Category Archives: Big Data

Amazon launches new compute intesive C4 Instances

Amazon announced the availability of C4 instances type, announced since last November. Interestingly, the new C4 instances are based on a Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (code name Haswell) processor custom optimized for EC2, that runs at a base speed of … Continue reading

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729 TeraFLOPS cluster on AWS in 60 minutes

Cycle Computing which specializes in technical and high-performance cloud computing, and Western Digital’s HGST unit ran the largest Fortune 500 production workload and went from zero to 50,000 cores in 23 minutes. The cloud computing run utilized various regions on … Continue reading

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Memblaze launched PCI-E 4.8 GB server flash accelerator card with a 14 µs latency

Chinese flash product supplier Memblaze has launched a server flash accelerator card with a 14 microsecond latency and up to 4.8TB capacity. The 14 microsecond latency is very close to the one of RAM and makes it suitable for large … Continue reading

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Cray launches Urika-XA Extreme Analytics Platform

Cray announced on Thursday the launch of Urika-XA Extreme Analytics Platform, a turnkey, scale-out, analytics appliance. The Cray Urika-XA system features up to 48 compute nodes with integrated SSDs in a single 42U rack, including Intel® Xeon® processors, an InfiniBand … Continue reading

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IBM launches Nvidia GPU-accelerated Power8 servers

IBM announced on Friday its first Power server to include Nvdia Tesla GPUs and the first product to be launched out of the work of the OpenPower Foundation, the consortium formed last year. Built on the OpenPOWER stack, the Power … Continue reading

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HGST announces 10TB helium drive

HGST announced on Tuesday a list  of innovations that will enrich the company’s portfolio of storage devices. The company announced a list of high capacity HDD models: 8TB Ultrastar He8, the company’s second-generation helium-filled HDD Ultrastar 7K6000 is HGST’s seventh … Continue reading

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Oracle launched SPARC M7 – 32 cores and 10 bilion transistors

Oracle announced its Next Generation Processor at the HotChips HC26 conference. The M7 has 32 cores (up from 16-cores in T5 and 12-cores in M6) and is produced with 20 nm technology. It is built using the foundation of the … Continue reading

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