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Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch 3D XPoint Memory

Aug 16, 2016 |

Micron Technology used last week’s Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 microseconds.

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data types and applications, including analytics and database acceleration in Hadoop environments …

Panasas Opens New Windows for Wider HPC View

Mar 11, 2014 |

Like many other storage companies with roots in HPC, Panasas is leveraging its history in some of the most demanding environments to bridge the technical to commercial computing divide. According to the company’s Geoffrey Noer, just three years ago, most Panasas customers were in traditional HPC, scattered across a wide number of users in academia Read more…

Intelligent Application of SSDs to Accelerate HPC Workloads

Oct 1, 2012 |

In most industries today, (whether it is financial services, manufacturing, academic research, healthcare and life sciences, or energy exploration) data analysis, modeling, and visualization efforts are critical to success.

To gain a competitive edge, most organizations are incorporating ever-large data sets and more variable data formats into these computational workflows to help derive better information upon which to make smarter decisions.

Panasas Unveils New Storage Appliance with SSD Acceleration

Sep 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”120″ height=”79″ />Panasas has launched ActiveStor 14, the company’s fifth-generation storage applicance aimed at high performance computing. The new offering adds solid state drives (SSDs) to what has been almost exclusively a hard disk-based (HDD) NAS storage line-up. The inclusion of SSDs into the company’s flagship offering is further proof that flash memory has become a mainstream storage technology for accelerating HPC workloads.

Amazon Debuts Flash-Based Instance Type

Jul 20, 2012 |

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).

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.

Flash Memory Shrinking Into Obscurity?

Feb 22, 2012 |

Reducing the size of NAND memory has some serious downsides.

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

Feb 21, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”77″ height=”85″ />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.

Flash Forward

Sep 29, 2011 |

Solid state storage vendors are making a frontal assault on the hard disk establishment in the datacenter.