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Primeur weekly 2013-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

Human Brain Project to hold Open Dialogue with potential HPC suppliers ...

U.S. Government awards AMD contract to research interconnect architectures for high-performance computing ...

The Cloud

Carnegie Mellon leads multi-university project to improve web and Cloud computing accessibility ...

Need a Cloud resource for science? TACC serves up Rodeo ...

IBM Cloud capabilities help ENN Energy drive business growth and build smarter operations ...

iomartcloud and Paragon Development Systems (PDS) to deliver back-up to the Cloud services based on VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 advanced ...

Palo Alto Networks and VMware transform Cloud deployments with integrated network virtualization and next-generation security solution ...

IBM awards multi-million dollar Cloud computing platform to seven Nova Scotia schools ...

University of Texas at San Antonio opens Cloud and Big Data Laboratory ...

Unlocking business insights and sales opportunities with Cloud services ...

Scalable Informatics' Unison Appliance shines in first ever public report of STAC-M3 benchmarks on a parallel filesystem with Ceph ...

EuroFlash

European Union funds holistic approach on greener computing ...

Eni's new supercomputer for Eni's exploration & production activity starts work ...

PRACE partners launch Pre-Commercial Procurement: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC ...

TotalSim to launch a new range of CFD Hardware ...

Beyond encryption: Stronger security for wireless communications ...

USFlash

Intel brings supercomputing horsepower to Big Data analytics ...

Penguin Computing releases Arctica 3200xl open switches based on Broadcom Trident II chipset ...

Aeon Computing to deploy 7 Petabyte Lustre filesystem for SDSC's Comet supercomputer ...

Bright Cluster Manager helps Intel's "Cherry Creek" supercomputer achieve top rankings for SC13 ...

DataDirect Networks introduces the industry's fastest Big Data storage platform - the SFA12KX appliance series ...

OSC unveiled new industrial engagement initiative at SC13 ...

Top honours awarded for productivity in a high-performance supercomputer parallel programming language implementation and overall performance ...

TACC to deploy Maverick for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis ...

Supercomputer helps model lakes, oceans and much more ...

Micron announces development of new parallel processing architecture ...

Spectra Logic expands support of TS1140 Tape Drive technology with T-Series tape libraries and BlackPearl ...

Designed for Big Data applications, AMD announces industry's first "supercomputing" server graphics card with 12GB memory ...

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense ...

NIST demonstrates how losing information can benefit quantum computing ...

Italian physicist delivered 2013 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry ...

Rensselaer professor Deborah L. McGuinness named Fellow of the AAAS ...

DataDirect Networks introduces the industry's fastest Big Data storage platform - the SFA12KX appliance series

19 Nov 2013 Denver - DataDirect Networks (DDN) maintains its lead in supporting the largest Big Data, High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud and data-intensive environments with the introduction of its new SFA12K X series (SFA12KX), the industry's fastest family of storage appliance platforms.

With this latest release, DDN is introducing two new models of its Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) technology - the SFA12KX and the SFA12KXE.

The SFA12KX features the most advanced processor technology and a hyper-optimized operating system to deliver extreme performance at up to 48GB/s and 1.4 Million IOPS from a single appliance, making it the industry leader in all categories of IOPS and bandwidth. This performance boost allows customers to deploy Big Data solutions with the least number of systems - dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership.

The SFA12KXE leverages DDN In-Storage Processing technology to power DDN's high-performance EXAScaler and GRIDScaler parallel file systems, as well as customer applications running natively within the storage array. The SFA12KXE delivers up to 23GB/s of file system performance and eliminates external servers and storage networking for a converged approach that yields significant acquisition and management savings.

With new capabilities including DDN's SFX application-aware Flash caching, Real-Time I/O and a unique Storage Fusion Fabric technology, the SFA12KX series provides customers a trusted foundation for building innovative storage systems that deliver superior performance for the most challenging Big Data workloads of tomorrow at the lowest overall TCO.

