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Spectra Logic Launches LTO-8 Pre-Purchase Program

“LTO-8 tape technology doubles the capacity of LTO-7 to an astonishing 30 TB compressed (12TB native) per cartridge, and improves performance by 20 percent, up to 360Mbps. The additional capacity equates to fewer tape cartridges required to store the same amount of data while the performance boost translates into the need for fewer tape drives to do the same amount of work. In addition, the new LTO-8 drives are backward compatible with LTO-7 tape media, allowing users to read/write any LTO-7 media.”

Video: Revolution in Computer and Data-enabled Science and Engineering

Ed Seidel from the University of Illinois gave this talk at the 2017 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. The theme of his talk centers around the need for interdisciplinary research. “Interdisciplinary research (IDR) is a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.”

Panasas Upgrades JASMIN Super-Data-Cluster Facility to 20PB

Today Panasas announced that the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (SFTC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the UK has expanded its JASMIN super-data-cluster with an additional 1.6 petabytes of Panasas ActiveStor storage, bringing total storage capacity to 20PB. This expansion required the formation of the largest realm of Panasas storage worldwide, which is managed by a single systems administrator. Thousands of users worldwide find, manipulate and analyze data held on JASMIN, which processes an average of 1-3PB of data every day.

Infinite Memory Engine: HPC in the FLASH Era

In this RichReport slidecast, James Coomer from DDN presents an overview of the Infinite Memory Engine IME. “IME is a scale-out, flash-native, software-defined, storage cache that streamlines the data path for application IO. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures IO via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With IME, architects can realize true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture that separates capacity from performance.”

Nimbix Launches High Speed Cloud Storage for AI and Deep Learning

Today Nimbix announced the immediate availability of a new high-performance storage platform in the Nimbix Cloud specifically designed for the demands of artificial intelligence and deep learning applications and workflows. “As enterprises, researchers and startups begin to invest in GPU-accelerated artificial intelligence technologies and workflows, they are realizing that data is a big part of this challenge,” said Steve Hebert, CEO of Nimbix. “With the new storage platform, we are helping our customers achieve performance that breaks through the bottlenecks of commodity or traditional platforms and does so with a turnkey deep learning cloud offering.”

Cray Assimilates ClusterStor from Seagate

Today Cray announced it has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStor high-performance storage business. “As a pioneer in providing large-scale storage systems for supercomputers, it’s fitting that Cray will take over the ClusterStor line.”

Trends in the Worldwide HPC Market

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee, Earl Joseph and Steve Conway from Hyperion Research present and update on HPC, AI, and Storage markets. “Hyperion Research forecasts that the worldwide HPC server-based AI market will expand at a 29.5% CAGR to reach more than $1.26 billion in 2021, up more than three-fold from $346 million in 2016.”

One Stop Systems on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Today One Stop Systems announced that the company ranks in the top half of the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. This is the 7th time OSS has been on the Inc. 5000 list. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once. A mere two percent have made the list seven times. “We’re proud to be part of the small fraction of companies that have made the Inc. 5000 list seven times,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “One Stop Systems continues to provide leading edge technology products to the high performance computing market, propelling its growth.”

Video: DDN Burst Buffer

Justin Glen and Daniel Richards from DDN presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Australia Conference. “Burst Buffer was originally created to checkpoint-restart applications and has evolved to help accelerate applications & file systems and make HPC clusters more predictable. This presentation explores regional use cases, recommendations on burst buffer sizing and investment and where it is best positioned in a HPC workflow.”

Ace Computers Teams with BeeGFS for HPC

Ace Computers and BeeGFS have teamed to deliver a complete parallel file system solving storage access speed issues that slow down even the fastest supercomputers. BeeGFS eliminates the gap between compute speed and the limited speed of storage access for these clusters–stalling on disk access while reading input data or writing the intermediate or final simulation results. “We are building clusters that are more and more powerful,” said Ace Computers CEO John Samborski. “So we recognized that storage access speed was becoming an issue. BeeGFS has proven to be an excellent, cost-effective solution for our clients and a valuable addition to our portfolio of partners.”