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.

Deal News: Oracle Acquires Acme Packet

Oracle (ORCL) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet (APKT), a global provider of session border control technology, for approximately $1.7 billion. Plus acquisition news from IBM, Twitter and The 451 Group. Read More

Cisco Expands SDN, Unveils New Nexus Switch

The Nexus 6004 is Cisco's highest density 40 Gigabit Layer 2/Layer 3 fixed switch. (Photo: Cisco Systems)

Cisco (CSCO) announced a variety of innovations for its Unified Data Center strategy, with a high density 40 Gigabit switch, a hybrid cloud solution, and a new controller. That included the Nexus 6000, a 96 port line rate 40-gigabit fixed form factor switch with Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Read More

Eurora Sets Supercomputing Energy Efficiency Record

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The new Eurora system has set a new record for supercomputing energy efficiency, reaching 3,150 megaflops per watt of sustained performance – a mark 26 percent higher than the top system on the most recent Green500 list of the world’s most efficient supercomputers. Read More

Sequoia Supercomputer Breaks 1 Million Core Barrier

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The Stanford Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) has set a new record in computational science, using the Sequoia supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex fluid dynamics problem — he prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine. Read More