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  • Supercomputer to connect to 400PB of storage via Ethernet

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in the US is rolling out a storage infrastructure that will include 380 petabytes of magnetic tape capacity and 25 petabytes of online disk storage made up by 17,000 SATA drives.

  • Supercomputing in the cloud ready for take off

    Some companies are slashing costs and improving production by using on-demand high-performance computing services.

  • Calculate this ? up close to the UK?s newest supercomputer

    The UK's most powerful supercomputer is called HECToR, and it stands at number 17 in the world rankings. But what's it for?

  • Bypass and disrupt

    Sun's disk storage strategy is unexpected, original and has enthusiastic adherents, but not from Sun's storage competitors who face having their product value destroyed - if Sun has got it right.

  • Datacentres face strangulation

    Datacentres face strangulation by rising power and cooling costs, and energy supply and space limitations. The green outsourcing route may be a way out of this trap.

  • Data warehousing utopia

    Dataupia has a new data warehousing appliance which scales by matching processing and storage power on a blade basis

  • Agámi: Storing up for the future

    Paul Speciale, agámi's product management VP, places the agámi network-attached storage box against those of BlueArc, Isilon, Acopia, NetApp, EMC and Sun in this two-part interview.

  • Sun thumps Thumper drum

    Sun's analyst day shows a bullish company bullish on storage, particularly the X4500 and Honeycomb boxes

  • IT on a chip

    Embedded functions in micro-processors are helping do things from improving security to virtualising servers

  • From chrysalis to butterfly

    Sun's own fixed reference data, content-addressed storage device.





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