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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.

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...

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...

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-...

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

Intelligent Storage Bridge Release 2

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

Intelligent Storage Bridge (ISB) is designed to enhance the throughput and reliability of large data transfers, thereby increasing fast scratch efficiency and overall application workflow performance. Used in HPC environments, it includes vendor-agnostic support of Lustre solutions, allowing organizations to bring together a wider range of HPC and enterprise storage solutions.

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 work just as well. This is the finding of an international team from York, Berlin and Nijmegen, published Thursday February 27 in Applied Physics Letters. The team’s discovery brings the much cheaper method...

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.

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.

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