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Primeur monthly 2011-05-

Industry

Cisco announces intent to acquire newScale ...

GigaSpaces announces new product for enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS enablement ...

HP accelerates channel partner Cloud opportunities ...

Coca-Cola FEMSA signs $100 million technology services agreement with HP to support growth ...

HP defines go-to-market strategy for Connected World at Americas Partners Conference ...

HP opens new research facility to advance sustainable data centre technologies ...

U.S. Special Operations Command selects HP for worldwide data centre services ...

IBM launches Power Development Lab in Taiwan ...

IBM Watson goes to school to engage next generation of innovators ...

Cameroon Ministry of Finance selects IBM mainframe system ...

Microsoft survey reveals 39 percent of SMEs to pay for Cloud services within three years ...

Platform Computing Announces Support for MapReduce ...

Red Hat reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results ...

Antarctic icebergs play a key role in the carbon cycle ...

SDSC's CIPRES Gateway provides window to the past - and fast ...

SGI Channel Network Programme receives CRN's Five-Star Partner rating designation for second year in a row ...

Researchers in Taiwan to use volunteer computing to visualise earthquakes ...

University of Westminster launches new DIY supercomputer saving hundreds of thousands of pounds ...

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award ...

Digital infrastructure, Cloud computing transforming fragmented manufacturing industry value chain, according to Microsoft study ...

Presentations from the 27th ORAP Forum now available ...

University of Texas at Austin dedicates Lonestar 4 supercomputer for open science community ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment accelerates engineering efforts with SGI Altix UV ...

SGI offers free technical computing Cloud services in Japan to help customers in affected areas ...

Hewlett-Packard/American Chemical Society Award given for computational chemistry ...

Yale purchases world-class supercomputer ...

Calculations with 14 quantum bits ...

Cycle Computing creates a 10,000 core cluster in the Cloud ...

Breakthrough study confirms cause of short gamma-ray bursts ...

OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute expands resources with addition of new supercomputer ...

Cray CX1000 supercomputer to feature the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family ...

Xerox chooses bullion to virtualize its critical business applications ...

IBM's MRSA infection-fighting nanotechnology caps century of health care innovation ...

Version 3.1 of BOINC LCS now available ...

TThrottle version 3.41 has been released ...

Dell invests $1 billion in technology solutions and services to help customers drive business results today and in the future ...

"Lonestar 4" supercomputer deployed for science community ...

SDSC to open large-scale data systems research centre ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure grants 400 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to seventeen European research projects ...

Industry leaders worldwide embrace IBM Clouds to transform business processes ...

IBM joins forces with over 45 organisations to launch Cloud Standards Customer Council for Open Cloud Computing ...

Bird Hosting expands Cloud service offerings powered by CA 3Tera AppLogic software and signs multi-year license agreement ...

Elsevier special issue on "Models and Algorithms for High-Performance Distributed Data Mining" to issue Call for Papers ...

IBM sets performance records with new eX5 servers ...

CA Technologies acquires IT consulting firm, Base Technologies ...

EMC helps Blue Diamond Solutions deliver Cloud based back-up ...

SAS to offer high-performance analytics on EMC Greenplum database appliance ...

IBM unveils next generation SmartCloud platform for business ...

SAS High-Performance Analytics on Teradata appliance extends analytic innovation to customers ...

Microsoft and Toyota announce strategic partnership on next-generation telematics ...

IBM unveils smart Cloud services and technologies for the enterprise ...

Latest CA Workload Automation release enables dynamic service and application automation across physical, virtual and Cloud infrastructures ...

Dell ups the performance bar on Powerhouse servers for mission critical workloads and applications ...

Electric Yellowstone - Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought ...

Savtira Corporation selects Emerson Network Power for data centre infrastructure solution ...

New IBM software helps clients accelerate adoption and realize the benefits of Cloud computing ...

Intel Xeon processor E7 family delivers record-breaking performance, new security, reliability and energy efficiency features ...

PSSC Labs to showcase bionformatics supercomputer and other life science compute & storage solutions at BIO IT World ...

