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.

UK Provider Six Degrees Acquires BIS

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UK data center services provider Six Degrees Group announced that it has acquired independent data center operator BIS. BIS operates five data centers across London and provides corporate colocation and private cloud services. Read More

Blue Waters Supercomputer Debuts At 11.6 Petaflops

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Pushing into a new frontier in the field of U.S. supercomputing with 11.6 petaflops of power, the $350 million Blue Waters supercomputer was dedicated last week at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Cray supercomputer is made up of over 300 cabinets, with 25,000 nodes, over 380,000 cores, aided by more than 3,000 NVIDIA GPU’s, and has over 25 Petabytes of usable storage. Read More

In Texas, A Stampede of Petaflops

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In its first days of operation, the new Stampede system at the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) debuted as the world’s seventh-fastest supercomputer. But there’s plenty more power in the pipeline. Read More

Oracle Launches New SPARC T5 Servers

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Oracle (ORCL) announced a complete refresh of its midrange and high-end SPARC server lines with new SPARC T5 and M5 servers running Solaris. Building on the SPARC T4 platform, the new servers complete Oracle’s SPARC family, spanning entry-level, mid-range and high-end. Read More