November 21, 2005
will demonstrate its new Storage Brick hardware platform -- for the
first time ever -- at Supercomputing 2005.
Storage Bricks are data servers loaded with Terrascale's TerraGrid
software. This hardware/software solution forms
virtual network disk drives that offer a single data repository (known
as a "global name space file system") up to 18 Exabytes (18 million
terabytes) in size with input/output (I/O) rates that exceed 10GBps.
This performance makes
TerraGrid-enabled Storage Bricks the fastest clustered storage solution
Previously, system architects had to choose between: (A) direct
attached storage resources (DAS or SAN) to individual computer systems
-- costly because a single copy of data could not be accessed by more
than one system;or (B) sharing data via legacy network attached storage
(NAS) protocols (for example, NFS) -- reduces costs by increasing access
but limits overall performance. By providing previously unattainable
levels of shared data throughput, TerraGrid-enabled Storage Bricks
eliminate the need to choose.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.