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Video: Nimbus Data Unveils Next-Generation Storage OS and All-Flash Array

Today Nimbus Data announced an all-new solid state storage operating system (Nimbus Data AFX), all-new enterprise support program (Tectonic), and new all-flash array (ExaFlash One). “With its versatility, federated architecture, and multi-tenant management capabilities, Nimbus Data AFX is a well-conceived solid state storage platform for dense enterprise workload consolidation,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC.

Inspur Storage System achieves record performance on SPC Benchmark 1

An Inspur storage system achieved world record performance and top two ranking in a recent SPC Benchmark 1 performance test. The SPC Benchmark 1 results are a valuable reference for the selection of storage systems for businesses critical applications like OLTP systems, databases systems, and server applications. “To achieve these results, the AS5600G2 adopted iTurbo acceleration engine technology from Inspur and used the four core algorithms of intelligent data path acceleration — intelligent multi-core scheduling, intelligent hot and cold data stream separation, and iMASP random to sequential transformation technology.”

Reimagining HPC Compute and Storage Architecture with Intel Optane Technology

Andrey Kudryavtsev from Intel gave this talk at the DDN User Group in Denver. “Intel Optane DC SSDs are proven technologies that have helped data centers remove storage bottlenecks and accelerate application performance for the past two years. Now, the launch of Intel Optane persistent memory and the integrated support of 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors is further shrinking the gap between storage and DRAM. Together, Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel Optane SSDs deliver value across four crucial vectors.”

NGD Systems Steps up with Arm Processors on SSDs at SC19

In this video from the Arm booth at SC19, Scott Shadley from NGD Systems describes the company’s innovative computational storage technology. “In a nutshell, Computational Storage is an IT architecture where data is processed at the storage device level to reduce the amount of data that has to move between the storage and compute planes. As such, the technology provides a faster and more efficient means to address the unique challenges of our data-heavy world – satisfying reduced excess bandwidth and providing very low latency response times by reducing data movement and allowing response for analytics as much as 20 to 40-times faster.”

Panasas HPC Storage Goes from Fast to Ludicrous Mode at SC19

In this video from SC19, Curtis Anderson from Panasas announces company’s new the Panasas ActiveStor Ultra appliance. Anderson goes on to offers a sneak peek at the company’s vision for the high-performance data center of the future where AI and low latency applications converge with traditional HPC workloads. Coined Ludicrous Mode, this NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) layer is added to the 3-tier data placement inside PanFS to create the most economical approach for addressing large data sets and a wide variety of high-performance workloads.

Kingston NVMe Technologies Speed Up HPC at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Rich Kanadjian from Kingston describes the company’s wide array server memory and NVMe PCIe Flash solutions for HPC. “Today’s supercomputing installations are capable of doing billions of calculations per second and managing data in enormous volume and velocity. Kingston continues to provide top data solutions with reliability and predictable performance for the world’s most powerful HPC and enterprise big data applications, while also laying the groundwork for future innovation in data center efficiency.”

Intel’s New “Ruler” SSD Form Factor – Up to 1 Petabyte in 1U

Today Intel announced its latest memory technologies to advance datacenter storage. “These new “ruler” form factor SSDs and dual port SSDs are the latest in a long line of innovations we’ve brought to market to make storing and accessing data easier and faster, while delivering more value to customers,” said Bill Leszinske, Intel vice president, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), and director, strategic planning, marketing and business development. “Data drives everything we do – from financial decisions to virtual reality gaming, and from autonomous driving to machine learning – and Intel storage innovations like these ensure incredibly quick, reliable access to that data.”

Radio Free HPC Optimizes Drive Writes Per Day for SSDs

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why Drive Writes Per Day are such an important metric for acquiring the right kind of SSD for your particular workload. “Drive writes per day (DWPD) is an endurance rating that manufacturers of NAND flash storage provide their customers. … DWPD will vary, depending upon whether the storage is intended for consumer or enterprise use. Consumer use solid state drives (SSDs) have a fixed endurance rating and capacity.”

Call for Papers: International Workshop on High-Performance Big Data Computing (HPBDC)

The 3rd annual International Workshop on High-Performance Big Data Computing (HPBDC) has issued its Call for Papers. Featuring a keynote by Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka from Tokyo Institute of Technology, the event takes place May 29, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

Seagate Launches World’s Fastest Hard Drive

“Performance demands on enterprise datacenters today are increasing as customers consider agile storage solutions to handle diverse workloads. The key to success is to apply the right technologies to the right workloads, and we are seeing increased adoption of hybrid arrays of HDDs and SSDs enhanced by software-based caching,” said Brian Payne, executive director, server solutions, Dell EMC. “By delivering higher performance and capacity, Seagate’s latest Enterprise Performance 15K HDD will be a sound investment for dynamic server-storage environments.”