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Interview: A New Approach to High Performance, Massive Density Storage

Joe Landman, CEO, Scalable Informatics

Scalable Informatics has worked worked for years to develop the FastPath Unison storage appliance, a device that hits the sweet spot for HPC. “Tremendous density is meaningless if you can’t move data in or out at a reasonable data rate. And as you scale up your storage, the definition of a reasonable data rate should scale up as well.”

Mellanox NICs to Support Microsoft Open CloudServer for Hyperscale

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Today Mellanox announced its 10 and 40GbE NIC will support the new Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) specification “version 2”.

Strategies to Ensure High Availability Storage

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System availability has become an increasing concern as high capacity drives have come to market in recent years. While availability has not traditionally been a chief concern in HPC, it has now become of paramount importance. Large capacity drives expose systems to multiple-day rebuild times and extended periods of vulnerability to data loss using traditional hardware based RAID.

Panasas Ships ActiveStor 16 Hybrid Scale-Out NAS Appliance

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Today Panasas announced that its ActiveStor16 hybrid scale-out NAS appliance is now shipping.

Unleashing the Power of Parallel Storage

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From Wall Street to the Great Wall, enterprises and institutions of all sizes are faced with the benefits – and challenges – promised by ‘Big Data’. But before users can take advantage of the near limitless potential locked within their data, they must have affordable, scalable and powerful software tools to manage the data.

DDN Launches New S3 Gateway to WOS Object Storage

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Today DDN introduced WOS S3, which adds support for the industry standard Amazon S3 API. With this latest release, DDN offers the broadest range of supported interfaces to an object storage platform in the industry, enabling users from Enterprise to Academia and Research to Government, Private and Public Cloud the optimal connectivity choices for their existing datacenters.

Invitation to Seagate HPC User Group at SC14

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Ken Claffey, VP/GM, Seagate Cloud Systems & Solutions is inviting you to the Inaugural Seagate HPC User Group at SC’14 in New Orleans, November 17, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.

Fujitsu Goes Ceph with ETERNUS CD10000 Storage

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Today Fujitsu rolled out their new Petabyte-scale ETERNUS CD10000 storage system.

How to Maintain HPC Storage Performance at Scale

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In scale-out NAS, HPC storage performance can be driven by several factors including elimination of file processing bottlenecks, parallel data paths and more. Learn how to maintain storage performance as you scale.

On the Long Path to Exascale, Storage is Already Working Smarter

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As the countdown to Exascale continues, Exascale-like storage problems are already showing up in today’s massively parallel, heterogeneous HPC systems. Historically, storage and I/O have kept pace with growing system demands, but, because of the limitations of spinning media and the cost of solid state storage technologies, storage performance improvements have come at a disproportionately higher cost and lower efficiency than their compute counterparts.