Roundup: NetApp, Tilera, Fusion-io
September 29th, 2011 By: John Rath
Here’s our review of noteworthy news in the data center industry:
NetApp selected by U.S. DoE. NetApp (NTAP) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has selected the company to provide the storage foundation for its Sequoia supercomputer. Set to launch in 2012 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sequoia is expected to be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. “The Sequoia system will enable LLNL to open up new doors for scientific discovery and exploration,” said Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research. “The NetApp E-Series storage platform will play a vital role in Sequoia’s ability to process, manage, and store the immense amount of data and information required for its various workloads.”
6WIND Optimized for Tilera TILEPro64. 6WIND, makers of commercial multicore packet processing software announced the availability of its 6WINDGate software with optimized support for the TILEPro64 processor family from Tilera Corporation. The software powers the development of high-performance, energy-efficient TILEPro64-based equipment for cloud networking and mobile infrastructure applications. “Tilera’s processors offer the best performance per watt of any processor on the market today,” said Omid Tahernia, CEO of Tilera. “6WIND’ssoftware enables our OEM customers to extract amazing packet processing performance from our processors while retaining full compatibility with standard APIs. We’re pleased to see 6WIND launch their support for the TILEPro64 processor. We look forward to an ongoing partnership in delivering the most power- efficient networking solutions.”
Fusion-io selected by Deutsche Bank. Fusion-io announced that Deutsche Bank has deployed ioMemory technology to reduce latency and increase performance by up to 60 percent in its Credit Risk Calculation and Information System (dbArtos). Given the importance of the dbArtos system to Deutsche Bank and its customers, extensive evaluations were conducted before selecting technology from Fusion-io over traditional disk-based solutions and solid-state disk (SSD) offerings. Additionally Deutsche Bank discovered that Fusion-io technology delivered raw I/O increases that offered four times the performance of traditional hard disks and SSDs also evaluated by Deutsche Bank. “Latency is significantly reduced when the large, evolving datasets used in financial analytics are stored in the server where data is processed and accelerated through a dedicated memory tier. With Fusion ioMemory, financial organizations like Deutsche Bank can provide their customers with significantly faster responses to market developments,” said Neil Carson, Fusion-io Chief Technology Officer.