TechTalk: Analyst Series With IDC, East (Jan. 17th)
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To automate HPC workflows with scalable, modular, and efficient data management platform

Versity Software, Inc. announced that the 60PB mass storage solution for NCSA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been procured, tested, and deployed. This project is part of a long-term storage project called Granite.

The new storage system is driven by Versity's next gen Scale Out Archive Manager (ScoutAM) platform. The system provides researchers with seamless access to archival data using open standard protocols and automates complex workflows while enabling responsive metadata searches and queries.


The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) has combined Spectra Logic tape storage with Cerebras wafer-scale AI so that archived datasets can be mined for insights.

Spectra's cold data storage tape technology is being used as the fuel for the new AI Wafer-Scale Engine tech from Cerebras, the CS-1, which comes with 400,000 cores built from 1.2 trillion transistors and a 100 petabit/sec interconnect. The Cerebras technology is built with an entire silicon wafer making the central processor, rather than cutting it up into individual chips. These Spectra and Cerebras systems are sited at the EIDF - part of Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh.

Working with Netapp to enable faster storage of larger data sets with more redundancy

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) upgraded 2 services to allow clients to store more data at a faster rate and strengthen backup.

'Both of these projects are examples of how OSC is continuing to expand capacity and performance for computing storage and networking so that we can be a useful resource for the researchers who use OSC and the problems they are trying to solve,' said Doug Johnson, OSC associate director.

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