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Panasas to Showcase “Fastest HPC Parallel File System at any Price-Point” at SC19

“The next generation of PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra offers unlimited performance scaling in 4 GB/s building blocks, utilizing multi-tier intelligent data placement to maximize storage performance by placing metadata on low-latency NVMe SSDs, small files on high IOPS SSDs and large files on high-bandwidth HDDs. The system’s balanced node architecture optimizes networking, CPU, memory and storage capacity to prevent hot spots and bottlenecks, ensuring consistently high performance regardless of workload.”

Micron Unveils World’s Fastest Datacenter SSD

Today Micron Technology announced a breakthrough in nonvolatile memory technology with the introduction of the world’s fastest SSD, the Micron X100 SSD. “Micron’s innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data center, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases,” said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana.

Phison Steps up with PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD solutions

Phison Electronics is showcasing its high performance PCIe Gen4 storage products this week at the Flash Memory Summit. “The Phison E16 provides industry leading performance, capacity and NVMe features required to build the PCIe Gen4 enabled data center of the future. Liqid is excited that the Phison E16 is now powering the fastest storage in the world, the LQD4500.”

Qumulo Delivers new All-Flash Platforms for Unstructured Data

Today Qumulo announced comprehensive software and hardware advancements that will help enterprises to capitalize on dynamic market conditions, including rapidly falling NVMe prices, in order to gain data center efficiencies and benefit from the increased reliability and performance of flash-based platforms. “Qumulo makes it easy for users to incorporate new technology developments both on-prem and in the cloud,” said Molly Presley, director of product marketing. “Our software-defined, hybrid cloud file system allows our users to focus on their data-driven businesses, not on managing their storage.”

StorONE and Seagate Partner to Maximize SSD Performance Specs

Today StorONE announced record speeds using Seagate SSD drives and StorONE’s TRU S1 Software Defined Storage solution. In recent performance testing, StorONE combined its software with Seagate’s enterprise-class SSDs in a virtual appliance configuration that reached a breakthrough half a million IOPS with 24 Seagate SSDs and all enterprise-class data protection features running. The high-availability, failure-proof VMware cluster with two nodes achieved this throughput on random reads (4K) and 180,000 IOPS on random writes (4K) with latency of less than 0.2 milliseconds.

Podcast: Achieving Low Latency with the SPDK Storage Performance Development Kit

In this Intel Chip Chat podcast, Dr. Felipe Franciosi from Nutanix and Nate Marushak from Intel describe how the open source reference library called SPDK (Storage Performance Development Kit) brings higher performance to the data center. “A decade ago, when slow hard disk drives were the heart of a data center, efficiency was improved by designing software to avoid accessing physical media. Innovations in persistent memory and in networking technology have already brought vast improvements. For systems that are latency-sensitive, applying SPDK can address software bottlenecks and open the way to even higher performance.”

Unleashing the Next Wave of HPC Breakthroughs with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory and Intel Optane DC Solid State Drives

In the face of unrelenting data growth, rising numbers of high-performance computing (HPC) workloads are memory bound. Caught between the high cost and limited capacity of DRAM and the lower performance of 3D NAND SSDs, HPC users increasingly find that despite workarounds, they’re unable to keep pace with skyrocketing data volumes and increasingly complex challenges. Intel Optane technology is designed to address these challenges.

Quobyte Distributed File System adds TensorFlow Plug-In for Machine Learning

Today Quobyte announced that the company’s Data Center File System is the first distributed file system to offer a TensorFlow plug-in, providing increased throughput performance and linear scalability for ML-powered applications to enable faster training across larger data sets while achieving higher-accuracy results. “By providing the first distributed file system with a TensorFlow plug-in, we are ensuring as much as a 30 percent faster throughput performance improvement for ML training workflows, helping companies better meet their business objectives through improved operational efficiency,” said Bjorn Kolbeck, Quobyte CEO.

2019: The Year of PCI Express 4.0

Computer systems are about to get a whole lot faster. This year starting at the high end of the market a transition will begin toward systems based on PCI Express 4.0. The interconnect speed will double to 64GB/sec in a 16 lane connection. Tim Miller, Vice President Strategic Development for One Stop Systems, explores the expected speed and innovation stemming from the introduction of PCI Express 4.0. 

Mellanox NVMe SNAP Technology to Simplify Composable Storage

Today Mellanox announced NVMe SNAP (Software-defined, Network Accelerated Processing), a storage virtualization solution for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing. This new SNAP technology allows customers to compose remote server-attached NVMe Flash storage and access it as if it were local, to achieve all the efficiency and management benefits of remote storage, with the simplicity of local storage.