The Impact of Data Management on HPC Workloads: Accelerating Outcomes While Preserving Data for Future Examination

By Matt Starr
Chief Technology Officer, Spectra Logic

Effective data and storage management are crucial for efficient HPC workflows and can accelerate research while achieving reproducibility and preserving data for future reference. Groundbreaking discoveries often come with their own unique data management challenges. The datasets associated with innovative scientific, medical and technological research initiatives are ever-growing and being stored forever. The importance of arriving at the right data management strategy becomes paramount as the size of HPC datasets continues its inexorable march towards zettabytes. Read More


A Decade in Data Storage: Looking Back at a Few of the Most Consequential Industry Developments

The pace of technological innovation has continued to accelerate in the last decade, and in the data storage industry it has been no different.  In the 24 years that I’ve been in this industry I’ve witnessed it firsthand. As CTO at Spectra Logic, keeping my finger on the pulse of market trends and technology advancements has been key to accelerating Spectra’s solution roadmap and executing on the company’s technology strategy. Of the many technology advancements and industry developments that have marked the decade, a few must be noted due to their disproportionate impact on the future of data storage. Read More


4 Reasons Why The HPC Community Chooses TFinity

High performance computing (HPC) environments continually test the limits of technology and require peak performance from equipment—including storage. Spectra Logic builds some of the largest storage systems in the world. Spectra’s TFinity® ExaScale Tape Library, deployed in many HPC environments across the globe, is under continuous improvement to deliver the highest possible value for HPC customers. When it comes to storing data in HPC environments, organizations choose to work with Spectra because of our company culture and technology advancements. Developments like the TeraPack®, Time-Based Access Ordering System (TAOS) and TFinity Zoning provide unsurpassed performance, reliability, and scalability.  Spectra’s data storage solutions help push the boundaries of operational objectives. Read More


Supercomputing News from ISC HPC 2018

Supercomputing News from ISC HPC Frankfurt Image

ISC High Performance (ISC) 2018 took place earlier this week in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany. One of my favorites, the event brought together an impressive 3,500 attendees, 450 speakers and 150 exhibits. Addressing supercomputing, networking and storage, the conference showcased expert speakers, tutorials, workshops, and exhibits targeted at the global HPC community. Between customer meetings, conference sessions, and catching up with industry peers, we gathered our favorite moments and reflections on the show below. Read More