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Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM Juices Hadoop With Java On Tesla GPUs

March 31st, 2014 Comments Off on IBM Juices Hadoop With Java On Tesla GPUs
Commercial applications written in Java have plenty of parallel tasks that can be accelerated through the use of GPU coprocessors. IBM is very keen on leveraging the combination of its Power processors, which have high memory and I/O bandwidth, ...

Telco Calls On GPU-Native SQream SQL Database

March 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Telco Calls On GPU-Native SQream SQL Database
Using GPUs to accelerate processing started in earnest six years ago with floating point number crunching in the supercomputing space, but now it is moving into database processing and analytics. There were a slew of announcements from various vendors ...

Product Design Streamlined By Nvidia Iray VCA

March 26th, 2014 Comments Off on Product Design Streamlined By Nvidia Iray VCA
While the forthcoming “Pascal” GPUs stole most of the show at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose this week, these GPUs won’t be here until 2016. But motorheads who like iron did not walk out of the conference ...

Costs Come Down So Equinix Weaves 100GbE Switches Into Datacenters

March 26th, 2014 Comments Off on Costs Come Down So Equinix Weaves 100GbE Switches Into Datacenters
Everybody wants the fastest network they can get, but speed increases or latency reductions are usually not immediately affordable to all but the extreme cases. It takes time for a new technology to ramp, volumes to build, technology to ...

Future Nvidia ‘Pascal’ GPUs Pack 3D Memory, Homegrown Interconnect

March 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Future Nvidia ‘Pascal’ GPUs Pack 3D Memory, Homegrown Interconnect
Graphics chip and GPU accelerator maker Nvidia is hosting its GPU Technical Conference in its stomping grounds of San Jose, California this week, and company co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang tore up the GPU roadmap, replacing the future “Volta” ...

Flash Spreads Around The System, Accelerating As It Goes

March 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Flash Spreads Around The System, Accelerating As It Goes
UlltraDIMM memory channel storage, which puts flash memory in the same slots as main memory in servers, is starting to ship from IBM, and its advent has a lot of companies – both users and suppliers – mulling over ...

IBM Power8 Rollout To Start With Scale Out Clusters

March 24th, 2014 (5)
Officially, IBM has said that would be launching its twelve-core Power8 processors in new Power Systems servers and PureSystems converged systems sometime around the middle of the year. But as EnterpriseTech has previously reported, the word on the street ...

Peek Into AMD’s New Atlanta Glass House

March 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Peek Into AMD’s New Atlanta Glass House
Like many enterprises these days, chip maker AMD is looking to consolidate its myriad datacenters and smaller data closets to save operating expenses and to drive up the utilization on its machinery. As part of a massive company reorganization ...

Google Makes Cassandra NoSQL Scream On Compute Engine

March 20th, 2014 (2)
Search engine giant Google has an infrastructure and platform service called Cloud Platform, and it is up against some pretty stiff competition from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure, and a few others. Google is years behind AWS with ...

Cumulus, Midokura Team Up On Open Networks

March 20th, 2014 Comments Off on Cumulus, Midokura Team Up On Open Networks
There is more than one way to skin the software-defined network cat, and Midokura and Cumulus Networks are teaming up to provide an alternative to various OpenFlow implementations as well as VMware's NSX overlay method. Cumulus Networks, as EnterpriseTech ...
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