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Penguin Computing Unveils the Magna 1015

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced immediate availability of Penguin Magna 1015, an OpenPOWER based system for cloud and hyperscale data center environments. Based on the “Barreleye” platform design pioneered by Rackspace and promoted by the OpenPOWER Foundation and the Open Compute Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

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 restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. The new DDN product fills out the company’s object storage portfolio and is positioned between DDN’s WOS 9660 offering, intended more for traditional ‘cold’ archives, and WOS 7000, which is well suited for embedded applications such as use with S3.

UM and Yottabyte Partner to Accelerate Data-Intensive Research

Sep 8, 2016 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 — A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data. The Yottabyte Research Cloud will provide scientists high-performance, secure and flexible computing environments Read more…

IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and Three New Systems

Sep 8, 2016 |

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM today rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring Nvidia’s NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing (codenamed “Minsky”) – uses the new chip (Power8 with Read more…

Merged Dell-EMC Targets Hybrid Cloud

Sep 7, 2016 |

If bigger is better, the new IT behemoth Dell Technologies Inc. that combines the holdings of Dell and storage leader EMC Corp. fits the bill with the completion a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualization and hardware components that will seek to be all things to all enterprise IT customers.

Huawei and ESI Group Collaborate on HPC and Cloud Computing

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paris-based ESI Group (ESI) at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 in Shanghai recently. The two parties will collaborate on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud computing to provide innovative industrial manufacturing solutions for customers worldwide. They also jointly released a white paper on the Huawei HPC platform-based Read more…

Jetstream, the NSF-funded “Science” Cloud, Launches Tomorrow

Aug 31, 2016 |

Jetstream, the expansive NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure project intended in large measure to serve the long tail of science will officially launch tomorrow (9/1/16). A central idea is to make Jetstream attractive to communities who have not been users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities. Among those groups are researchers in Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Solutions Accelerate German Cloud Datacenter

Aug 31, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 31 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that SysEleven, a managed hosting provider located in Berlin, Germany, has selected the Mellanox Open Ethernet Spectrum and Cumulus solutions to build its new SDN-Based, fully automated cloud-based data Read more…

Rackspace Acquired by Apollo Global for $4.3 Billion

Aug 29, 2016 |

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug. 29 — Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of certain funds (the “Apollo Funds”) managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) (NYSE: APO), a leading global alternative investment manager, to be acquired for $32.00 per share Read more…

XSEDE 2.0 Reorganizes into 5 Goal-Driven Areas

Aug 24, 2016 |

Earlier this week NSF recognized XSEDE’s positive impact on the science community with a new five-year charter and $110 million in NSF funding. Founded in 2011, XSEDE provides advanced cyberinfrastructure resources and services to the nation’s scientists and engineers. The award assures continuity of services. John Towns, XSEDE’s executive director, briefly described future plans in Read more…

Avere Systems and Cycle Computing Announce Technology Integration

Aug 23, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and Cycle Computing, the leader in public cloud orchestration software for big data and big compute, today announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. By integrating the Avere vFXT Edge Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage Offerings for Cloud and Cognitive Computing

Aug 23, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new, cost-conscious, enterprise class, all-flash storage designed to provide small, midsized organizations and global enterprises with primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. Also announced today is IBM’s “Flash In,” a storage migration program designed to help companies looking to leverage IBM’s expertise, like Dell Read more…

Inspur Launches InCloud 3000 Hyperconverged Solutions

Aug 17, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 17 — Inspur, the leading data center product and solution provider, has announced the launch of its InCloud 3000 hyperconverged solutions at the Intel Developer Forum 2016. The new offering provides simplicity, high efficiency and availability, as well as gives large and mid-sized datacenters the freedom to choose hypervisors without being locked Read more…

Nimbix Expands Market Presence in Cloud-Based Machine Learning

Aug 9, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 9 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced a significant increase in their presence in the machine learning market space as more customers are using their JARVICE platform to help address the need for an easier, more cost efficient way of working with machine learning. Using JARVICE to manage Read more…

Seagate Introduces New Energy-Efficient SATA SSD for Enterprise Cloud Applications

Aug 5, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 5 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, announced the release of the Nytro XF1230 SATA solid-state drive (SSD), an energy-efficient drive specifically designed to meet the performance and reliability requirements of today’s cloud data centers. The Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD features a 6 gigabit-per-second interface, making it Read more…

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack

Aug 3, 2016 |

Aug. 3 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, released Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, its industry-leading software solutions. The updates incorporate enhanced support for containers, enhanced integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), improvements to the interface with the Ceph distributed object store and file Read more…

“Stream”-lining the Scientific Process at XSEDE

Jul 28, 2016 |

Indiana University and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that Jetstream, the first-ever NSF-supported cloud resource for science and engineering research, will go into full operations as of September 1. But Jetstream is not your typical HPC supercomputer. “NSF, the IU Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), and our many partners are embarking on a journey to operate a system that is both a production cloud and a first of a kind pilot project,” said IU’s Craig Stewart.

vCompute Partners With R Systems to Provide Additional Supercomputing and Cloud Resources

Jul 26, 2016 |

HOUSTON, Tex., July 26 — vCompute announced today that it has completed a partnership agreement with R Systems NA Inc. to host additional HPC and Cloud infrastructure in the Houston vCompute data center facility. This high density, non-blocking infiniband configuration allows vCompute clients to immediately benefit from the power of our high performance computing services and deliver reliable and Read more…

Jetstream, NSF’s First Science and Engineering Research Cloud, to Launch September 1

Jul 20, 2016 |

MIAMI, Fla., July 20 — Good news for US researchers working with big data: Starting September 1, they’ll have access to Jetstream, the first National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported cloud resource for science and engineering research. Jetstream partners announced the September 1 date for the system to go into full operation at the XSEDE16 Conference in Miami, Fla., this Read more…

Spectra Logic Enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway

Jul 19, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., July 19 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced enhancements to the Spectra BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that now allow direct archive to Amazon’s public cloud offering. With this new offering, Spectra BlackPearl can integrate directly with Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Standard, and can automatically restore data archived to Glacier and Infrequent Access (Standard – IA). Spectra BlackPearl Read more…