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Primeur weekly 2016-09-26

Focus

OpenPOWER and IBM at the verge of the era of cognitive computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict and modify new materials ...

Focus on Europe

Calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2017 ...

Adept project concludes with open-source release of energy measurement tools ...

Specific Grant Agreement One signed by the European Commission and the Human Brain Project ...

University of Amsterdam coordinates cognition research in Human Brain Project ...

New EU publication on Science, research and innovation performance of the European Union ...

Middleware

Quantum names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing ...

IBM Research and MIT collaborate to advance frontiers of artificial intelligence in real-world audio-visual comprehension technologies ...

Hardware

UC San Diego Extension and San Diego Supercomputer Center launch Modern Data Science Academy ...

TSMC and Synopsys collaboration delivers innovative technologies for the High Performance Compute (HPC) Platform ...

Cadence and TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms ...

Volkswagen innovates manufacturing with move to Verne Global ...

Kinetica unveils GPU-accelerated database for analyzing streaming data with enhanced performance, visualization and high availability ...

CORNAMI announces $3 million funding led by Impact Venture Capital ...

Mellanox Technologies appoints Alinka Flaminia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel ...

DataCore and Supermicro offer ultra-high performance enterprise class Hyper-converged solutions ...

TYAN HPC platforms add support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs ...

CENATE adds powerful testbed from NVIDIA ...

Reconfigurable chaos-based microchips offer possible solution to Moore's law ...

New Hikari supercomputer starts solar HVDC ...

India's North East region's fastest supercomputer launched by honourable Union Minister for HRD at IIT Guwahati ...

DDN leverages Lustre leadership to deliver new scalability and management capabilities and open source contributions ...

Applications

Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light ...

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour ...

Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair ...

Next generation of statistical tools to be developed for the Big Data age ...

British Artificial Intelligence firm first in Europe to use advanced deep learning supercomputer ...

Denver International Airport selects Panasonic Weather Solutions for ground operations weather forecasting ...

Ansys and TSMC empower chip manufacturers to design cutting-edge multi-die chip-package systems ...

New study shows nickel graphene can be tuned for optimal fracture strength ...

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL supercomputing guru ...

NASA Career Award winner uses Blue Waters supercomputer to mine crop yield data ...

Southeast students and faculty optimize knowledge at Supercomputing Symposium ...

The Cloud

Oracle unveils its next generation Cloud strategy: Intelligent Applications ...

Oracle announces the industry's most comprehensive offering for analytics in the Cloud ...

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat extend collaboration for next-generation Cloud platforms ...

Trifacta v4 extends enterprise data wrangling to any user, any data, any Cloud ...

Salesforce introduces Salesforce Einstein - artificial intelligence for everyone ...

DataCore and Supermicro offer ultra-high performance enterprise class Hyper-converged solutions

22 Sep 2016 San Jose, Fort Lauderdale - DataCore Software, a provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, has partnered with Supermicro to create an enterprise-class Hyper-converged solution that delivers the benefits of ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity. While priced to provide a cost-effective option for traditional Hyper-converged use cases such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and ROBO, these systems deliver the world's fastest Hyper-converged performance and can also run demanding enterprise applications such as databases and ERP systems using a fraction of the nodes required by others to run similar workloads.

Powered by DataCore's software that is proven in more than 30,000 deployments worldwide, the new solution offers hyper-consolidation for top productivity as well as the 'zero-touch' continuous availability needed to keep businesses running without disruptions. The combination of DataCore's record-breaking Parallel I/O technology with Supermicro's multi-core, multi-processor systems super charges I/O performance to deliver industry-leading productivity and consolidation ratios - all in a single, ready-to-run appliance that combines both storage and servers.

"Hyper-converged does not have to mean underpowered. Deploying a dozen nodes to meet reasonable performance is not only costly but the opposite of the Hyper-converged promise to be simple to manage. Companies are looking to take the next step to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reducing the complexity of their infrastructure", stated Carlos M. Carreras, senior vice president of worldwide business development at DataCore Software. "But this has remained an aspiration since surveys show many companies don't believe they can run demanding enterprise applications on Hyper-converged systems and many have experienced slower applications after server virtualization, with 77% pointing to I/O problems and slower response times as the root cause."

This lack of performance is the primary reason that enterprises have not seen the consolidation ratios expected from server virtualization, or the resultant cost savings. DataCore and Supermicro are focused on radically improving the productivity gains achievable from better consolidation and cost savings by providing virtualized applications improved I/O performance and faster response times. Put simply, these solutions will allow users to 'do more with less'.

"Supermicro is pleased to partner with DataCore to deliver a Hyper-converged solution based on Supermicro optimized server and storage systems that drives industry-leading I/O performance and consolidation ratios", stated Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development, Supermicro. "The net result is increased performance and VM density that enterprises need to realize greater consolidation savings, faster performance and higher availability for virtualized applications."

