Today IDC announced new in-depth forecasts for high performance data analysis (HPDA), the fast-growing worldwide market for big data workloads that use high performance computing (HPC) resources.
“The continuous demands of competition help maintain strong markets for high performance computing systems, even amidst apparent paradoxes. Our surveys show that HPC users are bucking the trend of reducing spending on servers, and research indicates modest growth for HPC in all economic sectors (industrial, academic, and government) over the next four years.”
“EMC has acquired DSSD, a stealth-mode company known to be developing a chip that would improve the performance and reliability of flash memory for high performance computing, newer data analytics, and networking. DSSD was founded by ZFS-creators Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore and its chairman is Sun Microsystems’s co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim.”