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Video: Data Storage Infrastructure at Cyfronet

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“Cyfronet recently celebrated the launch of Poland’s fastest supercomputer. As the world’s largest deployment of the HP Apollo 8000 platform, the 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus system is powered by 41,472 Intel Haswell cores, 216 Terabytes of memory, and 10 Petabytes of storage.”

Seagate Adopts IBM Spectrum Scale, based on GPFS

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Today Seagate announced it is integrating IBM Spectrum Scale software, based upon GPFS technology, with its ClusterStor HPC storage to deliver a new software defined storage appliance. The new appliance will help users manage the demands of data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis and electronic design simulations.

Interview: Software Defined Storage for Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics

Scott Fadden, Technical Marketing, IBM

Recently, insideHPC featured an interview with IBM’s Jay Muelhoefer on the topic of software defined infrastructure. To learn more about the storage sign of that coin, we caught up with Jim Gutowski and Scott Fadden from IBM.

Slidecast: Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics with Software Defined Storage

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“IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven, scalable, high-performance data and file management solution (based upon IBM General Parallel File System or GPFS, also formerly known as code name Elastic Storage). IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to tape. IBM Spectrum Scale reduces storage costs up to 90% while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data & analytics environments.”

Interview: Why Software Defined Infrastructure Makes Sense for HPC

Jay Muelhoefer, IBM

“I came to IBM via the acquisition of Platform Computing. There’s also been other IBM assets around HPC, namely GPFS. What’s been the evolution of those items as well and how they really come together under this concept of software-defined infrastructure, and how we’re now taking these capabilities and expanding them into other initiatives that have sort of bled into the HPC space.”

DDN Powers Fight Against Ebola at VBI

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Today DDN announced that the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute is using the company’s GRIScaler storage solutions to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Video: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Robert Triendl presents: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN.

Slidecast: DDN GS7K – Scale-Out Parallel File System Storage Appliance

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“High performance computing is critical in commercial markets, spanning a wide range of applications across multiple industries, and this trend is only growing. The GS7K from DDN will help bring the latest high-performance storage technologies to more of these markets, connecting companies to their next innovations faster while satisfying their enterprise standards.”

This Week in HPC: Cray Unveils Next Generation Supercomputer and DDN Extends Product Line with Scale-out Appliance

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the next generation Cray XC40 supercomputer with DataWarp technology as well the introduction of a new Scale-out Storage Appliance from DDN based on GPFS.

NCAR Taps Globus Plus and GPFS in a “Dropbox for Big Data”

The Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE) is the centralized file service located at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. (Photo courtesy David Read, NCAR.)

NCAR has implemented an enhanced data sharing service that allows scientists increased access to data and improved capabilities for collaborative research.