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Vulnerabilities Surface as Kubernetes is Upgraded

Vulnerabilities Surface as Kubernetes is Upgraded

The second release this year of the upgraded Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes no less than 26 enhancements, ...

At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $10B+ on IT Last Year?

At ISC19: HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $...

In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, ...

IBM Claims No. 1 Commercial Supercomputer with Total Oil & Gas System

IBM Claims No. 1 Commercial Supercomputer with Total Oil & Gas System

IBM can now boast not only the two most powerful supercomputers in the world, it also has ...

HPE Guarantees 100% Uptime with Primera Storage

HPE Guarantees 100% Uptime with Primera Storage

Enterprises will no longer need to compromise between agility and reliability when it comes to their high-end ...

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June 24, 2019
The second release this year of the upgraded Kubernetes cluster orchestrator includes no less than 26 enhancements, including three deemed to be “stable.” Meanwhile, another security issue has turned up in a Kubernetes interface used to run commands against Kubernetes clusters. Community leaders noted that the latest Kubernetes upgrade focuses on easing installation, configuring and upgrading the cluster orchestrator ... Full article
June 20, 2019
In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, shrinking lead over Dell EMC – but if server and storage market shares are combined, Dell EMC has taken a three-plus point lead (29.8 vs 26.5 percent), according to analyst firm Intersect360 Research’s latest HPC market update. Overall, the HPC industry grew ... Full article
June 19, 2019
IBM can now boast not only the two most powerful supercomputers in the world, it also has claimed the top spot for a supercomputer used in a commercial setting. The Pangea III, which leverages IBM's Power9 CPU-GPU architecture, will be used by French energy conglomerate Total Group (NYSE: TOT) for oil exploration and “associated revenue opportunities” such as predicting ... Full article
June 19, 2019
Enterprises will no longer need to compromise between agility and reliability when it comes to their high-end storage environments according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which today unveiled Primera, a new high-end storage array that’s essentially self-managing and uses AI techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed. HPE  has no shortage of tier-one, enterprise-class storage options, with Nimble, 3PAR, and XP7 ... Full article
June 18, 2019
Cloud providers seeking to cash in on the accelerating shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are emphasizing their ability to provide consistent performance across in-house and public cloud installations. That feature, for example, allows developers to migrate and access data regardless of where it is stored. NetApp Inc. is taking the consistency theme a step further with the release ... Full article
June 17, 2019
DDN, for two decades competing at the headwaters of high performance storage, this morning announced an enterprise-oriented end-to-end high performance storage and data management for AI, big data and HPC acceleration. In so doing, the company said it’s bringing to the burgeoning enterprise market for AI some of the transferable capabilities – with an emphasis on small file speed-ups ... Full article
June 12, 2019
ISC, the major European conference for advanced scale computing to be held next week at the Messe Frankfurt conference center, will feature an extensive lineup of presentations, birds-of-a-feather discussions and panels on all things AI. A highlight of AI at ISC: Machine Learning Day, on Wednesday, June 19. Here’s a rundown on the dates, times and locations of sessions ... Full article
June 7, 2019
Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Esperanto Technologies announced a $58 million funding round. The chip IP vendor is incorporating more than 1,000 RISC-V cores onto a single 7-nm chip. Data storage specialist Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) is ... Full article
May 21, 2019
Hardware vendors are betting the transition to 5G wireless networks supporting myriad connected consumer and industrial devices also will accelerate the shift to heavy-duty bare-metal servers as a way to provision cloud-native tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The expansion of the Kubernetes ecosystem as a de facto standard for managing application containers is reflected in adoption of the ... Full article
May 6, 2019
As the volume and velocity of data grows exponentially, storage vendors are increasingly promoting NVM Express as a device interface for accessing non-volatile storage media. Enterprise storage vendors such as Western Digital describe the challenge this way: transforming the currently two-lane country road based on conventional serial-attached hard drives “to a fast, 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe.” Extending ... Full article
May 6, 2019
In the scramble for the emerging 5G-“compute everywhere” world to come (see Nvidia-Mellanox, Xilinx-Solarflare), high performance storage heavyweight DataDirect Networks (DDN) has added to its recent acquisition of virtualized all-flash  storage management vendor Tintri with this morning’s announced acquisition of  software-defined storage (SDS) company Nexenta. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While DDN originally targeted the traditional HPC ... Full article
April 30, 2019
The intelligent edge has gained much buzz recently, including interesting comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during a keynote at Mobile World Congress. But as IoT devices and applications become more advanced, producing more data and demanding greater speed and power, the need arises for a more efficient edge computing approach. Consider a common IoT product, such as a ... Full article
April 30, 2019
Dell EMC has launched a thoroughbred machine learning server for the data center and at the edge, its most powerful in the company’s line of AI servers, with four, eight or 10 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs (14 single-precision teraflops or 112 mixed-precision "AI" teraflops per processor) and up to eight NVMe local storage drives. In short: a lot of ... Full article
April 29, 2019
Dell Technologies unveiled what amounts to a one-stop shop for cloud datacenter services built upon a VMware cloud running on hyperconverged Dell EMC infrastructure and aimed at edge computing as well as datacenters. The company (NYSE: DELL) also this week announced an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to supply VMware infrastructure on the Microsoft Azure cloud. ... Full article
April 26, 2019
With greater capability and improved ease of access, HPC cycles are more commonly being put in the hands of engineers and scientists who aren’t computer experts.  The infrastructure under development allows users to leverage the power of HPC without knowing that’s what they’re doing – it’s called “implicit HPC,” and it has major implications for commercial/industrial organizations pursuing increasingly ... Full article
April 19, 2019
Jay Boisseau, Dell EMC’s chief HPC technology strategist, delivered an incisive keynote address at Tabor Communications’ Advanced Scale Forum this week. He covers too much ground to summarize his remarks in a few words. Let's just say he offered a comprehensive, high-level view of Big Data, AI, HPC, where everything is going – all that. Here are excerpts: When ... Full article
April 4, 2019
At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted its Optane persistent memory module, along with other products (more below). Notable for high-end computing watchers was the launch of Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance), now known as the Xeon Platinum 9200 processor, designed for high-performance computing, advanced ... Full article
March 28, 2019
High latency is an annoyance to consumers, a serious problem to businesses that want to leverage advanced infrastructure services via the cloud and a roadblock to the rollout of advanced IoT-powered capabilities, such as autonomous vehicles. Aversion to high latency is understandable — after all, public cloud storage means the data is likely in a facility located hundreds or ... Full article
March 19, 2019
Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has been re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus on AI in recent years and increased interest in AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics and other AI-related technologies among enterprise IT strategists. “EnterpriseTech, focused since its founding on enterprise ... Full article
March 19, 2019
In the high-stakes race to provide the AI life-cycle solution of choice, three of the biggest horses in the field are IBM, Intel and Nvidia. While the latter is only a fraction of the size of its two bigger rivals, and has been in business for only a fraction of the time, Nvidia continues to impress with an expanding ... Full article

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