Big Web sites usually maintain their own “data centers,” banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users’ requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are prone to congestion: Packets of data arriving at the same router at the same time are put in a queue, and if the queues get too long, packets can be delayed.
The Cray XC30 system will be used by a nation-wide consortium of scientists called the Indian...
The A-Class Supercomputer System is a highly integrated platform designed to simplify the...
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NVIDIA has announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).
HPC systems have evolved significantly over the last two decades. While once the dominion of purpose-built supercomputers, today, clustered systems rule the roost. Horizontal scaling has proven to be the most cost-efficient way to increase capacity. What supercomputers all have in common today is their reliance on distributed computing.
The SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L SuperStorage Server is a compact specialized storage server designed to minimize power consumption and reduce cooling requirements by spinning down or powering off idle drives and managing data streams via Supermicro’s compact, low-power Intel Atom C2750-based serverboard for cold storage.
Icebreaker HPC is a family of highly scalable, high performance file-system solutions based on EMC VNX and EMC Isilon storage. Currently available with either Lustre or NFS file-systems, the family integrates EMC VNX and Isilon platforms with Penguin standard rack infrastructure in a form factor that allows the easy addition of other HPC solutions.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced that they have signed a contract for a next generation of supercomputer to enable scientific discovery at the DOE’s Office of Science (DOE SC).
IBM has debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform
Silicon Mechanics announces their adoption of NexentaStor 4.0, the next generation of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution from partner Nexenta. Nexenta's SDS solution is a key building block of the Software Defined Data Center and one that is helping companies' transition away from massively expensive storage systems.
CoolIT Systems partners with Penguin Computing to deliver the Relion 2808GT Rack Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) solution.
Microway NumberSmasher servers are designed for GPU and storage density, plus expanded support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators throughout its product line.
Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named Ivy Bridge-EX. The server features four Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors and up to 96 DDR3 DIMMs, triple the memory of previous products based on Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors.
Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.
China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets and smartphones. Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said January 23, 2014, it expects to offer jobs to 7,500 IBM employees as part of its acquisition of the x86 server business.
The sixth generation of enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers, provides improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and cloud. As users adopt analytics for greater business insight and move critical workloads like ERP, analytics and database to the cloud for increased efficiency and lower costs, x86-based systems are a popular choice.
2U TwinPro and TwinPro2 2U servers are available in 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density data center, cloud computing, enterprise, HPC and big data applications.
Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its dual port ConnectX-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) are now fully compatible with qualified Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell networking solutions, providing improved performance at higher efficiency and lower latency with reduced application costs.
The 4U two-node FatTwin platform features two ultra-high-performance compute nodes, each supporting dual Intel XeonE5-2600 v2 “Ivy Bridge” processors (up to 130W TDP) and up to six Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) based Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors.
The Hybrid-Core (HC) Memcached appliance provides an order of magnitude higher throughput than commodity servers, while maintaining sub-millisecond response time. Additionally, the server is designed to dramatically reduce cost of ownership by slashing power, cooling and maintenance costs.
PowerLinux is a high-performance system geared for users who are embracing big data, analytics and next-generation Java applications in an open cloud environment. The server, built on the same Power Systems platform running IBM's Watson cognitive computing solution ...
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver unmatched application performance over competing interconnect solutions.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, showcased the world’s first technology demonstration of ConnectX-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions running on the SECO ARM development platform featuring NVIDIA Tegra processors.
Worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market increased by 7.7% year over year in 2012 to a record $11.1 billion, up from $10.3 billion in 2011, according to the newly released International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView.
EMC has announced that it is providing 2.8 petabytes of storage to help the Vatican Apostolic Library digitize its entire catalogue of historic manuscripts and incunabula (a book or pamphlet printed before 1501). One of the oldest libraries in the world, the Vatican Apostolic Library holds many of the rarest and most valuable documents in existence including the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg
Penguin Computing announced that they chose Adaptive Computing’s Moab ClusterSuite to manage the workload on its HPC Cloud offering Penguin on Demand (POD). POD is currently the only on-demand HPC offering that supports ‘bare metal’ execution of compute jobs, effectively providing public access to a supercomputer to users that require compute capacity that is unavailable in-house
SGI announced that NASA's Pleiades supercomputer system, built with SGI Altix ICE technology, has achieved more than one petaflop/second in sustained compute performance based on the LINPACK performance benchmark, and has now moved into the #7 spot on the June 2011 Top500 list of supercomputer sites in the world
108NL is a scale-out NAS system which reaches more than 15 petabytes in a single file system and volume, providing scalability in building the storage foundation for big data. It is designed for online archiving for access to reference data to meet business and legal requirements
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