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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration

12 Sep 2013 Chatsworth - DataDirect Networks (DDN) and ASG Software Solutions (ASG) have partnered to deliver an integrated solution built on DDN Web Object Scaler (WOS) and ASG-Digital Archiving (ADA) technology that will address the active archiving, collaboration and massive storage needs of media and entertainment companies, today.

A large international Media & Entertainment Post Production company was facing problems handling very large amounts of data including movies, documentaries, trailers, etc. The company needed to be able to archive data at very high speeds, secure it in different locations and retrieve it quickly for post-production requirements. Any of the video sequences also had to be available to editors when requested, even during peak times and off-hours. The company turned to DDN and ASG for a high performance, high availability active archive and collaboration solution, that in the future can also address the company's need to access geographically distributed data.

The fully integrated DDN and ASG solution is based on ADA, an open archive software solution, and WOS distributed object-based storage technology. The WOS-ADA solution leverages ADA archiving and data movement capabilities in conjunction with the WOS appliance's web-scale storage capabilities, high performance read/write abilities, efficient disk utilization and geographic replication. The result is a huge archive platform that archives billions of files and performs at 5.8 TB/hour. The post production company is equipped with 8 WOS Nodes offering a total of 720TB of storage and an ADA archiving platform powered by two data movers. ADA is collecting data on shared storage and then creating multiple archiving streams to store data on the WOS storage platform at a pace of 1.7GB/s per ADA data mover.

DDN and ASG worked together to integrate ADA with WOS technology which capitalizes on the high capacity of affordable storage and fast performance data movement. The integrated platform also delivers short-term storage with back-up capacity and long-term archiving capabilities that support the preservation of data with its associated user metadata. Advanced ADA features essential to media and entertainment post production are also available, such as the partial retrieval of MXF (media files), so editors can retrieve quickly a sequence or a group of frames directly without needing to retrieve the whole movie/file.

"These systems are highly complementary and seamlessly leverage the WOS API and ADA's REST interface. Today, our customers are benefitting from the expanded storage archiving functionality this new solution provides", stated Armel Bile, ASG-Digital Archive Product Manager.

"Our integrated solution represents the best of breed in active archiving and is built and designed for the very high performance archiving needs of today's media and entertainment post production houses. The WOS-ADA solution gives customers all the functionality and collaboration they need with the speed of a high performance, hard disk-based platform but with a cost closer to that of tape", stated Michael King, DDN Director of Product Marketing.
Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...