Reprints from my posting to SAN-Tech Mailing List and ...


[san-tech][02261] データセンター効率規格についての議論と PUE承認

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:20:25 +0900
[san-tech][02789] ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2010発行

"Setting efficiency goals for data centers"
 April 12, 2010, Google Public Policy Blog
 Urs Hoelzle, Senior Vice President, Operations and Google Fellow

"Right Problem but Wrong Approach", 2010/04/12
 James Hamilton, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer on
 the Amazon Web Services team

[san-tech][02183] 英国ブロードバンド政策発表 (2010/03/22)

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:13:03 +0900
2010年 3月 22日、英国ブラウン首相が英国ブロードバンド政策について

"UK Government Promises Fast Broadband For All By 2020"
 March 22, 2010

  "Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that every home in
   the UK will have access to superfast broadband by 2020, dubbing
   it the "electricity of the digital age"."
  Broadband tax
  "The Prime Minister reistated the government's plans to
   introduce a 50p-per-month levy on all fixed phone lines to help
   fund a partnership with the private sector for a superfast
   broadband network across Britain."

[san-tech][02177] European Conference on Research Infrastructures 2010

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 17:25:43 +0900
またアレな話題ですが、2010年 3月 23日~24日、スペインのバルセロナで

European Conference on Research Infrastructures, ECRI2010.


[san-tech][02158] アリス・イン・ワンダーランドは Avereで

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:16:22 +0900
(Alice in Wonderland) の 3Dを担当した Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI)は、
Avere Systemsを NASのフロントエンドに採用したそうです:

"Avere Systems Demand-Driven Storage Solutions Deployed By
 Sony Pictures Imageworks", March 2, 2010

"Sony Pictures virtualises filers", 2nd March 2010

  "SPI's Stephen Kowalski, its systems and storage operations director,
   said SPI chose Avere "to support our digital animation studio in
   Albuquerque because not only does its FXT Series deliver the IOPs
   the group needs without driving up operational costs, its two-stage
   NAS architecture allows us the flexibility to work with a multitude
   of mass storage systems. Now we can choose whichever solution best
   suits our changing needs without worrying about being limited by
   a single vendor's architecture.""

[san-tech][02159] "FCC、全米ブロードバンド計画を議会に提出へ", 2010/03/16

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 22:36:40 +0900
2010年 3月 16日、米連邦通信委員会(FCC)が全米ブロードバンド計画
「National Broadband Plan」を議会に提出しました:

"FCC、全米ブロードバンド計画を議会に提出へ", 2010年03月16日

   3月16日に「National Broadband Plan」を議会に提出し、米国全域


[san-tech][02131] The Final Report from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation

Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:06:11 +0900
SDSCを中心とした Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation

"Blue Ribbon Task Force Report: Preserving Our Digital Knowledge Base
 Must be a Public Priority", 02.26.10

最終レポート (116ページ):
"Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet:
 Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information", February 2010

すごい簡単な1枚用紙の要約? 上記 URLから

[san-tech][02102] 米ボブスレーは IBM HPCクラウド

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:30:44 +0900
US Bobsledチームが IBM の HPCクラウドを活用してそりを設計したそうです:

"To Build a Better Bobsled", Feb 18, 2010

Learn how supercomputers helped construct a faster bobsled for
the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.

[san-tech][02086] 加州政府系データセンター統合指令

Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:41:21 +0900
先週火曜日 (10/02/09) シュワルツェネッガー カリフォルニア州知事から、
州政府系 IT機器のいっそうの改善指示 (Executive Order) が出されました。

"California Plans Fast Data Center Consolidation",
 February 11th, 2010

 "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order Tuesday stipulating
  that California reduce the total amount of data center square footage
  currently utilized by state agencies by 25 percent by July, and by 50
  percent by July 2011."

[san-tech][02132] Re: BlueArcプレスリリース ("Avatar")

Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 04:47:50 +0900
[san-tech][01975] BlueArcプレスリリース ("Avatar")

Avatarでもうけた Weta Digita社は、以前使用していた IBM製ブレード
(IBM HS20) 300台を、地元の公立専門学校:
Whitireia Community Polytechnic

"Weta Digital, Production House for AVATAR,
 Donates IBM Blade Servers to Schools", January 25, 2010

[san-tech][01975] BlueArcプレスリリース ("Avatar")

Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:18:14 +0900
[san-tech][02132] Re: BlueArcプレスリリース ("Avatar")
"BlueArc Storage Solution Powers Visual Effects Behind "Avatar""
 Jan. 6, 2010

"12 Titan servers to store and manage over 500 terabytes of data
 feeding thousands of render nodes acting in concert to produce the
 special effects for Avatar, as well as an additional 700 terabytes
 of nearline storage."

[san-tech][01903] MS新刊公開:「The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery」

Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:26:47 +0100

2009年 10月 15~17日に開催された、Microsoft eScience Workshop 2009で
"The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery"
"New Book Expands on Jim Gray's Vision", October 16, 2009
Full Text (6MB)
Table of Contents (章ごとの公開)

[san-tech][03048] MS Azure by US NSF:採択プロジェクト発表 (2011/04/20)

Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:30:31 +0900
今年 (2011年) 2月、以下でお知らせした:
[san-tech][02059] MS Azure by US NSF
[san-tech][02081] Re: MS Azure by US NSF

US National Science Foundation (NSF) 予算による Microsoft Windows Azure

"The Sky Is No Limit: 13 Research Teams Compute in the Clouds"
"NSF awards nearly $4.5 million to innovative projects to
 participate in NSF / Microsoft cloud computing collaboration"
 April 20, 2011

  "The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the awardees
   who will be funded through the collaborative cloud computing
   agreement that Microsoft Corp. and NSF announced in February 2010."

[san-tech][02081] Re: MS Azure by US NSF

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 01:29:57 +0900
[san-tech][03048] MS Azure by US NSF:採択プロジェクト発表 (2011/04/20)
[san-tech][02059] MS Azure by US NSF
Microsoft担当者(牽引者?)の Blog (A Blog by Dan Reed) エントリーです:
"Innovation Via Client Plus Cloud: Microsoft-NSF Partnership"
 February 04, 2010

Dan Reed
Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Technology Strategy and Policy (TS&P)
and Extreme Computing Group (XCG)

[san-tech][02059] MS Azure by US NSF

Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 12:51:17 +0900
[san-tech][02081] Re: MS Azure by US NSF
[san-tech][03048] MS Azure by US NSF:採択プロジェクト発表 (2011/04/20)
"Microsoft and NSF Enable Research in the Cloud", February 4, 2010

 "Microsoft Corp. and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today
  announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers
  and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process
  free access to advanced cloud computing resources."

