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Video: DDN Ships IME Inflinite Memory Engine

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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.”

Contemplating Moving Into the Cloud? – Check out CloudyCluster

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High performance computing in the cloud just got a lot easier. Omnibond, the South Carolina-based company that provides development and support services for OrangeFS, has released CloudyCluster just in time for SC14. The new solution works in conjunction with OrangeFS to ease the burden of creating and maintaining a cloud-based HPC or Big Data infrastructure.

Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on What Matters for Startups

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“Broadly speaking, Battery invests globally in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including enterprise IT, software and services, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. And we invest at every stage of a company’s lifecycle from seed to buyout. From there, we are looking for big markets. Entrepreneurs who are building a great team and attacking a huge market opportunity are always of interest to us. We are also watching the tectonic shifts brought on by trends like cloud computing, big data and mobile, and working to identify the companies that are taking advantage of those trends to help define, or in many cases re-define, industries.”

Podcast: Dell Plans Exciting Panels for SC14

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In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14. “Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.”

Just What Exactly is Big Compute in Azure, anyway?

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While many of us old guard HPC codgers may remember a time when Microsoft was making a big push into HPC some years ago, the company’s current HPC strategy is pretty much non-existent from what I can tell. They do have a solid “Big Comput”e strategy, however, and when I came across their Azure site today, I learned a thing or two.

NICE DCV Enhances Visualization in the Cloud

Today NICE announced plans to demonstrate their upcoming Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2014 technology at the AWS re:Invent conference as well as SC14.

Toshiba SC3000 Storage Platform Powered by Mellanox

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Toshiba’s SC3000 storage controllers utilize Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs to provide fast access to storage.

An HPC Virtualization Update from VMware

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Over at the VMware CTO Office, Josh Simons writes that HPC efforts are stepping at the company with new staffing and some exciting InfiniBand performance improvements that could help make virtualization a widespread technology for high performance computing.

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”.

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.