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  • It's alive: New supercomputer reborn from old supercomputer parts

    An older supercomputer from the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cannibalized and rebuilt into a new one, thanks to a team from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • SC500: China wins a slowing supercomputer race

    China continues to dominate the high end of the Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, even as the growth of the computing power on the list seems to be stagnating.

  • AMD debuts first ARM processor

    ARM's emerging challenge to the x86 architecture in the server space just picked up some serious momentum as AMD announced it will start shipping sample 64-bit ARM processors, along with associated development kits, to partners in the upcoming months.

  • Titan supercomputer gets new 40-petabyte storage system

    The world?s fastest supercomputer, Titan, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, is deploying a new storage system from DataDirect Networks (DDN) to support its research into climate change impacts and alternative fuels.

  • AMD Opteron processor update targets the cloud

    To break its slump in the server market, Advanced Micro Devices is embarking on an aggressive strategy that calls for ARM and x86 chips by 2014 and continued improvements to its Opteron line in the meantime.

  • Top500 supercomputer list has new leader in Titan Cray XK7

    The US Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Titan system, a Cray XK7, has been anointed as the world's fastest supercomputer in the newly released 40th edition of the Top500 compilation of the world's fastest supercomputers.

  • AMD announces fastest 16-core Opteron 6300 server chips

    With a future in ARM servers looming, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced its fastest 16-core Opteron 6300 server chips as the company continues to enhance its x86 chips.

  • AMD poised to announce ARM-based server on Monday

    AMD has called a press conference in San Francisco on October 29 where it's likely to announce plans for a SeaMicro server based on an upcoming 64-bit processor design from ARM.

  • AMD buys SeaMicro and enters server hardware business

    AMD announced yesterday it is buying low-power server vendor SeaMicro, a move that puts AMD in the systems business and disrupts Intel by acquiring one of its close partners.

  • AMD replaces spinning drives with WhipTail flash storage

    AMD?s System Optimisation Engineering Department has today announced plans to replace 480 of the 15K spinning drives in its datacentres with WhipTail solid-state storage arrays, in a bid to eliminate slow response times associated with traditional storage arrays.

Latest Features

  • 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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