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Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs

30 Apr 2019 San Jose - Violin Systems LLC's adoption of the NVMe standard interface into its Extreme Performance Storage Platform is enabling a doubling of capacity of its Violin XVS 8. Combined with Violin's hallmarks of consistent performance and enterprise-class data services, this latest release offers customers a transformative option for ensuring business-critical information remains immediately accessible in order to derive maximum value from it.

With twice the capacity delivered in the same 3U form factor, the NVMe-based XVS provides an industry-leading density-to-performance ratio to significantly improve the operational efficiency of data-driven organisations. By maximizing application performance while significantly reducing IT infrastructure costs, Violin enables organisations to achieve rapid transactions, timely business insights, reduce time to market and speed up sales cycles to achieve higher revenue and increased customer satisfaction.

"Across many industries, there are workloads that will always benefit from lower storage latencies that enable enterprises to increase revenues, service more customers faster, and introduce new types of applications that were just not possible before", stated Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. "With the burgeoning use of artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, and the internet of things, demand for these types of extreme performance systems is growing, and IDC predicts that by 2021 NVMe-based storage systems will be driving over 50 percent of all primary external storage system revenues. Vendors like Violin Systems, whose systems leverage NVMe technology to deliver consistent and predictable low latencies at scale, give customers a proven enterprise-class storage foundation on which to build competitive differentiation."

By enhancing the NVMe standard interface with its proprietary performance-enhancing technologies, Violin ensures compatibility with existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for customers to rip-and-replace in order to meet business demands while still ensuring continuity of operations, data protection, scale and major efficiencies in data storage. Customers can continue to leverage their current storage for less-critical, lighter-performance workloads while deploying Violin for applications requiring consistent, extreme performance for an impactful end-to-end experience.

"We are excited to see Violin innovating without compromising their core values of performance and continuity", stated Svetlana Agapova, CIO of VTB Insurance Ltd., a part of SOGAZ Insurance Group, which is the largest insurance group in the Russian market. "Violin storage platforms enable us to save money while maximizing the performance of our business-critical applications."

Violin XVS 8 is ideally suited for organisations and industries that demand extreme performance and reliability, including financial services, health care, government, education, transportation, and media and entertainment. Violin's performance storage and advanced software enable consistent extreme performance for OLTP, SQL databases, real-time analytics and others are far too slow to support. Violin's deep and broad set of enterprise services leveraged on standards-based technology is an increasingly attractive alternative to others requiring a major overhaul to implement.

"SONIFI was seeking a cost-effective, high performance storage array for our VMware workloads", stated Barry Hyronimus, Director IT Operations at SONIFI Solutions, an expert in innovative guest engagement solutions for the hospitality industry that is serving 500 million travelers in over one million hotel rooms annually. "Violin storage was an easy choice - as they offer consistent sub-millisecond latency and the implementation was a breeze."

"As the pioneer of all-flash arrays and leader in consistent extreme performance, we continue to seek out new ways to innovate", stated Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Violin Systems. "Now, with NVMe technology maturing, we have taken standard SSDs and optimized them for consistent performance with Violin's patented vRAID technology and specific tuning while working closely with media technology players."

The NVMe version of the Violin XVS 8 features total usable capacity of up to 151TB, with effective capacity as high as 907TB factoring in Violin's advanced deduplication and compression ratios. Violin XVS 8 is available for purchase through the Violin Systems Partner First Network of Value-Added-Resellers.
Source: Violin Systems

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Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...