SAS OnDemand for Academics to be available at no cost for research ...

Altair Engineering announces the release of MindManager through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance ...

Joint European DCI Summer School to issue Call for Participation ...

EDGI demonstrates how to submit 10,000 jobs to a Volunteer Desktop Grid from within the European Grid Infrastructure ...

Blood vessel simulation probes secrets of brain ...

International research on controlled nuclear fusion: Bull is selected to provide the supercomputer to be installed in Rokkasho, Japan ...

EGI Technical Forum 2011 to be held in September in Lyon ...

Bull TrustWay Hardware Security Module now integrates with Oracle Advanced Security for Oracle Database 11g ...

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

EMC Isilon delivers breakthrough performance for big data ...

IBM teams with Akamai to accelerate applications across the web, and from the Cloud to the enterprise ...

IBM offers new opportunities to jump start Cloud computing for business partners and start-ups ...

IBM to deliver new optimized POWER7 products, inspired by Watson technology ...

Tate & Lyle Sugar's refining operations step into the Cloud with Virtustream and IBM ...

IBM and Sybase harness POWER7 for new mCommerce Appliance ...

Networking

HP helps VIVACOM integrate fixed and mobile networks for better services ...

Europe

e-IRG welcomes public comment on the e-IRG White Paper 2011 ...

EMC Isilon delivers breakthrough performance for big data

11 Apr 2011 Seattle - EMC Corporation, a world expert in information infrastructure solutions, has introduced new generations of its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS hardware and software platforms.

Isilon's new hardware platform enables customers to choose from a range of drive configurations, including solid state drives (SSD) with either serial attached SCSI (SAS) or serial ATA (SATA) drives, and combine them with a large, globally coherent cache and next-generation quad core processors to deliver optimum price-performance for accelerating big data access. Leveraging these new hardware innovations, Isilon's OneFS 6.5 operating system delivers enhanced enterprise functionality to improve performance for mission-critical data centre operations, while Isilon's SyncIQ 3.0 significantly improves recovery point objectives, providing unmatched big data protection.

"Not only has the big data era arrived, but it is already impacting our lives in a variety of ways, from the pursuit of personalized medicine to real-time social networking", stated Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing, Isilon. "The foundation of this transformational shift is scale-out storage, which delivers the simplicity, scale, and 'pay as you grow' architecture big data requires, while also providing advanced enterprise functionality to ensure seamless integration with a broad range of mainstream IT environments. With these new hardware and software products, Isilon is setting the standard for big data storage, enabling customers to unlock the full potential of their mission-critical information."

"The creation of digital content is expected to eclipse 35 zetabytes by 2020 (a 44x CAGR). IT professionals, however, are growing at a rate of only 1.4x, creating an ever-widening chasm between the amount of information being created and the people available to manage it", stated Dave Reinsel, Group Vice President, IDC. "Increasingly, enterprises will need to consider scale-out storage for its ability to simplify management of and accelerate access to their storage in the pursuit of new opportunities."

Isilon's new hardware platform features two product lines optimized to accelerate performance for a range of big data applications:

  • Isilon S200: Delivering over 1.4 million NFS ops and over 85 gigabytes per second (GBps) of aggregate throughput, all from a single file system, the S200 is an ideal solution for accelerating big data access in design and simulation, digital media, financial analysis and high performance computing workflows. Combining Intel's Xeon 5600 Quad Core processors with STEC SSD and Hitachi SAS drives, as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) front-end networking and 13.8 terabytes (TB) of globally coherent cache, the S200 provides maximum price-performance for big data.
  • Isilon X200: With more than 30 GBps of aggregate throughput and industry-leading utilization of at least 80 percent, the X200 delivers a cost-efficient balance of throughput and capacity to power big data work flows in Cloud computing, life sciences, Internet services and large-scale virtualized environments. Offering a wide range of configuration options, the X200 enables businesses to easily customize their solution to meet their unique work flow requirements, reducing capital expense and maximizing return on investment.

