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AWS Launches Storage-Optimized EC2 Instances (I4i) Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors

April 27, 2022 — Amazon Web Services has launched new new I4i instances powered by the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. The company said The instances offer up to 30 TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that are custom-built by AWS, and are […]

Qumulo Launches ‘Cloud Now’ Program with 1 Free Petabyte of Storage

SEATTLE – Apr. 25, 2022 – Qumulo, a high performance data storage and management company, today unveiled “Cloud Now,” a new program that offers cloud builders the ability to create and test up to one petabyte (PB) of multi-cloud file storage at no cost*. As the only multi-cloud file platform able to run massive data […]

@HPCpodcast: HPC Storage Rock Star Gary Grider Talks How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

http://orionx.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/021@HPCpodcas_Storage-with-Gary-Grider_20220420.mp3 Shahin and I are in violent agreement: if you’re interested in high performance storage, if major milestone in the development of HPC storage technology over the last 30-plus years interests you, if you want a peek at future forward leaps in HPC storage technology, then this is an @HPCpodcast episode for you. Our special […]

@HPCpodcast: What’s New in HPC-class Storage and a New Feature: Top of the News

Join us for this episode – episode 20, be it noted – of the @HPCpodcast. It includes a new segment, Top of The News, offering a look at the top HPC developments of the week. Our discussion features federal funding for PsiQuantum and Global Foundries’ quantum computing research in upstate New York, along with AMD’s proposed acquisition of Pensando and Fujitsu’s new HPC cloud offerings that includes supercomputing technology used in the world’s most powerful HPC system, Fugaku.

Azure HBv3 VMs and Excelero NVMesh Performance Results

[SPONSORED POST] Azure offers Virtual Machines (VMs) with local NVMe drives that deliver a tremendous amount of performance. These local NVMe drives are ephemeral, so if the VM fails or is deallocated, the data on the drives will no longer be available. Excelero NVMesh provides a means of protecting and sharing data on these drives, making their performance readily available, without risking data longevity. This eBook from Microsoft Azure and AMD in coordination with Excelero provides in-depth technical information about the performance and scalability of volumes generated on Azure HBv3 VMs with this software-defined-storage layer.

Samsung and Western Digital Form Zoned (Block) Storage Collaboration

Samsung Electronics and Western Digital today announced a collaboration around zoned storage, which is a form of block storage, focused on data placement, processing and fabrics (D2PF) technologies. Western Digital has said zone storage is designed for workloads with increasingly voluminous and complex data management needs, creating “block storage devices that have their address space […]

DDN at GTC Says Storage Appliance Doubles NVIDIA DGX Performance

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – March 22, 2022 – AI and multi-cloud data management company DDN today announced flash and hybrid data platforms for NVIDIA DGX POD and  DGX SuperPOD AI, analytics and deep learning computing infrastructure. Powering thousands of NVIDIA DGX systems, including NVIDIA’s Selene and Cambridge-1 DGX SuperPOD systems, DDN offers AI data storage solutions for applications such as […]

DDN and Aspen Systems in HPC – AI Partnership to Help PNNL Study Environmental Impact on Coastal Regions

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2022 – DDN, maker of artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, and Aspen Systems, manufacturer of HPC products, have partnered to deliver custom AI and HPC solutions that enable data-intensive organizations to generate more value and lower times for analyzing data, on premise and in the cloud. Pacific Northwest […]

PNNL and Micron Partner to Push Memory Boundaries for HPC and AI

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Micron are are developing an advanced memory system to support AI for scientific computing. The work is designed to address AI’s insatiable demand for live data — to push the boundaries of memory-bound AI applications — by connecting memory across processors in a technology strategy utilizing the […]

HPC Storage Specialist Excelero Now Part of NVIDIA

Excelero, a Tel Aviv-based provider of high-performance software-defined storage, is now a part of NVIDIA. “The company’s team of engineers — including its seasoned co-founders with decades of experience in HPC, storage and networking — bring deep expertise in the block storage that large businesses use in storage-area networks,” NVIDIA said in a blog announcing […]