HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences

By John Russell

Robust Quantum Computers Still a Decade Away, Says Nat’l Academies Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine yesterday released a report – Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects – whose optimism about quantum computing’s potential is

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Researchers Use DNA to Store and Retrieve Digital Movie

From abacus to pencil and paper to semiconductor chips, the technology of computing has always been an ever-changing target. The human brain is probably the computer we use most (hopefully) and u

By John Russell

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly re

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Tianhe-1A Shuts Down After Deadly Double Blast

August 13, 2015

Citing safety and security concerns following an industrial accident that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in northeast China on Wednesday Read more…

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Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

June 8, 2015

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science Read more…

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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

Implementing Disaster Recovery Within the Education Sector

August 6, 2012

Current financial pressures have led educational institutions to look for a more sustainable and innovative way of managing their services, this includes the IT infrastructure that underpins the teaching and learning. The author proposes a cloud-based solution for implementing disaster recovery and business continuity at the college level. Read more…

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Amazon Bit the Dust… Again

July 2, 2012

Amazon suffers a double whammy during the month of June. Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram and others were affected by the disruptions. Read more…

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Microsoft Offers Glimpse into Cloud Datacenters

August 16, 2011

Microsoft recently released a video providing an in-depth look at the hardware that backs its many cloud services. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Bad Moon Rises Over Cloud Perceptions

April 28, 2011

It's a glorious day for those with backup and recovery services to pitch, not to mention for those who are nipping at the heels of Amazon Web Service's cloud empire. On the flip side, for those who just got word that their data is unrecoverable via a short letter, not to mention those who have been proclaiming cloud computing as the safe bet for mission critical applications--it's been quite a bleak morning. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Calamities, Contingencies and the Cloud

March 14, 2011

As the dust settles, both literally and figuratively, in Japan following the series of disasters more comprehansive assessments of the damage are emerging on a number of fronts--human, environmental, structural and otherwise. While clouds have played an important role in allowing global sharing and collaboration the datacenters that support them in Japan were put to the ultimate test. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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