Bull to Install Supercomputer at GENCI as Company Enters Reseller Agreement with Xyratex

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Today Bull Information Systems announced two major new international agreements that reflect the company’s momentum in the HPC market.

EMSL Lab adds 2.7 Petabytes of DDN Storage

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The Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory has upgraded its Cascade supercomputer with DDN storage to power data-intensive research.

Panasas Showcases ActiveStor 16 with PanFS 6.0 at ISC’14

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“The hybrid ActiveStor 16 system blends cost efficient disk-based storage with additional flash capacity and metadata performance, making the platform an optimal choice for PanFS 6.0 with RAID 6+ data protection. Depending on configuration, ActiveStor 16 ships with up to 122.4 TB of capacity per 4U enclosure, providing more than 1.2 PB per rack. In production, ActiveStor 16 will achieve up to 150 GB per second data throughput with capacity that scales beyond 12 PB in a single file system. Manageability is simple and initial systems can be deployed in less than 10 minutes.”

Cray Wins $174 Million Contract For Trinity Supercomputer Based on Knights Landing

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Today Cray announced a $174 million deal to provide the NNSA with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer. As part of the Trinity procurement, the 15 Megawatt supercomputer will be based on Intel Knights Landing.

Burst Buffers and Data-Intensive Scientific Computing

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“For those who haven’t been following the details of one of DOE’s more recent procurement rounds, the NERSC-8 and Trinity request for proposals (RFP) explicitly required that all vendor proposals include a burst buffer to address the capability of multi-petaflop simulations to dump tremendous amounts of data in very short order. The target use case is for petascale checkpoint-restart, where the memory of thousands of nodes (hundreds of terabytes of data) needs to be flushed to disk in an amount of time that doesn’t dominate the overall execution time of the calculation.”

Intel’s Eric Barton on the Need to Move Beyond Posix for Exascale IO

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In this video from ISC’14, Eric Barton from Intel describes the goals of the two-year FastForward Storage and IP Project, which the company wrapped up recently.

Xyratex/Seagate Update from ISC’14

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In this video from ISC’14, Torben Kling-Petersen describes the latest technology news from Xyratex. The company’s ClusterStor technology for Lustre storage has just landed a major win with Bull at DKRZ.

Satoshi Matsuoka Presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC

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In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC’14, Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC. “HPC has been dealing with big data for all of its existence. But it turns out that the recent commercial emphasis on big data, has coincided with a fundamental change in the sciences as well. As scientific instruments and facilities produce large amounts of data in an unprecedented rate, the HPC community is reacting to this, with revisiting architecture, tools, and services to address this growth in data.”

Software Defined Storage for Dummies

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If you work with big data in the cloud or deal with structured and unstructured data for analytics, you need software defined storage. Software defined storage uses standard compute, network, and storage hardware; the storage functions are all done in software.

Bull to Resell ClusterStor, Touts Major Design win at DKRZ

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Today Bull announced that the company has entered a worldwide reseller partner agreement allowing Bull to resell Xyratex ClusterStor solutions.