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December 2011

By Faye Pairman on December 22, 2011 - 6:52pm

2011 was a year of investing and building for Panasas as we prepared for continued success in the coming year. I want to take the time, before the year winds down to thank our employees, our partners, and most importantly our customers for a great 2011 and in so doing, I would like to remind all of us of some of our 2011 highlights:

In March we moved into our new corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale California and began to immediately execute on our 2011 hiring ...

By Admin on December 20, 2011 - 5:52pm
Categories: Panasas News

As more companies leverage big data to understand and accelerate their business, they realize that traditional enterprise storage technologies do not deliver the performance at scale they now require to remain competitive in their markets. Value added resellers and systems integrators play a vital role in bridging the information gap; ensuring companies have information about latest technologies to address changing business needs, so that companies can stay focused on their core business. Panasas has recognized that these channel partners are critical in educating the enterprise market on...

By Admin on December 12, 2011 - 7:54pm
Categories: Big Data, Events, Exascale

Panasas hosted an event at Supercomputing 2011 (SC11) which featured an august industry panel that discussed “the road to exascale.” The panelists: Panasas founder and CTO, Garth Gibson; Deputy Division Leader, HPC Division at LANL, Gary Grider; Chief Executive Officer and CTO of Instrumental, Inc., Henry Newman; and Addison Snell, Chief Executive Officer of Intersect360 Research,  explored the hard work that is being done to make exascale a reality. They discussed (among other topics):

 How long is the road to exascale? Will the U.S. government’s 2018 exascale target be...

By Admin on December 5, 2011 - 7:06pm

This is part two in a Q&A series with Panasas founder and CTO, Dr. Garth Gibson. He was recently asked by a large storage research center to comment on various HPC storage topics. Garth’s thoughts on solid state technology were captured in the following exchange.

Question: Solid state drives have given a renewed impetus to the development of cache solutions.  Both hardware and software solutions have been introduced to market.  Some examples are Fusion-IO’s IO-cache, LSI’s MegaRAID cache software, Adaptec’s MaxCache, Sanrad’s VXL software.  Of these, the first...