Stories by Lucas Mearian

Online gamers solve AIDS retroviral puzzle for scientists

After failing to figure out the crystal structure of an AIDS retrovirus enzyme responsible for how HIV multiplies, scientists crowd-sourced the effort to the gaming community, which was able to decipher the structure in a matter of days.

Are costly SSDs worth the money?

With 5,000 employees and 280 branch offices, Associated Bank is a prime example of a medium-sized business with big data demands.

Hitachi announces 1TB-per platter drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Tuesday announced that it's started shipping hard disk drives that cram a terabyte of capacity onto a single spinning platter.

Hitachi GST CEO claims hard drive future hangs in Cloud

In March, Western Digital agreed to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies> (HGST), the disk drive subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., in a stock and cash transaction valued at $US4.3 billion. HGST CEO Steve Milligan will join WD as president at the closing of the deal, expected in the fourth quarter.

Start-up Pure Storage emerges with all-SSD array

Start-up Pure Storage today emerged from development mode to announce an all-solid state drive (SSD) storage array that it said challenges traditional hard drive-based systems on price and blows them away on performance.

HP releases 3Par storage system, federated storage software

As part of its Converged Storage portfolio, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced new federated storage software, Peer Motion, which enables admins to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.

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