Nick Bali, Senior Software Engineer with Sony Imageworks, the Academy Award®-winning visual effects (VFX) company behind "Alice in Wonderland" and the "Spider-Man" trilogy, beta-tested the S200 and commented: "We tested Isilon's new S200 in our high-IOPS rendering environment and achieved over 100,000 simultaneous metadata operations, a huge improvement over previous generations. The performance increase is so dramatic, we've already placed an order for these new Isilon nodes, adding to the primary and archive Isilon clusters we already have in production."

"Big data represents an unprecedented opportunity for enterprises to extract greater value from their business information, and do so more quickly and collaboratively than ever before", stated David Tuhy, General Manager, Intel Storage Group. "The next-generation Isilon S200 and X200 products built with the latest Intel Xeon 5600 processors combine powerful computing with intelligent software to accelerate storage, management and collaboration in the big data era."

With the latest versions of OneFS and SyncIQ, Isilon leverages the hardware advancements of the S200 and X200 to maximum impact with intelligent, automated software that simplifies big data management:

  • OneFS 6.5: Isilon's new version of its OneFS operating system, which creates a single file system and single volume scalable to more than 10 petabytes of capacity, features a range of enterprise functionality enhancements, further simplifying big data management and streamlining system interoperability across a broad set of mainstream data center operations.
  • SyncIQ 3.0: By fully integrating SyncIQ with SnapshotIQ, Isilon now offers the most efficient scale-out NAS data replication solution available, delivering industry-leading recovery point objectives for big data protection to ensure customers' information is immediately available 24x7x365.

"While testing Isilon's new versions of OneFS and SyncIQ, we witnessed a 2-3x increase in simultaneous processing speeds due to the CIFS enhancements in OneFS, while SyncIQ's use of snapshots significantly improved both the application's efficiency and its performance", stated Jonathan Young, Senior Vice President of Operations, Ancestry.com. "With these enhancements, we can deliver client search requests even faster, while using fewer resources to do so."

"With more than six million websites running on our web creation and publishing platform, client data loss is unacceptable", stated Chris Fanini, CTO, Weebly. "With the new OneFS and SyncIQ versions, Isilon delivers near real-time data access and replication, ensuring our clients are always protected and our business continues to grow rapidly and without interruption."

"Isilon is an ideal solution for big data, whether its digital media, life sciences or other industries, and its continued innovation ensures we can offer our customers compelling scale-out NAS solutions for accelerating big data performance", stated Vince Conroy, CTO, FusionStorm.

The Isilon S200 and X200 are both immediately available. The S200 begins at a list price of $57,569 per node and the X200 begins at a list price of $27,450 per node. Isilon's OneFS 6.5 and SyncIQ 3.0 are also both immediately available and free for Isilon customers with an existing support contract. OneFS 6.5 is standard with any S200 or X200 purchase, while SyncIQ has a list price of $4,950 per node.

Source: EMC

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Primeur monthly 2011-05-

Industry

Cisco announces intent to acquire newScale ...

GigaSpaces announces new product for enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS enablement ...

HP accelerates channel partner Cloud opportunities ...

Coca-Cola FEMSA signs $100 million technology services agreement with HP to support growth ...

HP defines go-to-market strategy for Connected World at Americas Partners Conference ...

HP opens new research facility to advance sustainable data centre technologies ...

U.S. Special Operations Command selects HP for worldwide data centre services ...

IBM launches Power Development Lab in Taiwan ...

IBM Watson goes to school to engage next generation of innovators ...

Cameroon Ministry of Finance selects IBM mainframe system ...

Microsoft survey reveals 39 percent of SMEs to pay for Cloud services within three years ...

Platform Computing Announces Support for MapReduce ...

Red Hat reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results ...

Antarctic icebergs play a key role in the carbon cycle ...

SDSC's CIPRES Gateway provides window to the past - and fast ...

SGI Channel Network Programme receives CRN's Five-Star Partner rating designation for second year in a row ...

Researchers in Taiwan to use volunteer computing to visualise earthquakes ...

University of Westminster launches new DIY supercomputer saving hundreds of thousands of pounds ...

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award ...

Digital infrastructure, Cloud computing transforming fragmented manufacturing industry value chain, according to Microsoft study ...

