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SGI to Deliver Advanced Data Processing for Nagaoka University of Technology

Today SGI Japan announced that the Nagaoka University of Technology has selected the SGI UV 300, SGI UV 30EX and SGI Rackable servers and SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 for its next education and research integrated high-performance computing system. With a tenfold performance increase over the previous system, the new supercomputer will will start operation on March 1, 2016.

SDSC Health Division to Create Cancer Research Infrastructure

The Health Cyberinfrastructure Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is participating in a multi-million dollar project with City of Hope Cancer Center to create a research cyberinfrastructure that includes a secure, cloud-based data management platform.

Podcast: Ceph and the Future of Software Defined Storage

In this Intel Chip Chat podcast, Dan Ferber, Open Source Server Based Storage Technologist at Intel and Ross Turk, Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat describe how Ceph plays a critical role in delivering the full enterprise capability of OpenStack. Ross explains how Ceph allows you to build storage using open source software and standard servers and disks providing a lot of flexibility and enabling you to easily scale out storage. By lowering hardware costs, lowering the vendor lock-in threshold, and enabling customers to fix and enhance their own code, open source and software defined storage (SDS) solutions are enabling the future of next generation storage.

Samsung Mass Producing HBM2 – World’s Fastest DRAM

Today Samsung Electronics announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 4-gigabyte DRAM package based on the second-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) interface, for use in high performance computing, advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers. Samsung’s new HBM solution will offer unprecedented DRAM performance – more than seven times faster than the current DRAM performance limit, allowing faster responsiveness for high-end computing tasks including parallel computing, graphics rendering and machine learning.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology

The 32nd International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST 2016) has issued its Call for Participation & Papers. The event takes place April 30 – May 6 in Santa Clara, CA. “The Program Committee requests presentation proposals on issues in designing, building, maintaining, and migrating large-scale systems that implement databases and other kinds of large, typically persistent, web-scale stores (HSM, NoSQL, key-value stores, etc.), and archives at scales of tens of petabytes to exabytes and beyond.”

2015 Site Budget Map Reflects HPC Spending

Today Intersect360 Research released its eighth 2015 Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend their budgets.

Seagate to Power CEA Supercomputing Data Management Infrastructure

Today Seagate announced that the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has selected the Seagate ClusterStor L300 for its GS1K HPC storage needs. GS1K is the next-generation supercomputing data management infrastructure for CEA’s Military Applications Division.

Survey Shows DDN as HPC Storage Market Leader

Today DDN announced that it fortified its position as the HPC storage market leader during 2015. According to a recently published Intersect360 Research HPC User Site Census report, DDN has largest share of installed systems at surveyed HPC sites.

Zadara Storage-as-a-Service comes to PCPC Direct

Today Zadara Storage announced that PCPC Direct has added the Zadara Storage Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) solution to their product portfolio to provide enterprise-grade storage-as-a-service to their HPC customers in a wide variety of markets. “PCPC Direct has an 18-year history of providing IT operations and managed services to some of the most demanding customers in the HPC market. PCPC Direct provides the underlying infrastructure for companies developing scientific calculations in the aerospace industry, cutting-edge research in higher education and medical research, seismic research for multi-national energy companies and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) for genomic research projects.”

TACC Joins iRODS Partners Program

Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announced it has joined the iRODS Partner Program.