[san-tech][03055] Force10 Open Cloud Networking (OCN) Framework発表

Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:05:26 +0900
Force10から Open Cloud Networking (OCN) framework ビジョンに基づく

"Force10 Unlocks the Full Potential of the Data Center with Open
 Cloud Networking Framework"
 April 26, 2011

Open Cloud Networking Framework

概要はこの 1ページ解説がお勧めです:
(スイッチについては、最後の The Resisterの記事がお勧め):
"Force10 Rolls Out Open Cloud Networking"
 04.26.2011, insideHPC

[san-tech][03076] Mellanoxから 1U 40GbEスイッチ

Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 03:54:30 +0900
[san-tech][03052] Mellanox: First 56 Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 GbE Multi-Protocol Switch Silicon

自社開発の SwitchXチップを使用した 1U 40GbEスイッチが発表されました:

"Mellanox Introduces World's First High Density, 36-Port 40 Gigabit
 Ethernet Switches for Superior Server and Storage Connectivity"
 May 9, 2011

  "Based on the company's recently announced, performance-leading
   SwitchX switch silicon ICs, the SX-1000 series delivers up to
   2.88Tb/s of switching in a single 1U device."

[san-tech][03052] Mellanox: First 56 Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 GbE Multi-Protocol Switch Silicon

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:29:03 +0900
[san-tech][03194] Mellanox: FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBandスイッチ発表, June 20, 2011
[san-tech][03155] Mellanox: FDR 56Gb/s, 10/40GbE, PCIe Gen3対応チップ (ConnectX-3) 発表
[san-tech][03076] Mellanoxから 1U 40GbEスイッチ

"Mellanox Introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect
 Technology; Industry's First 56 Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit
 Ethernet Multi-Protocol Switch Silicon"
 April 25, 2011

[san-tech][03079] Obsidian Longbow InfiniBand Routerレポート (2編)

Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 17:14:57 +0900
[san-tech][02000] "Lustre in a WAN Environment", HPI-DC 2009, 09/08/31
DICEから Obsidian Longbow InfiniBand Routersの 2つのレポートが公開

"The Network Based Computing Lab Uses DICE Test Bed to Successfully
 Complete Performance Evaluation of Obsidian Longbow Routers"
 April 6, 2011

"The DICE Program Releases SCinet Report Featuring Research Sandbox
 May 10, 2011
"Large-Scale Data Migration Study Concludes: Obsidian Longbow Router
 was the Fastest Transport Mechanism Evaluated"
 May 11, 2011

[san-tech][03099] Low Latency Driver Software (Myricom & Mellanox)

Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 03:01:27 +0900
Low Latency Driver Softwareのアナウンスもありました:

"Myricom DBL 2.0 Achieves Lowest UDP and TCP Latency for High Frequency
 May 2, 2011

  "... today announces DBL 2.0 software for its Myri-10G 10-Gigabit
   Ethernet network adapters. DBL is specifically designed to provide
   ultra-low latency communication, with rapid time to deployment, for
   high frequency trading (HFT) and other 10-Gigabit Ethernet
   latency-sensitive enterprise applications."

[san-tech][02075] 大規模システム (16kノード) での OS Jitter報告 (HPC Colony Project)

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:41:27 +0900
"Practical experiences with OS Jitter"
 Feb 09, 2012, IBM developerWorks Wikis

"OS Jitter Mitigation Techniques"
 Feb 09, 2010, IBM developerWorks Wikis
大規模システム (16,000ノード) での OS Jitterに関するレポートです
(実際は HPC Colony Project報告)

"Linux OS Jitter Measurements at Large Node Counts using a BlueGene/L"
 Jones, Terry R [ORNL] ;
 Tauferner, Mr. Andrew [IBM T.J. Watson Research Center] ;
 Inglett, Mr. Todd [IBM T.J. Watson Research Center]
 Publication Date: 2010 Jan 01 (On Paper: November 30, 2009)

 "We present experimental results for a coordinated scheduling
  implementation of the Linux operating system. Results were collected
  on an IBM Blue Gene/L machine at scales up to 16K nodes. Our results
  indicate coordinated scheduling was able to provide a dramatic
  improvement in scaling performance for two applications characterized
  as bulk synchronous parallel programs."

[san-tech][02070] US HEC系ファイルシステム予算獲得軌跡の報告

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:11:10 +0900
件名はさておいて、US HEC File Systems and I/O (HEC FSIO) 研究予算獲得の
軌跡とも言うべき報告です (プロジェクトでは HPCとは呼んでいません):

"Coordinating government funding of file system and I/O research
 through the high end computing university research activity"
 ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 2009)
  Gary Grider    Los Alamos National Lab
  James Nunez     Los Alamos National Lab
  John Bent     Los Alamos National Lab
  Steve Poole     Oak Ridge National Lab
  Rob Ross     Argonne National Lab
  Evan Felix     Pacific Northwest National Lab

[san-tech][02032] 英空軍 (RAF) 地下基地跡データセンター

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:56:35 +0900
英空軍 (RAF) の大規模地下基地跡を活用した地下データセンター計画が

"Wiltshire Mines To Hold Record-Breaking Green Data Centre",
 September 16, 2009
 ""The next stage of development will prove  to be one of  the most
  energy-efficient data facilities in the world - achieving a PUE
  of under 1.2 without introducing fresh-air into the data rooms,""

Ark Continuity Limited

[san-tech][02020] "Worldwide electricity used in data centers" 2000-2005

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 08:55:51 +0900
2000 ~ 2005年のデータセンターでの電力使用をまとめたレポートです

"Worldwide electricity used in data centers"
 Jonathan G Koomey, Published 23 September 2008.
 Environmental Research Letters  3 034008 (8pp)

以下の 2つのレポートをまとめたものだと思います(下は違うかも):
"Estimating Total US & Global Server Power Consumption"
 Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D., February 15, 2007
"Estimating Regional Power Consumption by Servers"
 Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D., December 5, 2007

[san-tech][02011] US Science and Engineering Indicators 2010, January 15, 2010

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 04:01:23 +0900
アメリカ国家科学審議会 National Science Board (NSB) が米科学技術指標:
Science and Engineering Indicators 2010を公開しました:
"National Science Board Releases Science and Engineering Indicators 2010"
 January 15, 2010

National Science Board - Science and Engineering Indicators
 "Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) provides a broad base of
  quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and
  engineering enterprise."
 "SEI is factual and policy-neutral. It does not offer policy options
  and it does not make policy recommendations."
 "SEI is used by readers who hold a variety of views about which
  indicators are most significant for different purposes."

[san-tech][02006] InfinBand 3D Torusいろいろ

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:42:36 +0900
[san-tech][03479] Slide/Video: HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2012 (March 13-15, 2012) 
"3D Torus Topology with InfiniBand at San Diego Supercomputing Center"
 January 30, 2012, HPCWire
 Sponsored Content by Mellanox Technologies
InfinBand 3D Torus関係情報をまとめました

Sandia Red Sky関連 (ビデオ、Sonoma WS資料、公開パッチ等)
FPGAベース 3D Torus (QPACE (eQPACE):QCDマシン、EXTOLL project)
Fat-Treeと 3D Torusトポロジーイメージでの比較
3D Torus以降 (Dragonfly、豆腐)

[san-tech][02988] 講演資料:3rd Symp. of the HyperTransport COE (2010/02/08. 09)、SMP用ボードが 3種

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:35:09 +0900
2011年 2月 8日、9日に開催された

Third Symposium of the HyperTransport - Center of Excellence

15講演のうち、6講演が Cluster Network Fabric (Global Shared Memory)
関連です (1つは Welcome、1つは SAP In-Memory Computing)。

"Research on Large Scale Coherent Shared Memory"
 Ike Nassi,
 Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at SAP

[san-tech][03119] "Cool Vendors in Green IT and Sustainability, 2011", 15 April 2011, Gartner

Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 23:23:55 +0900

"Cool Vendors in Green IT and Sustainability, 2011"
 15 April 2011
 Simon Mingay, Stephen Stokes, Milind Govekar
 Gartner Research Note G00211310

  "We have chosen five vendors that go to the heart of IT's diverse
   current and potential roles in sustainable business. Most illustrate
   how sustainability extends across disciplines, business functions
   and technology sectors. These areas should be of significant
   interest to most enterprises."

