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Interview: Ryan W.J. Waite, Senior Vice President of Products at Cray, Inc.

I recently caught up with Ryan W.J. Waite, Senior Vice President of Products at Cray, Inc., to discuss the announcement of the company’s new supercomputing analytics platform Urika GX – 3x faster than prior generations – in direct response to commercial customer demand.

Galactic Exchange Delivers ClusterGX(tm) Full-Service, for On-Premise Managed Big Data

Galactic Exchange, Inc. announced the availability of its Docker container powered clustering technology (ClusterGX™) as an on-premise managed service solution (ClusterGX™ Full-Service) for customers deploying Hadoop/Spark Big Data applications.

Coho Data Introduces Support for Block Storage

Coho Data, a leading innovator in scale-out flash storage for the enterprise, announced DataStream 2.7 which further enhances its support for enterprise workloads.

Cray Targets Enterprise Big Data with New Open Agile Analytics System

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the launch of the Cray® Urika®-GX system – the first agile analytics platform that fuses supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics.

The Most Important Word in Big Data is “No”

In this special guest feature, Ron Bodkin, President and Founder of Think Big, a Teradata Company, discusses how the hyper-accelerating big data industry can yield a bewildering number of technology options and how to say “no” in the face of such compelling temptation.

Movidius Announces Fathom Deep Learning Accelerator Compute Stick

Movidius, a leader in low-power machine vision technology, today announced both the Fathom Neural Compute Stick – the world’s first deep learning acceleration module, and Fathom deep learning software framework. Both tools hand-in-hand will allow powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud, and deployed natively in end-user devices.

Redis Labs Collaborates with Samsung Electronics to Achieve Groundbreaking Database Performance

Redis Labs today announced the general availability of Redis on Flash with standard x86 servers, including standard SATA-based SSD instances available on public clouds and more advanced NVMe based SSDs like the Samsung PM1725.

NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Leap for Deep Learning with NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerators

The latest addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, the Tesla P100 enables a new class of servers that can deliver the performance of hundreds of CPU server nodes. Today’s data centers — vast network infrastructures with numerous interconnected commodity CPU servers — process large numbers of transactional workloads, such as web services.

Best Practices – Big Data Acceleration

“This talk will provide an overview of challenges in accelerating Hadoop, Spark and Memcached on modern HPC clusters. An overview of RDMA-based designs for multiple components of Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, RPC and HBase), Spark, and Memcached will be presented. Enhanced designs for these components to exploit in-memory technology and parallel file systems (such as Lustre) will be presented. Benefits of these designs on various cluster configurations using the publicly available RDMA-enabled packages from the OSU HiBD project (http://hibd.cse.ohio-state.edu) will be shown.”

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data

Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced the release of Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack.