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Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform

31 Jan 2012 Fremont - SGI has introduced SGI Modular InfiniteStorage, an integrated server and storage platform designed to provide Cloud and data storage customers with the maximum flexibility for compute and data management applications.

Leveraging industry-leading density in an innovative, adaptable design, the core SGI Modular InfiniteStorage platform will be available as either SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Server (SGI MIS Server) or SGI Modular InfiniteStorage JBOD (SGI MIS JBOD) storage products, for wide-ranging, functional scalability in diverse data environments. SGI Modular InfiniteStorage is perfect for Cloud computing and other IT storage management environments that require data and compute to be tightly coupled. This enables customers to pool processing and storage in the right proportions for greatest efficiency, and in precisely the manner they need to keep pace with the rapidly expanding data and application demands of their business.

Form meets function in SGI Modular InfiniteStorage, with an innovative chassis architecture designed to adapt to the real-world demands of today's data centres. Extreme density is achieved with the introduction of modular drive bricks. This breakthrough design enables each of the bricks to be loaded with either nine 3.5 inch SAS or SATA drives, or 18 2.5 inch SAS or SSD drives. As a storage server, SGI MIS Server includes eight drive bricks and two motherboards, for up to 216TB and four 1.8 to 2.9 GHz processors in a single 4U server chassis. The modularity of the system means that the same platform could be configured for extreme IOPs applications, for example, by substituting the 72 3.5-inch disk drives with 144 SSDs. For additional capacity, an SGI MIS JBOD can be added, which packs nine drive bricks for up to 243TB of disk capacity into each additional 4U enclosure.

When built into SGI's D-Rack cabinet configuration, up to 2.37 PB of capacity and up to forty discrete processors can be supplied within a single standard 19 inch rack footprint. This density enables IT organisations to reclaim valuable floor space and reduce power and cooling costs, all with the precise specifications that they need for their unique business applications.

"The SGI Modular InfiniteStorage platform is designed to couple very dense storage and compute capabilities in an adaptable platform, to give cloud and other storage IT customers important new choices for tuning and growing the system to meet their specific requirements", stated Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for HPC. "The SGI Modular InfiniteStorage platform aims to allow IT managers to design customized solutions based on standards-based components."

As a consistent innovator in some of the world's most challenging data environments, SGI has leveraged this experience to make SGI Modular InfiniteStorage a preferred choice in the data centre. The SGI MIS chassis includes usability features such as a unique rail design that enables hot-swappable components to be easily accessed from either the front or rear of the unit. This simple feature not only makes the system much easier to service, but it significantly reduces the strain on cables and connectors that is a frequent source of fragility in other large systems that require the unit to be pulled out entirely to access individual components.

"SGI has always been focused on building products that push the envelope to help customers solve very large data problems", stated Jose Reinoso, vice president of storage engineering at SGI. "SGI Modular InfiniteStorage is a solution that enables them to have exactly the system they need today, with the ability to scale and adapt it to where their business takes them tomorrow."

SGI MIS Server and SGI MIS JBOD are both available for preorder now from SGI. Pricing is available upon request.
Source: Rackable Systems

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Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...