Analytics Processing Speed Gets a Boost from New IBM Architecture

At

the Supercomputing 2010 conference, IBM released details of a new storage

architecture design that can double analytics processing speed.

Announced

on Nov. 19 at the conference in New Orleans,

the new architecture created by IBM researchers can convert terabytes of pure

information into actionable insights twice as fast as previously possible. IBM

said the new architecture is primarily useful for cloud computing applications

and data-intensive workloads such as digital media, data mining and financial analytics,

and it can cut hours off of complex computations without requiring heavy

infrastructure investment.

Moreover,

IBM won the Storage Challenge competition for presenting the most innovative

and effective design in high performance computing with the best measurements

of performance, scalability and storage subsystem utilization.

Created

at IBM Research, Almaden, the new General Parallel File System-Shared Nothing

Cluster (GPFS-SNC) architecture is designed to provide higher availability

through advanced clustering technologies, dynamic file system management and

advanced data replication techniques. By “sharing nothing,” new

levels of availability, performance and scaling are achievable. GPFS-SNC is a

distributed computing architecture in which each node is self-sufficient; tasks

are then divided up between these independent computers and no one waits on the

other, IBM said in a press release on the new architecture.

For more, read the eWeek article New IBM Architecture Doubles Analytics Processing Speed.

CIO Insight Staff
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