IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

April 27, 2016

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announ Read more…

By Doug Black

Scaled out Music, Scaled down Infrastructure

February 18, 2013

If you’re one of the 175 million Pandora users, then you have surely experienced the excitement of having the Internet's most popular radio station introduce you to a brand-new artist or song. While it may seem like magic, there is a perfectly logical explanation behind Pandora’s ability to seemingly read your mind and know your taste in music. The true magic behind Pandora lies hidden in the numbers and data collected from music analysis, personalization, and the music delivery methods it uses. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

A Petabyte of Flash in a Rack

August 20, 2012

Solid state storage specialist Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its third-generation flash memory array, setting new benchmarks on resiliency, performance, and capacity. The new product, known as Gemini, offers up to 48 TB of capacity and over 1 million IOPS per 2U box. And despite moving to the less expensive and less reliable consumer-grade MLC flash, Nimbus has managed to double the endurance of its storage arrays. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Startup Aims to Upend Enterprise Storage with MLC Flash-Based Systems

August 14, 2012

Silicon Valley startup Skyera has unveiled a solid state storage system that the company believes will be a game changer for enterprise storage. The product, known as Skyhawk, will use consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory as the basis for a bulk storage solution at a price point of less than $3 per gigabyte. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Flash Memory Shrinking Into Obscurity?

February 22, 2012

Reducing the size of NAND memory has some serious downsides. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Commodity Memory for a High Performance World: The View from Samsung

February 21, 2012

As one of the world leaders in memory solutions, Samsung Semiconductor has been a key supplier of DRAM and NAND components that end up in high performance computing systems. Dr. Byungse So, who heads the Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering team at Samsung, shares his thoughts about the memory technologies needed by performance-minded users today and what might come next. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Nimbus Brings Half Petabyte Flash Storage to Market

January 31, 2012

Storage maker Nimbus Data Systems has launched its newest product line, the E-Class Flash Memory System, which scales up to 500 terabytes per file system and is equipped with enterprise goodies like fault tolerance and high availability. The latest offering is designed to provide a faster, denser, and more energy-efficient alternative to high capacity disk-based systems. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Flash Forward: SDSC Launches Data-Intensive Supercomputer

December 6, 2011

Gordon, the largest flash memory-based computer on the planet, was officially launched at a ceremony that took place on Monday at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Two years in the making, and backed by a $20 million Track 2 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gordon represents the first really big purpose-built supercomputer for data-intensive applications. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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