Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 A new communications algorithm and multilayer full-mesh topology promise power savings. Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance. The approach centers on using a new communications algorithm that efficiently controls data…

Arista targets at Big Data, IP storage with 100G to leaf switches

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Also, extensions to its switch operating system lets users deploy 40G Ethernet over single or multimode fiber. Arista Networks this week unveiled a fixed configuration top-of-rack switch with 100G Ethernet uplinks for congestion-sensitive big data, streaming video and IP storage workloads. Arista also rolled out extensions…

Chinese hackers switched targets to U.S. experts on Iraq

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Computerworld | July 8th, 2014 A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East — Iraq, in particular — security researchers said Monday. The group, called “Deep Panda,” switched from exploiting one area of expertise…

Facebook announces its open data-center switch

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | June 18th, 2014 The company wants to open up the platform for development and use by others. Facebook has taken networking into its own hands, building a switch to link servers inside its data centers, and wants to make the platform available to others. The sprawling social network…