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Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab

10 Oct 2013 Sunnyvale - IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab is using Juniper Networks QFabric System, SRX Series Services Gateways and MX Series routers, to deliver massive scale and high-performance network connectivity. Supporting IBM Research's initiative to accelerate the insight discovery process and research timeline for Big Data analytics projects, Juniper's solutions provide a solid networking foundation that delivers the immense computing capacity and advanced analytics capabilities necessary to tackle some of the most perplexing challenges in the scientific and business worlds.

Highlights include:

  • Massive Scale for Big Data Analytics: IBM Research's Accelerated Discovery Lab, located within the IBM Research-Almaden facility in Silicon Valley, uses a massive scale data and analytics computing platform to collaborate with clients to uncover Big Data insights. With the deterministic low latency of QFabric and its single switch management capability that scales to over 6000 10GbE ports, the Lab can bring together all of the necessary elements - IBM's Big Data analytics infrastructure, research expertise and a unique user experience - to address some of today's most pressing world challenges. Especially in the natural resources sector, where most data is unstructured, there has been explosive growth in the need to analyse and transform the data into actionable foresight. For example, Big Data analytics is used to uncover key insights to merge mechanics, field knowledge and diverse data sources to increase operational performance in mine production.
  • Security at Scale: The combination of Juniper's industry-leading SRX Series high-performance security gateways and the QFabric single-layer, flat network system provides a simplified and security-rich data centre infrastructure that helps support the Accelerated Discovery Lab's requirements for security, performance and scale.
  • Powerful Processing: In addition, the Accelerated Discovery Lab has implemented Juniper Networks MX Series routers, which are purpose-built to withstand the demands of the most bandwidth-intensive environments. This approach creates a high capacity, high performance access-to-edge data centre network enabling end-to-end connectivity for virtualized servers, storage and other critical systems which together deliver extremely fast processing power.

"The Accelerated Discovery Lab brings clients and IBM researchers together to quickly transform Big Data into actionable insights when tackling some of world's biggest challenges in the areas of genetic research, public health and energy conservation. It would be difficult to handle the sheer volume of complex data if not for the speed and scalability of Juniper's QFabric solution. This solution, integrated with Juniper's security and routing, enables high-performance access to applications and virtualized workloads, regardless of where the data resides", stated Laura Haas, IBM fellow and director, Technology and Operations, Accelerated Discovery Lab, IBM Research.

"From smart grid development to artificial intelligence and genome sequencing, a high-performance network is critical to accelerating business and scientific discovery. We value our long-standing partnership with IBM and this latest deployment is a great example of how Juniper's innovative technology helps enable Big Data analytics to solve some of the toughest health and scientific challenges of our day", stated Mike Marcellin, senior vice president, strategy and marketing, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks.
Source: Juniper

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...