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Archives for April 2007

Shutterfly adds 2.5PB for your kid's birthday party

Internet photo printer Shutterfly announced in April that it’s added 2.5PB of storage from DataDirect to hold the pictures you upload for printing. From the release, DataDirect announced that it has delivered and installed multiple S2A9550 storage solutions equal to 2.5 PB, to Shutterfly, Inc. an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. DataDirect’s S2A9550 […]

4,500 TB on CERN data grid

I missed this when it happened last week, and in case you did too, the Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe (Germany) just agreed to install a 4,500 terabyte storage solution from NEC. According to the release NEC has already installed 500 terabytes in disk arrays (SATA and SCSI) with 28 dual 4 Gbit/s fibre channel controllers […]

Univa launches Globus Cluster Edition

Univa Corporation announced availability of Univa Globus Cluster Edition 2.0, a cluster software solution for high performance computing. According to the release (inconveniently available as PDF only), the software incorporates widely-used open source software including Sun’s Grid Engine, Ganglia, Rocks, and Globus.

Even more HPC stuff

Hey, we’ve got stuff. Well, things. That’s right, things! I’ve added another wallpaper, “My other computer is super.” I think it’s the cat’s pajamas. I’m experimenting with this one on a t-shirt, and there are buttons in the works, too. I tell you, I don’t know when I’ve seen more exciting swag from an HPC […]

Rackable's troubled financials

SeekingAlpha today covered Rackable’s troubling first quarter financial report: Rackable Systems swung to a $10.2 million ($0.36/share) loss, from a $0.23/share profit a year ago, blaming pricing pressures on its three top accounts and surging expenses. Revenue dropped 15% to $72 million. The problems were with poaching of Rackable’s marquee customers: Amazon, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. […]

Urgent computing

Charlie Catlett has an interesting post on the TeraGrid Whiteboard about a new system developed at Argonne to support urgent computing: Pete [Beckman, at Argonne National Lab] and his team have developed an interesting capability called Special Priority and Urgent Computing Environments (SPRUCE) to give resource providers a set of tools to implement local policy […]

Google: several million processors

Nick Carr (whom I’ve never met but insist on calling “Nick” like we know each other because it makes me look like one of the cool kids) has a post with an interesting factoid. The article is about two new special-purpose enterprise supercomputers. The first is IBM’s new Cell-processor-sporting mainframe, designed as “a server system […]

HP extends entry-level HPC offering

HP has extended its entry-level HPC offering (accessible through its web configurator) with its Cluster Platform Express system. The Express systems, which focus on single-rack solutions that are quick to ship and easy to integrate, feature HP’s new c-Class blades. The clusters can be configured with up to 48 Xeon- or Opteron-based compute nodes, and […]

Liquid Computing at the AHPCRC

Liquid Computing is announcing today its first customer acceptance of the LiquidIQ platform. The system was placed at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC). No details in the release on the configuration (if you’re a reader with details, let me know). From Liquid’s web site: Liquid Computing Inc. is first to deliver a […]

IBM enables x86 apps to run on POWER systems

Reader Jay Blair pointed me to this story at DaniWeb IBM has today announced the availability of an open beta version of its virtual Linux environment to enable x86 Linux applications to run without modification on POWER processor-based IBM System p servers. Designed to reduce power, cooling and space by consolidating x86 Linux workloads on […]