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Video: ClusterStor Update

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“HPC storage solutions and futures continue to evolve as growth and performance requirements permeate every HPC market segment. Torben discusses these challenges and how the company’s storage solutions are addressing these shifting needs with new developments around disk drives, RAID, CIFS, security, small file handling, and other related technologies.”

It’s Official: Seagate Acquires Xyratex

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Today Seagate Technology announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex, a leading provider of data storage technology.

Jeff Layton on Lustre Shared Storage in the Cloud

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“In addition to NAS, you can also create parallel storage solutions. For example, in Amazon AWS, there are two options, one for Lustre, and one for OrangeFS (PVFS). Both use the same compute and storage instances that you use for NAS, but you create several instances that are combined to create a single file system. If you need more performance, just add more instances. If you need more capacity, just add more instances. Since this is the cloud, it’s very easy to spin up a new instance and add it to the existing storage.”

Interview: Terascala and High Performance Data Movement

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“Terascala’s intelligent operating system, TeraOS, simplifies managing Lustre®-based storage and optimizes workflows, providing the high throughput storage HPC users need to solve bigger problems faster. For the HPC folks, this means that Terascala-powered storage appliances can reduce run times to hours instead of days or weeks.”

Fraunhofer to Spin Off Renamed BeeGFS File System

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Today Fraunhofer announced the latest major release of FhGFS parallel file system featuring improvements on the storage server side and secure authentication.

Slidecast: Panasas PanFS 5.5 Steps Up with Windows Support for the Enterprise

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In this slidecast, Geoffrey Noer from Panasas describes the company’s new PanFS 5.5 release, which offers Windows support for technical computing. “This new release makes ActiveStor even more suitable for deployments in energy, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, and other markets where high-quality Windows interoperability is required.”

This Week in HPC: 2014 Oil & Gas HPC Workshop and DDN Goes All-Out for Object Storage

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In this podcast, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the 2014 Oil & Gas Workshop at Rice University. Following that, they take a look WOS 360, the latest in Object Storage technology from DDN.

How to Manage Exabytes of Distributed Data?

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“With the exabytes of data that are being generated today, it has become essential to integrate networking technology and data management technology in order to manage the movement and storage of the data. Policy-based data-management systems provide a way to proceed. They represent perhaps the latest stage in the evolution of data-management systems from file-based systems, to information-based systems, and now to knowledge-based systems.”

DDN Advances WOS Object Storage Technology

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Today DDN announced WOS 360, a major update to their object storage platform that enables end users to build reliable, scalable, and efficient storage pools for all their unstructured data needs.

How to Choose the Right Hard Drive for the Task at Hand

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“Choosing a hard drive requires attention to detail about the drive and about how you are going to use it. The how you are going to use it is a big deal, as it is not just the application reads and write but also includes the file system, file system layout for thing such as logs, the storage controller or appliance framework, the protocols and even something as simple the number of failures you have.”