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OpenSFS Publishes First Lustre Annual Report

Meghan McClelland from Xyratex presents the new Lustre Annual Report to LUG 2014.

“The annual Lustre report is segmented into three sections: Market Dynamics; The State of Lustre in 2014; and Intersect360 Research Analysis. The report also looks at market trends around file systems, exploring the past, present and future of Lustre in Big Data.”

HLRN Orders up Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage Solution

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Today Cray announced a contract to deliver a Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) solution to the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).

Seagate Donates Lustre.org Back to the User Community

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Today at LUG 2014, Ken Claffey from Xyratex/Seagate announced that the company is donating the Lustre.org domain back the user community. “From my perspective, this move is a great indication that Seagate intends to be an active, contributing member of the Lustre community. After years of upheaval, Lustre users can now leave the politics behind and focus the world’s toughest computing challenges.”

OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group Releases I/O Characterization Report

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“The OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group (BWG) was created with the intent of defining an I/O benchmark suite to satisfy the requirements of the scalable parallel file system users and facilities. The first step toward this end was identified as characterization of I/O workloads, from small- to very large-scale parallel file systems, deployed at various high-performance and parallel computing (HPC) facilities and institutions. The characterization will then drive the design of the I/O benchmarks that emulate these workloads.”

Feds Probe IBM-Lenovo Deal Over Servers at Pentagon

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“Whether or not the government blocks the deal may be a moot point. Sources tell insideHPC that a number of government agencies are already putting plans in place to oust IBM equipment from their datacenters. This represents a huge opportunity for the competition, and companies such as Cray, HP, and Dell are waiting in the wings.”

iRODS 4.0 Data Management Tool Broadens Appeal

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This week the iRODS Consortium announced the release of the iRODS 4.0 data management platform.

Tiny Boards Spark Low-Power Computing Maker Movement

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Getting hardware in the hands of developers can often be a struggle for vendors, but a new trend seems to be gaining traction out there. In the past week, global competitors Intel and Nvidia have both put out low-cost development platforms designed to get people using their tools in new and innovative ways.

Azure Cloud Used to Discover Lost Prime Number with 342K Digits

The Prime Challenge launched by Microsoft Azure in November last year has come to an end with a user registered as PHunterLau being declared the winner. PHunterLau emerged as the winner after discovering a prime number that was over 342,000 digits long.

Project CoolEmAll Collaboration Delivers Next-Gen Datacenter Management Tools

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Today European Commission funded CoolEmAll project announced significant progress on a range of holistic datacenter management technologies thanks to a collaboration with Future Facilities and TSO Logic.

It’s Official: Seagate Acquires Xyratex

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Today Seagate Technology announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex, a leading provider of data storage technology.