Reinventing the Compute-Storage Landscape

At SC12 in Salt Lake City,  SGI presented the paper, ‘SGI UV2: A Fused Computation and Data Analysis Machine’. The paper provided details of how the machine was combining the latest Intel processing technology, with SGI NUMAlink interconnect to provide up to 4096 cores and 64TB of memory in a single system. This massive in-memory … Continued

When is an Archive more than just an Archive?

In an analog world, an archive is where information is put to rest. It goes on the shelf and there it stays, gathering dust. But in a digital world, all data is potentially valuable and needs to be rapidly available, protected and easy to manage. This is particularly important as more and more companies are … Continued

Big Data: Unlocking Patterns to Uncover Hidden Value

Everything from credit card readers to social media to sensors in automobiles is flooding the enterprise with huge volumes of data. In fact, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Data is also arriving with far greater velocity and in greater variety than ever experienced. … Continued