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Primeur weekly 2016-08-08

Focus

OpenSoC Fabric to create Open Source Network-on-Chip systems for demonstration purposes ...

ExaNoDe project is looking for chiplet solutions stacked on an active silicon interposer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum computer module sets stage for general-purpose quantum computers ...

Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future ...

Focus on Europe

IBM scientists imitate the functionality of neurons with a phase-change device ...

European Commission issues booklet on e-Infrastructures as the foundation of the European Open Science Cloud ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

HiPEAC community delivers video processing with up to eight times faster edge detection and 50 times faster motion detection ...

AMD open sources professional GPU-optimized photorealistic renderer ...

Curtiss-Wright collaborates with Dolphin Interconnect Solutions to dramatically increase HPEC system fabric speed ...

New UK consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage ...

Smallest photodetector worldwide for optical data transmission ...

Cray reports second quarter 2016 financial results and updates 2016 outlook ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor 20 ...

World's Highest Density Deep Learning Supercomputer in a Box by Joint Creators Orange and CoCoLink Korea ...

Applications

Rail researchers select liquid cooled computing for Big Data risk analysis ...

SC16 selects industry veteran Katharine Frase as keynote speaker ...

University of Kentucky biology graduate student wins prestigious Blue Waters Fellowship ...

Partnership between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory harnesses the power of defense supercomputing to create opportunities for scientific discovery ...

Personalized virtual brains: Big data - big theory ...

Analysis of metastatic prostate cancers suggests treatment options ...

Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers ...

The Cloud

5.3 million euro HNSciCloud tender for Hybrid Cloud Platform released ...

IBM captures leadership position in hybrid Cloud environment adoption, according to research firm ...

IBM named leader in private Cloud adoption by market research firm ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor 20

1 Aug 2016 Sunnyvale - Panasas, an expert in performance scale-out network-attached storage (NAS), has introduced ActiveStor 20, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance, featuring a 65 percent increase in flash and a 25 percent increase in hard drive capacity. High-density flash drives and 10 terabyte (TB) HGST Ultrastar He10 helium-based hard drives deliver superior unstructured sequential file and mixed-workload performance with rapid access to large and small files alike. Scalabiltity increases to more than 45 petabytes (PB) in a single namespace and performance ramps up to 360 gigabytes per second (GB/s) and 2.6M IOPS.

"Organisations continue to demand new scalable capabilities from storage, compute and data management that allow them to keep pace with the staggering growth of data", stated David Sallak, vice president, products and solutions at Panasas. "ActiveStor 20 gives those who innovate, discover and develop at the leading edge a robust and scalable storage solution that meets high-performance expectations and improves on our outstanding total cost of ownership by delivering more capacity than ever, while holding the line on price."

Based on a fifth-generation storage blade architecture, ActiveStor 20 continues the Panasas tradition of accelerating time-to-results and simplifying data management for demanding storage environments in life sciences, manufacturing, media, government, energy, and university research markets.

Key features of ActiveStor 20 include:

  • Up to 208TB capacity per ActiveStor
  • Up to 45PB max. PanFS namespace capacity
  • 1,800MB/s read and 1,600 MB/s write performance per ActiveStor
  • 360GB/s max. PanFS namespace throughput
  • 13,000 IOPS per ActiveStor
  • >2,600,000 IOPS max. PanFS namespace IOPS
  • DirectFlow, NFS and SMB protocol support
  • Multiprotocol support for Linux, Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows clients
  • PanFS 6.1 data availability and management features, including software-based RAID 6+, snapshots, user and group quotas, and SiteSync data replication

ActiveStor is a fully integrated clustered NAS appliance solution that incorporates flash and SATA storage nodes, a distributed performance-optimized file system, and client protocols to deliver data that is accessible, secure and easily managed. The patented PanFS 6.1 file system provides a single point of management across all systems and data. The DirectFlow data access protocol allows Linux and MacOS compute clients to access Panasas storage directly and in parallel, eliminating hotspots while delivering higher performance than what can be achieved with industry standard protocols. Exceptional data-protection is delivered through modern RAID 6+ software erasure-coding methods that increase reliability at scale, alongside bundled enterprise data services such as snapshots, user and group quotas, and SiteSync data replication.

ActiveStor 20 is available for ordering now. Production systems will ship in August 2016.
Source: Panasas

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-08-08

Focus

OpenSoC Fabric to create Open Source Network-on-Chip systems for demonstration purposes ...

ExaNoDe project is looking for chiplet solutions stacked on an active silicon interposer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum computer module sets stage for general-purpose quantum computers ...

Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future ...

Focus on Europe

IBM scientists imitate the functionality of neurons with a phase-change device ...

European Commission issues booklet on e-Infrastructures as the foundation of the European Open Science Cloud ...

Middleware

Bright Computing releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack ...

Hardware

HiPEAC community delivers video processing with up to eight times faster edge detection and 50 times faster motion detection ...

AMD open sources professional GPU-optimized photorealistic renderer ...

Curtiss-Wright collaborates with Dolphin Interconnect Solutions to dramatically increase HPEC system fabric speed ...

New UK consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage ...

Smallest photodetector worldwide for optical data transmission ...

Cray reports second quarter 2016 financial results and updates 2016 outlook ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor 20 ...

World's Highest Density Deep Learning Supercomputer in a Box by Joint Creators Orange and CoCoLink Korea ...

Applications

Rail researchers select liquid cooled computing for Big Data risk analysis ...

SC16 selects industry veteran Katharine Frase as keynote speaker ...

University of Kentucky biology graduate student wins prestigious Blue Waters Fellowship ...

Partnership between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory harnesses the power of defense supercomputing to create opportunities for scientific discovery ...

Personalized virtual brains: Big data - big theory ...

Analysis of metastatic prostate cancers suggests treatment options ...

Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers ...

The Cloud

5.3 million euro HNSciCloud tender for Hybrid Cloud Platform released ...

IBM captures leadership position in hybrid Cloud environment adoption, according to research firm ...

IBM named leader in private Cloud adoption by market research firm ...