Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Rackspace Ramps Up Open Compute Iron

Rackspace Ramps Up Open Compute Iron

The Open Compute open source hardware project got its start more than three years ago when social ...

AMD, Canonical Do OpenStack In A Box

AMD, Canonical Do OpenStack In A Box

The developers behind OpenStack have come a long way in adding fit and finish to successive releases ...

Future Cray Systems To Unite Analytics And Simulation

Future Cray Systems To Unite Analytics And Simulation

Big data and analytics are not a threat to Cray. They are an opportunity. And importantly, the ...

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Persistent Memory

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Persistent Memory

The other SMC articles in this series have referred to a notion called “memory.” These articles have ...

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September 19, 2014(0)
The Open Compute open source hardware project got its start more than three years ago when social media giant Facebook, which was at the time using custom server designs it created in conjunction with Dell, sat down with Rackspace Hosting and a number of other big datacenter operators and worked out the means of open sourcing hardware designs to ... Full article
September 16, 2014(0)
The developers behind OpenStack have come a long way in adding fit and finish to successive releases of the cloud controller, but it is still a pain in the neck to build a cluster and install OpenStack on it to create a cloud. Chip and server maker AMD is working with commercial Linux and OpenStack distributor Canonical to make ...
September 15, 2014(0)
Big data and analytics are not a threat to Cray. They are an opportunity. And importantly, the increasingly intertwined workloads of modeling, simulation, and analytics play to the strengths of a system builder like Cray. That was the main message of the keynote address of Cray CEO Peter Ungaro during his keynote address at the EnterpriseHPC 2014 summit last ...
September 10, 2014(0)
The other SMC articles in this series have referred to a notion called “memory.” These articles have often intentionally not said so, but I have left the impression that we are talking about DRAM DIMMs. DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) is dynamic because it would lose its contents if not periodically refreshed or if the power went away. This ...
September 8, 2014(0)
Intel rolled out its “Haswell” generation of Xeon E5-2600 processors at its developers’ forum by positioning the third version of the chip as the engine that would help in “re-architecting the datacenter” as a dynamic, automated, and software-defined environment where computing, storage, and networking are “pooled” to boost datacenter utilization. The improvements in single-thread performance and overall system throughput ...
September 8, 2014(0)
Any company that bought racks of servers within the past six months is probably going to be annoyed this week. The drumbeat of Moore’s Law continues apace with the launch of the “Haswell” generation of Xeon E5-2600 processors, the third generation to bear that name and to provide a decent bump in both single-thread performance and a big jump ...
September 5, 2014(0)
Enterprises and some supercomputing centers took a shining to blade servers a decade ago and these converged platforms, which pack servers, storage, and switching into a single box with shared power, cooling, and management as well as redundancy in key components, continue to sell well. But the new density-optimized, modular, multinode servers that are designed for hyperscale and HPC ...
September 4, 2014(0)
Cisco Systems wants to ride the data-driven wave dubbed the Internet of Everything to take its Unified Computing System architecture from the datacenter to the networked sensors that the company estimates will collect 40 percent of data by 2020. The server and switching giant laid out its “fast IT” strategy – a blueprint that seeks to make Cisco the ...
September 4, 2014(0)
Five years ago, Cisco Systems got out in front of the pack with converged server and switching and a unified Ethernet fabric for server and storage traffic in its Unified Computing System blade servers. The company eventually added rack servers so it could handle workloads that needed more local memory and disk, and with the launch of the UCS ...
September 3, 2014(0)
Microsoft has dug in for a long and perhaps uphill battle with search engine juggernaut Google, which has three times the reach in search. That means Microsoft has to deploy whatever technology it can to make its Bing search engine both faster and more accurate. To that end, Microsoft will be rolling out artillery in the form of field ...
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