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Imation Delivers 1Petabyte in 12U, Adds Support for 6TB Drives

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Today Imation announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard rack, achieving a new level of density and capacity customization in their data storage.

AMD Steps up with their own Radeon R7 High Performance SSDs

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In a surprise move today, AMD announced a new line of high performance SSDs. And while these devices are targeted at the PC gaming market, one has to wonder if this is a first step towards enterprise and possibly even HPC products.

Video: For Big Data and Technical Computing, Infrastructure Matters

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In this video, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell describes the dynamics unfolding in the technical computing market, and its convergence with big data analytics. “In their customer surveys on big data, Intersect360 finds that end users need to scale their environments from desktops to servers, to clusters of servers, to large supercomputers. Mr. Snell notes that IBM is a leader in HPC and Big Data that is making the investments to extend that leadership.”

Jay Boisseau Moves to Lead Vizias Startup

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Jay Boisseau, the former Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, is now CEO at a stealthy startup called Vizias. As you’ll recall, Boisseau left TACC in January. While the Vizias web site is just a placeholder at the moment, we were able to discover some details about the company from their Facebook page.

Video: Wolfgang Gentzsch on Moving HPC Applications to the Cloud

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In this video, Wolfgang Gentzsch from the UberCloud describes how the “HPC Experiment” provides a free, community driven effort that explores the end-to-end processes of accessing and using remote computing resources in High Performance Computing centers and technical computing clouds, on demand.

Clemson Becomes the Latest CUDA Teaching Center

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Today Clemson University Monday announced that it has been named a CUDA Teaching Center.

RCE Podcast on the Numba Just-in-time Compiler for Accelerating Python

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the Numba just-in-time compiler with Stanley Seibert from Continuum Analytics.

TPC Council Launches First Vendor-Neutral Big Data Benchmark

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Today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced the immediate availability of TPCx-HS, developed to provide verifiable performance, price / performance, availability, and optional energy consumption metrics of big data systems.

insideHPC Guide to Virtualization, Cloud and HPC

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Over the past several years, virtualization has made major inroads into enterprise IT infrastructures. And now it is moving into the realm of high performance computing (HPC), especially for such compute intensive applications as electronic design automation (EDA), life sciences, financial services and digital media entertainment. This article is the first in a series that explores the benefits the HPC community can achieve by adopting proven virtualization and cloud technologies.

Slidecast: Introducing the TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

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In this slidecast, Raghu Nambiar from Cisco introduces the new TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data. “TPCx-HS is the first vendor-neutral benchmark focused on big data systems – which have become a critical part of the enterprise IT ecosystem. “