[san-tech][02463] 講演資料:HPC Resilience 系 2件 (Resilience 2010, 2010/05/17 & FTXS 2010, 2010/06/28)

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:26:59 +0900
HPC系ですが、Resilienceについてのワークショップ 2件の講演資料です:

3rd Workshop on Resiliency in High Performance Computing (Resilience)
in Clusters, Clouds, and Grids, May 17, 2010

1st Workshop on Fault-Tolerance for HPC at Extreme Scale (FTXS 2010)
 June 28th, 2010

2018年の ExaFlopsに備えて、これから用語の定義等をしていくのでしょう

[san-tech][03110] 講演資料:Resilience Summit 2010 (2010/10/13)

Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 18:22:16 +0900
2010年 10月の会議ですが、Resilience Summit 2010の講演資料が公開されて

Resilience Summit 2010

"Hard Data on Soft Errors: A Global-Scale Assessment of GPGPU Memory Soft Error Rates"
"Soft Errors, Silent Data Corruption, and Exascale Computing"
"Scalable HPC System Monitoring"
"Mining event log patterns in HPC systems"
"Integrating Fault Tolerance into the Monte Carlo Application Toolkit"
"An Uncoordinated Checkpoint Protocol for Send-deterministic HPC Application"
"VolpexMPI: Robust Execution of MPI Applications through Process Replication"

[san-tech][02098] "New details on LinkedIn architecture"

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:01:48 +0900
SNA LinkedIn
Search, Network, Analytics.
  "The Search, Network, and Analytics team at LinkedIn works on
   LinkedIn's information retrieval systems, the social graph system,
   data driven features, and supporting data infrastructure. This site
   hosts the open source projects that have been built by members
  of our team (and our friends)."

"New details on LinkedIn architecture", February 02, 2010

 "Googler Daniel Tunkelang recently wrote a post, "LinkedIn Search:
  A Look Beneath the Hood", that has slides from a talk by LinkedIn
  engineers along with some commentary on LinkedIn's search architecture."

[san-tech][02097] Re:US HEC/HPC Resilienceレポート

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:12:03 +0900
[san-tech][02096] US HEC/HPC Resilienceレポート 

Resilienceといえば Open MPIにも
Open Resilient Cluster Manager (ORCM) プロジェクト

MPI関係では、オハイオ州立大学 Panda教授の率いる
Network Based Computing Lab, The Ohio State University.

Fault Tolerance Backplane (FTB)

[san-tech][02096] US HEC/HPC Resilienceレポート

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:49:30 +0900
米国で新たな HEC (High‐End Computing) の Resilience (回復力・復元力)の
レポートが公開されました (計 3レポート):

"High‐End Computing Resilience: Analysis of Issues Facing the HEC
 Community and Path‐Forward for Research and Development"
  DOE NNSA: Nathan DeBardeleben, LANL, James Laros, SNL
  DOD ACS Research Program: John Daly, CEC
  DOE Office of Science: Stephen Scott, ORNL, Christian Engelmann, ORNL
  DOD DARPA: Bill Harrod, IPTO
  *)This document was cleared by DARPA on [1/20/10].
[san-tech][01803] National HPC Workshop on Resilience 2009資料公開
[san-tech][01931] Re: National HPC Workshop on Resilience 2009資料公開
[san-tech][01997] Re: National HPC Workshop on Resilience 2009資料公開

[san-tech][03126] NVIDIA GPUDirect v2.0 (CUDA 4.0) 正式リリース (2011/05/26)

Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 16:59:52 +0900
GPUDirect v2.0、Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA) 等 Faster Multi-GPU
Programmingをサポートする機能を含む、CUDA 4.0が正式リリースされました:
※CUDA 4.0は他にも盛りだくさんです

"CUDA Toolkit 4.0 and Parallel Nsight 2.0 Now Production Release"
 May 26 2011

  "CUDA 4.0- Features include Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA),
   Thrust C++ Template Performance Primitives Libraries and
   GPUDirect 2.0 GPU peer-to-peer communication technology."

[san-tech][02875] Re[2]: NVIDIA GPUDirect等々 (+Storage と GPU)

Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:49:44 +0900
[san-tech][02873] NVIDIA GPUDirect等々 (+Storage と GPU)
ちょっと気になったので、Erasure Codesと GPUで調べてみました:

"A GPU Accelerated Storage System,"
 Abdullah Gharaibeh, Samer Al-Kiswany, Sathish Gopalakrishnan,
 Matei Ripeanu, The University of British Columbia, CANADA
 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed
 Computing (HPDC 2010)

Paper (Page 3)から
  "Similarly, erasure codes' encoding throughput is limited by their
   computational complexity" ....
     We aim to understand the viability of offloading these
   data-processing intensive operations to a GPU to dramatically reduce
   the load on the source CPU and enhance overall system performance.
   In this context, we focus on the use of hashing-based primitives in
   storage systems. This section highlights their computational overheads
   (2.1), and presents a brief overview of NVIDIA GPU’s architecture

[san-tech][02873] NVIDIA GPUDirect等々 (+Storage と GPU)

Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:41:05 +0900
[san-tech][02875] Re[2]: NVIDIA GPUDirect等々 (+Storage と GPU)
以前話題となった、NVIDIA GPUDirectですが、Linux用 RPMが既に公開されて


現在公開されているのは 3.1.1です。

対応 HBAは、Mellanox、QLogicに直接メールで確認して欲しいとなっています。
両社とも問い合わせメールアドレスが記載されています。QLogicは Subject

[san-tech][02891] Google Megastore (CIDR 2011, 2011/01/09-12)

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:06:03 +0900
Agile Catさんの Blogエントリーで知りましたが

"Google Megastore - 1日で 30億 Write/200億 Read のトランザクションを実現"
 January 13, 2011, Agile Cat - in the cloud with openness

  "未来へ向けた完全な分散環境への大いなる第一歩が、High Replication
   Datastore(HRD)をリリースする、Google App Engine チームにより達成
  された。この HRD は、少なくとも 3ヶ所のデータセンターにデータをリプ
  したものであり、完全な ACID セマンティクスがグループ全体に適用されるが、
※Agile Catさんによる以下の High Scalabilityの Blogエントリー冒頭の翻訳

[san-tech][02923] "Trends reshaping networks", January 03, 2011, NetworkWorld

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:55:45 +0900
この頃の Network技術トレンドについて、Network Worldの解説記事です:

"Trends reshaping networks"
 Ken Won, Director of Product Marketing, Force10 Networks
 January 03, 2011

