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Liqid, Dell, and AMD power Industry’s Fastest Single-socket Storage Server

Today Liqid announced that it has worked with industry leaders AMD and Dell Technologies to deliver one of the fastest one-socket storage rack servers on the market. “Liqid’s composable Gen-4 PCI-Express (PCIe) fabric technology, the LQD4500, is coupled with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors, and enclosed in Dell Technologies’ industry-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 Rack Server to deliver an architecture designed for the most demanding next-generation, AI-driven HPC application environments.”

Job of the Week: HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer at NERSC

NERSC is seeking an HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer for its Storage Systems Group. This group is responsible for architecting, deploying, and supporting the high-performance parallel storage systems relied upon by NERSC’s 7,000 scientific users to conduct basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines. “The HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer will work closely with approximately eight other storage systems and software engineers in this group to support and optimize hundreds of petabytes of parallel storage that is served to thousands of clients at terabytes per second.”

Video: Nimbus Data Unveils Next-Generation Storage OS and All-Flash Array

Today Nimbus Data announced an all-new solid state storage operating system (Nimbus Data AFX), all-new enterprise support program (Tectonic), and new all-flash array (ExaFlash One). “With its versatility, federated architecture, and multi-tenant management capabilities, Nimbus Data AFX is a well-conceived solid state storage platform for dense enterprise workload consolidation,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC.

Quantum StorNext Makes Cloud Content More Accessible, Speeds Data Retrieval

Today Quantum Corp. announced new advancements for its StorNext file system and data management software designed to make cloud content more accessible, with significantly improved read and write speeds for any cloud and object store based storage solution. “We are working closely with our customers to innovate and enhance the capabilities of our StorNext file system,” said Ed Fiore, Vice President and General Manager, Primary Storage, Quantum. “At this time when customers are forced to work remotely, the flexibility to move content between locations, both on-premise and cloud datacenters, is critical. This latest version of StorNext software adds new ways to archive content and access it in the cloud and is another step toward providing a seamless bridge between on-premise and the cloud.”

Azure HPC Cache: File caching for high performance computing

In this video, Scott Jeschonek from Microsoft describes the performance advantages of Azure HPC Cache. “Whether you are rendering a movie scene, searching for variants in a genome, or running machine learning against a data set, HPC Cache can provide very low latency high throughput access to the required file data. Even more, your data can remain on its Network Attached Storage (NAS) environment in your data center while you drive your jobs into Azure Compute.”

Video: New Dell EMC PowerStore platform is performance-optimized with Intel Optane SSDs

Today Dell Technologies launched Dell EMC PowerStore, a modern infrastructure platform built from the ground up with superior technology and expertise to address the challenges of the data era. “PowerStore is seven times faster and three times more responsive than previous Dell EMC midrange storage arrays, because of its end-to-end NVMe design and support for Storage Class Memory as persistent storage powered by dual port Intel Optane SSDs.”

Slidecast: The Sad State of Affairs in HPC Storage (But there is light at the end of the tunnel)

In this video, Robert Murphy from Panasas describes the current state of the HPC storage market and how Panasas is stepping up with high performance products that deliver economical performance without risk. “According to a recent study published by Hyperion Research, total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing HPC storage systems. Newly retooled with COTS hardware and a unique architecture, Panasas delivers surprising performance at a lower TCO than competitive solutions.”

New Study Exposes Hidden Costs of HPC Storage including Downtime and Labor Costs

Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing HPC storage systems, according to a new study published by Hyperion Research. “While performance still ranked first (57%), TCO tied with purchase price at 37% as the second most important consideration cited by users. This points to an important shift, as HPC storage buyers have historically given less credence to ongoing operating costs, particularly millions of dollars lost due to downtime. Almost half of the surveyed respondents experience storage system failures once a month or more, with some outages leading to downtimes that can last as long as a week. A single day of downtime costs can range from $100,000 to more than $1 million.”

Modernizing and Future-Proofing Your Storage Infrastructure – Part 4

Data—the gold that today’s organizations spend significant resources to acquire—is ever-growing and underpins significant innovation in technologies for storing and accessing it. In this technology guide, we’ll show why different applications and workflows will always have data storage and access requirements, making it critical for planning to understand that a heterogeneous storage infrastructure is needed for a fully functioning organization.

Special Report: Modernizing and Future-Proofing Your Storage Infrastructure – Part 3

Data—the gold that today’s organizations spend significant resources to acquire—is ever-growing and underpins significant innovation in technologies for storing and accessing it. In this technology guide, insideHPC Special Research Report: Modernizing and Future-Proofing Your Storage Infrastructure, we’ll see how in this environment, different applications and workflows will always have data storage and access requirements, making it critical for planning to understand that a heterogeneous storage infrastructure is needed for a fully functioning organization.