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Spectra Logic and Arcitecta team up for Genomics Data Management

Spectra Logic is teaming with Arcitecta for tackling the massive datasets used in life sciences. The two companies will showcase their joint solutions at the BioIT World conference this week in Boston. “Addressing the needs of the life sciences market with reliable data storage lies at the heart of the Spectra and Arcitecta relationship,” said Spectra CTO Matt Starr. “This joint solution enables customers to better manage their data and metadata by optimizing multiple storage targets, retrieving data efficiently and tracking content and resources.”

Quobyte Distributed File System adds TensorFlow Plug-In for Machine Learning

Today Quobyte announced that the company’s Data Center File System is the first distributed file system to offer a TensorFlow plug-in, providing increased throughput performance and linear scalability for ML-powered applications to enable faster training across larger data sets while achieving higher-accuracy results. “By providing the first distributed file system with a TensorFlow plug-in, we are ensuring as much as a 30 percent faster throughput performance improvement for ML training workflows, helping companies better meet their business objectives through improved operational efficiency,” said Bjorn Kolbeck, Quobyte CEO.

Podcast: Intel to power Anthos Google Cloud Platform

In this Chip Chat podcast, Paul Nash from the Google Cloud Platform discusses the industry trends impacting IaaS and how Google Cloud Platform together with Intel are driving innovation in the cloud. “The two companies will collaborate on Anthos, a new reference design based on the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor and an optimized Kubernetes software stack that will deliver increased workload portability to customers who want to take advantage of hybrid cloud environments. Intel will publish the production design as an Intel Select Solution, as well as a developer platform.”

Agenda Posted for LUG 2019 in Houston

The Lustre User Group has posted their speaker agenda for LUG 2019. The event takes place May 14-17 in Houston. “LUG 2019 is the industry’s primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies. Don’t miss your chance to actively participate in industry dialogue on best practices and emerging technologies, explore upcoming developments of the Lustre file system, and immerse in the strong Lustre community.”

Spectra Swarm Brings Ethernet Connectivity to LTO Tape Libraries

Today Spectra Logic announced enhancements to its family of tape libraries that help end users simplify and enhance their workflows. With the introduction of Spectra Swarm ethernet connectivity, the company makes tape connectivity easier and adds a modern interface to LTO tape libraries by leveraging all of the same infrastructure and networking capabilities as the rest of the equipment in a modern data center. Spectra Swarm is tested and qualified to work with Spectra LTO tape libraries — Spectra Stack through Spectra T950.

WekaIO HPC Storage Solutions come to Central Europe

Today WekaIO announced the opening of an office in Germany, along with the appointment of Kim Gardner as Regional Sales Manager. Gardner, a seasoned storage veteran, will continue the rapid market expansion of Matrix in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) that has been seen in the US and other markets. “We have many customer deployments in artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), finance, media & entertainment, and genomics in the US and UK,” said Richard Dyke, VP of Sales at WekaIO. “The opportunities inherent in Germany’s fully-fledged AI and HPC sector made this the next logical target for us and prompted our expansion into this fertile market.”

ThinkParQ Brings BeeGFS to E8 Storage

Today E8 Storage announced a technology partnership with ThinkParQ to enable the integration of BeeGFS with E8 Storage’s NVMe-oF solution. The combined solution will offer customers new levels of improved performance and scalability for data intensive workloads. “With the combination of E8 Storage’s RAID functionality and ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS file system, customers can scale out by adding as many nodes as needed to meet or exceed capacity requirements.”

Time-Lapse Video: Installation of Spectra Logic Tape Robot at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

In this video, engineers install a Spectra Logic tape library at STFC’s Scientific Data Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The new Spectra TFinity Tape Library has an initial capacity of 65PB. “This system will provide for the predicted data-growth from existing groups over the next decade, and an active archive for JASMIN users and the IRIS science communities. It brings SCD’s total tape storage capacity within the RAL Scientific Data Centre to 240PB.”

Excelero NVMesh comes to Lenovo ThinkSystems

Excelero is bringing its NVMesh software-defined block storage solutions to Lenovo customers and channel partners worldwide. “Already proven in Lenovo deployments at SciNet, Canada’s largest supercomputing facility, and at a London-based machine learning firm, Excelero’s NVMesh provides an optimal choice for web-scale deployments and in Big Data uses in concert with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem portfolio.”