  "Server and storage environments have seen a lot of changes in the
   past ten years, while developments in networking have remained
   fairly static. Now the demands of virtualization and network
   convergence are driving the emergence of a host of new network
   developments.  Here's what you need to know and how to plan

[san-tech][02943] Mellanox-NVIDIA GPUDirect講演資料 (2010/09/16-17)

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:54:08 +0900
Mellanox+ Nvidiaの GPUDirectのパフォーマンス比較を含めた講演資料を

"The Development of Mellanox-NVIDIA GPUDirect over InfiniBand -
 a New Model for GPU to GPU Communications"
 Gilad Shainer, Mellanox Technologies
 Bio-molecular Simulations on Future Computing Architectures,
 September. 16-17, 2010

Mellanox - NVIDIA GPUDirect Technology (19枚目~)
※前にも説明した通り、Mellanoxの Directは、HBAが メインメモリ上の GPU
バッファに Directにアクセス出来るということです (GPU Memoryへの


[san-tech][02946] 講演資料:21st Machine Evaluation Workshop (2010/11/30 - 12/01)

Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 06:02:40 +0900
去年 (2010年) 11月 30日 - 12月 1日、英国 Daresbury Laboratory
Distributed Computing Groupが主催した Machine Evaluation Workshopの

21st Machine Evaluation Workshop
 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2010

21st Machine Evaluation Workshop


[san-tech][03138] 講演資料:EuroSys 2011 (2011/04/10 -13)

Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 22:16:40 +0900
少し前ですが、2011年 4月 10~13日に開催された

EuroSys 2011


"The EuroSys conference series brings together professionals from
 academia and industry. It has a strong focus on systems research
 and development: operating systems, data base systems, real-time
 systems and middleware for networked, distributed, parallel,
 or embedded computing systems."

[san-tech][03147] Micronから PCIe SSDボード (SLC NAND)

Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:34:20 +0900
Micronのプレスリリースです (こちらも SLC):

"Micron Announces World's Fastest Enterprise Solid-State Storage System
 Featuring PCI Express"
 June 2, 2011
  "The P320h system uses Micron's proven 34-nanometer (nm) single-level
   cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology, which provides two different
   user capacities: 350 gigabyte (GB) and 700GB. From the NAND silicon
   to the controller to the complete system solution, the P320h SSD is
   designed and developed by Micron.

[san-tech][03155] Mellanox: FDR 56Gb/s, 10/40GbE, PCIe Gen3対応チップ (ConnectX-3) 発表

Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 08:55:50 +0900
[san-tech][03194] Mellanox: FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBandスイッチ発表, June 20, 2011

"Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-3, The Industry's First FDR 56Gb/s
 InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Protocol Adapter;
 Delivers World-Record Bandwidth and Latency Performance"
 June 6, 2011

  "... today announced the availability of its performance-leading
   ConnectX-3 Virtual Protocol InterconnectR (VPI) adapter ICs and
   cards, providing next-generation FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE
   connectivity combined with the next-generation PCI Express 3.0 host
   bus for unprecedented scalability and fabric flexibility."

[san-tech][03113] Cray XK6発表 (Re: 2011/6/22(水), 23(木):Crayテクニカルセミナー)

Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 11:30:00 +0900
[san-tech][03105] 2011/6/22(水), 23(木):Crayテクニカルセミナー
Cray Inc.から GPU搭載マシンがアナウンスされました:
※これも Crayテクニカルセミナーでの目玉発表ですね。

"Cray Unveils the Cray XK6 Supercomputer
 New System Leverages the Latest Technologies From Cray, AMD and NVIDIA"
 May 24, 2011

  "... the Cray XK6 supercomputer -- at the 2011 Cray User Group (CUG)
   meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. The highly anticipated new
   supercomputer will combine Cray's Gemini interconnect, AMD Opteron
   6200 Series processors (code-named "Interlagos") and NVIDIA Tesla
   20-Series GPUs to create a tightly-integrated supercomputing system
   upgradeable to more than 50 petaflops (quadrillions of
   operations/second) of compute power."


[san-tech][03105] 2011/6/22(水), 23(木):Crayテクニカルセミナー

Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 09:31:25 +0900
[san-tech][03113] Re: 2011/6/22(水), 23(木):Crayテクニカルセミナー
2011年 6月 22(水)、23(木)、Crayテクニカルセミナーが改めて開催されます:

"Cray テクニカルセミナー" 6月22日(水) 6月23日(木)

Cray テクニカルセミナー 参加申し込み

[san-tech][03129] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12rrorism", 2011/05/12

Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 20:21:52 +0900
[san-tech][03087] "Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12
[san-tech][03111] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12
Cray Inc.と Sandia National Laboratories (ここは複数形) が共同で新しい
研究施設:Supercomputing Institute for Learning and Knowledge Systems
(SILKS) の設置に同意:a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
(CRADA) していました。

まずは Cray Inc.のプレスリリース:

"Cray and Sandia Establish a Supercomputing Institute for Learning and
 Knowledge Systems"
 May 12, 2011
"Sandia and Cray are collaborating on the CRADA and establishing SILKS
 with three primary technical objectives:

1)Accelerate the development and application of high performance
  computing (HPC) technologies focused on solving knowledge discovery,
  data management and informatics problems at scale
2)Collaborate to overcome the implementation barriers to a wider
  adoption of data-driven HPC computing technologies in knowledge
  discovery, data management and informatics
3)Apply the use of these technologies to enable discovery and innovation
  in science, engineering and for homeland security."

[san-tech][03111] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12

Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 20:21:52 +0900
[san-tech][03129] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12
[san-tech][03087] "Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12

Cray XMTが導入されてる DOE PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Center for Adaptive Supercomputing Software-Multithreaded Architectures

と共同研究をしている、Georgia Institute of Technologyの David A. Bader

[san-tech][03087] "Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12

Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 21:47:24 +0900
[san-tech][03111] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12
[san-tech][03129] Re:"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism", 2011/05/12

"Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism"
 May 12, 2011

  "Federal intelligence agencies are developing new software that
   can analyze the communications networks and travel activities of
   terrorists to help discover relationships between them."

[san-tech][03153] 講演資料:HEPiX Spring 2011 Workshop (2011/05/02-06)

Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 19:36:54 +0900
2011年 5月 2~ 6日に開催された:

HEPiX Spring 2011 Workshop (02-06 May 2011)

"HEPiX meetings bring together IT system support engineers from the
 High Energy Physics (HEP) laboratories, institutes, and universities,
 TRIUMF and others."


