RFHPC164: Is the Cloud Killing Tape?

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team asks the question: Is the Cloud Killing the Tape Market? The issue came up this week that Spectra Logic is laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

“There may be a silver lining for Spectra Logic, with a legacy of tape storage. The technology has had its ups and downs over the years, and things look positive for it once again as cloud providers have adopted it as a cost-effective way to handle the growing amount of data being generated, TechTarget, a marketing firm, reported.”

After that, we do our Catch of the Week:

  • Dan announced that the Project Cyclops hit a major milestone this week with a Hello World after he successfully installed CentOS.
  • Shahin announced that the StartupHPC Meetup will take place at the Rock Bottom Brewery at 5-9 pm on Sunday, Nov.10.  Please register so we know you are coming but feel free to just show up.  This is a free no-host gathering and the idea is to be relaxed and network.
    • For this year, we’d like to do two things:
      • Gather informally and have time to network and deepen our friendships.
      • Offer private meetings so startups and those who are thinking about entrepreneurship can have the time and privacy to discuss what they need in order to get from point A to point B.
  • Dan reminds our listeners attending SC17 to join us at the Guard and Grace Steakhouse in Denver for a live Podcast recording starting at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 9.
  • Rich pointed us to news about how supercomputer modeling aided the LIGO discovery of gravity waves from a neutron star collision.

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