High Performance Computing, Big Data & BeerIt’s my favorite time of year. Yes, I love the holidays and have a penchant for all things pumpkin spice. However, it is SC16 (the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) that I am looking forward to the most. This year, it will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I can’t wait to get there.

How do we top last year? What’s new and interesting in the world of HPC? How have we improved our cloud and object storage platform? I’m not quite sure where to start. So, let’s start with our free (yes, you heard it right) Swarm Developer Edition, which provides infrastructure for rapid experimentation and time to discovery for HPC use cases. This is a full-featured, S3-compliant version of Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform. The VM-based bundle can be run self-contained on a laptop or desktop computer and can be used for rapid application development and evaluation.

We will be talking about the latest evolution of object storage and the new features in Swarm 9, as well as SwarmNFS and FileFly—tools that simplify the use of Swarm by converting protocols so you can eliminate silos and move your data into a limitless pool of storage that can serve as an active archive. In fact, HPCwire will be filming in our booth on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. local time.

And, to top it off, we will be hosting happy hour in the Caringo booth (#3647) Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon (around 2:30 p.m.) and serving a local brew: Uinta Cutthroat Pale Ale. Come have a beer and chat with our team, including our CEO and Co-Founder—Jonathan Ring, our VP of Product—Tony Barbagallo, Caringo Product Managers—Ryan Meek and Eric Dey, and VP of Marketing—Adrian “AJ” Herrera.

Whether or not you can make it to SC16, join this week’s Caringo webcast: Active Archive for HPC with Cloud and Object Storage. AJ Herrera and Caringo Product Manager Glen Olsen will review how organizations can use cloud and object storage to offload up to 90 percent of data from primary storage, cut storage TCO  by 75 percent, significantly reduce backup administration and enable integration with next-gen applications and workflows.

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