October 25, 2022
IBM has introduced a new high-density archival storage system, the IBM Diamondback Tape Library. Unveiled at the 2022 Open Compute Project Global Summit, the new storage solution is physically air-gapped, meaning data is stored as an isolated backup copy with no physical network connection. IBM says Diamondback provides a significantly... Read more…
August 3, 2017
IBM announced yesterday a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore's law-like path far into the next decade. Read more…
May 12, 2011
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream's FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA's latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel's extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre's new hybrid cluster. Read more…
March 22, 2011
Storage vendor Spectra Logic has added a series of data verification features to its tape library solution. The idea is to simplify archive administration and bring a new level of reliability into petascale tape storage. The capability will be built into the company's next iteration of its BlueScale management software that will be released at the end of March. Read more…
April 28, 2010
It seems like every information technology has its own industry trade group these days. The latest one to join the herd is the Active Archive Alliance, a group dedicated to pushing active archive solutions into the mainstream. The Alliance was announced this week with its founding members Compellent Technologies, FileTek, QStar Technologies, and Spectra Logic. Read more…
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Data center infrastructure running AI and HPC workloads requires powerful microprocessor chips and the use of CPUs, GPUs, and acceleration chips to carry out compute intensive tasks. AI and HPC processing generate excessive heat which results in higher data center power consumption and additional data center costs.
Data centers traditionally use air cooling solutions including heatsinks and fans that may not be able to reduce energy consumption while maintaining infrastructure performance for AI and HPC workloads. Liquid cooled systems will be increasingly replacing air cooled solutions for data centers running HPC and AI workloads to meet heat and performance needs.
QCT worked with Intel to develop the QCT QoolRack, a rack-level direct-to-chip cooling solution which meets data center needs with impressive cooling power savings per rack over air cooled solutions, and reduces data centers’ carbon footprint with QCT QoolRack smart management.
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