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Timothy Prickett Morgan

SolidFire Aims Lower With All-Flash Arrays, Raises Cash

October 7th, 2014 (0)
All-flash array upstart SolidFire, which was founded by a team of techies with expertise in online gaming, cloud computing, and enterprise storage, is launching smaller-scale versions of its eponymous arrays aimed at lowering the entry capacity and price point ...

IBM Takes On Big Workloads With Power8 Enterprise Systems

October 6th, 2014 (4)
Customers running big workloads on IBM's largest Power Systems servers got a preview this week of the high-end Power8 machines that the company will be rolling out over the next several months. The new Power E870 and E880 machines ...

HP Breaks Itself Into Back Office And Front Office Halves

October 6th, 2014 (0)
They could have called one Hewlett and the other one Packard, but instead, as HP breaks itself into two halves, it is calling the part that sells PCs and printers HP Inc and the one that sells servers, storage, ...

IBM Accelerates Power8 Clusters With GPUs, FPGAs, And Flash

October 2nd, 2014 (4)
It is perhaps a lucky stroke of timing or perhaps by design that only days after Big Blue sold off its System x X86 server business to Lenovo Group for $2.1 billion that the company is coming out swinging ...

Heftier Gluster Storage Helps Red Hat Tackle Big Data

October 2nd, 2014 (0)
Just because Red Hat bought Inktank for its Ceph clustered object storage software does not mean it has forgotten about its commercial variant of the Gluster clustered file system, which is commercialized as Red Hat Storage Server. Each has ...

So You Want To Be A Financial Services HPC Programmer?

October 1st, 2014 (0)
Financial services companies care about three things: Money, security, and programming on the fastest systems they can afford. You can't be a competitive bank, brokerage, trader, or hedge fund if you don't have all three, and ultimately, these all ...

StackEngine Brings Automation To Docker Containers

October 1st, 2014 (0)
The rush to commercial Docker software container technology for Linux systems is well underway and very likely getting close to a hype cycle, but the fact remains that Docker is a transformational tool that is hitting the IT market ...

Ellison: Oracle’s Cloud Is Bigger Than You Think

September 30th, 2014 (0)
The main topic of conversation at the OpenWorld conference held by Oracle in San Francisco this week is the cloud. While Oracle co-founder and now executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison has famously mocked the idea of the cloud, ...

Oracle Doubles Exalytics In-Memory Performance, Holds Price Steady

September 30th, 2014 (0)
Back in July, Oracle updated its Exadata database cluster appliances with a custom Intel processor, and this week at its OpenWorld 2014 extravaganza in San Francisco, the software giant and system vendor is taking the wraps off a new ...

Oracle Takes On All-Flash Makers With Hybrid FS1 Arrays

September 29th, 2014 (0)
Despite the naysayers that still contend that Oracle should not have gotten into the hardware business through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems nearly five years ago, Oracle co-founder and now CTO Larry Ellison has a fondness for hardware, and ...
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