Posted by Ken Farmer, Thursday November 09 2006 @ 08:01PM EST
DataCenterCentral: High-powered computing (HPC) begins in the research labs and eventually trickles down to the commercial world. And while much of the attention is given to faster processing, the fact is that HPC is having a real-world effect on the data center.
Leading researchers are taking a good, hard look at how ever-increasing computer power is affecting storage environments. Questions like how many disks will be needed or how quickly data should be read and retrieved are just the tip of the iceberg. Management issues will become increasingly complex, particularly when searching for a simple document somewhere amidst the petaflops.
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