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Product Release Update: ISB 2.0

Anyone in the world of technology can appreciate the hard work and long hours it takes to get a product release out the door–and here at Terascala its no exception. We are extremely proud of our team of engineers, product management and (ahem) marketing folks that worked to get the latest release of our Intelligent…

Why Big Data Needs a Heart

I have many conversations during the course of a day, a week, a year, but the ones that always stand out in my mind are conversations with our Big Data and HPC customers. They provide insight, feedback (both good and bad) and keep me motivated, and over the past year I’ve noticed a real theme…

Don’t Fear, Help for Stranded Data is Here

I clearly drank too much of the high-performance computing Kool-Aid lately, because I’m really excited about a new whitepaper authored by leading IT analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) discussing best practices for high-performance data movement.  Reading through the challenges organizations face regarding stranded data, and the best practices around how to solve high-performance data…

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2014

The holiday season is upon us and I can’t believe another year has flown by here at Terascala! We’ve seen a lot of positive momentum within the high-performance computing space, and our decision to move to a true OEM sales model has most definitely impacted our business in many positive ways. I have many reasons…

Golfing and HPC? Bryan Cote Breaks it Down

In golf, if the group ahead of you on the course is playing too slow, you can ask to “Play Through.”  In other words, you are asking if other players can hold their play so you can get ahead of them. In the IT world, with contention for premium compute resources such as High Performance…

The Superbowl of Supercomputing: SC’13 is Here!

We hope you are enjoying the fall and gearing up for the holiday season! Before we can indulge in our Thanksgiving dinner spread, we’re heading out to Denver, Colorado for the year’s biggest Supercomputing event, SC’13. We’ll be announcing some exciting news while on-site, as well as participating with our partners, Dell and NetApp in…

As HPC Goes Mainstream, Why Should You Consider a Storage Appliance?

There’s no doubt that high-performance computing (HPC) is making its way into the enterprise, no longer relegated to the rarified academic and national lab supercomputing clusters. Indeed, HPC is going mainstream, and here are some examples: Life sciences—particularly genomic analysis—is taking aim at cures for cancer and new developments in personalized medicine. The more data…

Blogger Extraordinaire: Bryan Cote, Sr. Product Manager

We’re happy to announce that Terascala team member, Bryan Cote is featured on NetApp’s Government Gurus blog. Bryan’s blog post, “Why DIY can be more of a PIA” discusses NetApp and Terascala’s high-performance storage solution, the HPS Rack. Bryan delves into how the HPS Rack provides high-performance computing users with a turn-key storage solution, helping…

What’s Your Definition of A Storage Appliance?

Before I share my definition of a storage appliance, it’s safe to say that everyone in HPC is now using the term. To some a storage appliance is just a pre-packaged rack of hardware and software shipped to a customer, versus a customer receiving boxes of components and doing the racking, stacking, cabling, and software…

Optimizing HPC with Intelligent Storage

Many high-performance computing (HPC) customers lack vital knowledge about their infrastructure performance. While there are good tools for monitoring compute cluster and network performance, HPC storage remains an opaque black box. When faced with suddenly slower application run times, or new workloads from new applications, or new workflows that impact a campus or the department-wide…

New Hyades HPC Cluster Comes Alive at UC Santa Cruz

Professors Piero Madau and Joel Primack from UC Santa Cruz took the wraps off the University’s newest supercomputer, Hyades, at an event held June 12th on campus. Hyades is a supercomputer dedicated to astrophysics research being used by members in the astronomy, physics, applied math, and planetary sciences community to tackle subjects as diverse as…

We’re Heading West for the 2013 Dell Enterprise Forum

The 2013 Dell Enterprise Forum is taking place this week in San Jose, CA June 4th-6th, so guess where you’ll find us? Yup! Back on the west coast and ready for a great event with our partner, Dell. The Enterprise Forum is the premier technical event for Dell customers and channel partners–it offers an intense learning experience…

Tip of the Cap to the University of Florida and HiPerGator

There was a hearty round of applause Tuesday at the University of Florida’s ribbon cutting ceremony as its newest research supercomputer, HiPerGator, was unveiled to the public. Designed to operate at speeds of 150 trillion calculations per second, HiPerGator is housed in a new 25,000 square foot facility on UF’s East Campus in Gainesville. The…

The Time Has Come…For EMC World 2013

Well, folks–EMC World 2013 is here! An event that is highly anticipated in our industry, many members of the Terascala team have attended over the years, and this year is no different. Our own VP of Product Management, Kevin Murphy, will be on-site all this week at EMC World discussing the EMC/Terascala High Performance Storage…

Beyond Supercomputing: The “Other” HPC Market

The HPC market may have been built on the brawny shoulders of supercomputing, no doubt playing an important role in some of the world’s most advanced discoveries, but that’s only one side of HPC. In fact, there is another side of HPC that gets a lot less of the limelight, yet in many ways is…

See you in San Diego for LUG ’13

We’re leaving behind the never-ending winter here in Boston for sunny San Diego this week. We’re heading to the annual Lustre User Group Conference to check out the latest in Lustre–developers, users and cool technology. Terascala’s own Lustre-guru, Ben Evans, will be presenting his paper on “The Madness of Project George” this Thursday, 4/18 at…

Calling HPC Resellers: Terascala Wants You!

Terascala is actively training Dell, EMC, and NetApp resellers on their HPC appliance offerings.  The solutions are built with the Terascala Operating System (TeraOS) inside—bringing the speed and ease of an appliance to the parallel file system and high-performance storage arena. Resellers are pleased with this offering as a play-with product for current storage or…

Lustre Gets Another Industry Nod of Approval

HPC Wire recently published an interesting article on the future of Lustre. In the article, Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing Systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (and Community Representative Director at OpenSFS), shares his thoughts on Lustre now and for the long term. Here’s a snippet: Lustre has become a very stable and…