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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Diablo Readies Memory Channel Flash For DDR4

August 8th, 2014 (1)
The first generation of flash-based memory channel storage from Diablo Technologies and SanDisk is ramping up in high-end Xeon E5 and E7 machines made by IBM and is now getting put into machines by Supermicro. Diablo makes the chips ...

Flashtec NVRAM Does 15 Million IOPS At Sub-Microsecond Latency

August 6th, 2014 (0)
Hyperscale datacenter operators and enterprise storage suppliers just got a new tool from PMC to help them build out zippier storage infrastructure. PMC, a venerable semiconductor maker founded three decades ago to provide equipment to the telecommunications market, moved ...

The Beginnings Of Hyperscale At Google

August 4th, 2014 (0)
Fifteen years ago, Google did what every startup on the Internet dreams of: It closed its first round of venture funding, put out its first press release, and took its first step into the hyperscale realm and made its ...

HGST Shows Off Zippy PCM Prototype, Updates Flash Cards

August 4th, 2014 (0)
HGST, the disk drive and NAND flash storage device maker that is now part of Western Digital and that is based on IBM’s former UltraStar disk business, is using the Flash Memory Summit to show off a prototype PCI ...

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Processor Virtualization

August 4th, 2014 (0)
In the preceding articles on Shared Memory Clusters, I have been making a distinction between truly distributed systems – those that must explicitly copy data between systems – and the SMC's extended NUMA-based systems, which allows any processor to ...

Upstart To Breathe New Life Into Venerable OpenVMS

August 1st, 2014 (3)
The many thousands of organizations that are still happily using the OpenVMS operating system to run mission-critical applications have heaved a collective sigh of relief now that Hewlett-Packard has decided to license the source code to OpenVMS to a ...

Cisco Expands MDS SAN Switches For Hyperscale

July 31st, 2014 (0)
Hyperscale datacenters have their clustered object storage and supercomputing centers have their GPFS and Lustre parallel file systems, but at large enterprises, the storage area network still reigns as the place to put the most critical data. To that ...

Red Hat Rolls Up Linux For ARM Servers

July 30th, 2014 (0)
The great thing about Linux is that it runs on nearly everything, and if ARM servers ever take off, they will do so because Linux workloads are ported from X86 and other architectures to run on 64-bit ARM processors. ...

SoftLayer To Outflank Rivals With Bare Metal, InfiniBand, And Power8

July 30th, 2014 (1)
There are many ways for IBM to get to the $7 billion revenue run rate it has promised Wall Street it can hit as it exits 2015. One way was to take its existing application hosting services and merge ...

AMD Accelerates Chip Testing With Flash Storage

July 29th, 2014 (6)
Like most large enterprises, chip maker AMD has some big central systems that it uses to run its core business, and on top of that, it has a cluster of many thousands of systems with over 100,000 cores running ...
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