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DDN Powers High Performance Data Storage Fabric at University of Queensland

“The University’s researchers are making landmark discoveries in fields spanning human heritable disease, cancer, agriculture and biofuels manufacture – and they depend on our IT team to provide them with the fastest, most efficient data storage and compute systems to support their data-heavy work,” said Professor David Abramson, University of Queensland Research Computing Center director. “Our IBM, SGI (DMF) and DDN-based data fabric allows us to deliver ultra-fast multi-site data access without requiring any extra intervention from researchers and helps us to ensure our scientists can focus their time on potentially life-saving discoveries.”

New OpenPOWER Servers Accelerate Deep Learning with NVLink

Today IBM unveiled a series of new servers designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. Featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community that deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any x86-based server. “Collaboratively developed with some of the world’s leading technology companies, the new Power Systems are uniquely designed to propel artificial intelligence, deep learning, high performance data analytics and other compute-heavy workloads, which can help businesses and cloud service providers save money on data center costs.”

Video: IDC HPC Market Update

Earl Joseph presented this talk at the HPC User Forum in Austin. “HPC is still expected to be a strong growth market going forward. IDC is forecasting a 7.7 percent growth from 2015 to 2019. We’re projecting the 2019 HPC Market will exceed $15 Billion.”

Design Optimization for HPC Clusters

Advanced simulation software can dramatically shorten the design phase by allowing engineers to virtually optimize and validate new ideas earlier in the process, minimizing the expense of building physical prototypes and streamlining real-world testing.

Platform Computing of IBM

IBM® Platform ComputingTM cluster, grid and high-performance computing (HPC) cloud management software can help transform your environment to deliver results better, faster and at less expense. IBM Platform Computing products are designed to save money by making an organization’s existing infrastructure work better.

Software Defined Storage for Dummies

Software defined storage is a relatively new concept in
the computing and storage industry and can refer to many different technologies and implementations. Software defined storage is part of a larger industry trend that includes software defined networking (SDN) and software defined data centers (SDDC). This chapter explains exactly what software defined storage is.

Cloud Adoption in Your Community

In conference rooms worldwide, enterprise IT departments are evaluating entry into ‘the cloud’. Armed with media reports and marketing materials, they are considering questions like, “Is the cloud appropriate for critical workloads? Will the cloud really save time and money? Does the cloud pose a security risk?”
There’s only one problem with such due diligence: there’s no such thing as ‘the cloud’. Instead, there are multiple clouds, with different configurations, offered by different providers and representing different degrees of benefit and risk.

IBM Storage with OpenStack

This paper reviews the increasingly popular OpenStack cloud platform and the abilities that IBM storage solutions provide to enable and enhance OpenStack deployments. But before addressing those specifics, it is useful to remind ourselves of the “whys and wherefores” of cloud computing.

IBM Cloud Computing Performance

High-performance computing (HPC), technical applications and analytics place heavy demands on cloud computing resources. To meet these demands, IBM cloud offerings include dedicated, bare-metal servers that provide the raw horsepower and security of a non-virtualized environment, as well as private hypervisor- based virtual machines for increased economy and optimized price-performance.

Life Sciences: IBM Computing Solutions

Whether engaged in genome sequencing, drug design, product analysis or risk management, life sciences research teams need high-performance technical environments with the ability to process massive amounts of data and support increasingly sophisticated simulations and analyses. Organizations helping to find causes and cures for diseases need speed, agility and control across the clinical development lifecycle to increase productivity, foster innovation and compete more effectively.