Designed specifically for remote and small office environments, the Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance, which is also based on Intel Xeon processors, integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a single compact chassis with office-optimized dimensions, acoustics and security.
In this video, Molly Rector from DDN describes the company’s new IME Infinite Memory Engine. Recorded right after the DDN User Group Meeting at SC14, celebrations were indeed in order as Molly and Rich enjoy a Hurricane punch during the interview. “IME is a highly-transactional, resilient & reliable “burst buffer cache” for High Performance Computing & Big Data. IME extracts the best performance efficiency across the I/O hierarchy, increasing system reliability multifold, while reducing Exascale I/O TCO by $100Ms.”
Seagate announced at SC14 a new version of its ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre that adds new features to the Lustre parallel data storage file system used in HPC environments and the ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator, a set of Hadoop tools, services and support for HPC environments.
Glenn Lockwood writes that the world of high-throughput sequencing is becoming increasingly dependent on HPC, and many of the problems being solved in genomics and bioinformatics are stressing aspects of system architecture and cyberinfrastructure that haven’t gotten a tremendous amount of exercise from the more traditional scientific domains in computational research.