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NCAR Taps Globus Plus and GPFS in a “Dropbox for Big Data”

The Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE) is the centralized file service located at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. (Photo courtesy David Read, NCAR.)

NCAR has implemented an enhanced data sharing service that allows scientists increased access to data and improved capabilities for collaborative research.

Get Started Parallel Programming Using CUDA on OS X

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Over at QuantStart, Valerio Restocchi has written up a quick guide for installing CUDA 6.0 on OS X.

Is Key-Value Data Storage Coming to a File System Near You?

Jeff Layton

As an example of what you can do with key-value storage and how simple it can be, Seagate has created a new storage drive called Kinetic that you address using REST-like commands such as get, put, and delete. A simple open-source library allows you to then develop IO libraries so that applications can perform IO to/from the drives. Some object storage solutions such as Swift have already been ported to use the Kinetic drives. Ceph is also developing a version that can use Kinetic drives. Other object based storage systems such as Lustre and Gluster could theoretically use this technology as well.”

Imation Delivers 1Petabyte in 12U, Adds Support for 6TB Drives

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Today Imation announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard rack, achieving a new level of density and capacity customization in their data storage.

AMD Steps up with their own Radeon R7 High Performance SSDs

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In a surprise move today, AMD announced a new line of high performance SSDs. And while these devices are targeted at the PC gaming market, one has to wonder if this is a first step towards enterprise and possibly even HPC products.

Video: For Big Data and Technical Computing, Infrastructure Matters

Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

In this video, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell describes the dynamics unfolding in the technical computing market, and its convergence with big data analytics. “In their customer surveys on big data, Intersect360 finds that end users need to scale their environments from desktops to servers, to clusters of servers, to large supercomputers. Mr. Snell notes that IBM is a leader in HPC and Big Data that is making the investments to extend that leadership.”

Clemson Becomes the Latest CUDA Teaching Center

Josh Levine shows how GPUs work in his McAdams Hall office at Clemson University.

Today Clemson University Monday announced that it has been named a CUDA Teaching Center.

RCE Podcast on the Numba Just-in-time Compiler for Accelerating Python

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the Numba just-in-time compiler with Stanley Seibert from Continuum Analytics.

U.S. Government Clears Lenovo to Acquire IBM x86 Business

The approval of the $2.3 billion sale to Lenovo enables IBM to focus on system and software innovations that bring new kinds of value to IBM clients in areas such as cognitive computing, Big Data and cloud, and provides clarity and confidence to current x86 customers that they will have a strong partner going forward.

Video: American Supercomputer Pilot Episode

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In this parody of the American Chopper tv show, PSSC Labs presents a pilot for American Supercomputer. Here we watch PSSC Labs successfully deploy University of Rhode Island’s fastest supercomputer.