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New Intel Xeon scalable processors enhance business experiences with company’s Mesh Architecture, QuickAssist, Optane SSDs and Omni-Path Fabric

Intel launched this week its new Xeon scalable processors, providing businesses with breakthrough performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Intel Xeon Scalable processors also provide businesses with the richest suite of platform feature innovations that deliver significant performance increases across key workloads. These include artificial intelligence which delivers 2.2 times higher deep learning training and inference compared to the previous generation, and 113 […]

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Mellanox releases Spectrum-2, its scalable 200 and 400 gigabit open Ethernet switch offering

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, launched Thursday Spectrum-2, its scalable 200 gigabit and 400 gigabit Open Ethernet switch solution. Spectrum-2 is designed to set new records of data center scalability, more than 10 times higher than market competitors, and reduces data center operational costs by delivering 1.3 times better power efficiency. Moreover, Spectrum-2 provides new levels of programmability […]

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Toshiba unveils QLC BiCS flash 3D memory with 4-bit-per-cell technology; achieves capacity of 1.5TB in a single package

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) unveiled Wednesday its BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory. The BiCS FLASH device features 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology and is initial 3D flash memory device to do so. Toshiba’s QLC technology enables larger (768 gigabit) die capacity than the company’s third-generation 512Gb 3-bit-per-cell, triple-level cell (TLC), and pushes the boundaries of flash memory technology. Toshiba’s QLC BiCS FLASH device features a 64-layer stacked cell structure and […]

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New Opengear Lighthouse 5 centralizes out-of-band management for IT infrastructure; delivers improved level of resilient access and visibility

Opengear released Monday Lighthouse 5, a redesigned version of the company’s centralized solution for out-of-band management of the IT infrastructure. Lighthouse 5 has been redesigned and built from the ground up to meet the evolving needs of NetOps professionals, with new and enhanced capabilities specifically tailored to their feedback. Lighthouse 5 provides a centralized out-of-band management portal for Opengear devices, which feature embedded Smart OOB, and support for other industry-standard console servers. Network […]

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New Supermicro X11 systems adopt Intel Xeon Processor scalable line; now optimized for AI and deep learning

Super Micro Computer unveiled Sunday its X11 generation High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions featuring multiple new HPC solutions that are workload optimized for oil/gas modeling, computational fluid dynamics, large data analytics and artificial intelligence applications. These systems deliver optimized performance per watt per dollar. The X11 generation systems, based on the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor scalable line (codenamed Skylake), include ultra servers with all-flash NVMe, offering maximum IOPs high-performance storage. The X11 BigTwin doubles […]

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New Toshiba AL14SX Series delivers 15,000 RPM enterprise performance 2.5-inch HDD

Toshiba Corp.’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company launched Monday AL14SX Series, new additions to its line-up of enterprise performance hard disk drives (HDD) for mission critical server and storage applications, with sample shipments beginning immediately. The 12.0 Gbit/s SAS interface AL14SX Series Enterprise Performance HDDs are Toshiba’s highest-performing 15,000rpm model line. Engineered for mission critical IT operations, an array of models are available with 512 native (512n), or emulated 512 […]

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Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 increases versatility of Ceph for object storage by broadening protocol support 

Open source company Red Hat released Tuesday Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3, based on Ceph 10.2 (Jewel) that introduces a new Network File System (NFS) interface, offers compatibility with the Hadoop S3A filesystem client, and adds support for deployment in containerized environments. Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 increases the versatility of Ceph for object storage by broadening protocol support so that the users can connect more effectively to and between […]

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New Hive-IO release adds software-defined NAS for VDI, virtual servers, Hadoop environments

Software-defined infrastructure company Hive-IO announced Thursday its latest release, version 6.9 that provides a software-define Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution, which includes deduplication, compression and caching that runs on existing data center infrastructure or commodity hardware. By harnessing the power of faster and cheaper processing in the software layer, Hive-IO eliminates the inefficiencies of SAN and NAS hardware, while providing superior storage performance at a fraction of the cost of current […]

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Toshiba debuts XG5 line-up of client NVMe SSDs using 64-layer, 3D flash memory

Toshiba Memory Corp. launched Monday the XG5 series, a new line of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs integrating 64-layer, 3D flash memories, with a maximum capacity of 1024GB in a thin single-sided form factor. Sample shipments to OEM customers start Monday in limited quantities, and Toshiba will gradually increase shipments from the third calendar quarter of this year. The XG5 series SSDs will be exhibited at the ongoing Computex show in Taipei, […]

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