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Bits Stored on a Single Molecule Could Lead to Petabyte SSDs

If there's one fact of computing life, it's that there's never enough damn storage, and if you think it's bad now, just wait 'til you're downloading 4K movies. Still, research is at least keeping up, and now scientists can store bits of information on single molecules—which could pave the way...

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Slidecast: ScaleOut Software — In-Memory Data Grids for the Enterprise

 In this slidecast, Bill Bain and David Brinker from ScaleOut Software present an overview of the company’s in-memory data grid solutions. ScaleOut StateServer runs as a distributed, software service on every Web or application server in your server farm to store data objects in memory and make them globally accessible across the farm...

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Interview: Whamcloud Wins FastForward Contract for Exascale R&D

Today Whamcloud announced that the company has been awarded the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract for the Department of Energy’s FastForward program. FastForward is set up to initiate partnerships with multiple companies to accelerate the R&D of critical technologies needed for extreme scale computing. 

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The Higgs Boson: Another Feather in Linux's Cap

It's not exactly any secret that Linux dominates the world of high-performance computing, so perhaps it should go without saying that last week's exciting Higgs Boson announcement would involve Linux in some not-insignificant way. The reality, however, turns out to be far greater than marginal significance. In fact, "Linux Played...

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First-Hand Experience with the Julia Language for HPC

Over at HPC Admin, Douglas Eadline relays his first-hand experience with the open source Julia language for HPC. According to Eadline, Julia is fast, scalable, easy to learn, and extensible. It fills a void in HPC that allows users to “tinker” with hardware and software. Taking away the responsibility of managing explicit communication and synchronization from the user...

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