IBM scientists announced that they set a new record for storing massive amounts of Big Data on tape — a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies. The new record of 154 terabytes is a 62 fold improvement over current tape technology.
Software-defined storage is a set of software capabilities that automatically manage data locally and globally, providing breakthrough speed in data access, easier administration and the ability to scale technology infrastructures quickly and more cost-effectively as data volumes expand. In addition, these advances can work with any company's storage systems to provide automated and virtualized storage.
Delivering one teraflop of performance, the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor offers highly parallel processing without overhauling applications or code. While the Intel Xeon processor E5 family remains the preferred choice for the majority of applications, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors provide more efficient performance for highly parallel applications.
On energy.gov, we've been highlighting the incredible work being done with supercomputers at the Department's National Labs. Supercomputers are changing the way scientists study the origins of our universe, design new drugs for public health and forecast global weather patterns. The National Labs have some of the most significant high performance computing resources available ...
Modeling efforts of staggering scale, simulations performed in high-definition resolutions and big data initiatives are all driving data-intensive research projects in contemporary high-performance computing environments. At Cray, we are responding to rising storage requirements across a variety of storage workflows, from ingest to archive.
Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2), a system developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and to be deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China remains the No. 1 system with 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark. The system currently has 16,000 nodes each with two Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge processors and three Xeon Phi processors for a combined total of 3,120,000 computing cores.
Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Department of Energy (DOE) is the No. 1 system on the TOP500. It achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark using 261,632 of its NVIDIA K20x accelerator cores. Titan is one of the most energy efficient systems on the list consuming a total of 8.21 MW and delivering 2,143 MFlops/W.