Reprints from my posting to SAN-Tech Mailing List and ...


[san-tech][03398] "OCZ Technology Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology", 2011-10-05

Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:23:22 -0400
"OCZ Technology Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology"
 Experienced R&D Team and Access to Intellectual Property to Speed Time
 to Market and Reduce Development Costs for Company’s Next Generation
 SSD Solutions

  "... today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire
   the UK Design Team and certain assets from PLX Technology, further
   strengthening the company’s global research and development team."

  "PLX's UK Design Team has built a reputation for designing innovative
   and reliable system-on-chip (SOC) solutions and the acquired
   engineering team’s expertise provides OCZ with additional resources
   for controller design. Through the acquisition of the engineering
   team and the license of intellectual property (IP), OCZ will be able
   to accelerate solid state drive development, reducing its time
   to market for next generation SSD products, while also reducing
   development costs."


[san-tech][03396] "Red Hat to Acquire Gluster", October 4, 2011

Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:16:23 -0400
"Red Hat to Acquire Gluster"
 *) Ushers in New Era of Software-Based Open Storage Platforms to
   Unify On-Premise and Cloud
 *) Adds Scale-Out Management of Unstructured Data to Red Hat Portfolio
   with Gluster's Disruptive Open Source Storage Solutions
 October 4, 2011

  "... today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement
   to acquire Gluster, Inc., a leading provider of scale-out,
   open source storage solutions for standardizing the management
   of unstructured data. With this acquisition,"


[san-tech][03395] Fusion-io: ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo, Oct. 3, 2011

Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:55:29 -0400

"New Storage Class Memory Beats Fusion ioDrive On All Metrics"
 Next-Generation Enterprise Flash Product Delivers More Capacity,
 Enhanced Enterprise Reliability, Better Performance, All at
 a Lower Cost: Introducing the New ioDrive2 from Fusion-io
 Oct. 3, 2011

  "... today announced the next evolution of its ioMemory platform
   for powering application acceleration and data center optimization.
   The company that broke performance barriers, brought you the first
   enterprise MLC products, dramatically enhanced reliability metrics
   for enterprise flash, and redefined server side flash has done it
   all over again with the new ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo."
*) System level integration with the latest Fusion-io VSL 3.0 software

Three "Bolshoi" Supercomputer Simulations of the Evolution of the Universe, Sep. 29, 2011

"Three "Bolshoi" Supercomputer Simulations of the Evolution of
 the Universe Announced by Authors from University of California,
 New Mexico State University"
 September 29, 2011

  "Two research articles describing the most accurate cosmological
   simulation of the evolution of the large-scale structure of
   the universe yet made" ... "The results calculated by the Bolshoi
   simulation - spectacular visualizations of what the universe was
   like at time steps 40 million or 80 million years apart - are
   being made publicly available to the world’s astronomers and

[san-tech][03394] Violin Memory: Violin 6000 Series & Violin 3220, Sep. 27, 2011

Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 17:13:40 -0400
[san-tech][03534] Violin Memory vRAID Technology
  Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:29:45 +0900
Violin Memoryから新シリーズと新製品の発表がありました:

 "Rack in a Box" Reliability and Consolidation Advantages Poised to
 End the Reign of Mechanical Storage Arrays in the Data Center
 September 27, 2011

  "... today introduced the Violin 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays,
   the industry's first all-silicon storage systems with
   the reliability, performance and economics to be deployed
   as mission-critical primary storage."
  "Violin also unveiled the new Violin 3220, doubling the storage
   capacity of the 3200 Series to 20 terabytes (TB) of SLC per
   3U shelf."

[san-tech][03393] QLogic: Highest Density, Most Flexible FC/FCoE Top of Rack (TOR) Switch, Sep 28, 2011

Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 16:14:06 -0400

"QLogic Universal Access Point Switch Offers Highest Density,
 Most Flexible, Converged Solution for Storage and Data Networks"
 QLogic Universal Access Point Switches and iSR intelligent Storage
 Routers Provide Fabric Freedom to Connect Any Server, Any Network,
 Any Storage on Any Switch Port
 Sep 28, 2011


[san-tech][03391] DDN: SFA10Kシリーズ強化 (SFA10K-X & SFA10K-E), 09.20.11

Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 16:44:16 -0400
DDNが SFA10Kシリーズを強化しました:

"DataDirect Networks (DDN) Delivers Highest Big Data Performance with
 SFA10K-X, World's Fastest Integrated Block and File Storage Appliance"
 Award-Winning DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) Technology Embeds
 Applications and File Systems While Optimizing Bandwidth, IOPS and
 Capacity Utilization for Cloud and Content

  "... today unveiled the Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 10K-X,
   a leading integrated storage appliance that maximizes application
   performance while minimizing total cost of ownership for Big Data,
   cloud, and content-intensive environments."

[san-tech][03390] NetApp: 55PB (1TB/sec) Storage for LLNL Sequoia Supercomputer (20PF)'s Lustre, Sep. 28, 2011

Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 15:59:39 -0400
NetApp Eシリーズが、LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
で構築中の理論性能 20PF Supercomputer: Sequoia (IBM BlueGene/Q) 用
Lustre: 55PB (1TB/sec) のストレージに選ばれました:

"U.S. Department of Energy Selects NetApp as the Storage Foundation
 for One of the World's Most Powerful Supercomputers"
 September 28, 2011

  "... NetApp today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy
   (DoE) has selected the company to provide the storage foundation
   for its Sequoia supercomputer."
  "To store and manage all of this critical data, LLNL will
   leverage a solution built on 55PB of NetApp E-Series storage
   that will provide over 1TB/sec to the Lustre file system."

[san-tech][03389] "Lustre 2.1 Released", September 30th 2011, Whamcloud Press Release

Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 15:02:10 -0400
Whamcloudから、Lustre 2.1リリースアナウンスがありました:

"Lustre 2.1 Released"
 September 30th 2011, Whamcloud Press Release

  "Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from a worldwide network
  of high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, today
  announced the release of Lustre 2.1 with better control over
  virtualized storage and wider platform support. It is the first full
  release of Lustre with Whamcloud and OpenSFS hosting the master
  codeline. Significant in this release, contribution rules have been
  greatly simplified to more openly encourage community contributions."

[san-tech][03388] Slide: European Lustre Workshop 2011 (2011/09/26, 27)

Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 14:59:08 -0400
2011年 9月 26, 27日に開催された、

European Lustre Workshop 2011
 September 26-27, Paris, Pullman Paris Bercy Hotel

の講演資料が上記 Webサイトで公開されています。

PDF版 Agenda: