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Hyped Technologies that Won’t Shine in 2015

Enrico Signoretti

“100% Flash in the Datacenter? It won’t happen any time soon. Many (most?) tier one workloads will be moved to flash of course, but data is adding up so quickly that it’s highly unlikely you will be seeing a 100% datacenter any time soon. It will take a few years to have about 10/20% of data stored on flash and the rest will remain on huge hard disks (cheap 10+TB hard disks will soon be broadly available for example).”

How the Human Brain Project will Push Supercomputing

Bernd Mohr

Over at TOP500.org, Bernd Mohr writes that Europe’s Human Brain Project will have a main production system located at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre. “The HBP supercomputer will be built in stages, with an intermediate “pre-exascale” system on the order of 50 petaflops planned for the 2016-18 timeframe. Full brain simulations are expected to require exascale capabilities, which, according to most potential suppliers’ roadmaps, are likely to be available in, approximately 2021-22.”

Why Storage Matters to HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that the era of data-centric HPC is upon us. He then investigates how data storage companies are rising to the challenge. In August 2014, a ‘Task Force on High Performance Computing’ reported to the US Department of Energy that data-centric computing will be […]

Seagate Prepares 55 Petabyte File System for German Climatology Department

torben

In this video from SC14, Torben Kling-Petersen from Seagate describes an upcoming deployment of a 55 Petabyte Lustre file system in Hamburg, Germany. The ClusterStor deployment will be the most energy-efficient file system of its kind in the world upon installation.

Video: Seagate Steps up to HPC

ken

In this video from SC14, Ken Claffey from Seagate describes how the company is doubling down on high performance computing with its ClusterStor technology. Full Transcript: Ken Claffey: Hey Rich. Good to see you again. insideHPC: Oh, yeah. It’s always a pleasure. You Xyratex guys are like family. Ken Claffey: Another year rolls around, it’s […]

Job of the Week: HPC IO Engineer at Intel

Intel in Boulder, CO is seeking an HPC IO Engineer in our Job of the Week.

Alex Bouzari Presents: DDN Vision

ddn

“By developing technology which solves the 21st century challenges of massive data creation and complex information analytics — what many are calling the “Big Data Era,” and leveraging an extensive network of go-to-market partners which includes IBM, HP, Dell, and Sony, DDN has successfully deployed thousands of systems in enterprises, universities and government agencies worldwide.”

Site-wide Storage Use Case and Early User Experience with Infinite Memory Engine

tommy

“IME unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

DDN and Dot Hill Update Storage Tech at SC14

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Storage has been a hot topic once again at SC14 with a number of announcements concerning new technology.

Spectra Logic Steps up with Deep Storage Technologies at SC14

star

“Recently, we released our BlackPearl appliance, which is an S3 gateway to tape. It’s a really easy way to get data into a deep storage archive. Kind of interesting to take this cloud-based technology, put it into appliance and actually build a private cloud for HPC.”