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Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record

23 Apr 2012 Redwood Shores - Extending the performance, efficiency and manageability of its third-generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, Oracle has made new enhancements for its award-winning network attached storage (NAS) platform.

With the new enhancements, the Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance (two-node) beat all current NetApp SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark results, four-node and smaller.

The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance set a two-node world record on the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark, delivering 267,928 SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 Ops/sec with an Overall Response Time (ORT) of 1.31 msec. The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance delivered 41 percent higher throughput than the dual-controller NetApp FAS6240 and 164 percent higher throughput than the dual-controller NetApp FAS3270 on the SPECsfs2008_nfs benchmark at less than half the list price of both current results.

With its new capabilities, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances can deliver even more compelling performance and cost savings for customers seeking optimization with Oracle software, speed and efficiency.

Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances deliver enterprise-class NAS capabilities ideal for enterprise applications, virtualization, Cloud, storage consolidation, and data protection. The latest enhancements enable customers to:

  • Accelerate storage, virtual machine and application performance: The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance now features a two-node high-availability controller with up to two terabytes (TB) of memory, up to 11 TB of flash-based Read and Write cache, and 80 CPU cores, allowing the system to handle more concurrent enterprise applications, support more virtual machines, and improve business efficiency. With these enhancements, a single Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance controller can now support up to 64x more memory and up to 10x more cores than a NetApp FAS3270 controller.
  • Easily manage Oracle VM 3.0 environments: With the Oracle VM Storage Connect Plug-in for the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, customers can seamlessly provision and manage Sun ZFS Storage Appliance LUNs and can execute advanced data protection features directly from the Oracle VM Storage Connect Console.

Harness the power of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 12c. Via the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Plug-in, key appliance data on system performance, health and configuration can be passed to the Oracle Enterprise Manager console to alert administrators for analysis and to support system reporting, extending the benefits of management from a single pane of glass to Sun ZFS Storage Appliance customers.

  • Scale to 1.7 Petabytes (PB): To address rising enterprise data growth, Sun ZFS Storage Appliances now offer larger three terabyte capacity-optimized SAS-2 hard disk drives within its unique, fully automated Hybrid Storage Pool environment. These new drives complement existing performance-optimized 15,000 RPM SAS-2 drives and enable the Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance to scale to over 1.7 PB in total capacity.

Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are the only NAS products engineered with Oracle's complete software stack, from Oracle Applications to Oracle Database and Oracle VM, as well as the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.

"Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances offer a compelling proposition for customers looking to extend deployment of NAS storage for critical enterprise applications", stated Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. "With the enhancements announced today, Oracle is delivering new value to customers and extending its storage leadership."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record