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Pure Announces FlashBlade and FlashArray Updates

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — February 16, 2021 — Today Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), specialist in storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announced updates to its industry-recognized Purity software for FlashBlade and FlashArray. Today’s news is designed to expand Pure’s market reach and further the company’s vision for a Modern Data Experience. The Modern Data Experience vision changes […]

Quantum Corp. Partners With Veeam on Ransomware Protection

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 16, 2021 — Quantum Corporation. (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced its ActiveScale S3-compatible object storage system has achieved Veeam Ready qualification for Object and Object with Immutability, extending Quantum’s security capabilities for enterprises storing and managing unstructured data. With this achievement for Quantum ActiveScale object storage, alongside Active Vault for its Scalar tape libraries and the forthcoming snapshot feature for its DXi backup appliances, […]

Hybrid Cloud with Bright Cluster Manager

This whitepaper, “Hybrid Cloud with Bright Cluster Manager,” from our friends over at Bright Computing discusses how hybrid cloud infrastructures allow organizations to strategically manage their compute requirements from core data center to public cloud and edge, but they are very complex to build and manage. Automation is  essential, and verifying your staff’s abilities to work with your tool of choice is mandatory.

oneAPI DPC++ in SYCL 2020 Final Spec

oneAPI Data Parallel C++ (DPC++) features are included in the SYCL 2020 final specification, released today by The Khronos Group, an open consortium of industry-leading companies creating advanced interoperability standards. Since its launch in 2019, DPC++ has progressed significantly, building cross-architecture and cross-vendor support from the oneAPI Centers of Excellence and now successfully upstreaming features to […]

Inspur: 4-Socket Server Achieves SPECpower Benchmark Record, Performance-to-Power Ratio up by 52.4%

San Jose — Jan. 9, 2021 — Inspur Information, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, announced the Inspur NF8480M6, a high-end 4-socket rackmount server, achieved record power and performance evaluation, carried out by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks. Inspur NF8480M6 shows a performance-to-power ratio that […]

Case Study: How Shearwater Technology Quadrupled its Capabilities with PSSC Labs

In this case study whitepaper, PSSC Labs, provider of custom, on-premise high performance computing HPC systems designed to meet clients’ unique enterprise computing challenges, shows how an on-premise HPC  cluster can take your business to the next level. The whitepaper discusses how client firm Shearwater Technology quadrupled its capabilities with the help of PSSC Labs hardware solutions.

Radio Free HPC – Big Changes at Intel: Gelsinger Takes the Helm

Our main topic today is Intel, with the bulk of the discussion surrounding the return of Pat Gelsinger as Intel’s new CEO. Pat was a 30-year veteran of Intel before he left to pursue other, well, pursuits – most notably as CEO of VMware. While at Intel, Pat spearheaded the development of the 486 architecture […]

EPCC Selects Cerebras Systems AI Supercomputer

Los Altos, Calif. & Edinburgh, UK — Cerebras Systems, the high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute company, and EPCC, the supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh, today announced the selection of what Cerebras said is the world’s fastest AI computer, the Cerebras CS-1, for EPCC’s new international data facility for the Edinburgh and southeastern […]

Things to Know When Assessing, Piloting, and Deploying GPUs – Part 3

In this insideHPC Guide, our friends over at WEKA suggest that when organizations decide to move existing applications or new applications to a GPU-influenced system there are many items to consider, such as assessing the new environment’s required components, implementing a pilot program to learn about the system’s future performance, and considering eventual scaling to production levels.

Elbencho – A New Storage Benchmark for AI

Germany, Feb 03, 2021 — Elbencho, a new open-source storage benchmark tool, is now available to help organizations that demand high performance and need to evaluate performance of modern storage systems, optionally including GPUs in the storage access. Elbencho is available for download at: https://github.com/breuner/elbencho Traditionally, storage system vendors published numbers primarily based on simple […]