In this video, Sumit Gupta from Nvidia presents: Accelerated Computing Goes Beyond HPC. A wide array of companies are now using GPUs to accelerate Big Data analytics, and Gupta describes how these efforts are delivering competitive advantage.
In this slidecast, Gary Tyreman from Univa discusses the new Univa Grid Engine for ARMv7 Release. As HPC and Big Data infrastructure design continues to converge, this platform could be a stepping stone to the future.
Driven by the demand for new datacenter services to support mobile and cloud computing, ARM will continue to gain in-roads into the datacenter server market because of the low-power and energy efficient design of SOC’s based on ARM’s technology”, said Karl Freund, VP Marketing at Calxeda. “As enterprises shift towards highly scalable solutions such as Calxeda, a key enabling technology is intelligent workload management – and we have partnered with Univa to provide our customers with a great solution.”
In this video, John Fragalla from Xyratex presents: Architecting High Availability Lustre Storage with ClusterStor 6000.
ClusterStor 6000 is designed to support installations with linear performance scalability in less space, scaling from up to 6 gigabytes per second to installations providing 1 terabyte per second file system throughput, as well as linear data storage capacity from terabytes up to tens of petabytes.
Ed. Note: The launch event starts at the 28:22 minute mark.
The Pittsburg Supercomputer Center is streaming live video from their launch event for their new Sherlock supercomputer. A uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData, Sherlock is designed to discover unknown relationships or patterns hidden in extremely large and complex bodies of information.
Sherlock gives PSC the first system available to researchers that is optimized for a particularly difficult family of questions regarding, for example, security, medicine, public health, and social dynamics,” says Nick Nystrom, Director of Strategic Applications, PSC. “These problems cost individuals and society in time, money, and human suffering. Sherlock also helps keep Pittsburgh — and Pennsylvania — at the forefront of high performance computing.”
This award underscores the rapid adoption of our ClusterStor family of storage solutions, and the tremendous value it brings to data-intensive computing environments,” said Ken Claffey, senior vice president of the ClusterStor business at Xyratex. “The introduction of the ClusterStor 6000 was an important milestone for us, and in collaboration with our partners we’re helping end users achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and scalability – including implementing the fastest data storage system in the world.”
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The breakthrough technology – silicon nanophotonics – allows the integration of different optical components side-by-side with electrical circuits on a single silicon chip – using, for the first time, sub-100nm semiconductor technology.
Silicon nanophotonics takes advantage of pulses of light for communication and provides a super highway for large volumes of data to move at rapid speeds between computer chips in servers, large data centers, and supercomputers, thus alleviating the limitations of congested data traffic and high-cost traditional interconnects.
This technology breakthrough is a result of more than a decade of pioneering research at IBM,” said John Kelly, senior vice president and director of IBM Research. “This allows us to move silicon nanophotonics technology into a real-world manufacturing environment that will have impact across a range of applications.”
The amount of data being created and transmitted over enterprise networks continues to grow due to an explosion of new applications and services. Silicon nanophotonics, now primed for commercial development, can enable the industry to keep pace with increasing demands in chip performance and computing power.
Spectra Logic dominated this time around with the highest score in every [Enterprise] rating category,” said Rich Castagna, editorial director for the storage media group for Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com. “Spectra Logic’s performance in the midrange groups is equally impressive. The broader story is how satisfied users are with the tape storage systems, underscoring how vendors continue to produce high-quality and innovative products.”
This is the sixth time the company has won first place in a Quality Awards category, and caps a year of significant success and technological achievements, including the availability of 10GbE iSCSI connectivity, the commencement of LTO-6 shipments, and the installation of the 380 PBs nearline tape archive for NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputing system, which is one of the largest and most powerful supercomputers in the world. Read the Full Story.
Today Mellanox announced that Teradata has chosen its InfiniBand interconnect solution to accelerate the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance. Designed for demanding analytics which require high computational power and the fastest data movement, the Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance offers up to 19 times better data throughput and performs analytics up to 35 times faster than typical off-the-shelf commodity bundles.
Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance is part of a truly unified, high-performance big data analytics architecture for the enterprise and will help customers achieve business value,” said Carson Schmidt, vice president of platform engineering at Teradata. “The Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect is the best choice to enable the performance that is needed to analyze big data at a speed that no other analytic platform can deliver. This performance maximizes the return on investment and accelerates time to value.”
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In this video from SC12, Geoffrey Noer from Panasas describes the hybrid storage capabilities of the new ActiveStor 14 system.
The world’s fastest parallel storage system just got faster with Panasas ActiveStor 14. By accelerating small file and metadata performance with Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, ActiveStor 14 delivers extreme performance, for the technical computing and big data workloads commonly found in HPC environments. Based on a fifth-generation storage blade architecture and the Panasas PanFS storage operating system, ActiveStor 14 delivers unmatched scale-out NAS performance in addition to the manageability, reliability, and value required by demanding computing organizations in the bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, media, and other sectors.”
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