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HPE brings SGI in-memory Technology to Superdome Flex System

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the HPE Superdome Flex, “the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform.” The platform enables enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights. “HPE’s latest mission critical in-memory computing platform combines the reliability of HPE Integrity Superdome X with the scalable technology for high performance data analytics that HPE gained with its acquisition of SGI.”

Agenda Posted for DDN User Group at SC17

The DDN User Group has posted their agenda for their meetup at SC17. The meeting takes place 2:30pm – 6:30pm on Nov. 13 at the Embassy Suites in Denver. “The DDN User Group brings the HPC community together with DDN executive and technical leadership to share how leading global organizations are leveraging innovative new approaches, best practices, and technologies to raise the bar on HPC discoveries. This year, we are hosting the user group at the Embassy Suites, which is a three minute-walk across the street from the Colorado Convention Center.”

RAID Inc. Unveils Xanadu 500 Storage Appliances

Today RAID Incorporated announced “its most advanced storage series yet.” The Xanadu 500 series is designed to simplify and deliver high performance computing storage at an optimized price/performance ratio. With companies and organizations increasing their IT infrastructure to accommodate Big Data and Analytics at record magnitudes, it is imperative that their storage systems are appropriately […]

Hyperion Research Breakfast Briefing Returns to Denver at SC17

Hyperion Research will host their annual Breakfast Briefing at SC17 in Denver. The event takes place at the Denver Marriott City Center at 7:30am – 9:30am on Tuesday, Nov. 14. “We will be presenting an update on HPC market results, key technology issues & trends, results of new research studies in AI & Big data, new ROI results, and the mapping of HPC centers across the US.”

Now Shipping: Intel Optane SSDs with 4x Performance of NAND-Based Devices

Today Intel announced the launch of the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel Optane technology. “Up to four times faster than competitive NAND-based SSDs, the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series delivers incredibly low latency and best-in-class random read and write performance. The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations, fast game load times and more. The device also offers up to 22 times more endurance than other drives.”

Radio Free Looks at why the Tape Storage Market is falling on Hard Times

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team asks the question: Is the Cloud Killing the Tape Market? The issue came up this week that Spectra Logic is laying off 9 percent of its workforce. “The technology has had its ups and downs over the years, and things look positive for it once again as cloud providers have adopted it as a cost-effective way to handle the growing amount of data being generated, TechTarget, a marketing firm, reported.”

Versity names Meghan McClelland VP of Product

Today Versity Software announced the addition of Meghan McClelland as Vice President of Product. “ Versity is the only independent provider of advanced, scalable, high throughput software defined archiving storage technology products. Meghan shares our vision for delivering hardware agnostic, open, scalable, customer friendly large storage solutions.”

LTO-8 Type M Tape Boosts Storage Capacity from Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic announced today that Spectra Certified LTO-8 Type M media along with LTO-8 drives and all supported media are now available for order. An industry first offering, LTO-8 Type M media provides a 50 percent increase in capacity from 6TB to 9TB using new LTO-7 media.

Radio Free HPC Announces Project Cyclops for World’s Fastest Node

In this podcast, Dan Olds from OrionX describes Project Cyclops – a benchmarking quest to build the world’s fastest single node. “We’ve done more than 150 podcasts talking about topics in high performance computing,” said Dan Olds, partner at OrionX.net Research. “It was time we actually put something together and take a run at some of these benchmarks.”

Banshee Makes DRAM Cache up to 50 percent more efficient

Researchers from MIT, Intel, and ETH Zurich have developed a new cache-management scheme that improves the data rate of in-package DRAM caches by 33 to 50 percent. “The bandwidth in this in-package DRAM can be five times higher than off-package DRAM,” says Xiangyao Yu, a postdoc in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and first author on the new paper. “But it turns out that previous schemes spend too much traffic accessing metadata or moving data between in- and off-package DRAM, not really accessing data, and they waste a lot of bandwidth. The performance is not the best you can get from this new technology.”