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Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11

21 Jun 2011 Hamburg - At the ISC'11 Panasas booth we had a talk with Geoffrey Noer, Senior Director of Product Marketing. Panasas is presenting its fourth generation of blade systems. The company has a new executive team and is planning to nearly double its staff this year despite the economic recession. They have a large interest for expansion in Europe and Asia. With the launch of ActivStor11, the company is focusing customers who seek to purchase a scalable storage solution. Panasas likes to keep its existing customers happy by offering them flexibility at reasonable prices as their need for storage grows with the years.

Energy is the core application business for Panasas, next to biosciences, finance, government, manufacturing and academia. The company is interested in setting up public-private collaborations in academia but is also focusing on Fortune500 companies. An example of commercial collaboration is the seismic research on ships. An illustration of private HPC Cloud installation is the collaboration with the University of Leicester for control over the university's research data and consolidation of this data.

Panasas' ActivStor product is quite unusual as a blade. ActivStor11 consists of 11 blades and each one of them has a separate IP address. The solution provides parallel access. Every blade offers 6TB of storage capacity.

Geoffrey Noer explained toPrimeur Magazinethat OpenSource Lustre has a problem in the sense that the software packages reside on everyone else's hardware. With Panasas, this is not the case. ActivStor11 is a complete solution with great reliability.

ActivStor12 was released in November 2010. It has twice the performance per disk in comparison with other HPC storage vendors, delivering 1600 MB/s writes and 1500 MB/s reads in real-world environments and 80 MB/s per disk in the end-to-end throughput.

Geoffrey Noer explained that ActivStor11 is now launched after ActivStor12 to offer the customer a more price-sensitive solution with a better balance between capacity and performance. It is a good solution for the type of customers that have a more limited budget but do require almost the same performance as provided by the ActivStor12.
Leslie Versweyveld

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...