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Primeur weekly 2017-07-31

Focus

ECMWF at the heart of weather and climate modelling as global challenge of societal relevance with game changing prediction capability through exascale ...

NVIDIA hits the top 10 in the TOP500 and Green500 lists with multi-tasking GPUs - NVIDIA Vice President Ian Buck explains ...

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires D-Wave 2000Q Cloud services to accelerate hybrid computing applications ...

Crowd computing

Dark ecology project will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations ...

Quantum computing

Tiny dancer atoms could prove a hit with quantum computer scientists ...

Qubitekk licenses ORNL single-photon source approach for quantum encryption ...

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing ...

University of Sydney and Microsoft forge global quantum computing partnership ...

Focus on Europe

Prof. Jan de Boer joins Board of Directors at Netherlands eScience Center ...

Hardware

Cray to expand storage portfolio through strategic transaction and partnership with Seagate ...

Stampede2 storms out of the Corral in support of U.S. scientists ...

Nick Nystrom appointed Interim Director of PSC ...

CSIRO has chosen Dell EMC to build a new scientific computing capability, kicking off a new generation of research ...

One Stop Systems named one of San Diego's fastest growing companies ...

Applications

High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the United Kingdom simulated by Met Office supercomputer ...

NIH awards $9.3 million for further development of PHENIX structural biology software ...

Inaugural Collaborative Science Call yields six proposals melding genomics and supercomputing ...

Stampede supercomputer skyrocketed science ...

IBM combines All-Flash and storage software optimized for Hortonworks ...

PPPL researchers perform first basic-physics simulation of the impact of recycled atoms on plasma turbulence ...

Catch of the day: A net full of trees ...

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories ...

IBM combines All-Flash and storage software optimized for Hortonworks

24 Jul 2017 Armonk - IBM has launched a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale Big Data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their Big Data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

The new IBM All-Flash Elastic Storage Server (ESS), powered by IBM Spectrum Scale exabyte-scale software defined storage, increases data throughput by 60 percent over previous solutions. Performance improvements produce a storage solution powerful enough to run complex applications from machine and deep learning clusters to image recognition of cancer cells.

The IBM Spectrum Scale storage software combines data from silos across the enterprise into a single view in order to run analytics on Hadoop and Spark. Through unifying file, object and Hadoop HDFS data storage, IBM ESS with IBM Spectrum Scale combines to shorten time to results while contributing to reducing storage capacity requirements by more than 55 percent for Hadoop and Spark workload data. Beyond performance and economic benefits, the solution provides user data with essential features such as redundant data paths, distributed erasure coding and end-to-end checksums. Based upon millions of hours of current production systems, reported over the past two years the IBM ESS design has delivered five nines of availability against unscheduled downtime.

"We're seeing an increasing appetite on the part of clients to unlock value within their own business data where competitive advantage can be found but too often they face challenges that inhibit ready access to this information", stated Ed Walsh, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. "IBM ESS with Spectrum Scale has been developed to make data available by reducing obstacles that prevent users from quickly accessing and processing the growing oceans of differing data types stored within their disparate, isolated storage systems."

IBM All-Flash ESS represents a new generation of data and file management. To help clients more effectively manage their hot and cold data. IBM ESS with IBM Spectrum Scale, an exabyte-scale software defined storage solution, supports a wide variety of network protocols while providing clients the elasticity to transparently tier data across flash, disk, tape and Cloud storage systems.

With all IBM ESS and IBM Spectrum Scale models certified on Hortonworks, we fulfill a commitment to deliver higher exabyte scale storage densities and related performance throughput required for programmes like IBM's support for the Department of Energy CORAL project. IBM ESS integration with IBM Spectrum Scale, which is being developed to support anticipated NVMe-based storage solutions from IBM, sets the stage for increased proficiency in managing throughput of Big Data analytics workloads.

IBM will be taking orders on the new IBM All-Flash Elastic Storage Server (ESS) today but the solution will be generally available on August 25, 2017.

Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2017-07-31

Focus

ECMWF at the heart of weather and climate modelling as global challenge of societal relevance with game changing prediction capability through exascale ...

NVIDIA hits the top 10 in the TOP500 and Green500 lists with multi-tasking GPUs - NVIDIA Vice President Ian Buck explains ...

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires D-Wave 2000Q Cloud services to accelerate hybrid computing applications ...

Crowd computing

Dark ecology project will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations ...

Quantum computing

Tiny dancer atoms could prove a hit with quantum computer scientists ...

Qubitekk licenses ORNL single-photon source approach for quantum encryption ...

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing ...

University of Sydney and Microsoft forge global quantum computing partnership ...

Focus on Europe

Prof. Jan de Boer joins Board of Directors at Netherlands eScience Center ...

Hardware

Cray to expand storage portfolio through strategic transaction and partnership with Seagate ...

Stampede2 storms out of the Corral in support of U.S. scientists ...

Nick Nystrom appointed Interim Director of PSC ...

CSIRO has chosen Dell EMC to build a new scientific computing capability, kicking off a new generation of research ...

One Stop Systems named one of San Diego's fastest growing companies ...

Applications

High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the United Kingdom simulated by Met Office supercomputer ...

NIH awards $9.3 million for further development of PHENIX structural biology software ...

Inaugural Collaborative Science Call yields six proposals melding genomics and supercomputing ...

Stampede supercomputer skyrocketed science ...

IBM combines All-Flash and storage software optimized for Hortonworks ...

PPPL researchers perform first basic-physics simulation of the impact of recycled atoms on plasma turbulence ...

Catch of the day: A net full of trees ...

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories ...