The Scalability Dilemma and the Case for Decoupling

March 30, 2016

The need for extreme scale computing is driven by the seemingly forever fledgling Internet. In abstract, the entire network is already an extreme scale computin Read more…

By Justin Y. Shi, Temple University

Scalable Priority Queue Minimizes Contention

February 2, 2015

The multicore era has been in full-swing for a decade now, yet exploiting all that parallel goodness remains a prominent challenge. Ideally, compute efficienc Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Data Protection: One Size Does Not Fit All

April 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. Read more…

By Paul Carpentier

Distributed Data Grids and the Cloud: A Chat With ScaleOut’s Dr. William Bain

October 27, 2010

Distributed data grids have been receiving more attention lately due to the scalability provided by the cloud and the increasing need for users to do more with record amounts of data in near real-time. We talk with Dr. William Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software about scalability, the history of parallel computing and of course, distributed data grids--and how the cloud is changing all three. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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