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Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI

24 Oct 2018 Las Vegas - NetApp, a data authority for hybrid Cloud, has introduced ONTAP 9.5, MAX Data, StorageGRID SG6060, NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod, and Flash Performance Guarantee. These new data services and solutions further extend the NetApp Data Fabric across edge, core, and Cloud and enable organisations to fully realize the promise of artificial intelligence.

Global business value derived from AI is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner Inc., and IDC predicts that nearly 75 percent of commercial enterprise applications will use AI by 20212. However, even though businesses plan to use AI to create new and innovative business opportunities fueled by diverse, distributed, and dynamic data, they often find that their most valuable data is trapped in siloes, hampered by complexity and too costly to harness for resource-intensive AI applications.

"With the speed and volume of data now generated and managed across IoT devices and sensors, on-premises data centres, and in hybrid Cloud environments, having a Data Fabric that spans edge, core, and cloud is essential to AI success", stated Joel Reich, EVP, Storage Systems & Software, NetApp. "With today's new data services and solutions, integrated through the NetApp Data Fabric, organizations can accelerate data pipelines across an entire enterprise to train deep learning models and power AI applications with the simplicity, choice, and scale necessary to achieve real impact."

NetApp ONTAP 9.5 software helps companies modernize their data services with solutions that deliver leading Cloud integration, the highest all-flash performance, and greater efficiency and simplicity.

NetApp ONTAP 9.5 software:

  • Delivers unmatched versatility that offers high performance and consistent low latency, accelerating critical workloads with industry-leading end-to-end NVMe capabilities.
  • Unifies data management across storage environments, flash, disk, and Cloud.
  • Automates tiering of petabyte-scale datasets to object stores in the Cloud or on the premises.
  • Reduces deployment costs for multisite business continuity solutions.
  • Accelerates read performance with cached data sets within a cluster and at remote sites.
  • Increases storage efficiency savings by up to 15% for relational database applications.
  • Radically increases performance by auto-tiering data between AFF systems and NetApp MAX Data on servers.

MAX Data allows customers to turbo charge their application performance without rewrites to application code. MAX Data is the industry's first solution to leverage persistent memory in servers to deliver memory-like ultra-low latency and flash-like capacity.

MAX Data:

  • Accelerates performance of application-level data, enabling faster processing of data for AI applications and real-time data analytics.
  • Speeds application data recovery with data protection services for persistent memory in servers.
  • Improves efficiency by using fewer servers to achieve similar or better performance.
  • Leverages all the data management capabilities of NetApp ONTAP.

NetApp offers the industry's first latency guarantee that allows customers to consume AI applications with the confidence of predictable low latency. Unparalleled in the industry, the performance guarantee offers consistent latency of 0.5ms or less and enables businesses to reduce cost and risk by deploying flash with confidence.

NetApp provides industry-leading data management capabilities and solution support to tap into growing data sources with virtually unlimited scalability and performance to feed, train, and operate data-hungry AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications.

NetApp StorageGRID SG6060:

  • Flash-accelerated object storage addresses the needs of high-performance, high-concurrency workloads for IoT, big data analytics, and machine learning environments.
  • Combined with ONTAP FabricPool capabilities, customers now have best-in-class data management capabilities while harnessing the value of object storage economics.

NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod:

  • The single-point-of-contact support team has expertise across the key components of the entire solution: storage, storage network, compute, compute OS, LAN networking, and hypervisor.
  • NetApp Solution Support also includes NetApp Converged System Advisor (CSA) software, which simplifies the customer's operations and lifecycle management of FlexPod. The CSA superior monitoring and management with a single-pane view of the system’s health helps reduce time to resolution for support incidents.
Source: NetApp

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Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...