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Henry Newman on Why Tape is Dead

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In this video from the Nov. 17 Seagate User Group at SC14, Henry Newman from Instrumental presents: Tape vs. Disk 2015-2020. Transcript: So, I’m the last speaker between you and the opening gala event so I will talk quickly. Ken heard about a study we did for a government agency looking at long term archival issues […]

Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance

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Designed specifically for remote and small office environments, the Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance, which is also based on Intel Xeon processors, integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a single compact chassis with office-optimized dimensions, acoustics and security.

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.”

Seagate Updates ClusterStor Engineered Solutions for Lustre and Hadoop

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Seagate announced at SC14 a new version of its ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre that adds new features to the Lustre parallel data storage file system used in HPC environments and the ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator, a set of Hadoop tools, services and support for HPC environments.

EOFS and OpenSFS Obtain Lustre Assets from Seagate

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Today Seagate announced an agreement to transfer assets relating to the Lustre.org to Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS) and European Open Filesystem SCE (EOFS).

Cray Bets Big on Lustre with Sonexion 2000 Storage

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Today Cray announced the launch of the Cray Sonexion 2000 system — the latest addition to its line of scale-out Lustre-powered storage solutions.

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.”

Job of the Week: Principal Software Engineer at DDN

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DDN is seeking a Principal Software Engineer in our Job of the Week.

Different Approaches to Data Storage

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This the fifth article in a series from the editors of insideHPC on HPC storage. This week we different approaches to data storage. A different approach to data protection is clearly required if the limitations of hardware-based RAID are to be overcome.

DNA Sequencers Looks to HPC Storage Technologies

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Glenn Lockwood writes that the world of high-throughput sequencing is becoming increasingly dependent on HPC, and many of the problems being solved in genomics and bioinformatics are stressing aspects of system architecture and cyberinfrastructure that haven’t gotten a tremendous amount of exercise from the more traditional scientific domains in computational research.