Presentations from the 27th ORAP Forum now available ...

University of Texas at Austin dedicates Lonestar 4 supercomputer for open science community ...

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment accelerates engineering efforts with SGI Altix UV ...

SGI offers free technical computing Cloud services in Japan to help customers in affected areas ...

Hewlett-Packard/American Chemical Society Award given for computational chemistry ...

Yale purchases world-class supercomputer ...

Calculations with 14 quantum bits ...

Cycle Computing creates a 10,000 core cluster in the Cloud ...

Breakthrough study confirms cause of short gamma-ray bursts ...

OSU chemist developing solution to nerve agent exposure ...

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute expands resources with addition of new supercomputer ...

Cray CX1000 supercomputer to feature the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family ...

Xerox chooses bullion to virtualize its critical business applications ...

IBM's MRSA infection-fighting nanotechnology caps century of health care innovation ...

Version 3.1 of BOINC LCS now available ...

TThrottle version 3.41 has been released ...

Dell invests $1 billion in technology solutions and services to help customers drive business results today and in the future ...

"Lonestar 4" supercomputer deployed for science community ...

SDSC to open large-scale data systems research centre ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure grants 400 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to seventeen European research projects ...

Industry leaders worldwide embrace IBM Clouds to transform business processes ...

IBM joins forces with over 45 organisations to launch Cloud Standards Customer Council for Open Cloud Computing ...

Bird Hosting expands Cloud service offerings powered by CA 3Tera AppLogic software and signs multi-year license agreement ...

Elsevier special issue on "Models and Algorithms for High-Performance Distributed Data Mining" to issue Call for Papers ...

IBM sets performance records with new eX5 servers ...

CA Technologies acquires IT consulting firm, Base Technologies ...

EMC helps Blue Diamond Solutions deliver Cloud based back-up ...

SAS to offer high-performance analytics on EMC Greenplum database appliance ...

IBM unveils next generation SmartCloud platform for business ...

SAS High-Performance Analytics on Teradata appliance extends analytic innovation to customers ...

Microsoft and Toyota announce strategic partnership on next-generation telematics ...

IBM unveils smart Cloud services and technologies for the enterprise ...

Latest CA Workload Automation release enables dynamic service and application automation across physical, virtual and Cloud infrastructures ...

Dell ups the performance bar on Powerhouse servers for mission critical workloads and applications ...

Electric Yellowstone - Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought ...

Savtira Corporation selects Emerson Network Power for data centre infrastructure solution ...

New IBM software helps clients accelerate adoption and realize the benefits of Cloud computing ...

Intel Xeon processor E7 family delivers record-breaking performance, new security, reliability and energy efficiency features ...

PSSC Labs to showcase bionformatics supercomputer and other life science compute & storage solutions at BIO IT World ...

SAS OnDemand for Academics to be available at no cost for research ...

Altair Engineering announces the release of MindManager through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance ...

Joint European DCI Summer School to issue Call for Participation ...

EDGI demonstrates how to submit 10,000 jobs to a Volunteer Desktop Grid from within the European Grid Infrastructure ...

Blood vessel simulation probes secrets of brain ...

International research on controlled nuclear fusion: Bull is selected to provide the supercomputer to be installed in Rokkasho, Japan ...

EGI Technical Forum 2011 to be held in September in Lyon ...

Bull TrustWay Hardware Security Module now integrates with Oracle Advanced Security for Oracle Database 11g ...

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

EMC Isilon delivers breakthrough performance for big data ...

IBM teams with Akamai to accelerate applications across the web, and from the Cloud to the enterprise ...

IBM offers new opportunities to jump start Cloud computing for business partners and start-ups ...

IBM to deliver new optimized POWER7 products, inspired by Watson technology ...

Tate & Lyle Sugar's refining operations step into the Cloud with Virtustream and IBM ...

IBM and Sybase harness POWER7 for new mCommerce Appliance ...

Networking

HP helps VIVACOM integrate fixed and mobile networks for better services ...

Europe

e-IRG welcomes public comment on the e-IRG White Paper 2011 ...