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IBM Puts 3D XPoint on Notice with 3 Bits/Cell PCM Breakthrough

May 18, 2016 |

IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance was presented this week at the IEEE International Memory Workshop in Paris. Phase-change memory is an up-and-coming non-volatile memory technology…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data types and applications, including analytics and database acceleration in Hadoop environments …

Seagate Enterprise Performance 3.5 HDD Powers Storage Demands of New Sugon TC4600T Server

May 13, 2016 |

BEIJING, China, May 13 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced an important breakthrough partnership with Sugon, China’s leading information system integrated service provider, whereby the computer maker will incorporate Seagate’s latest 4TB Enterprise Performance 3.5 HDD into its new TC4600T line of server products. Designed for large scale Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 12, 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. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." Great reminder by Olga Baeva! #HPC #IBM pic.twitter.com/0Ls5GYo5uz — Colleen Read more…

Western Digital Completes Acquisition of SanDisk

May 12, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 12 — Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK). The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep Read more…

Supermicro to Exhibit Latest Server, Storage, and Networking Solutions at IoT World

May 11, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions exhibits its latest server, storage, networking and gateway solutions at Internet of Things World this week. Optimized for Edge to Cloud IoT ecosystems, Supermicro’s comprehensive portfolio of converged infrastructure solutions cover a complete range of Read more…

Japan Unveils Details of 25 PFLOPS Machine to be Operational in December 2016

May 10, 2016 |

It’s a good day to be Intel, Data Direct Networks (DDN), and Fujitsu. The Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) in Japan today released the details of its next generation supercomputer – Oakforest-PACS – which will deliver 25 PFLOPS, use Intel’s Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) manycore processors and Omni-Path Architecture, be built by Read more…

SanDisk Announces Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition by Western Digital

May 10, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., May 10 — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) has approved the acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC). All necessary regulatory approvals for the acquisition have now been received and the transaction is expected to Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 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. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…

Chameleon: Why Computer Scientists Need a Cloud of Their Own

May 5, 2016 |

Chameleon, the NSF-funded cloud testbed co-located at the University of Chicago and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been operating less than one year, but has already contributed to innovative research in the areas of HPC containerization, exascale operating systems and cybersecurity to name a few. To get perspective on this purpose-built testbed and the research it Read more…

China Sets Ambitious Goal to Reach Exascale by 2020

May 2, 2016 |

At the 12th HPC Connections Workshop in Wuhan, China, Beihang University Professor Depei Qian disclosed new information regarding HPC development in China and exascale plans that are shaping up under China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Since 1996 Professor Professor Qian has served on the expert committee for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 Read more…

Cavium Unveils OCTEON TX

May 2, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today unveiled OCTEON TX, a complete line of 64-bit ARM based SOCs for control plane and data plane applications in networking, security, and storage. This Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 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. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

Apr 27, 2016 |

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Targeting hyperscale, cloud data centers and cloud service providers (CSP), the systems utilize IBM’s Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 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. Did you know? @usnistgov uses #supercomputers to study performance of concrete, an $80-100 billion US industry | Read more…

France to Boost Industrial Innovation with New Petascale Supercomputer

Apr 20, 2016 |

This summer, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and 13 leading French industrial companies will boost their research capabilities when they take possession of a new shared supercomputer called COBALT, designed…

Spectra Logic Unveils TFinity ExaScale Edition

Apr 19, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., April 19 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced Spectra TFinity ExaScale Edition, the world’s largest and most richly-featured tape storage system. Designed to address the needs of organizations with exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment, high performance computing and traditional IT, the Spectra TFinity ExaScale Edition was unveiled today at Read more…

DDN Announces Upsurge in WOS Adoption

Apr 19, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced a year of unprecedented growth in the usage of its advanced WOS object storage platform. In less than a year, use of the company’s object storage solutions have grown by more than 150 percent to 500+ billion objects in production. Fast-paced growth and strong demand for Read more…

Nexenta to Showcase SDS Solutions at Dell HPC Community Workshop

Apr 18, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be showcasing it’s disruptive portfolio of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions at the Dell HPC Community Workshop, April 18 – 20, at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Nexenta will also be a silver sponsor of the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 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. Arvind Ramanathan (ORNL) on life sciences #HPC User Forum, e.g. simulation still costly on cloud. #hpc @HPCwire Read more…