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Happy holidays from all of us

 

We at Advanced Clustering Technologies wish you the absolute best this season has to offer, and we look forward to our continued association in 2013!

 

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Advanced Clustering deploys 1.28PB storage system at the University of Minnesota

 

Last week, we were pleased to have the opportunity to install a 1.281 petabyte (PB) usable storage system at the University of Minnesota's Supercomputing Institute. This storage solution combines our own Pinnacle blade servers with high-capacity shelves from Panasas, our partner in high performance parallel storage.alt

 

Panasas' ActiveStor 14 parallel storage appliance provides users of this campus-wide resource 25GB/s read/write performance and 270,000 IOPS, allowing researchers faster access to their data and facilitating scientific research.

 

Our Pinnacle servers will function as data movers to efficiently channel data between MSI users and external consumers and producers of data, striking a balance between bandwidth and IOPS. Because of this high performance, the new storage system will allow users to generate data on MSI's flagship Itasca system and use an MSI laboratory queue to visualize it. Given the explosion of research with large data requirements, these capabilities are key to enabling research of the future.

 

Are you in the market for a high-capacity storage solution for your cluster? If so, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will be happy to discuss the available Panasas solutions.

 

For more details about Panasas storage appliances, please visit their website at www.panasas.com

Design your perfect high-density system with the new Pinnacle Flex

 

Our new Pinnacle Flex solution offers a large range of options that allow users to mix-and-match server configurations within a 2U enclosure. You can choose four of our standard one-slot Pinnacle compute blades, two of our new two-slot-high nodes that can house a GPU, or combine both of them for your ideal configuration.

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All of these nodes provide space savings with up to four times the computing power in the same space as a standard 2U server. They operate independently, with no impact on other nodes, and offer tool-less serviceability.

 

Aside from the capacity to house a GPU, our newest two-slot node also provides space for components such as an Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor,  higher-wattage processors or multiple hard drive configurations.

 

For more information on this new product, please visit www.advancedclustering.com/products/pinnacle-flex-system.html or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .