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Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities

28 Feb 2012 Sunnyvale - Government organisations, universities, and labs worldwidethat rely on high-performance computing (HPC) face increasing challenges in managing and processing growing data volumes to advance scientific research and design next-generation products. These organisations have turned to solutions based on the Lustre file system to improve the speed and accuracy of scientific discovery and obtain insights faster into areas such as geonomics, bioinformatics, defense, and climate simulation modelling research.

As part of its effort to work closely with leading organisations to drive continued innovation with the Lustre file system, NetApp has joined the OpenSFS and EOFS (European Open File System) communities. OpenSFS is focused on increasing collaboration, communicating requirements to Lustre developers, and supporting a release of Lustre that addresses key customer needs. EOFS promotes the establishment and adoption of Lustre as an open source parallel file system with continued support to sustain and enhance its quality, capabilities, and functionality by addressing the specific requirements of European organisations, institutions, and companies.

This expanded collaboration with industry leaders worldwide builds further on NetApp's continued investment in HPC. NetApp recently teamed with Whamcloud to announce the foundation of the Open Benchmark for Lustre initiative to define, standardize, and promote storage system benchmarks using Lustre.

NetApp brings a proven history of helping customers meet extreme demands in HPC environments to transform their big data into business success. Most recently, the Department of Energy selected NetApp as the storage foundation for Sequoia, one of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

NetApp's portfolio of big data solutions allows customers to break through performance barriers to unlock new insights; gain a competitive advantage with better, faster business decisions; and create new business opportunities.

The NetApp High-Performance Computing Solution for Lustre, announced last fall, efficiently scales bandwidth and density with proven reliability to solve challenging research, modelling, and simulation problems.

David Dale, director, Industry Standards at NetApp, stated: "NetApp big data solutions are foundational to business success and have proven instrumental in enabling customers to unlock insight into the power of growing data volumes, make better decisions, and drive successful business outcomes at the speed of today’s business. The Lustre file system has gained in popularity for its ability to enable success by providing a platform that meets the performance, scalability, and capacity requirements for storage environments that require very high bandwidth. We look forward to collaborating with the OpenSFS and EOFS communities to enable the continued growth and development of Lustre and open standards high-performancefile systems."

Norman Morse, president at OpenSFS, stated: "OpenSFS is pleased to welcome NetApp to our growing list of participants. With each new participant, our community is strengthened and our ability to provide support and development for the Lustre file system is improved. NetApp has already demonstrated leadership and commitment to the community in many ways, including proposing the Open Lustre Benchmarking working group. We are pleased to have NetApp as an Adopter Participant in OpenSFS and we look forward to working together in the future."

Source: NetApp

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...