UF launches HiPerGator, the state’s most powerful supercomputer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today unveiled the state’s most powerful supercomputer, a machine that will help researchers find life-saving drugs, make decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops. The HiPerGator supercomputer and recent tenfold increase in the size of the university’s data pipeline make UF one of the nation’s leading public […]


Benchmarking With Real Workloads and the Benefits of Flash and Fast Interconnects

Benchmarking is a term heard throughout the tech industry as a measure of success and pride in a particular solution’s ability to handle this or that workload.  However, most benchmarks feature a simulated workload, and in reality, a deployed solution may perform much differently.  This is especially true with databases, since the types of data […]


Product Flash: DDN hScaler Hadoop Appliance

  Of the many strange-sounding application and product names out there in the industry today, Hadoop remains one of the most recognized.  Why?  Well, we’ve talked about the impact that data creation, storage and management is having on the overall business atmosphere, it’s the quintessential Big Data problem. Since all that data has no value […]


Mellanox Joins the Network Intelligence Alliance

We are happy to join the Network Intelligence Alliance, an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers. Through our participation in the Alliance, Mellanox will help develop and market innovative solutions that further improve networking solutions for Enterprise, Cloud providers and Telecom Operators.   Using Mellanox’s low-latency, CPU efficient 10/40GbE NICs […]


Xyratex Advances Lustre Initiative

  The Lustre® file system has played a significant role in the high performance computing industry since its release in 2003.  Lustre is used in many of the top HPC supercomputers in the world today, and has a strong development community behind it.  Last week, Xyratex announced plans to purchase the Lustre trademark, logo, website […]


The Mellanox SX1018HP is a game changer for squeezing every drop of latency out of your network

Guest blog by Steve Barry, Product Line Manager for HP Ethernet Blade Switches One of the barriers to adoption of blade server technology has been the reliance on a limited number of network switches available.  Organizations requiring unique switching capabilities or extra bandwidth have had to rely on Top of Rack switches built by networking […]


Product Flash: NetApp EF540 Enterprise Flash Array

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group   Everyone knows that flash storage is a big deal.  However, one of the gaps in the flash storage market has been in enterprise flash systems. Flash caching has for some time been in many enterprise storage environments, but enterprise all-flash […]


HP updates server, storage and networking line-ups

  HP updated its enterprise hardware portfolio with the most notable addition being networking devices that combined wired and wireless infrastructure to better manage bring-your-own-device policies.One of those  highlights is the Mellanox SX1018 HP Ethernet switch, which lowers port latency and improves downlinks.   The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch is the highest-performing Ethernet fabric solution […]


How did Windows Azure achieved performance of 90.2 percent efficiency

Written By: Eli Karpilovski, Manager, Cloud Market Development   Windows Azure, one of the largest public cloud providers in the world today, recently ran a system performance benchmark, called LINPACK, to demonstrate the performance capabilities of its ‘Big Compute’ hardware. Windows Azure submitted the results and was certified as one of the world’s largest supercomputers […]


Are You Limiting Your Flash Performance?

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group As flash storage has become increasingly available at lower and lower prices, many organizations are leveraging flash’s low-latency features to boost application and storage performance in their data centers.  Flash storage vendors claim their products can increase application performance by leaps […]