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SC18 in Big D: HPC, Cowboys and Object Storage

If you grow up in Texas, you know that “Big D” means Dallas—the legendary city where the series of the same name and the movie Urban Cowboy were filmed. Famous for oil barons, cowboys and honky-tonk bars, Dallas is so much more. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and part […]

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Can Object Storage Compete with Parallel File Systems?

For the past few years, the value of object storage in the HPC space has been to provide economical storage that can be metered with multi-protocol support and interfaces to traditional and new RESTful applications. At the heart of the value proposition is being able to offload primary storage. In most cases, we are talking […]

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Object Storage is Becoming the New Tier 1 Storage

The world of storage has changed radically. The transition of fixed content from shared network drives and home folders is overshadowed by a massive increase in machine- and user-generated data (audio, photos and video). Expensive high-performance block or file storage can no longer economically hold this volume of data, nor is it advantageous to do […]

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Active Archives: Object Storage for Data Sets in HPC

Supercomputing, or High Performance Computing (HPC), is now over 50 years old. Needless to say, HPC and supercomputers have come a long way since the 1960s, and a number of developments have contributed to that progress. Many players have come and gone in this space, and the advancements have been staggering. From GFLOPS to TFLOPS […]

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Elasticsearch & Object Storage: PB-Scale Search Solved

As Caringo Swarm Object Storage has evolved, we have continuously added smart functionality that brings value to our customers (check out our Smarts of the Swarm whitepaper). Among the most helpful for our customers is Elasticsearch—a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine that can be used with object storage to enhance the effectiveness of metadata searching […]

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Bridging Old and New Storage with Object Storage

There are two quite different real-world applications of the Caringo Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform—one using a bridging solution from legacy file servers and another that takes advantage of new cloud interfaces like RESTful APIs (HTTP or S3). So how do you bridge the old and the new world of storage? We must first […]

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