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Timothy Prickett Morgan

NetApp Gives A Sneak Peek At Future FlashRays

September 17th, 2014 (0)
After several years of development, storage array maker NetApp is starting to ship its FlashRay family of all-flash arrays to selected customers and partners and is looking to ramp up production as quickly as possible in 2015. With the ...

A3Cube Forges Fortissimo Storage From PCI Express Fabric

September 17th, 2014 (0)
Switching upstart A3Cube has created the first commercialized application of its PCI Express switching technology and the Ronniee Express fabric that runs atop it, aiming squarely at accelerating the performance of storage systems on a variety of extreme scale ...

AMD, Canonical Do OpenStack In A Box

September 16th, 2014 (0)
The developers behind OpenStack have come a long way in adding fit and finish to successive releases of the cloud controller, but it is still a pain in the neck to build a cluster and install OpenStack on it ...

XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

September 16th, 2014 (0)
Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and Marvell and in the process of being acquired by network and server chip maker Cavium Networks, has unveiled its ...

Facebook Opens Up Tools To Scale Memcached

September 15th, 2014 (0)
When a back-end database can't serve up bits of data fast enough to deal with the hit load on the web servers that sit in front of it, the common thing to do is to put some kind of ...

Future Cray Systems To Unite Analytics And Simulation

September 15th, 2014 (1)
Big data and analytics are not a threat to Cray. They are an opportunity. And importantly, the increasingly intertwined workloads of modeling, simulation, and analytics play to the strengths of a system builder like Cray. That was the main ...

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Persistent Memory

September 10th, 2014 (0)
The other SMC articles in this series have referred to a notion called "memory." These articles have often intentionally not said so, but I have left the impression that we are talking about DRAM DIMMs. DRAM (Dynamic Random Access ...

Hurdles To Enterprise Adoption Of Hyperscale Technology

September 9th, 2014 (1)
The recent price war among Amazon, Google, and Microsoft suggests that more of the cost advantages of hyperscale datacenters are being passed on to the customer. So what does this mean for enterprise IT over the coming years? To ...

Intel Ups Performance Ante With ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5 Chips

September 8th, 2014 (3)
Any company that bought racks of servers within the past six months is probably going to be annoyed this week. The drumbeat of Moore's Law continues apace with the launch of the "Haswell" generation of Xeon E5-2600 processors, the ...

Modular Machines Take A Bite Out Of Racks And Blades

September 5th, 2014 (0)
Enterprises and some supercomputing centers took a shining to blade servers a decade ago and these converged platforms, which pack servers, storage, and switching into a single box with shared power, cooling, and management as well as redundancy in ...
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