[san-tech][02935] Schooner社 H/W Applianceから Software Applianceに移行

Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:08:52 +0900
"SanDisk Acquires Enterprise Storage Software Maker Schooner Information Technology"
 June 26, 2012

"SanDisk drives to Valley, picks up new kid for enterprise flash"
 Schooner strengthens server flash cache and memory creds
 27th June 2012, The Register

独自ソフトウェア(+ Flash Memory) を搭載した IBMサーバをハードウェア

"Schooner Information Technology Announces Membrain:
 the Smart NoSQL Data Store, Based on Memcached"
 February 1, 2011

  "Membrain transforms commodity x86 servers and flash memory into
   easily scalable, highly available super-servers for demanding
   memcached or NoSQL data store workloads. Membrain is the third
   generation of Schooner's memcached-based data store, which has
   been in production use since early 2009"

[san-tech][02454] Re: Schoonerの記事, The Register (10/01/15)

Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 12:58:22 +0900
[san-tech][02935] Schooner社 H/W Applianceから Software Applianceに移行
[san-tech][02002] Schoonerの記事, The Register (10/01/15)

Schooner社 CTO John Busch博士の、O'Reilly Velocity 2010でのインタビュー

"Schooner: Flash-Driven Performance Gains", July 7th, 2010

  "At the recent O'Reilly Velocity 2010 conference, we spoke with
   Schooner founder and CTO Dr. John Busch, who discussed the
   company's history and the problems its technology seeks to
※"バランスが大切" と強調しているようです。

[san-tech][02002] Schoonerの記事, The Register (10/01/15)

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:39:11 +0900
[san-tech][02935] Schooner社 H/W Applianceから Software Applianceに移行[san-tech]
[san-tech][02454] Re: Schoonerの記事, The Register (10/01/15)
The Registerの記事です:
"Big Blue rides Schooner to MySQL boost",
 15th January 2010

 "As countless crafty upstarts have learned time and again in the
  IT racket, it's tough to get a server vendor who makes a living
  peddling boxes to get excited about server appliances that get
  rid of banks of servers. But IBM has inked a deal with upstart
  Schooner Information Technology to resell its web-caching and
  MySQL-boosting appliances starting in early March."

[san-tech][02954] Oak Ridge Jaguarを使用してトラック省エネ化

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:52:48 +0900
Oak Ridge National Laboratoriesの Jaguarを使用して、大型トラックの省エネに

"Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs"
 February 8, 2011

  "BMI Corporation, a company in South Carolina, in partnership with
   the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has
   successfully developed a technology that will make semi trucks more
   fuel efficient with the potential to save millions of gallons of fuel.
   Utilizing the nation's most powerful computer, BMI Corp designed a
   SmartTruck UnderTray System, a set of integrated aerodynamic fairings
   that improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks."
  "If all 1.3 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. were configured with
   these components, companies could achieve annual savings of 1.5
   billion gallons of diesel fuel - approximately equal to $5 billion in
   costs - and reductions of CO2 by 16.4 million tons."

[san-tech][02219] "High Performance Computing and U.S. Manufacturing Roundtable.", The Council on Competitiveness

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:57:56 +0900

"High Performance Computing and U.S. Manufacturing Roundtable."
 White Paper, 25 February 2010,
 City View Room, The George Washington University
 Published March 2010
 High Performance Computing Initiative, The Council on Competitiveness

  "This white paper was meant to frame the discussion at a recent
   Council on Competitiveness roundtable meeting on leveraging high
   performance computing (HPC) to increase the innovation and
   productivity of the U.S. manufacturing sector."

[san-tech][01704] 米 HPC事例紹介:Goodyear

Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 02:46:50 +0900
[san-tech][01713] Re: 米 HPC事例紹介:Goodyear
Goodyearでのタイヤ開発で HPC (+Sandia国立研究所との協業) がとても

"Goodyear Puts the Rubber to the Road with High Performance Computing."
 Published April 2009, Council on Competitiveness.

Council on Competitiveness (日本語訳をすれば 産業競争力懇談会) は、

[san-tech][02214] Re: SNIA: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) 公開

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:58:58 +0900
[san-tech][02212] SNIA: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) 公開

[san-tech][02198] "NetApp to Acquire Bycast Inc." (10/04/09) で紹介した
David Slik, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Architecの Blog
Vanishing Into the Infrastructure

で、以前から CDMIの解説をしていました。
"CDMI Functional Areas", 2010-03-30

  "With the 1.0 release of the Cloud Data Management Interface standard
   quickly wrapping up, below is my summary of the major functional areas
   covered in the 1.0g draft:"

[san-tech][01713] Re: 米 HPC事例紹介:Goodyear

Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 23:21:41 +0900
[san-tech][01704] 米 HPC事例紹介:Goodyear

このレポートについては Forbesも取り上げています:

"American Business's Secret Competitive Weapon: HPC", 05.22.09

ただし、投稿者の Matthew Faraci氏は
Vice president for communications of the Council on Competitiveness

この記事は Frobes誌の Leadership欄に掲載されています:
Leadership -

[san-tech][02198] "NetApp to Acquire Bycast Inc."

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 15:24:24 +0900
NetAppが object storage開発会社の Bycast Inc.の買収を発表しました:
Bycast社は 10年以上前に設立され 250ほどの顧客を獲得しているそうです。

"NetApp to Acquire Bycast Inc.", April 7, 2010

  "Bycast is a leading developer of object-based storage software
   designed to manage petabyte-scale, globally distributed repositories
   of images, video, and records for enterprises and service providers."

Bycast Inc.
NetApp StorageGRID

Vanishing Into the Infrastructure
David Slik, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Architectの Blog

"NetApp buys small, large storage specialist", 8th April 2010

  "IBM offers StorageGRID  in its Grid Medical Archive product and
    has done so since 2005. HP has a similar Medical Archive product.
   Both will now become NetApp OEMs."

"IBM polishes grid for healthcare providers", 17th May 2007

"NetApp peeking at object interfaces", 24th August 2009

  "NetApp is going to add a native object interface to its storage
   arrays, probably before the middle of next year."

"NetApp 3.0", 23rd August 2009, Val Bercovici

[san-tech][02212] SNIA: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) 公開

Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:52:53 +0900
[san-tech][02214] Re: SNIA: Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) 公開
SNIAが Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) を公開しました。

"Industry's first Cloud Standard to be used for interoperable Cloud Storage"
 Apr. 12, 2010

  "The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced today
   at SNW Spring 2010, the formal approval of the Cloud Data Management
   Interface (CDMI) as a SNIA Architecture standard. This milestone marks
   the first industry-developed open standard for cloud computing and
   will allow for interoperable cloud storage implementations from
   cloud service providers and storage vendors."

SNIA Cloud Blog

Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)

ニュースとして取り上げているのは The Registerくらいです:
"SNIA offers cloud storage standard"
 13th April 2010

  "The CDMI supports both block (LUN or virtual volume) and file
   (file system accessed by CIFS, NFS or WebDAV) legacy storage clients.
   The underlying storage space to both is abstracted as a container."

  "However, it can also be abstracted as a simple table storage space
   for database operations. The emphasis here is on scalability rather
   than features."

[san-tech][02196] Re: 米国防総省クラウド事例紹介 (2010/02/22-24, IDGA Cloud Computing for DoD & Government)

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 03:51:34 +0900
[san-tech][02194] 米国防総省クラウド事例紹介 (2010/02/22-24, IDGA Cloud Computing for DoD & Government)

やはり国防総省のクラウドに関連する発表資料です (DoDだけに限ってませんが):

"Government Applications of Cloud Computing"
※こちらも登録すれば PDFファイルのダウンロードが可能です。

[san-tech][01787] Re: 米 DOD HPCプログラム Statement of Objectives (SOO) 公開

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:05:05 +0900
[san-tech][01337] 米 DOD HPCプログラム Statement of Objectives (SOO) 公開

以前紹介した、米国 DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Office
User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer and Training (PETTT)

DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office (HPCMPO) for User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer And Training (PETTT)

Contract Award Date: July 31, 2009
Contractor Awarded Name: High Performance Technologies Inc.

