Link and Run for 06/18/2010

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Microsoft begins expansion of its Data Center in Quincy, Washington
Earlier this month, Microsoft began a major expansion of its Columbia Data Center in Quincy, Washington and has started to excavate ground for the ‘Phase 2’ data center building (see attached photos of the excavation at the Quincy site).

This Week’s Multicore Reading List
A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb’s to keep you up-to-date on parallel programming and multicore technology.

SGI Releases InfiniteStorage 5000 SAS External Storage System
New Storage Product Delivers 6 Gb/s SAS Technology Offering Mid-Range Performance, Scalability and Features at Entry-Level Price Points

Appro Deploys a World Class Linux Cluster Testbed Solution to LLNL in Support of the Hyperion Project
Appro, a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of a Data Intensive Testbed Cluster solution based on Appro servers configured with ioMemory technology from Fusion-io to extend the existing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Hyperion system. Hyperion is the world’s largest Linux cluster dedicated test bed for development and testing of critical Linux cluster technologies.

SGI Helps Queensland Government Accelerate Climate Science In Australia
SGI, a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) has installed a high performance computing (HPC) and large-scale storage solution based on SGI Altix ICE 8200 and InfiniteStorage in its Brisbane facility for the processing of computationally intensive environmental modeling applications.

LSU Physics Professor Jorge Pullin Chairs Selection Committee for Einstein Prize
Jorge Pullin, a professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and Interim co-Director of the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, is chairing the American Physical Society’s selection committee for the prestigious Einstein Prize.


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