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Site-wide Storage Use Case and Early User Experience with Infinite Memory Engine

“IME unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

CoolIT Systems Steps Up Liquid Cooling Technology at SC14

“The momentum at Supercomputing from vendors and end users for liquid cooling grows annually with the increase in rack density and efficiency requirements,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO/CTO of CoolIT Systems. “We are responding to this demand with our largest display ever of enterprise level liquid cooling solutions.”

Altair Architects for Exascale with PBS Professional 13.0

At Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Altair announced key features for PBS Professional 13.0, scheduled to launch in Q1 2015. The new version will take scalability to the next level, with massive jumps in supported system size, job dispatch speed and throughput; users will also benefit from key resilience, flexibility and scheduling improvements.

DDN and Dot Hill Update Storage Tech at SC14

Storage has been a hot topic once again at SC14 with a number of announcements concerning new technology.

Quanta Showcases Monster 6 Terabyte Memory Server for Big Data at SC14

In this video from SC14, Alan Chang from Quanta describes the company’s new QuantaGrid Q71L-4U four-socket system with 96 DIMM sockets for a capacity of 6 Terabytes of memory. The big-memory system is tallor-made for large analytic and HPC workloads.

Spectra Logic Steps up with Deep Storage Technologies at SC14

“Recently, we released our BlackPearl appliance, which is an S3 gateway to tape. It’s a really easy way to get data into a deep storage archive. Kind of interesting to take this cloud-based technology, put it into appliance and actually build a private cloud for HPC.”

Introducing the SGI UV 300 Big Memory Supercomputer

“SGI has been delivering scaleable shared memory systems for over 2 decades. The 7th generation SGI NUMAlink7 technology is being delivered in the SGI UV 300, launched at SC14. A single UV 300 chassis (5U) provides 4 Xeon E7 processors, up to 96 DIMMs, and 12 PCIe slots. Connecting 8 of these units together in a single rack, using NUMAlink7 interconnect, then creates a huge pool of resources, up to 480 cores, 24TB DRAM, which can be extended with additional PCIe devices for highest performance FLASH in the industry, as well as compute acceleration with Intel Xeon Phi and visualization capabilities – all in a single system!”

Video: Brad McCreedy Shares What’s New in HPC at IBM

In this video from SC14, my lovely competitor Rina Santoro from Trilogy Tech Talk discusses what’s new at IBM with VP Brad McCreedy.

Avere Introduces FXT Virtual Edge Filer for Amazon EC2

With the Avere FXT Edge Filer, uou basically get the same hardware operating EC2 cloud as you get from our physical appliances. Then you are on our software and what our software does is, it has the intelligence to automatically cache the active data up in the cloud. It pulls this data either from the Amazon S3 storage cloud or from your data center, from your NAS or object systems that are in your data center, and the goal there is to hide the latency to the storage.

How Altair’s Display Manager Saves Workflow Time at Ping Golf

“Display Manager is our most significant functionality update since the move to HPC itself,” said Eric Morales, Engineer and Design Analyst at Ping Golf. “In most cases we are saving a full day of time or more. We get instant feedback, make the change and have enough time to view the results of those changes the same day. Before the upgrade we wouldn’t get those results until mid to late morning the next day, and wouldn’t get the updated structure until end of the next day. Display Manager has greatly improved the speed and efficiency of our process.”