The SFA12KX appliances use the latest generation of Intel Ivy Bridge family of processors and a hyper optimized operating system to achieve extreme performance targets. This architecture enables customers to build file storage systems that scale to 1TB/s and beyond with as little as 21 arrays, allowing consolidation by as much as 10:1 when compared to competing technologies.

The additional processing power also gives an added performance boost to virtualized applications running within the SFA12KXE, allowing customers to extract greater efficiencies from their I/O infrastructure, colocate their applications with their data and reduce the cost and complexity of storage by eliminating external server and storage networking layers.

When combined with DDN's SS8460 enclosures, the SFA12KX reduces data centre sprawl by up to 40 percent as compared to even the highest density storage array offerings and requires 58 percent less space than competing scale-out file storage offerings.

The DDN SFA12KXE appliance will be available in Q4'13 and the SFA12KX is scheduled for general availability in early 2014.

Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology, DDN, stated: "DDN's SFA12KX appliances are the foundation of many of the world's most demanding and data-intensive environments, each requiring massive performance and scale without high cost. With features such as application-aware Flash caching, Real-Time I/O and in-storage processing, our SFX12KX appliances will perform at up to 48GB/s, making this technology the ideal solution for organizations looking to accelerate Big Data applications and consolidate infrastructure while dramatically lowering the overall cost of data storage ownership."

Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

Human Brain Project to hold Open Dialogue with potential HPC suppliers ...

U.S. Government awards AMD contract to research interconnect architectures for high-performance computing ...

The Cloud

Carnegie Mellon leads multi-university project to improve web and Cloud computing accessibility ...

Need a Cloud resource for science? TACC serves up Rodeo ...

IBM Cloud capabilities help ENN Energy drive business growth and build smarter operations ...

iomartcloud and Paragon Development Systems (PDS) to deliver back-up to the Cloud services based on VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 advanced ...

Palo Alto Networks and VMware transform Cloud deployments with integrated network virtualization and next-generation security solution ...

IBM awards multi-million dollar Cloud computing platform to seven Nova Scotia schools ...

University of Texas at San Antonio opens Cloud and Big Data Laboratory ...

Unlocking business insights and sales opportunities with Cloud services ...

Scalable Informatics' Unison Appliance shines in first ever public report of STAC-M3 benchmarks on a parallel filesystem with Ceph ...

EuroFlash

European Union funds holistic approach on greener computing ...

Eni's new supercomputer for Eni's exploration & production activity starts work ...

PRACE partners launch Pre-Commercial Procurement: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC ...

TotalSim to launch a new range of CFD Hardware ...

Beyond encryption: Stronger security for wireless communications ...

USFlash

Intel brings supercomputing horsepower to Big Data analytics ...

Penguin Computing releases Arctica 3200xl open switches based on Broadcom Trident II chipset ...

Aeon Computing to deploy 7 Petabyte Lustre filesystem for SDSC's Comet supercomputer ...

Bright Cluster Manager helps Intel's "Cherry Creek" supercomputer achieve top rankings for SC13 ...

DataDirect Networks introduces the industry's fastest Big Data storage platform - the SFA12KX appliance series ...

OSC unveiled new industrial engagement initiative at SC13 ...

Top honours awarded for productivity in a high-performance supercomputer parallel programming language implementation and overall performance ...

TACC to deploy Maverick for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis ...

Supercomputer helps model lakes, oceans and much more ...

Micron announces development of new parallel processing architecture ...

Spectra Logic expands support of TS1140 Tape Drive technology with T-Series tape libraries and BlackPearl ...

Designed for Big Data applications, AMD announces industry's first "supercomputing" server graphics card with 12GB memory ...

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense ...

NIST demonstrates how losing information can benefit quantum computing ...

Italian physicist delivered 2013 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry ...

Rensselaer professor Deborah L. McGuinness named Fellow of the AAAS ...