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Mellanox has announced that its 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions support the recently announced IBTA RoCEv2 specification.

Mellanox Supporting New RoCEv2 Specification

September 26, 2014 2:13 pm | by Mellanox | News | Comments

Mellanox Technologies a supplier of interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, has announced that its end-to-end 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions support the recently announced IBTA RoCEv2 specification. The RoCEv2 standard enables routing RDMA traffic across Layer 3 Ethernet networks to address the needs of today’s evolving hyperscale Web 2.0 and cloud deployments.

Putting the Squeeze on Quantum Information

September 26, 2014 12:56 pm | by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed...

New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-based Computing

September 26, 2014 11:12 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information...

Accelerating Use of Molecular Profiling in Cancer Treatment Selection

September 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced that Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology...

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Bernie Spang is Vice President of Software Defined Strategy at IBM.

Scientific Research and Big Data: It Starts with Storage

September 24, 2014 11:52 am | by Bernie Spang, IBM | Blogs | Comments

For centuries, scientific research has been about data, and as data in research continues to grow exponentially, so does the importance of how it’s stored. A key example of how the scientific field can tackle Big Data storage is DESY, a scientific research organization dedicated to providing scientists worldwide faster access to insights into samples, making optimal data management in a high-volume environment extremely critical.

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series is a storage system designed especially for use in large-scale virtualization environments.

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR Series

September 10, 2014 3:12 pm | Fujitsu America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series is a storage system designed especially for use in large-scale virtualization environments. It is specially designed for the virtual integration of large-scale servers compatible with VMware, and for desktop-virtualization systems.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $291,908 grant for the purchase of a high-performance data storage system that will be a first at this scale for higher education and research in Arkansas.

National Science Foundation Awards Competitive Grant to Purchase 'Supercomputer'

September 9, 2014 9:44 am | by University of Arkansas at Little Rock | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $291,908 grant for the purchase of a high-performance data storage system that will be a first at this scale for higher education and research in Arkansas. 

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Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has launched four storage servers featuring end-to-end SAS3, including SAS3 controllers, backplanes, and drives, which allow for up to 12 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of throughput per port. Also available are two new SAS3 JBODs.

Silicon Mechanics Launches Servers and JBODs Featuring SAS3

September 4, 2014 10:01 am | Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has launched four storage servers featuring end-to-end SAS3, including SAS3 controllers, backplanes, and drives, which allow for up to 12 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of throughput per port. Also available are two new SAS3 JBODs. 

Within the framework of the project CLOUDS, Madrid-based researchers have made crucial scientific advances in the state-of-the-art of cloud computing. Courtesy of Ehecatl1138

Is Cloud Computing the Last Step toward Technological Globalization?

August 27, 2014 3:22 pm | by IMDEA Networks Institute | Blogs | Comments

Cloud computing is not only the latest revolution in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) world, but a key enhancer of innovation and economic development. Within the framework of the project CLOUDS, Madrid-based researchers have made crucial scientific advances in the state-of-the-art of cloud computing.

DESY's 1.7 mile-long PETRA III accelerator is a super microscope that speeds up electrically charged particles nearly to the speed of light.

20 GB Data per Second Shared with 2000+ Scientists Worldwide

August 22, 2014 12:02 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced it is collaborating with DESY, a national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture can handle more than 20 gigabyte per second of data at peak performance and help scientists worldwide gain faster insights into the atomic structure of novel semiconductors, catalysts, biological cells and other samples.

George Vacek is life sciences global director at DataDirect Networks.

Enabling Innovation and Discovery through Data-Intensive High Performance Cloud and Big Data Infrastructure

July 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by George Vacek, DataDirect Networks | Blogs | Comments

As the size and scale of life sciences datasets increases — think large-cohort longitudinal studies with multiple samples and multiple protocols — so does the challenge of storing, interpreting and analyzing this data. Researchers and data scientists are under increasing pressure to identify the most relevant and critical information within massive and messy data sets, so they can quickly make the next discovery.

Measured signal during a reading operation for all eight possible states of a 110-nm, 3-bits, self-referenced MRAM cell. Courtesy of Quentin Stainer

Multi-Bit Spin for MRAM Storage may Rival Flash Memory

July 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Interest in magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is escalating, thanks to demand for fast, low-cost, nonvolatile, low-consumption, secure memory devices. MRAM, which relies on manipulating the magnetization of materials for data storage rather than electronic charges, boasts all of these advantages as an emerging technology, but so far it hasn't been able to match flash memory in terms of storage density.

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IBM introduces Storage as a Service on SoftLayer for High Performance Data Management in Cloud

July 15, 2014 11:38 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud,  that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.

Speeding up Data Storage 1000x with Spin Current

July 11, 2014 3:52 pm | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The storage capacity of hard drives is increasing explosively, but the speed with which all that data can be written has reached its limits. Researchers presented a promising new technology which potentially allows data to be stored 1,000 times as fast in Nature Communications. The technology, in which ultra-short laser pulses generate a ‘spin current,’ also opens the way to future optical computer chips.

