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Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

Special

The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers

28 Sep 2011 Sunnyvale - Individuals, federal agencies, and enterprises are producing data at massive scale and unprecedented velocity. The demand to consume, store, and analyze this information is driving innovations and opportunities for organisations that are looking to harness intelligence in the big-data economy. NetApp is working closely with leaders across all sectors to unlock new insights that will change the way organisations manage and use data. The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has selected the company to provide the storage foundation for its Sequoia supercomputer.

Sequoia, which will be deployed in 2012 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California, is expected to be one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, managing massive compute workloads where real-time analytics, scalable performance, and secure storage are mission critical.

LLNL is a DoE/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratory with a primary mission of ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's aging nuclear deterrent without underground testing. Other missions that leverage the lab's high-performance computing capabilities include non-proliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, and understanding climate change.

Sequoia will be used for a variety of scientific and engineering applications that require the most advanced and innovative high-performance computing capabilities. Calculations will primarily focus on LLNL's nuclear security mission, as well as on other national security challenges. Sequoia is expected to be twice as fast as today's most powerful system and will have a peak speed of twenty thousand trillion arithmetic operations per second. As a point of comparison, if every one of the 6.7 billion people on earth had a hand calculator and worked together on a calculation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would take 320 years to accomplish what Sequoia will be able to do in one hour.

"Sequoia's supercomputing capabilities will provide LLNL with the ability to assess the accuracy of various nuclear weapons simulations. The simulations are fundamental to ensuring the viability of the nation's nuclear weapons program without having to actively test them and also provide valuable insight into the underpinning science", stated Michel McCoy, program director of LLNL’s Advanced Simulation and Computing programme. "Because of the system's extraordinary capabilities, we need a storage infrastructure that will deliver the extreme performance, scalability, and reliability that are optimal for the taxing applications that we run."

To store and manage all of this critical data, LLNL will leverage a solution built on 55PB of NetApp E-Series storage that will provide over 1TB/sec to the Lustre file system.

"The Sequoia system will enable LLNL to open up new doors for scientific discovery and exploration", stated Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research. "The NetApp E-Series storage platform will play a vital role in Sequoia's ability to process, manage, and store the immense amount of data and information required for its various workloads."

"More and more organisations in the federal sector are taking advantage of the immense computing power that big data technology provides, and LLNL is a great example of that", stated Mark Weber, president of U.S. Public Sector, NetApp. "NetApp is working closely with organizations like LLNL throughout the U.S. government to provide the innovative storage solutions required today to solve the challenges of tomorrow. We are honored to provide LLNL the storage foundation for what will be one of the world's most impressive supercomputers."

Source: NetApp

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Primeur weekly 2011-10-03

Special

The perfect data manager ...

The Cloud

Cloud computing - current scenario, trends & key players, according to ReportsnReports ...

ROLF Group signs with HP to move technology infrastructure into the Cloud ...

IBM expands business partner initiative with new Cloud channel offering ...

Red Lambda's MetaGrid software transforms security and operations for customers with big data IT, network and Cloud infrastructures ...

Desktop Grids

Desktop Grid middleware XtremWeb-HEP 7.6.0 released ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies ...

Airbus completes data centre transformation with HP PODs ...

"Efficient use of GPU-accelerators to solve large problems" contest third tage starts ...

Unique supercomputer complex presentation held at the Tomsk State University ...

T-Platforms Company has become a Top50 leader in the Russian supercomputer list ...

USFlash

Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date ...

Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring orders a Cray XE6m supercomputer ...

How graphene's electrical properties can be tuned ...

Japan's KEK Research and IBM agree to develop powerful KEK central computer system ...

Intel Labs announces latest Science and Technology Center focused on next generation of pervasive computing ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects NetApp as the storage foundation for one of the world's most powerful supercomputers ...

Oracle achieves world record result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark ...

Canon and Oracle join forces to integrate Canon's imaging technologies with Oracle ...

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrates extreme performance in processing data from smart meters ...

Oracle announces Hybrid Columnar Compression support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems ...

Oracle unveils the world's fastest general purpose engineered system - the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Oracle launches next generation SPARC T4 servers ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 servers deliver record-breaking performance results ...

SDSC and SDSU share in $4.6 million NSF grant to simulate earthquake faults ...

Stampede charges computational science forward in tackling complex societal challenges ...