Contract Award Dollar Amount:
 The dollar value of this contract, Base Period plus all options
 and award-terms shall not exceed $147,133,986
※$147,133,986 = \14,113,091,584 (95.92円/ドル)、10年間契約
※以前紹介しましたが、140億円は HPCシステム調達費用ではありません。

[san-tech][01337] 米 DOD HPCプログラム Statement of Objectives (SOO) 公開

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:51:19 +0900
[san-tech][01787] Re: 米 DOD HPCプログラム Statement of Objectives (SOO) 公開
米国 DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Officeの
User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer and Training
(PETTT) の Statement of Objectives (SOO) の最終版が公開されました。

大切な部分にもきちんとお金を掛けている見本になると思います (HPCの

[san-tech][03096] Marvellも OpenFlowスイッチに参入

Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 14:21:47 +0900

"Marvell Introduces OpenFlow-enabled Switches"
 May 10, 2011

  " announced the availability of an OpenFlow-enabled, fully
   featured switching solution based on Marvell's award-winning
   networking control stack and the PresteraR family of packet
   processors. Marvell's new OpenFlow switches support 1GbE, 10GbE
   and 40GbE port configurations."

[san-tech][03026] Marvell DragonFly Virtual Storage Accelerator (VSA)発表、 Apr 4, 2011

Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:55:26 +0900
Marvell社から PCIeベースのストレージ仮想化アクセラレータボードが発表

"Marvell's New DragonFly Virtual Storage Accelerator Introduces
 Breakthrough Host Cache Architecture for Enterprise Storage"
 Apr 4, 2011

[san-tech][02194] 米国防総省クラウド事例紹介 (2010/02/22-24, IDGA Cloud Computing for DoD & Government)

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 13:03:26 +0900
[san-tech][02196] Re: 米国防総省クラウド事例紹介 (2010/02/22-24, IDGA Cloud Computing for DoD & Government)
2010年 2月 22~24日に開催された
IDGA Cloud Computing for DoD & Government
で、Kevin L. Jackson氏 (Author & Founder, Cloud Musings) が発表した
資料が slideshareで公開されています:

"Cloud Computing In DoD, IDGA Presentation",
各事例は URL込みで紹介されています。

[san-tech][03097] SanDisk: Pliant Technology買収で合意

Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 14:34:53 +0900
SanDiskによる Pliant Technology, Inc.買収が合意されました:

 May 16, 2011

  "... today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pliant
   Technology, Inc., a leading developer of enterprise solid state
   drives (SSD). Under the terms of the agreement, SanDisk will pay
   approximately $327 million in cash and provide certain equity-based

[san-tech][03101] Re: Texas Memory Systemsの新製品:900-GB half-length PCIe card

Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 03:41:31 +0900
[san-tech][03100] Texas Memory Systemsの新製品:900-GB half-length PCIe card

"EMC's all-flash benediction: Turbulence ahead"
 16th May 2011
EMC関連記事だけでなく、新興 SSDメーカーや既存メーカーの取り組みとか

[san-tech][03059] OCZ Technology: PCI-Express SSDに新機種投入

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:03:12 +0900
OCZ Technologyが PCI-Express SSDに新機種を投入します:

"OCZ Technology Announces the VeloDrive PCI-Express Solid State Drive
 for SMBs, Enterprise Clients and System"
 April 28, 2011

  "today unveiled the VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD. Designed to meet the
   needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise
   clients and system integrators, the VeloDrive optimizes
   high-performance computing and storage applications, providing
   unparalleled versatility and simplified integration."

[san-tech][03060] 講演資料:OpenStack Conference/Design Summit 2011 (2011/04/26 - 29)

Date: Sun, 01 May 2011 18:18:05 +0900
OpenStackネタですが、2011年 4月 26、27 日 (実際は 29日迄) に開催

OpenStack Conference / Design Summit 2011, April 26, 27, 2011

の講演資料が Slideshareで公開されています。

OpenStack Conference and Design Summit Apr 2011


[san-tech][03091] Seagate: Battery-Powered Wi-Fi External Storage for Mobile Device

Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 20:57:29 +0900
Seagateが Wi-Fi経由のバッテリー内蔵外付け HDDを発表しました:

"Seagate Debuts First Mobile Wireless Storage For iOS And Other Mobile
 May 16, 2011

  "..... today announced GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage,
   the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend
   the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. With 500GB
   and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery,"....
  "..... GoFlex Satellite is available immediately for preorder from, Amazon and for a manufacturer's suggested
   retail price of $199.99, and is scheduled to arrive in Best Buy
   stores in July 2011. Global availability is planned for later this

[san-tech][02462] Re: 講演資料:Building the Data Center of the Future, 2010/06/23, 24

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:59:27 +0900
[san-tech][02459] 講演資料:Building the Data Center of the Future, 2010/06/23, 24

> "Keynote: The Future of High Performance Computing: A Data Center Perspective"
>  Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., IBM
Page 21から Page 22で UPSがカットされています。

これは事前に、National Petascale Computing Facility (建物) について、

[san-tech][02459] 講演資料:Building the Data Center of the Future, 2010/06/23, 24

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:14:14 +0900
[san-tech][02462] Re: 講演資料:Building the Data Center of the Future, 2010/06/23, 24
2010年 6月 23, 24日に開催された

Building the Data Center of the Future 2nd Biennial Workshop: HPC Data Centers

の講演資料が公開されています。これは NCSA Blue Waters用建物お披露目の


[san-tech][01967] The 3rd Workshop on HPC Best Practices (09/09/28-29)

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 21:14:44 +0900
米 DOEの HPC系ワークショップですが、参加対象者に特徴があります。
The 3rd Workshop on HPC Best Practices: HPC Center Software Lifecycles
 September 28-29, San Francisico CA

"To identify best practices for creating and maintaining reliable
 and sustainable software for use at HPC centers."
"HPC center managers and key staff responsible for HPC software
 development, deployment, and maintenance, and managers representing
 DOE science programs."


[san-tech][01433] Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop for HPC Centers

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:09:05 +0900
かなり変わった (ある意味さすがアメリカの)ワークショップの紹介です:
(やっと Webページ (公開資料) が見つかりました)

Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop for
High-Performance Computing Centers, September 17 - 18, 2008

Abstract and Goals
"PURPOSE: To assess current and emerging techniques, practices,
 and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding,
 managing, and mitigating risks associated with acquiring
 leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing
 centers (HPCCs).

"AUDIENCE: HPCC managers and key staff who are planning for
 leading-edge systems."

[san-tech][01964] EMC Symmetrix 20年記念ビデオ

Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:01:58 +0900
EMC Symmetrixが登場して 20年の記念ビデオです:
"Journey of the", 2009年12月14日

"Symmetrix: The Journey of 20 Years",  December 15th, 2009

"So this year will mark the history of the Symmetrix products, 20 years
 since its inception and the Symmetrix has come long ways. Initially
 released in 1990, today’s Symmetrix does not come any close to what
 the product was 20 years ago. The underlying code (Enginuity) is what
 drives and gives the Symmetrix its personality."

