Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Network News: Infinera, Sidera, CoreSite, Level 3

News in the networking field: Infinera announced the availability of Infinera Instant Bandwidth; Sidera is providing connectivity between CoreSite data centers located in critical communications markets; and Level 3 Communications has signed an agreement with Tulane University to provide network services in support of the university’s business continuity infrastructure. Read More

Titan is New Champion of Top500 Supercomputing List

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The Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has claimed the number one position in the 40th edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, with a hybrid system that achieved with 17.59 Petaflop/s. Read More

Intel Doubles Down on Cores With Itanium 9500 Processor

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Intel (INTC) announced the Itanium processor 9500 series Thursday, based on its new microarchitecture. With twice the number of cores, Intel said the 9500 series will provide improved performance scaling and faster I/O speed over its previous generation of processors Read More