by Adam Armstrong

AWS Makes Several Storage Announcements Ahead Of re:Invent

As AWS re:Invent is right around the corner, Amazon is starting to release some of its announcements before the event begins. The first slew of announcements center around a subject close to our hearts, storage. The company is launching several new features for Amazon Elastic Block Store {EBS), Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS,) AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). 

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by Adam Armstrong

SC19 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week SC19 took place in Denver, Colorado. While we covered the major announcements from GIGABYTE,AMD,TYAN,NVIDIA, and Dell EMC, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Viking, DDN, NetApp, and Marvell.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Launches 2nd Gen Intel Xeon HPC & Storage Servers At SC19

This week at SC19 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN exhibited its HPC, AI, storage and cloud server platforms. As we covered earlier this week, TYAN released several new solutions leveraging AMD EPYC Rome CPUs. The company also announced new solutions based off of the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Clumio Raises $135 million In Series C Funding

Clumio came out of stealth in August and reported $51 million in funding over its first two rounds. Today the company is announced that it has raised an additional $135 million in series C funding. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures managing director Mike Speiser and new investor Altimeter Capital. Existing backer Index Ventures participated in the latest raise, which brings the company’s total raised to date to $186 million.

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by Adam Armstrong

KIOXIA KumoScale Further Integrates With Kubernetes

At KubeCon 2019 in San Diego, California, KIOXIA America, Inc. announced that its KumoScale storage software with NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) now has a robust Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver that is tightly integrated with the Kubernetes container orchestration framework. KIOXIA will be demonstrating this new CSI driver in KumoScale along with other features at booth #S13 at KubeCon from November 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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by Michael Rink

Diamanti Announces Hybrid Cloud Kubernetes Platform

Today, at KubeCon, Diamanti announced the upcoming launch of Diamanti Spektra. Spektra will be a hybrid cloud Kubernetes control plane focused on application and data persistence spanning public and private clouds. Diamanti was founded in the early 2010s and provides open-source Kubernetes platforms.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Server Announcements from SC19

Today, at Supercomputing 2019, Dell made a slew of announcements. The company released two new Dell EMC Ready Solutions, announced a Ready Solutions for AI validated design due next month and announced new GPU and FPGA options for its PowerEdge Servers that are slated for sometime early next year.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Announces New Reference Design Platform

NVIDIA has announced a new reference design platform, allowing organizations to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers. NVIDIA believes that this will help promote a “new era” of high-performance computing for an ever-increasing array of applications in science and industry.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Magnum IO Software Suite Now Available

NVIDIA has announced the Magnum IO software suite, which is designed to help data scientists and AI and high-performance computing researchers process huge amounts of data very quickly. Magnum IO has been optimized to eliminate storage and input/output bottlenecks, and is quoted with data processing speeds that are twenty (20) times faster for multi-server, multi-GPU computing nodes when working with massive datasets. This will allow organizations to perform complex financial analysis, climate modeling and other HPC workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Announces Scalable GPU-Accelerated Supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

NVIDIA has announced the availability of a new cloud-based, GPU-accelerated supercomputer available on Microsoft Azure. Built to handle demanding AI, machine learning and high-performance computing applications, NVIDIA indicates that their new offering will provide significant performance and cost advantages compared to traditional CPU-based computing. For example, AI researchers will be able to spin up multiple NDv2 instances and train complex conversational AI models in hours, says the company.

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