[san-tech][01897] Military Network Protocol (US DARP)

Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:47:41 +0100
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) が新しいNetwork
Protocpl: Military Network Protocolの研究開発先を決定しました:

"Lockheed Martin Awarded $31M Research Contract To Develop Cyber
 Information Assurance For Military Networks", October 15th, 2009

"Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded to
 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. Under the workscope of this $31 million
 Military Network Protocol contract, Lockheed Martin team will
 develop new cyber assurance procedures to improve security,
 dynamic bandwidth allocation, and policy-based prioritization
 levels at the individual and unit level.

[san-tech][02835] 講演資料:5th Petascale Data Storage Workshop, SC10 (2010/11/15)

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:13:47 +0900
2010年 11月 15日に SC10 (Supercomputing '10) 併設ワークショップとして、
PDSI (Petascale Data Storage Institute) 主催で開催された Petascale
Data Storage Workshopのペーパー・スライドが公開されています:

5th Petascale Data Storage Workshop, Supercomputing '10
 November 15, 2010

[san-tech][02836] "Power Separation and 10 Gigabit Ethernet" とかケーブル関連情報

Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:34:54 +0900

"Power Separation and 10 Gigabit Ethernet"
 Herbert V. Congdon II, PE, Tyco Electronics AMP NETCONNECT
 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition, May 2010


Presentations, Fiber Optics Lan Section

[san-tech][02850] ビデオ:富士通アメリカデータセンター (燃料電池導入)

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:14:55 +0900
富士通アメリカの燃料電池を導入しているデータセンター ( Sunnyvale, CA)
のビデオです (約7分)

"Fujitsu Managed Data Center Services - Sunnyvale Data Center"

"Fujitsu Data Center Powered By Fuel Cell", November 15th, 2010

  "The primary obstacle to fuel cell adoption is cost. Fujitsu's fuel
   cell project was feasible largely due to $500,000 in rebates from
   local utility PG&E, which allowed the company to recover its costs
   in approximately three years."
数年前に PG&Eのエコキャンペーンがありました (Copan導入も対象でした)。

[san-tech][02893] "RAIDに取って替わるもの", Storage Magazine翻訳記事, JDSF

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:29:13 +0900
JDSFさんで、Storage Magazineの記事の一部を翻訳して公開されています:

Storage Magazine翻訳記事

"RAIDに取って替わるもの (前編)"
 著者:Marc Staimer, Storage Magazine 2010年5月号より
"RAIDに取って替わるもの (後編)"
 著者:Marc Staimer, Storage Magazine 2010年5月号より

[san-tech][02915] Re: "JFK Library opens largest online digitized presidential archive", January 13, 2011, Computerworld

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:19:03 +0900


  " 国際標準化機構(ISO)は、期待寿命を100年としている。しかし、



[san-tech][02914] "JFK Library opens largest online digitized presidential archive", January 13, 2011, Computerworld

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 03:22:24 +0900
[san-tech][02915] Re: "JFK Library opens largest online digitized presidential archive", January 13, 2011, Computerworld
今年 2011年は、John F. Kennedy大統領就任から 50周年となります
(就任式:1961年 1月 20日)。

John F. Kennedy Library Foundationは、それを記念して JFK関連資料を

"Caroline Kennedy and David S. Ferriero Unveil Groundbreaking Online
 Archive of the Collection of President John F. Kennedy"
 January 13, 2011

  "today unveiled the nation's largest online digitized presidential
   archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important
   papers, records, photographs and recordings of President
   John F. Kennedy's thousand days in office."

[san-tech][03139] "Scalable SQL", April 19, 2011, ACM Queue

Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:43:07 +0900
Microsoftの SQL Server RDBMSチームの Principal program managerの
Michael Rys博士による Scalable SQLの解説です:

"Scalable SQL"
 Michael Rys | April 19, 2011
 ACM Queue

  How do large-scale sites and applications remain SQL-based?

  "One of the leading motivators for NoSQL innovation is the desire
   to achieve very high scalability to handle the vagaries of
   Internet-size workloads. Yet many big social Web sites (such as
   Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter) and many other Web sites and
   distributed tier 1 applications that require high scalability
   (such as e-commerce and banking) reportedly remain SQL-based for
   their core data stores and services.

  The question is, how do they do it?"

[san-tech][03146] Texas Memory: 1U, 5TB, 5 GB/s, SLC(東芝製), 8GbFC, QDR IB 発表

Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:05:22 +0900
Texas Memory Systemsのプレスリリースです:

"Texas Memory Systems Introduces the RamSan-710: The Best 1U Storage Ever"
 The RamSan-710 provides 5 GB/s bandwidth with 5 TB of SLC Flash storage
 in a small 1U footprint that minimizes power and cooling costs.
 June 1, 2011

  "... to introduce its second RamSan Series-7 system: the 1U rackmount
   RamSan-710. Powered by the new Series-7 Flash Controller with 32nm
   SLC Flash from Toshiba, the RamSan-710 is the fastest (5 GB/s) 1U
   shared storage system. It is easy to install, with four 8-Gb Fibre
   Channel or QDR InfiniBand ports. The RamSan-710 turbocharges
   datacenters with minimal impact on power and space.

[san-tech][03100] Texas Memory Systemsの新製品:900-GB half-length PCIe card

Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 03:19:05 +0900
[san-tech][03101] Re: Texas Memory Systemsの新製品:900-GB half-length PCIe card
Texas Memory Systemsからの新製品です:

"Texas Memory Systems Unleashes the 900 GB Gorilla"
 May 16, 2011

  "... introduces the new high-performance RamSan-70, a 900-GB
   half-length PCIe card featuring Toshiba's newest 32nm SLC Flash."
  "The RamSan-70 is the first product powered by Texas Memory Systems'
   new Series-7 Flash Controller. Based on high-performance Xilinx
   FPGAs and a PowerPC processor, the Series-7 Flash Controller
   handles all Flash management functions without impacting the host

[san-tech][03150] 講演資料:2011 US DOE Computer Graphics Forum (2011/04/26 - 29)

Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 05:54:48 +0900
2011年 4月 26~29日に開催された:

DOE Computer Graphics Forum, 26-29 April, 2011

"The DOE Computer Graphics forum, which has been an annual event
 since the mid 1970s, is a venue where government-sponsored computer
 graphics/scientific visualization scientists, engineers and
 practitioners have the opportunity to share recent research,
 development and deployment results."



