Pengchen Lab’s MadFS and Intel’s DAOS Shine in Latest IO500

An increasingly watched benchmark is the IO500 which measures storage system performance with an updated IO500 list released twice a year in concert with ISC and SC, usually at BoFs at those even

By John Russell

DDN Announces EXAScaler 6, Insight 4.0, and Expanded Channel Services

Storage supplier DDN today made several announcements across its product line. Foremost was introduction of EXAScaler 6, the latest version of its Lustre-based parallel file system, which has bee

By John Russell

The (Resilient) HPC Market Writ Large in 100-plus Slides by Hyperion

Hyperion Research delivered its annual ISC 2021 HPC market update and this year’s version comprised a 100-plus slide survey of the landscape presented by six analysts. We won’t cover all 100-

By John Russell

Intel Announces Sapphire Rapids with HBM, Reveals Ponte Vecchio Form Factors

From the ISC 2021 Digital event, Intel announced it will offer Sapphire Rapids with integrated HBM, detailed new Xe-HPC GPU form factors, and introduced commercial support for DAOS (distributed a

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Intersect360 Report: HPC Market Rebounding and on Track to Reach $60B in 2025

June 23, 2021

Despite the turmoil and uncertainty spurred by the pandemic, the broad HPC market finished 2020 at $38.9 billion in revenue, down just 0.2 percent from 2019. What’s more, HPC has returned to its growth track and is projected to reach $60 billion in 2025. While several HPC sectors slowed, surging government spending to fight the pandemic and ongoing... Read more…

Nvidia Expands Its Certified Server Models, Unveils DGX SuperPod Subscriptions

June 2, 2021

Nvidia is busy this week at the virtual Computex 2021 Taipei technology show, announcing an expansion of its nascent Nvidia-certified server program, a range of Read more…

Hyperion: HPC Server Market Ekes 1 Percent Gain in 2020, Storage Poised for ‘Tipping Point’

May 12, 2021

The HPC User Forum meeting taking place virtually this week (May 11-13) kicked off with Hyperion Research’s market update, covering the 2020 period. Although Read more…

Excelero Brings Its NVMesh Storage to Azure Public Cloud

April 28, 2021

Software-defined storage vendor Excelero has been helping customers share NVMe storage across networks both on-premises or in private clouds for years, but now, Read more…

IBM Plans to Add ‘Container-Native’ Spectrum Fusion to Its Storage Line

April 27, 2021

IBM plans to launch a new container-native software defined storage (SDS) solution, IBM Spectrum Fusion, in the second half of 2021, the company said today. It Read more…

Organizations Partner to Rescue Petabytes of Data from the Arecibo Observatory

April 21, 2021

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico stood as the world’s largest single-aperture telescope for more than half a century, its grandiosity earning it a turn Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

April 6, 2021

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up to 40 Read more…

HPE Launches Storage Line Loaded with IBM’s Spectrum Scale File System

April 6, 2021

HPE today launched a new family of storage solutions bundled with IBM’s Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition parallel file system (description below) and featu Read more…

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