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Primeur weekly 2012-11-19

Exascale supercomputing

DataDirect Networks announces $100 million investment in Exascale computing ...

Intel and DataDirect Networks join forces to enable compute infrastructures 1,000 times larger than today's biggest systems ...

The Cloud

HP delivers industry's first purpose-built server for Big Data ...

DDN adds enterprise class Cloud Tiering, NAS and SSD capabilities to its parallel file system appliances, making them Big Data ready ...

Desktop Grids

Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman's Flowers ...

EuroFlash

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - 5th update is now available ...

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer ...

Choreographing light ...

USFlash

New editions of Moab HPC Suite enhance HPC system efficiency ...

SGI ICE X selected by CRIEPI for electric power research ...

Supermicro debuts SuperServer and SuperBlade solutions supporting new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor ...

Brocade collaborates with Dell to announce industry's first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel end-to-end solution ...

Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network ...

New storage and management features for IBM PureSystems help clients reduce costs and increase utilization ...

Obsidian welcomes Mellanox and its MetroX product into the long haul InfiniBand ...

Commercial and technical HPC customers can achieve Big Data results faster with NetApp HPS Rack solution ...

Brocade and Hyve Solutions partner to deliver fully integrated Big Data solutions using industry-leading Brocade VCS Fabric network technology ...

AMD FirePro server graphics redefining supercomputing performance through power efficient, sustainable technology ...

Medic Vision introduces industry's first enterprise-wide iterative image reconstruction system ...

StackIQ announces release of StackIQ Enterprise HPC for high performance computing clusters ...

Heterogeneous systems re-claim Green500 list dominance ...

PNNL expertise highlighted at Supercomputing ...

Keeneland Project deploys new GPU supercomputing system for the National Science Foundation ...

Titan is also a green powerhouse ...

AMD delivers massive compute performance for world's top ranked supercomputer ...

Intel and DataDirect Networks join forces to enable compute infrastructures 1,000 times larger than today's biggest systems

14 Nov 2012 Sunnyvale - DataDirect Networks (DDN) has been selected to collaborate with Intel Corporation as part of the Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) managed extreme-scale computing research and development "FastForward" programme, sponsored by the US Department of Energy. As part of this collaboration, DDN will work with Intel under the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract to develop next-generation storage technologies focused on resolving the extreme scalability challenges associated with creating, storing, accessing and protecting data for the Exascale computing era.

"For more than a decade, DDN has been at the forefront of HPC, enabling remarkable scientific and computational breakthroughs as well as significant innovation in the field", stated Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DDN. "As we help create the Exascale computing era, we will enable unprecedented levels of discovery in many of the world's most pressing scientific challenges, including clean energy, medical discovery, climate modeling and nanotechnology. DDN is excited to have been selected as one of the builders of the future of the supercomputing industry."

With a unique expertise developed through supporting many of the world's leading supercomputing environments, including 60% of the world's 100 fastest systems, DDN was selected for this collaboration on the basis of its deep understanding of HPC storage architectures, parallel file systems at scale and web-scale storage technologies. DDN engineering efforts in the FastForward collaboration will focus on evolving the state-of-the-art in parallel file systems, including the Lustre open-source parallel file system, as well as more tightly integrating compute and storage platforms to achieve greater efficiency and information insight.

The Intel-led collaboration working on the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract will focus on three main areas that together cover the Exascale I/O stack from top-to-bottom. Included in the stack is a new storage interface that tightly integrates with the HDF5 scientific data library and data model, a next-generation Flash-optimized storage tier designed to accelerate peak I/O loads in HPC environments, and a massively scalable storage interface designed to support the storage foundation requirements to achieve Exascale infrastructure scalability.

The FastForward programme is administered by the Department of Energy and contracted through Lawrence Livermore National Security as part of a seven-lab consortium including Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. Industry partners include leading IT technology providers, including AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.
Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2012-11-19

Exascale supercomputing

DataDirect Networks announces $100 million investment in Exascale computing ...

Intel and DataDirect Networks join forces to enable compute infrastructures 1,000 times larger than today's biggest systems ...

The Cloud

HP delivers industry's first purpose-built server for Big Data ...

DDN adds enterprise class Cloud Tiering, NAS and SSD capabilities to its parallel file system appliances, making them Big Data ready ...

Desktop Grids

Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman's Flowers ...

EuroFlash

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - 5th update is now available ...

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer ...

Choreographing light ...

USFlash

New editions of Moab HPC Suite enhance HPC system efficiency ...

SGI ICE X selected by CRIEPI for electric power research ...

Supermicro debuts SuperServer and SuperBlade solutions supporting new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor ...

Brocade collaborates with Dell to announce industry's first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel end-to-end solution ...

Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network ...

New storage and management features for IBM PureSystems help clients reduce costs and increase utilization ...

Obsidian welcomes Mellanox and its MetroX product into the long haul InfiniBand ...

Commercial and technical HPC customers can achieve Big Data results faster with NetApp HPS Rack solution ...

Brocade and Hyve Solutions partner to deliver fully integrated Big Data solutions using industry-leading Brocade VCS Fabric network technology ...

AMD FirePro server graphics redefining supercomputing performance through power efficient, sustainable technology ...

Medic Vision introduces industry's first enterprise-wide iterative image reconstruction system ...

StackIQ announces release of StackIQ Enterprise HPC for high performance computing clusters ...

Heterogeneous systems re-claim Green500 list dominance ...

PNNL expertise highlighted at Supercomputing ...

Keeneland Project deploys new GPU supercomputing system for the National Science Foundation ...

Titan is also a green powerhouse ...

AMD delivers massive compute performance for world's top ranked supercomputer ...