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Interview: NERSC Upgrades to DDN SFA for Centralized Storage


Last week DDN announced that NERSC had has upgraded its scratch storage for temporary scientific data into a single site-wide system with four petabytes of storage built on DataDirect Networks Storage Fusion Architecture. To learn more, we caught up with Laura Shepard, Director of Marketing for HPC at DDN.

BP Leads the Pack with New 2.2 Petaflop Supercomputing Facility


This week BP opened it new datacenter in Houston, home to the world’s largest supercomputer for commercial research. According BP, the company’s computing needs are 20,000 times greater today than they were in 1999. Now, when you take into account that BP was probably one of the world’s top consumers of commercial compute cycles even back then, you get the idea as to why today’s enterprises need to compute to compete.

Groundwater Cooling a Green Solution for CSIRO Supercomputer

CSIRO in Australia is using innovative groundwater cooling for its new supercomputer. As a green computing approach, the technology will save natural resources as it powers the futuristic Square Kilometre Array, a giant, supremely sensitive radio telescope.

IBM’s Iridis4 Supercomputer Powers up in the UK


The University of Southampton has powered-on Iridis4, the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England. The new machine is also one of the first in the UK to include to Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, with each capable of running at one teraflop.

Sanger Institute Deploys 22 Petabytes of Lustre-Powered DDN Storage

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has deployed over 22 petabytes of the DDN’s Lustre-powered high-performance storage.

Mississippi State to Install Liquid-Cooled Cray CS300

With the Cray CS300 system and its advanced liquid-cooling architecture, we will provide our vast user community with a cost-effective and energy-efficient high performance computing system that is also a powerful and technologically-advanced tool for scientific research.

SDSC to Deploy 2 Petaflop “Comet” Supercomputer


Powered by Lustre, The Comet supercomputer is designed to be part of an emerging cyberinfrastructure for what is called the ‘long tail’ of science, which encompasses the idea that a large number of modest-sized computationally based research projects still represents, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of research and scientific impact

Swiss Supercomputing – An Update on CSCS, Piz Daint, and PASC


CSCS is upgrading the Piz Daint supercomputer with Kepler GPUs. The 750 Teraflop machine is now able to a run climate simulations over three times faster than on previous systems.

Dell and HP Reveal Mammoth Modular Datacenters at eBay


eBay’s recently unveiled it’s new data center in Utah featuring advanced data center modules from Dell and HP to deploy high-density servers.

European Space Agency to use cloud-based research platform

This platform will provide authorized users with simple access tools to view and retrieve data from multiple archives, to place their tasking requests, to fetch data, and to report results back to data providers; which will make a larger pool of data available to scientific data users.