Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Monday, December 10, 2018
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No Waiting: Mellanox Uses Univa to Extend Silicon Design HPC Operation to Azure

No Waiting: Mellanox Uses Univa to Extend Silicon Design HPC Operation to A...

Call it a corollary to Murphy’s Law: When a system is most in demand, when end users ...

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with ...

Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options

Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options

With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat ...

Video and Rich Media: Overcoming Performance and Scale Hurdles

Video and Rich Media: Overcoming Performance and Scale Hurdles

Video and rich media content is growing exponentially. Video now constitutes 50 percent of all data, and ...

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November 29, 2018(0)
Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Herold is CEO of ThinkParQ, the company created in 2014 to commercialize BeeGFS. You may remember that BeeGFS got its start as an in-house project (2005) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and ... Full article
November 27, 2018(0)
AWS, a macrocosm of the emerging high-performance technology landscape, wants to be everywhere you want to be and offer everything you want to use (or at least try out). As such, the cloud computing services giant has furthered the spirit of technology disaggregation – processor diversity – with new Amazon Elastic Container Service (EC2) A1 instances powered by AWS ... Full article
November 27, 2018(0)
With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat continues to snap up cloud startups as it builds its hybrid cloud management portfolio. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Red Hat announced its acquisition of software startup NooBaa, which specializes in managing data storage services across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The acquisition along ... Full article
November 26, 2018(0)
Video and rich media content is growing exponentially. Video now constitutes 50 percent of all data, and a rich media explosion is driving performance and capacity gains across countless markets. This content enhances the capabilities of businesses across the globe. So, what’s the issue? The lack of infrastructure and management tools for video and rich media creates major performance ... Full article
November 14, 2018(0)
At SC18 in Dallas, the feeling on the ground is forward-looking and buoyant. Like boom times that cycle through the Texas oil patch, the HPC industry is enjoying a prosperity seen only every few decades, one driven by AI, IoT, cloud, HPDA and other advanced technologies that are opening up vast new TAMs for technology vendors. Confirming all this ... Full article
November 13, 2018(0)
High performance storage vendor Panasas has launched a new version of its ActiveStor product line this morning featuring what the company said is the industry’s first plug-and-play, portable parallel file system that delivers up to 75 Gb/s per rack on industry standard hardware combined with “enterprise-grade reliability and manageability.” Whereas Panasas has been focused almost entirely on commercial HPC, ... Full article
October 31, 2018(0)
Industry Program Director Brendan McGinty welcomed guests to the annual National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, Oct. 9-11 in Urbana, Illinois. One hundred eighty from 40 organizations registered for the invitation-only, two-day event. Day two opened with a keynote address by NCSA Director William Gropp, who explained how advanced computation has changed over the years, and where ... Full article
October 24, 2018(0)
When future drivers tell their kids to “get in the car” they’ll be instructing them to climb into a mobile computer – that’s consuming very large, and growing, quantities of data. Autonomous vehicles (AV) are essentially rolling computers connected to the environment, infrastructure and the Internet. This computer continuously produces and processes data to keep passengers, pedestrians, and other ... Full article
October 24, 2018(0)
Oracle and high-end simulation specialist Altair are expanding their partnership to offer computational fluid dynamics (CFD) services on the Oracle cloud. The HPC simulations would tap into GPU cloud instances and data pipelines recently announced by Oracle and Nvidia. Earlier this month, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) became the first public cloud vendor to support GPU specialist Nvidia’s HGX-2 “multi-precision computing ... Full article
October 4, 2018(0)
Continuing the roll-out of the A3I (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) storage strategy kicked off in June, DDN today announced a new set of solutions that combine the A3I platform with Nvidia DGX-1 AI servers in a validated, pre-configured solution available from a number of channel partners. In a first for the company, DDN is launching a reference architecture that combines ... Full article
October 2, 2018(0)
Inspur, the no. 3 server vendor in the world (Gartner) is taking aim at the biggest, shiniest golden ring in the entire data center server marketplace: hyperscale and AI infrastructure for tier one social media and cloud services providers – companies whose server purchasing decisions move markets and mountains of money. The China-based company, which already has a server ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
Addressing the growing need for speedier processing in big data storage systems that handle everything up to data analytics, Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a technology said to provide high-speed data processing of big data in distributed storage systems. Tokyo-based Fujitsu Labs said this week its platform implemented on the Ceph distributed storage framework addresses the current ... Full article
September 19, 2018(0)
Today, our enterprise workforce is on the go.  You're likely one of those people.  The worker who checks into the office from home, or from a wifi hotspot in your car and from offices anywhere in the world.  In fact, today the vast majority of a business’s data is produced outside the main office.  It’s often mission critical data, ... Full article
September 5, 2018(0)
Growing demand for distributed applications delivered by micro- and other agile services are fueling the shift to composable and disaggregated infrastructure as enterprises look for new ways to provision and manage on-premise and cloud infrastructure. A new forecast by market tracker IDC predicts a surge of disaggregate hardware and composable software as digital transformation efforts accelerate. (Composable/disaggregated infrastructure, or ... Full article
August 28, 2018(0)
The modern business is built around automation. Virtualization and remote applications have afforded corporations unprecedented control of their operations, often allowing them to solve problems before they even occur. However, with the rise of IoT devices, that automation now needs to accommodate far more than simple data analysis. Every enterprise contains thousands of connected devices, each outputting its own ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
Pure Storage has boosted its ability to manage big data migrating to the cloud with the acquisition of privately-held StorReduce. Terms of the acquisition, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed. StorReduce, Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 2014. The software-defined storage specialist focuses on storage applications designed to help users migrate on-premises backups of big data to the ... Full article
August 21, 2018(0)
 Dell EMC today launched a new high-performance server line, the PowerEdge MX, that the company said sits squarely in the middle of traditional and next-generation AI-oriented workloads, supporting both with a composable infrastructure that simplifies adoption of data- and compute-intensive technologies (read: GPUs and FPGAs) as they become available. The no-mid-plane design of the PowerEdge MX is built for ... Full article
August 17, 2018(0)
Data integrators continue to roll out connections between huge data stores and public cloud data warehouses. The latest comes from Talend, which this week unveiled a data fabric “uploader” designed to help ingest big data to Microsoft’s upgraded cloud analytics platform, Azure SQL data warehouse. The data migration specialist (NASDAQ: TLND) said Thursday (Aug. 16) its connector would facilitate ... Full article
August 3, 2018(0)
Bestowing the blessings of AI, machine learning and deep learning upon more than the 1 percent means easing entry into the mysteries of AI. This requires new combinations of technologies with capabilities otherwise possessed only by data scientists, those AI-capable unicorns worth their body weights in gold and who are so often lured by bags of gold from the ... Full article
July 26, 2018(0)
There’s an institutionalized, seemingly intractable and ever widening gap in enterprise IT between data growth and HPDA’s (high performance data analytics) ability to access more than a small piece of it and convert it into “actionable insight.” Sadly, there’s plenty of life left in the trite, tiresome old truism about “drowning in data and starving for insight.” As things ... Full article

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