March 27, 2006
Network Appliance Inc.'s storage solutions will now support 4Gb Fibre Channel (FC). Four-gigabit FC, combined with NetApp unified storage systems and data management software, is designed for managing large and ever-growing amounts of data. NetApp 4Gb FC will allow its customers to increase the performance and availability of critical data and applications, while simplifying complex data management environments, improving productivity in application administration, and lowering storage costs.
NetApp SAN storage systems using 4Gb FC are designed for customers that need to quickly develop, compute, transfer, or analyze large amounts of data, such as backup to disk, streaming video on demand, modeling and rendering, and large databases with extreme performance for faster time-to-solutions. According to company officials, this next-generation SAN technology gives customers the greater bandwidth performance they need, with no increase in price, and higher reliability due to a state-of-the-art interconnection technology that reduces the need for additional switch and host bus adapter ports.
"Given the growing and changing demand for data, customers require high-performance storage solutions to keep pace with their business needs," said Rich Clifton, vice president and general manager of the Networked Storage business unit. "NetApp support for 4Gb FC SANs demonstrates the ongoing commitment we make to our customers to deliver powerful solutions that help them to gain more value from their data infrastructure."
"NetApp is experiencing tremendous success with FC and they have an excellent SAN storage solution. It's interesting that NetApp is one of the first leading storage vendors to support 4Gb FC. It shows a commitment on the part of NetApp to constantly improve its SAN offerings," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group.
Network Appliance provides support for 4Gb FC SAN solutions for Solaris and in calendar Q2 2006 for Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, VMware and NetWare environments.
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.
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In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
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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.
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Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
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