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New File System from PSC Tackles Image Processing on the Fly

Jul 25, 2016 |

Processing the high-volume datasets, particularly image data, generated by modern scientific instruments is a huge challenge. Last week, a team of researchers from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center reported a novel approach to coping with the data flood – the Virtual Volume File System (VVFS) – which they say significantly reduces storage capacity requirements and facilitates Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 21, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Mendenhall: As a non-#HPC expert, #XSEDE and #ECSS was Read more…

Los Alamos Researcher Honored for HPC Storage Leadership

Jul 21, 2016 |

Gary Grider, deputy division leader of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at a ceremony last week for his national leadership in developing cutting-edge HPC strategies and his innovative business partnerships. Grider is a leader in the HPC storage community and holds Read more…

The Scripps Research Institute Leverages DDN Storage

Jul 21, 2016 |

July 21 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world’s largest independent organizations focusing on biomedical research, has deployed DDN’s end-to-end data management solutions, including high performance SFA7700X file storage automatically tiered to WOS object storage archive, to support fast analysis and cost-effective retention of research data produced by cryo-electron microscopy 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…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Special delivery from Chippewa Falls! Cori Phase II Read more…

Northern Arizona University Deploys NexentaStor

Jul 13, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced Northern Arizona University (NAU) has deployed NexentaStor to handle the extensive datasets involved in research conducted at the university. NAU faculty and graduate students are renowned for their research in astronomy, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, cropland mapping, human microbiome analysis and microbial genomics—all Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 7, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Peering @NERSC underground (home to cables, cooling & Read more…

PNNL’s CENATE Quickly Winning Industry Support and Collaboration

Jul 6, 2016 |

Getting to the root of how things work has informed and progressed all aspects of scientific discovery. As computers and applications grow in complexity, seemingly poised to enter a new phase beyond the limits of Moore’s Law and CMOS technology, enlightening how they work best is paramount. With new resources from a growing list of industry partners, the Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation – known as CENATE – a computing proving ground at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, is rapidly expanding its capabilities to assist the high-performance computing community.

DDN to Open Advanced Technology Research and Development Centre in Paris

Jul 5, 2016 |

July 5 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), responding to strong demand in the French market and across Europe for high performance big data storage solutions, today announced it has relocated and expanded its Paris office to provide ample space for its new European Advanced Technology Research and Development (R&D) Centre and fast-paced staff growth. The R&D centre, Read more…

Genomic Sequencing at Children’s Mercy: Saving Time to Save Lives

Jul 1, 2016 |

Genomic sequencing – that is, rapid sequencing – is instrumental to diagnosing and treating critically ill patients, and managing the high data volumes involved in genomics is essential to the process. Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO, (354 beds, not-for-profit, treating children from birth through the age of 21) operates what it says is the world’s first whole genome sequencing center in a pediatric setting, where physicians, clinical laboratory scientists, molecular geneticists, bioinformaticians and software engineers work to sequence and analyze rare inherited diseases.

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 30, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Get your first look at Summit racks being configured. They will arrive on site soon! #CU_RC #Summit Read more…

DDN Claims Bragging Rights (Again) in TOP500 Share

Jun 29, 2016 |

Once again, storage system supplier DataDirect Networks has the top market share – roughly 70 percent – in the TOP500, said the company today. This is the eighth consecutive year DDN has been the top storage system supplier to the Top500, according to Molly Rector, DDN CMO. Storage is the fast growing segment of the Read more…

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer

Jun 28, 2016 |

As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job scheduling, and visualization systems. At the time, research was evolving from analyses done by individuals on single computers into a collaborative activity using distributed, interconnected and heterogeneous resources.

South Africa Team Claims Third ISC Student Cluster Championship

Jun 23, 2016 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition championship prize from HPC luminary Thomas Sterling. “I have to say that this is extraordinary,” said Sterling, who was helping to officiate along with Gilad Shainer (of Mellanox).

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

Children’s Mercy Kansas City Utilizing DDN Storage

Jun 22, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that Children’s Mercy Kansas City is transforming children’s lives and redefining pediatric medicine with an incredibly innovative genomics approach powered by DDN storage. The hospital has deployed DDN’s GS7K with 1PB of storage to speed patient diagnosis and disease treatments by fueling compute and data-intensive research from the Read more…

Bright Computing and BOSTON Germany Collaborate

Jun 22, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 22 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced a partnership with BOSTON Germany. BOSTON Server & Storage Solutions GmbH is the Germany-based division of the international BOSTON group. The BOSTON Group has been providing first-to-market technology to a diverse client base since 1992, and its high Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils FrostByte Storage Solution

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced FrostByte, the company’s first scalable storage solution for HPC clusters, high-performance Enterprise applications and data intensive analytics. FrostByte is a complete solution that integrates Penguin Computing’s new Scyld FrostByte software with an optimized high-performance storage platform. Read more…

Boston Limited Introduces Latest All-Flash Solution at ISC16

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — As part of its exhibition at ISC 2016, Boston Limited will introduce its latest all-flash solution featuring FlexiRemap flash-management technology. In partnership with AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, Boston brings to the market its flash appliance, the Igloo Plus, a 1U rack-mount storage solution featuring 500K sustained IOPS performance with 5TB Read more…