IBM Spectrum Scale

Powering business at the speed of life

Mark Peters, Practice Director and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) observes: “Time and again our market research reminds us that it’s the needs of overall business, more than any other factors, that drive the choice and adoption of IT technologies. And, whatever those overall needs, what’s equally clear is that right now businesses […]

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The fastest storage for the fastest system: Summit

This week in Frankfurt, Summit was crowned the “Fastest System in the World” in the biannual Top500 survey. The ORNL system is the most powerful, with over 200 petaflops of NVIDIA and IBM Power Systems compute, but it is much more. This is no ordinary system. It is purpose-built to use GPUs and excel on […]

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Taking the AI training wheels off: moving from PoC to production

In helping dozens of organizations build on-premises AI initiatives, we have seen three fundamental stages organizations go through on their journey to enterprise-scale AI. First, individual data scientists experiment on proof of concept projects which may be promising. These PoCs then often hit knowledge, data management and infrastructure performance obstacles that keep them from proceeding […]

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Meeting the data needs of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly critical role in business. By 2020, 30 percent of organizations that fail to apply AI will not be operationally and economically viable, according to one report[1].  And in a survey, 91 percent of infrastructure and operations leaders cite “data” as a main inhibitor of AI initiatives[2]. What does […]

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25 years of HPC innovation – IBM Spectrum LSF 10

Even after 25 years, our high-performance computing (HPC) innovations show no signs of slowing. Following the launch of IBM Spectrum LSF Suites Version 10.2, and our acceptance of the 2017 HPCwire Editors’ Choice award for Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology, we have released the next update to our core scheduler, IBM Spectrum LSF Version […]

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Looking into the future of IT: Will AI rule the world?

In the first part of this “future of IT” series, I posed the question: What will IT look like a decade from now? To begin the conversation, I outlined the three major segments of IT — procedural IT, statistical IT and machine learning IT — noting that machine learning will see the most growth in […]

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The data storage elite are about to be recognized

February 2018 will be a big month for those at the top of their game.  With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to take place February 9 -25 in PyeongChang, South Korea, the world’s elite athletes will compete for a record 102 medals in 15 disciplines, including headline sports such as skiing, bobsledding, figure skating and […]

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The cloud journey on IBM Power Systems

As a consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services, I’ve been implementing cloud solutions for our IBM Power Systems clients since 2009. The technologies we’re using are always evolving, and we have helped hundreds of Power Systems clients around the world take their IT infrastructures from fully virtualized to cloud-enabled. With the recent announcement of the […]

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How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

I’m a storage consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services and a working mother of two-and-a-half-year-old twins who were affectionately known as Flash and Elastic during my pregnancy because of the way they moved in my belly. I usually spend my days onsite with IBM clients implementing and managing IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, but I also […]

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