Cray starts pimping BlueArc's storage Titan
Pair go nuclear
Storage player BlueArc has entered a partnership with supercomputer vendor Cray to resell BlueArc's Titan 2000 network storage systems to high performance computing customers.
The reseller relationship was announced Wednesday with their first customer showcase up and humming.
The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) of Aldermaston, England is now running a Cray high performance computer (XT3) with the Titan 2000 for its massive, bombish workloads. The AWE manufactures, maintains, decommissions and disposes of warheads for the United Kingdom. It has played a crucial role in the UK's defense for more than 50 years.
The combined Cray/BlueArc system hit a peak performance of over 40 teraflops with more than 100 terabytes of disk storage in mid-2006.
Senior product marketing manager at Cray Peter Rigsbee said all parties wanted to be sure the system was cranking away and working properly before making a broader reseller announcement.
Armchair analysts can observe the success of the partnership on a superficial level by noting that England is not currently a smoldering crater of nuclear fallout on the Atlantic.
Joint Cray and BlueArc systems are currently available from Cray sales organizations worldwide. ®
Re: Just what I always wanted!
"Wow, an advanced weapons research lab computer system thats still experimental..."
It's in no way experimental by the looks of it. It's just Cray and BlueArc decided to create a partnership since their products were used together sucessfully.
All it's doing is connecting up a really fast PC to a really big hard drive, anyway.
Be Careful..... what you wish for......for you can always get IT.
"an advanced weapons research lab computer system thats still experimental -"
That would be one of those S.M.A.R.Ter AI Labs 42 BetaTest NEUKlearer Systems. All a bit hush hush at the Moment....Need to Know and all that Cloak and Dagger stuff/baggage...... but you will be Heartened to know that IT is the Private Sector in Control of IT so you'll know that IT is Real and not just pharmed out to give the Public Sector something to do..... except Pay to Play for IT, of course.
If we do not get rid of those vPro adds that eat your mouse cursor and bring my machine to a crawl, I'm going to get involved in some Blue on Blue hate crime.