Own Your Own Data: System allows you to Pick and Choose what Data to Share

July 11, 2014 3:00 pm | by Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | News | Comments

Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn’t the only organization that collects information about people’s online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone apps routinely ask to access your location information, your address book or other apps and, of course, Web sites like Amazon or Netflix track your browsing history in the interest of making personalized recommendations.

National Data Service kicks off with the Materials Data Facility

July 9, 2014 4:12 pm | by Amber Harmon | News | Comments

In nearly every field of science, experiments, instruments, observations, sensors, simulations, and surveys are generating massive data volumes that grow at exponential rates. Discoverable, shareable data enables collaboration and supports repurposing for new discoveries — and for cross-disciplinary research enabled by exchange across communities that include both scientists and citizens.

ThinkParQ and Q-Leap Networks have announced a close partnership to deliver scalable storage solutions to their customers that are easy to deploy and operate. Based on the parallel filesystem BeeGFS and the cluster OS Qlustar

ThinkParQ and Q-Leap Cooperate on BeeGFS/FhGFS

June 25, 2014 9:40 am | by ThinkParQ and Q-Leap | News | Comments

ThinkParQ and Q-Leap Networks have announced a close partnership to deliver scalable storage solutions to their customers that are easy to deploy and operate. Based on the parallel filesystem BeeGFS and the cluster OS Qlustar, this will enable customers to build extremely fast storage for a wide range of workloads.

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At the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. has announced the launch of a new data management and protection solution for Lustre file systems

Cray Launches Tiered Storage for Lustre

June 23, 2014 11:27 am | Cray Inc. | News | Comments

At the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. has announced the launch of a new data management and protection solution for Lustre file systems. This new capability is designed to simplify the management and preservation of data stored on Lustre, using Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS).

Steve Conway is Research VP, IDC High Performance Computing Group.

When Massive Data Never becomes Big Data

June 18, 2014 3:38 pm | by Steve Conway, IDC | Blogs | Comments

The recent PRACE Days conference in Barcelona provided powerful reminders that massive data doesn't always become big data — mainly because moving and storing massive data can cost massive money. PRACE is the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, and the 2014 conference was the first to bring together scientific and industrial users of PRACE supercomputers located in major European nations.

The principle of spin-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of thin Heusler films. Copyright Martin Jourdan, JGU

High-performance Spintronics: 100-percent Spin Polarization of Heusler Compound Observed

June 13, 2014 3:34 pm | by Mainz University | News | Comments

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated, and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years. Researchers have managed, for the first time, to directly observe the 100-percent spin polarization of a Heusler compound. The physicists at Mainz University have demonstrated that the Heusler compound Co2MnSi has the necessary electronic properties.

Computer simulation of a star disrupted by a black hole

High-Performance Cluster Enables Deep Space Study

June 4, 2014 5:15 pm | by Terascala | News | Comments

The University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) is advancing astrophysics research using a high-performance storage solution — Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (DT-HSS) — part of Hyades, the university’s powerful astrophysics supercomputer installed in 2013.

SuperStorage Server SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L

SuperStorage Server SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L

May 28, 2014 12:51 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

For the third time in less than 10 years, IBM scientists, in collaboration with FUJIFILM, have achieved a new record in areal data density. IBM scientists in Almaden, CA, have shown that there is potential to continue scaling tape areal densities beyond 8

New Record Achieved for Storing Massive Amounts of Big Data

May 22, 2014 3:11 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM researchers announced they have demonstrated a new record of 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch in areal data density on low-cost linear magnetic particulate tape — a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient data storage technologies for Big Data.

IBM Elastic Storage

IBM Elastic Storage

May 16, 2014 2:34 pm | Ibm Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Elastic Storage is capable of reducing storage costs up to 90 percent by automatically moving data onto the most economical storage device. The technology allows enterprises to exploit the exploding growth of data in a variety of forms generated by devices, sensors, business processes and social networks.

Icebreaker HPC High-capacity Storage

Icebreaker HPC High-capacity Storage

May 16, 2014 11:27 am | Penguin Computing | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Scale-out Storage Clusters

Scale-out Storage Clusters

May 15, 2014 3:18 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supermicro 42U rack object-based storage clusters feature end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity across triple redundant 1U Monitor nodes and compute/capacity balanced 3.5” HDD/SSD storage servers in 2U 12x bay, 4U 36x bay and 4U 72x bay configurations.

Chris Catherasoo Export Compliance Technical Specialist California Institute of Technology

Chris Catherasoo

April 23, 2014 3:01 pm | Biographies

Chris Catherasoo has broad expertise in state-of-the-art supercomputers, high-end visualization systems, high-performance storage and networking, including hardware, software, scheduling and operations. Technical expertise in numerical methods and algorithm development, and in software design and development, including programming (Fortran and C), code testing and validation, configuration control and documentation.

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 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, the prominent award for technological innovation. Parkin receives the Prize in recognition of his discoveries, which have enabled a thousand-fold increase in the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives. Parkin’s innovations have led to a huge expansion of data acquisition and storage capacities

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