The storage and Hyper-converged landscape is evolving from premium-priced, proprietary hardware and software solutions to open, industry-standard hardware and the benefits are significant: reduced vendor lock-in and significant innovation with new technologies. DataCore is able to capitalize on this industry paradigm by pairing standard hardware devices with world-record shattering performance storage virtualization and hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions. Together, Supermicro devices in conjunction with DataCore are changing the dynamics and the economics of storage and servers.

"Supermicro's extensive high density storage and compute platforms are a leading choice for DataCore's powerful Hyper-converged product", noted Carlos M. Carreras. "The modular design system, with application-optimized platforms, provides maximum performance and efficiency. Moreover, the Supermicro and DataCore Hyper-converged solution enables users to scale their applications with the smallest possible footprint in a modern data centre or remote office."

DataCore shattered the performance and price-performance marks for Hyper-converged and storage solutions using one of the industry's most prestigious benchmarks: the Storage Performance Council's SPC-1 - which measures IOPS and latency against enterprise database and transaction processing workloads.

DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software delivers a highly available and high-performance solution for virtualized applications in a cost-effective package. Compared to other Hyper-converged products, DataCore offers the following advantages:

  • Faster: Faster applications means more transactions processed in less time, more data analyzed faster and higher VM density.
  • Always on: Highly available infrastructure and built-in metro-wide stretch mirroring with 'zero-touch' automatic failover and failback reduces disruptions to business operations and decreases risk.
  • Do more with less: Run more workloads, with better performance and availability, on far fewer servers and utilize existing infrastructure, for remarkable cost savings both direct and indirect (less power, cooling and space).
  • Higher efficiency: Integrated infrastructure means it's easy to manage everything, with fewer people.

As a global expert in server technology, Supermicro offers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing a vast array of server configurations from which users can choose the optimal solution for their application. DataCore's record-breaking Parallel I/O technology operates across all Supermicro hardware devices - combining both storage and servers in a single tier.

Base hardware configurations from Supermicro in conjunction with DataCore software in 2-node configurations are now available for the following scenarios: Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Midrange, and Entry-level.

The new Hyper-converged systems are available today including hardware, software and 3 years support. List prices begin at under $40,000 per node.

These Hyper-converged solutions combining best-of-breed technologies are available immediately to DataCore and SuperMicro authorized resellers through Lifeboat Distribution.

Source: DataCore Software

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-09-26

Focus

OpenPOWER and IBM at the verge of the era of cognitive computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict and modify new materials ...

Focus on Europe

Calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2017 ...

Adept project concludes with open-source release of energy measurement tools ...

Specific Grant Agreement One signed by the European Commission and the Human Brain Project ...

University of Amsterdam coordinates cognition research in Human Brain Project ...

New EU publication on Science, research and innovation performance of the European Union ...

Middleware

Quantum names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing ...

IBM Research and MIT collaborate to advance frontiers of artificial intelligence in real-world audio-visual comprehension technologies ...

Hardware

UC San Diego Extension and San Diego Supercomputer Center launch Modern Data Science Academy ...

TSMC and Synopsys collaboration delivers innovative technologies for the High Performance Compute (HPC) Platform ...

Cadence and TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms ...

Volkswagen innovates manufacturing with move to Verne Global ...

Kinetica unveils GPU-accelerated database for analyzing streaming data with enhanced performance, visualization and high availability ...

CORNAMI announces $3 million funding led by Impact Venture Capital ...

Mellanox Technologies appoints Alinka Flaminia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel ...

DataCore and Supermicro offer ultra-high performance enterprise class Hyper-converged solutions ...

TYAN HPC platforms add support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs ...

CENATE adds powerful testbed from NVIDIA ...

Reconfigurable chaos-based microchips offer possible solution to Moore's law ...

New Hikari supercomputer starts solar HVDC ...

India's North East region's fastest supercomputer launched by honourable Union Minister for HRD at IIT Guwahati ...

DDN leverages Lustre leadership to deliver new scalability and management capabilities and open source contributions ...

Applications

Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light ...

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour ...

Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair ...

Next generation of statistical tools to be developed for the Big Data age ...

British Artificial Intelligence firm first in Europe to use advanced deep learning supercomputer ...

Denver International Airport selects Panasonic Weather Solutions for ground operations weather forecasting ...

Ansys and TSMC empower chip manufacturers to design cutting-edge multi-die chip-package systems ...

New study shows nickel graphene can be tuned for optimal fracture strength ...

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL supercomputing guru ...

NASA Career Award winner uses Blue Waters supercomputer to mine crop yield data ...

Southeast students and faculty optimize knowledge at Supercomputing Symposium ...

The Cloud

Oracle unveils its next generation Cloud strategy: Intelligent Applications ...

Oracle announces the industry's most comprehensive offering for analytics in the Cloud ...

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat extend collaboration for next-generation Cloud platforms ...

Trifacta v4 extends enterprise data wrangling to any user, any data, any Cloud ...

Salesforce introduces Salesforce Einstein - artificial intelligence for everyone ...