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The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Los Alamos’ Gary Grider Argues Efficiency in HPC Is King and Laments Simulation’s ‘Raw Deal’

It might surprise you to know that Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is less interested in FLOPS than efficiency. In this interview, he explains why “FLOPS” hasn’t appeared in Los Alamos RFPs over the last decade. He also talks about his greatest HPC concern: decreasing interest in classical simulation in […]

SullivanStrickler Joins the Active Archive Alliance

BOULDER, Colo. – Sept. 21, 2020 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced that SullivanStrickler has joined the collaborative alliance, which promotes modern strategies to solve data growth challenges. SullivanStrickler joins a growing number of industry-leading storage and IT vendors that support the use of active archive solutions for data lifecycle management. “We’re pleased to welcome SullivanStrickler to the Active […]

Pure Storage to Acquire Container Platform Portworx

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the multi-cloud storage as-a-service vendor, has agreed to acquire ​Portworx​, a Kubernetes data services platform, for approximately $370 million. Portworx is used for persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s data platforms […]

Qumulo Launches on AWS Outposts for File Storage and Data Management

SEATTLE – Sept. 15, 2020 – Qumulo, a cloud file data platform that helps organizations store and manage file data, today announced availability on AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts is a managed service that extends Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility and is designed for […]

The Race for a Unified Analytics Warehouse

This white paper, “The Race for a Unified Analytics Warehouse,” from our friends over at Vertica discusses how the race for a unified analytics warehouse is on. The data warehouse has been around for almost three  decades. Shortly after big data platforms were introduced in the late 2000s, there was talk that the data  warehouse was dead—but it never went away. When big data platform vendors realized that the data warehouse was here to stay, they started building databases on top of their file system and conceptualizing a  data lake that would replace the data warehouse. It never did.

What Do You Mean “What’s My Workload?” I Have Hundreds of Them!

In this sponsored post, Curtis Anderson, Senior Software Architect at Panasas, Inc., takes a look at what Panasas is calling Dynamic Data Acceleration (DDA) and how it dramatically improves HPC performance in a mixed-workload environment. DDA is a new, proprietary software feature of the Panasas PanFS® parallel file system that utilizes a carefully architected combination of technologies to get the most out of all the storage devices in the subsystem.

Genomics England Expands Genomic Sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage

SAN JOSE — Sept. 10, 2020 — Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced that Genomics England has expanded their Quantum ActiveScale object storage solution as part of an integrated environment designed to store, protect, and provide access to hundreds of petabytes of genomic data. The solution enabled the organization to scale up from sequencing 100,000 genomes to millions while improving […]

Quantum Makes LTO-9 Tape Drives Available for Scalar Tape Libraries

SAN JOSE — Sept. 9, 2020 — Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO), a global leader in unstructured data and video solutions, today announced that LTO Ultrium format generation 9 technology will be available in its Scalar i6 and Scalar i6000 tape libraries, and StorNext AEL archive systems beginning in December 2020. By combining the high capacity of LTO-9 tape technology with Quantum Scalar tape libraries, […]

Panasas Names Tom Shea President/CEO, Succeeds Faye Pairman

High performance vendor Panasas today announced that COO Tom Shea has succeeded Faye Pairman as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Shea has more than 20 years of business and engineering experience in the storage industry, including tenures as CEO of Gear6 and Mirra, Inc. He has […]

Video: Former IBMer Dave Turek Explains DNA-based Storage and its Place in the Compute Landscape to Come

New compute architectures, with the potential to propel systems power forward even as Moore’s Law winds down, are emerging — a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “technology disaggregation.” Hence the explosive growth of accelerated CPU/GPU-based computing within the von Neumann domain and the intensive activity and investment in quantum. While classical von Neumann computing will […]