[san-tech][02840] "Tuning HDF5 for Lustre File Systems", IASDS10 (2010/09/24)

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 06:42:20 +0900
2010年 6月の NERSCの以下プレスリリースが、2010年 9月の IASDS10で発表

"NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance"
 June 28, 2010

  "There are several layers of software that deal with I/O on high
   performance computing (HPC) systems. The filesystem software, such
   as Lustre or GPFS, is closest to the hardware and deals with the
   physical access and storage issues. The I/O library, such as HDF5
   or netCDF, is closest to the scientific application, and maps the
   application's data abstractions onto storage abstractions. I/O
   middleware, such as MPI-IO, coordinates activities between the other

[san-tech][03158] Emulex & JDSU: 16Gb FCデモ (Interop Las Vegas & EMC World 2011)

Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 12:13:57 +0900
Emulexと FC測定機器メーカの JDSUが、Interop Las Vegaと EMC World 2011
(どちらも:2011/05/09-12) で、16G FCのデモを行ったそうです:

"Emulex Showcases Industry-First 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter
 Technology Demonstration at EMC World 2011"
 May 04, 2011

  "This technology preview will showcase a true end-to-end 16Gb/s
   Fibre Channel link by utilizing the XE201 as an initiator server
   adapter connected to a target mode device based on another XE201
   interface. The demonstration is connected through a JDSU Xgig 5000
   chassis with its new 16Gb/s Fibre Channel multi-functional blade.
   As the industry's first available and only complete test solution
   for 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, the JDSU Xgig 5000 monitors 16Gb/s Fibre
   Channel activities with error-free I/O connectivity. "

[san-tech][03159] Infineta: 10Gbps, Wire Speed WAN Optimization System出荷

Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:22:02 +0900

"Infineta Systems Ships First-Ever 10Gbps, Wire Speed WAN Optimization
 System For High Capacity Data Center Interconnects"
 June 6, 2011

  "... today announced the general availability of its groundbreaking
   product, the Infineta Data Mobility Switch (DMS). The DMS provides
   instant 5-10x bandwidth capacity gains, IP traffic acceleration,
   and critical application prioritization and assurance over
   multi-gigabit WAN links (the Hyper-scale WAN). The DMS is the
   technology industry's first-of-a-kind solution to operate at 10Gbps
   wire speeds, supporting the next generation of advanced data center
   architectures that leverage key innovations around agile, high
   performance compute, server, and storage services delivery models."

PH-50 & Sunflowers

[san-tech][03162] Open Data Center Alliance: Open Data Center Usage Models (8 Model) 公開

Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:19:44 +0900
Open Data Center Allianceから、8種類の Open Data Center Usage Models
"New Open Data Center Usage Models could drive billions in
 cloud spending"
 June 7,2011, JPMorgan Chase

  "This week, the Open Data Center Alliance reached its first major
   milestone with the release of the first, user-driven cloud usage
   models and data center requirements based on member prioritization
   of the most pressing challenges facing enterprise IT. This release
   is effectively a catalyst for investment in cloud services. It will
   shape member planning and purchasing decisions and guide the vendor
   community in the development of next-generation data center

Link List: My Photography in Central Europe at the Old Blog

昔の Blogの中欧旅行写真ページへのリンクです:


[san-tech][03094] JouleX Energy Manager for Data Centers, Agentless Technology

Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 09:42:34 +0900

"JouleX Announces Product Expansion of Its Award-winning Enterprise
 Energy Management Technology"
 May 09, 2011

  "JouleX, the leading innovator in enterprise energy management
   systems for data centers, distributed office environments, and
   facilities, today announces a new product line based on the
   JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) technology. To address the increased
   market demand for energy management solutions that meet customers'
   specific needs within the enterprise, the company introduced the
   first three offerings in the new JouleX Energy Manager family of
   products: JEM for PCs, JEM for Distributed Office and JEM for Data

[san-tech][03157] "6 Storage Resource Management Pain Points--Mitigated", 2011/06/06, InfoStor

Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:30:25 +0900

"6 Storage Resource Management Pain Points--Mitigated"
 June 06, 2011

  "Ask your local storage manager what his major complaint is with
   his job, and he'll likely say, "The crummy tools I have to work
   with." Broad spectrum or cheesy vendor-supplied tools just don't
   provide enough flexibility or automation for large installations.
   Enterprises need something more robust and efficient. The following
   list highlights six significant pain points in storage management.
   The solution in all cases is good management software. There is
   no substitute for having the right tool for the job."

1. Performance Monitoring
2. Policy Management
3. Asset Management
4. Capacity Management
5. Security Management
6. Configuration Management

詳細は上記 Webページで。

[san-tech][03132] "Google Storage for Developers open to all, with new features", MAY 10, 2011

Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 13:09:25 +0900
2011年 5月 10, 11日に開催された、Google I/O 2011に合わせて以下の

"Google Storage for Developers open to all, with new features"
 MAY 10, 2011, Official Google Enterprise Blog
  "Last year we introduced Google Storage for Developers, a cloud
   service that allows businesses to store their data on Google's
"Google Storage for Developers: A Preview"
 May 19, 2010, The official Google Code blog
[san-tech][02371] 講演資料・ビデオ:Google I/O 2010, (2010/05/19, 20)
> Google Storage for Developers
> ※講演資料:
> Google Storage for Developers
> ※残念ながら、
>   "Google Storage for Developers is currently available to a limited
>    number of U.S. developers only."

[san-tech][03080] Arista EOSを拡張 (Cloud Networks and Creates Open Developer Community向け)

Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 18:33:37 +0900
[san-tech][03088] "OpenFlow and sFlow" (Re[2]: Arista EOSを拡張)
Arista Networksからのプレスリリースです:

"Arista Advances Extensible Operating System for Cloud Networks and
 Creates Open Developer Community"
 May 03, 2011

  "Arista today announced the expansion of Arista EOS - the world's
   most advanced network operating system. Building upon the open,
   widely deployed, and resilient foundation of Arista EOS this adds
   an open development platform, a developer support site,
   multi-system management capabilities, and new operational features
   for cloud networking."

[san-tech][03015] Arista Networksから新製品 (Arista 7050, 2011/03/28)

Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:17:44 +0900
Arista Networksからまた新製品が発表されました:

"New Arista 7050 Series Optimized for 10GbE Data Centers, Big Data,
 IP Storage, and Dense Virtualization"
 March 28, 2011

  "today introduced the Arista 7050 Series,  a 10 and 40 Gigabit
   Ethernet switching system that delivers 1.28 Terabits of switching
   performance at under 2 watts per 10GbE interface - making this the
   most efficient Ethernet switching system ever."

[san-tech][02813] Re: Fulcrum: 1 Billion Packet Per Second 10G/40G Ethernet Switch Chips正式発表

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:32:23 +0900
[san-tech][02787] Fulcrum: 1 Billion Packet Per Second 10G/40G Ethernet Switch Chips正式発表

"Aquantia and Fulcrum Partner to Launch Industry's First 48-port
 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switch Reference Design"
 November 16, 2010

  "Code-named Amsterdam, the Aquantia-Fulcrum reference platform is
   based on the industry-leading Fulcrum FocalPoint FM6364 switch and
   Aquantia quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY chips."

[san-tech][02787] Fulcrum: 1 Billion Packet Per Second 10G/40G Ethernet Switch Chips正式発表

Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 01:41:38 +0900
[san-tech][02813] Re: Fulcrum: 1 Billion Packet Per Second 10G/40G Ethernet Switch Chips正式発表
Fulcrum Microsystemsから正式プレスリリースが出ました:
"Fulcrum announces FM6000 series 72-port, 1 Billion packet-per-second
 FocalPoint switch chip family"
 November 2, 2010

  "today announced the FocalPoint FM6000 series of fully integrated
   wire-speed 10G and 40G Ethernet switch chips, which incorporate
   the company's new and innovative Alta high-speed Ethernet switching