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RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about SaltStack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive orchestration, cloud and data center automation, server provisioning, application deployment and more.

Bright Partners with CVIS for Benelux HPC

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Today Bright Computing announced a partnership with CVIS, a Dutch-based company that delivers innovative HPC solutions to organizations in the Benelux region.

Slidecast: Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics with Software Defined Storage

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“IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven, scalable, high-performance data and file management solution (based upon IBM General Parallel File System or GPFS, also formerly known as code name Elastic Storage). IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to tape. IBM Spectrum Scale reduces storage costs up to 90% while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data & analytics environments.”

Video: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale

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In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Tor Skeie from Simula Laboratory presents: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale.

X-ISS Makes Top 20 Most-Promising HPC Solution Providers

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Today X-ISS announced that the company has been named among the 20 Most Promising HPC Technology Solution Providers by CIOReview magazine.

Interview: Why Software Defined Infrastructure Makes Sense for HPC

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“I came to IBM via the acquisition of Platform Computing. There’s also been other IBM assets around HPC, namely GPFS. What’s been the evolution of those items as well and how they really come together under this concept of software-defined infrastructure, and how we’re now taking these capabilities and expanding them into other initiatives that have sort of bled into the HPC space.”

Izmir Institute of Technology Manages HPC with Bright Computing

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Today Bright Computing announced that Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE) is using the company’s software to manage its HPC infrastructure.

Slidecast: Software Defined Infrastructure for HPC

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“Imagine an entire IT infrastructure controlled not by hands and hardware, but by software. One in which application workloads such as big data, analytics, simulation and design are serviced automatically by the most appropriate resource, whether running locally or in the cloud. A Software Defined Infrastructure enables your organization to deliver IT services in the most efficient way possible, optimizing resource utilization to accelerate time to results and reduce costs.”

Penguin Computing Launches Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop

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Today Penguin Computing announced Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop, adding greater capability to the company’s existing Scyld ClusterWare high performance computing cluster management solution.

Inside Lustre Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)

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There is always different levels of importance assigned to various data files in a computer system, specifically a very large system that is storing petabytes of data. In order to maximize the use of the highest speed storage, Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) was developed to move and store data within easy use of users, yet at the appropriate speed and price.