Monthly Archives: November 2012

Amazon AWS S3 to provide local storage tiering

By using the AWS Storage Gateway the S3 Simple Storage Service can be directly accesed by the servers and applications as a local attached storage device. This means that the Gateway can make the S3 buckets to appear just like … Continue reading

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Top 500 list – November 2012

The 40th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 List of the world’s top supercomputers was released yesterday (Nov. 12, 2012). Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at Oak Ridge, achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. … Continue reading

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zBox4 HPC cluster 24 hours build

The zBox4 is the latest upgrade to the zBox supercomputer, located in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The zBox features a custom rack design that houses 3072 2.2GHz Intel Xeon cores and over 12TB … Continue reading

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NetApp launches new midrange storage platforms FAS3220 and FAS3250

This week NetApp announced two new New Cluster- and Flash-Enabled midrange storage arrays, the FAS3220 and FAS3250. These models are part of a complete product refresh that has occurred over the past 2 years, beginning with a FAS6200 redesign in … Continue reading

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AMD and ARM partnership to Build 64-bit ARM-based Processors

On October 29, 2012, AMD announced it will design 64-bit ARM® technology-based processors in addition to its x86 processors and it’s first ARM-based server CPU is targeted for production in 2014. The new processors are targeted for multiple markets, starting … Continue reading

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