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Silicon Mechanics Offers Nexenta Software Defined Storage Solutions

April 15, 2014 2:39 pm | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

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.

Physicist Stuart Parkin wins 2014 Millennium Technology Prize for Opening Big Data Era

April 9, 2014 9:02 am | by Technology Academy Finland | News | Comments

Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has declared innovator Prof. Stuart Parkin as winner of the...

Intelligent Storage Bridge Release 2

March 6, 2014 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelligent Storage Bridge (ISB) is designed to enhance the throughput and reliability of large...

Synthetic Magnet a Much Cheaper Method for Storing Data using Light

March 3, 2014 12:05 pm | by Radboud University Nijmegen | News | Comments

Optical data storage does not require expensive magnetic materials as synthetic alternatives...

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Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 Family

February 18, 2014 4:41 pm | Intel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible. The processor family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.

ScienceCloud by Accelrys

February 7, 2014 10:39 am | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

ScienceCloud is an SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace for externalized life science research and development. It is designed to advance collaborative drug discovery with a new generation of integrated applications built on a scalable, cloud-based scientific platform.

MIT Big Data Storage System Dramatically Speeds Information Access

January 30, 2014 2:39 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

As computers enter ever more areas of our daily lives, the amount of data they produce has grown enormously. But for this “big data” to be useful it must first be analyzed, meaning it needs to be stored in such a way that it can be accessed quickly when required.

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Lenovo buys IBM x86 Server Business for $2.3B

January 23, 2014 2:30 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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.

New Accelerated Visualization, Data Analytics Resources for Open Science

January 17, 2014 12:48 pm | by iSGTW | News | Comments

This month, the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, US, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.

Enterprise X-Architecture for x86-based Servers

January 16, 2014 2:30 pm | Ibm Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Experts withdraw from Internet Security Conference

January 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least eight researchers or policy experts have withdrawn from an Internet security conference after the sponsor reportedly used flawed encryption technology deliberately in commercial software to allow the National Security Agency to spy more easily on computer users.

2U TwinPro/TwinPro2 Servers

January 10, 2014 1:20 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Simulating the Behavior of Elusive Cosmic Particles

January 10, 2014 1:00 pm | by Ohio Technology Consortium | News | Comments

A researcher at the University of Cincinnati is leveraging the compute and storage resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to simulate the behavior of elusive cosmic particles in an experiment that may provide answers to the most fundamental questions in our understanding of the evolution of the universe.

Text Mining: The Next Data Frontier

January 6, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mark A. Anawis | Blogs | Comments

Josiah Stamp said: “The individual source of the statistics may easily be the weakest link.” Nowhere is this more true than in the new field of text mining, given the wide variety of textual information. By some estimates, 80 percent of the information available occurs as free-form text which, prior to the development of text mining, needed to be read in its entirety in order for information to be obtained from it.

Seagate Technology to Acquire Xyratex

January 2, 2014 3:00 pm | by Seagate | News | Comments

Seagate Technology, a storage solutions company, and Xyratex, a provider of data storage technology, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex in an all-cash transaction valued at $13.25 per share, or a total of approximately $374 million, including approximately $80 million in cash on Xyratex’s balance sheet as of August 31, 2013.

52nd IDC HPC User Forum

January 2, 2014 10:44 am | by IDC | Events

IDC, in close partnership with users and vendors in the technical high-performance computing (HPC) industry, created the HPC User Forum, a unique service that identifies buyer/user requirements and vendor capabilities within this market. This forum promotes the interests of HPC users worldwide in industry/commerce, government, and academia. The HPC User Forum is an extension of IDC's long-standing commitment to the global HPC community.

Astronauts Complete Rare Christmas Eve Spacewalk

December 27, 2013 12:32 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a "mini blizzard" of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.                     

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IBM to Acquire Aspera to Help Companies Speed Global Movement of Big Data

December 23, 2013 10:03 am | News | Comments

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Emeryville, CA-based Aspera. Aspera's technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud or on premise, Aspera's high-speed transfer technology reduces transmission times for large files or data sets by up to 99.9 percent

Mellanox and Dell to Deliver 10/40GbE for Mainstream Servers and Networking Solutions

December 17, 2013 9:25 am | by Mellanox Technologies | News | Comments

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.

Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind, could Help Forecast Destructive Space Weather

December 17, 2013 9:20 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

During particularly intense solar storms the magnetosphere can “crack,” allowing charged particles to seep in and wreak havoc on the Earth’s technological infrastructure — an event called space weather.  Scientists currently do not have the ability to accurately predict the severity of a space weather event or where it will have the most impact. But researchers are hoping to change that.

Dell and Microsoft Strengthen Alliance to Deliver Windows Azure through Dell Cloud Partner Program

December 12, 2013 8:37 pm | by Dell | News | Comments

Dell has announced it is building on its strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver Windows Azure to Dell customers worldwide through the Dell Cloud Partner Program. This expands upon the previously announced alliance providing Application Development Services on Windows Azure.

University of Tsukuba Puts Cray CS300 Cluster into Production in Japan

December 12, 2013 2:21 pm | by Cray | News | Comments

Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray cluster supercomputer, and is providing researchers and scientists with a 1.1 petaflop system for computational science.

ISC’14 Calls for Tutorial Proposals, Research Paper Submissions and More

December 11, 2013 9:37 am | by ISC'14 | News | Comments

The 2014 International Supercomputing Conference is now accepting submissions, ranging from tutorial and birds of a feather (BoF) session proposals, research paper and poster abstracts, as well as student volunteer program applications. The ISC’14 Call for Papers is supported by the IEEE Germany Section.

Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in 'Tinker Toy' Materials

December 9, 2013 11:14 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage.

DOE to Showcase Computational Science Expertise at SC13 Conference

December 5, 2013 4:34 pm | by DOE | Articles | Comments

After unexpectedly missing the opportunity to exhibit their expertise at SC12, the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories will return to the conference exhibition at the SC13 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, to be held November 17 to 22 at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) in Denver.

Teams Announced for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge

December 4, 2013 4:29 pm | by HPC Advisory Council | News | Comments

The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), have announced the 11 university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC’14 program of events.

TACC Serves Up Rodeo

December 4, 2013 3:48 pm | by TACC | News | Comments

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the addition of Rodeo, the center's new cloud computing offering that will provide a variety of cloud services to its comprehensive set of advanced computing systems. The system is available for researchers that need large-scale resources, but prefer a virtualized, on-demand environment.

Cray XC30 with Big Data Framework for Hadoop

December 2, 2013 4:25 pm | Cray Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cray Inc. now offers a Big Data framework that gives customers the ability to more easily implement and run Apache Hadoop on their Cray XC30 supercomputers.

Internet2 100Gigabit, SDN-Enabled Network Advances Next-Gen Research

November 26, 2013 2:29 pm | by Internet2 | News | Comments

Some of the world’s top universities and researchers showcased their innovations to meet the challenges of Big Data and global team science at SC13, the 25th annual supercomputing conference, held November 17 to 21, 2013, at the Colorado Convention Center. SC is the largest international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

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