acceleration for Data Center and HPC applications at Supercomputing 2014. Through a series of demonstrations and presentations, Xilinx and its ecosystem will highlight FPGA-based solutions demonstrating new and industry-leading capabilities that can enable rapid innovation and accelerated Read more…

Netlist Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Nov 12, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12 — Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014. Revenues for the three months ended September 27, 2014, were $4.8 million, compared to revenues of $4.3 million for the third quarter Read more…

ThinkParQ to Showcase BeeGFS Developments at SC14

Nov 11, 2014 |

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, Nov. 11 — When the HPC community meets this year for SC’14 in New Orleans, solutions for the increasing I/O demands of parallel applications are one of the hottest topics to be discussed. FhGFS, the parallel file system from the German Fraunhofer research society was specifically designed to meet the extreme requirements of high performance Read more…

DDN to Demonstrate New Technologies for HPC Applications at SC14

Nov 11, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11 — Attendees at the upcoming Supercomputing 2014 conference and tradeshow (SC14) in New Orleans will learn about tremendous innovations in parallel ­file systems and HPC storage, as well as I/O acceleration and burst buffer technology, from DataDirect Networks (DDN). With technology designed to solve both today’s scale and performance requirements and to accommodate the unpredictable growth of Big Read more…