Henry Newman evaluates commodity hardware/software solutions that were once designed using ASICs for both storage and networking. He sees it working for software defined storage, but high-end networking will continue to develop its own ASICs, given that commodity hardware will not be able to meet the needs for performance and latency required in large core switches.
For real-time deployments like financial services, the most current advancement to come along in the last two decades is the revolution of non-volatile memory as a persistent memory tier. We are only scratching the surface of how this new memory tier can be used to build systems that outperform and outscale similar systems that were built in the last few years. This technology allows reinventing all kind of software from database to messaging systems.
The Corral large-scale data repository at the Texas Advanced Computing Center now hosts 100 unique scientific research collections. From measurements of Earth’s gravity field to whale songs to mass spectrometry data, Corral’s usage is growing at 10% per month with over one petabyte of data and counting.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has deployed over 22 petabytes of the DDN’s Lustre-powered high-performance storage.
When SGI announced earlier this year that they expect their public cloud business to start declining, they countered with a promise to double-down on HPC and Big Data. Towards that end, today the company announced it has acquired the assets of FileTek, Inc., a global provider of Big Data storage virtualization, large-scale data management, and Active Archive.
As a consistently profitable company, Spectra Logic posted 16 percent year-over-year revenue growth, led by strong revenue growth of its flagship product, the Enterprise T-Finity tape library.
Government funding agencies are understandably conservative when funding huge science projects, such as accelerators or telescopes.” They often lock in technology early in a project’s development. Commercial data projects, on the other hand, have much shorter development time scales and often must be able to change to accommodate rapidly changing needs.