The DICE program offers the strength of a seasoned team of computing, network and cooling experts with the objectivity of an independent, third party evaluator. Through our proven independent testing methodology, the team tests and evaluates hardware and software products and generates test and evaluation reports to enable informed decisions and accurate product information.
We offer DICE reports documenting tests and evaluations conducted in the DICE environment as well as special studies including data management challenges and surveys on power and cooling. A wealth of information is available from the DICE team of experts and collaborators. Quite simply, the DICE environment provides:
DICE teamed up with IDC to conduct a special study on the current power and cooling practices in HPC as well as plans for future power and cooling innovations. The report, Power & Cooling Practices and Planning at Data Centers, was conducted in two phases. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the study are complete.
Power and Cooling Practices and Planning at Data Centers
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Browse through our list of complimentary publications and report overviews. Simply click on the name of the report to download a pdf file.
|DICE Evaluation of eXludus MCOPt Multicore Manager Server Throughput Technology||DICE||12/2/11|
|DICE/Obsidian SCinet Sandbox Final Report||DICE||5/10/11|
|Filesystem Performance Evaluation of Obsidian Longbow Routers||Dr. DK Panda||3/24/11|
|Parallel File System Survey Report||Tracey Wilson||12/09/10|
|DICE Evaluation of Bright Computing Cluster Management||Martijn de Vries||11/09/10|
|Key Management System/Sun Microsystems||Michael Fisher||12/29/09|
|Center for Performance Evaluation of Cluster Networking Technologies||Dr. DK Panda||11/10/09|
|Data Deduplication Quantum StorNext||Sean Burke||11/05/09|
|Data Deduplication Data Domain||David Elghammer||10/3/09|
|Power and Cooling Practices and Planning at Data Centers - Phase 2||Steve Conway||Fall 2009|
|Power and Cooling Practices and Planning at Data Centers - Phase 1||Steve Conway||06/11/09|
|Information Lifecycle Management/Hitachi||Chris Centers||04/30/09|
|Information Lifecycle Management/iRODS||Wayne Schroeder||03/31/09|
|Information Lifecycle Management/Nirvana SRB||Constantin Scheder||10/24/08|
|Network Attached Storage||Jon Gebhardt||10/17/08|
|Framework for Loosely Coupled Wide Area File System Access||Pete Wyckoff||08/19/08|
|Local and Remote Metadata Replication||Mark Roberts||11/01/07|
|Performance Enhancements for GrADs in WAN||Ben Kobler||11/01/07|
|HPC Data and Metadata Acceleration via a RAM-based Storage Device||Tom Nelson||10/26/07|
|Dynamically Established SAN Extensions||Ben Kobler||10/25/07|
|Data Aware Scheduling||Ed Lauzier||10/25/07|
|How Important is a Website? - Calculating ROI on Your Investment||Shannon Schraegle||6/16/10|