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Spectra Looks to Drive Tape Storage Into Hadoop

Oct 10, 2013 |

Spectra Logic gave organizations a way to store Hadoop data on tape today with the launch of its new BlackPearl line of storage appliances. The company also said that the new DS3 object storage interface that underlies BlackPearl could become a part of the open source Hadoop codebase by late 2014, bringing to Hadoop a simple REST-based interface to read and write into tape.

Tape Archives at Work in HPC Environments

Nov 5, 2012 |

The Blue Waters project is designed to meet the compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive needs of a wide range of scientists and engineers. Scientists will use the Blue Waters supercomputer for a diverse set of applications such as improving understanding of hurricanes and tornadoes, analyzing complex biological systems, studying the evolution of the universe and simulating complex engineered systems like the power distribution system in airplanes and automobiles.

Tape Archives at Work in HPC Environments

Oct 8, 2012 |

The Blue Waters project is designed to meet the compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive needs of a wide range of scientists and engineers. Scientists will use the Blue Waters supercomputer for a diverse set of applications such as improving understanding of hurricanes and tornadoes, analyzing complex biological systems, studying the evolution of the universe and simulating complex engineered systems like the power distribution system in airplanes and automobiles.

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

May 25, 2012 |

From tape being strung to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, to startups scoring funding for financial data handling, to growth details from companies like NetApp, this week’s big data news (ending Friday, May 25) will round out the holiday weekend with a look ahead and what next week will…

Tape, It’s Not Just for Backup Anymore

Nov 2, 2011 |

A number of storage vendors with tape offerings have been pitching their wares as ripe for the era of big data, but until recently, few have sauntered into exascale territory with their product lines. This week SpectraLogic made key announcements that are meant to expand the horizons of tape for truly big data needs.

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Solving Big Data Storage at CERN

Nov 22, 2011 |

As a research facility that seeks to understand the universe itself, CERN is churning away at problems at generate over 25 petabytes of information each year. This week a tape story found its way out of the center via an announcement from SpectraLogic.

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Spectra Logic Unveils Vision for ‘Deep Storage’ Tier

Oct 8, 2013 |

Spectra Logic today unveiled its vision for a low-cost, massively scalable “deep storage” tier that can store data virtually forever.