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Supermicro steps up with EDSFF All-Flash NVMe Optimized Storage

Today Supermicro launched the industry’s first family of server and storage systems that support EDSFF (Enterprise and Datacenter Storage Form Factor) NVMe drives. The latest industry standard NVMe storage is a game changer for the market,” said Jake Roersma, VP of Platform Engineering at Netskope. “A form factor that is optimized for SSD has proven to deliver superior performance while simplifying integration using open standards. Supermicro continues to lead the way by providing the deepest portfolio of NVMe products, best cost, and availability.”

Cray to Deliver First Exabyte HPC Storage System for Frontier Supercomputer

At ISC 2019, Cray announced plans to deliver the worlds first Exabyte HPC storage system. As part of the Frontier CORAL-2 contract DOE and ORNL, the next generation Cray ClusterStor storage file system will be integrated as part of ORNL’s Frontier exascale supercomputer, built on Cray’s Shasta architecture. “By delivering a new hybrid storage solution that is directly connected to the Slingshot network, users will be able to drive data of any size, access pattern or scale to feed their converged modeling, simulation and AI workflows.”

DDN Leads HPC Storage Market and IO500 List

Today DDN announced it has captured the number-one spot in the IO500 10-node benchmark, announced today by the Virtual Institute for IO at ISC in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to the top spot, DDN ranked in three of the top five system results. DDN was also a part of a notable submission working with Google to introduce the first IO500 submission run in public cloud with EXAScaler. Additionally, DDN was recognized this week as the leading storage supplier to HPC in Intersect360’s HPC User Site Census.

HPE teams with Qumulo for On-Prem and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Today Qumulo announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with HPE to encompass both on-prem and hybrid cloud-based storage solutions. “No matter where an organization is in its journey to the cloud, HPE and Qumulo can help users to manage their file-based applications and workloads seamlessly across both data center and cloud environments,” said Molly Presley, Director of Product Marketing, Qumulo. “With today’s extended partnership, Qumulo’s cloud-native file system offers HPE customers the ability to move their data to the public cloud without the need for modifications or costly re-writes.”

Video: Panasas Delivers Frustration Free HPC Storage at ISC 2019

In this video from ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Dale Brantley from Panasas describes how the company delivers a frustration-free HPC storage environment. “Panasas delivers HPC data storage solutions that support industry and research innovation around the world. Whether it’s building the next Dreamliner, winning a Formula One race, creating mind-bending visual effects, curing disease, or modeling climate change, the world’s leading companies trust Panasas to support their most innovative HPC projects.”

HPC Market Five-Year Forecast bumps up to $44 Billion Worldwide

At ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Hyperion Research announced it has increased its five-year HPC Market forecast to reach $44 billion in 2023 thanks to Exascale Systems, AI and increasing adoption of HPC in the Cloud. “In 2018, the HPC server market grew more than 15% to reach a record $13.7 billion in revenue. The supercomputer segment (HPC systems sold for $500,000 or more) grew 23% to $5.4 billion in 2018, the highest growing competitive segment of the HPC market.”

Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Distributed File System

In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company’s distributed file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. “Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.”

ISC 2019 Opens Today with Keynote and Release of TOP500 List

ISC 2019 opens today in Frankfurt. A total of over 3,500 attendees are expected at this year’s show, now in its 34th year. “Running through Thursday this week, the conference kicks off at 9:00 am on Monday, June 17 with a keynote and the announcement of the 53rd TOP500. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will present the highlights of the new rankings and discuss the latest trends.”

Boston Limited Joins Panasas Channel Partner Program

Today Panasas announced that Boston Limited has signed up to be a key distributor and integrator for the Panasas ActiveStor Ultra product line, providing installation, configuration and support services globally. “Boston has expansive lab facilities and experienced technical personnel across the globe, who will provide support and HPC expertise for our mutual value-add resellers in international markets.”

Agenda Posted: September HPC User Forum at Argonne

Hyperion Research has posted the Speaker Agenda for the HPC User Forum at Argonne. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place September 9-11 in Greater Chicago. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users. We hold two full-membership meetings a year in the United States, and also hold two meetings annually in international locations.”