Category Archives: Big Data

Intel preparing to sell hybrid CPUs

Intel announced on Wednesday at GigaOm Structure in San Francisco that it is preparing to sell a Xeon E5-FPGA hybrid chip to some of its largest customers. With this new initative, Intel hopes to that some of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Dell announces Z9500 fabric switch and SDN controller

Dell announced this week the Z9500 Ethernet fabric switch wich is a Layer 2/3 switch designed to address 10G/40G aggregation in data centers and enterprise LAN cores. It is based on Broadcom’s Trident II chipset, takes up 3 RUs, and … Continue reading

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Seagate and Rausch presents the BigFoot Object Storage solution

Seagate has joined forces with Rausch Netzwerktechnik GmbH to produce the BigFoot Object Storage Solution, aimed at scale-out cloud customers wich is based on Segate’s Kinetic Open Storage Platform. The 4U chassis includes 288TB capacity from 72 x 4TB disk … Continue reading

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Facebook’s 1 PetaByte box

Facebook has developed a prototype Blu-ray system capable of storing 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet, with plans to scale it to 5 petabytes per cabinet. Blu-ray storage would save the company 50 percent in … Continue reading

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Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced on Tuesday it will be joining the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) and will be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft’s cloud server designs. These specifications apply to … Continue reading

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New Amazon I2 Instance Type Available

The I2 instance type was designed to host I/O intensive workloads typically generated by relational databases, NoSQL databases, and transactional systems. The largest I2 instance type can deliver over 365K random reads per second and over 315K random writes per … Continue reading

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Facebook porting its PHP engine to ARM

A post by Facebook on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine blog on Thursday indicated that the team is implementing ARM processor support in its translation engine. This will turn Facebook’s PHP code into 64-bit x86 instructions to execute on compute … Continue reading

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