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Panasas Launches the New PanFS With Dynamic Data Acceleration Technology to Support Diverse and Changing Workflows in HPC and AI


Panasas today released Dynamic Data Acceleration on the new PanFS parallel file system, a proprietary software feature that delivers predictable high performance by automatically adapting to the changing and evolving small file and mixed workloads that dominate todays HPC and AI landscape.

Inconsistent performance and lack of adaptability in the face of change has been a major headache for both application users and storage administrators. PanFS with Dynamic Data Acceleration is the remedy to this headache and the answer to HPC and enterprise IT organizations who are looking for a high-performance plug-and-play storage solution that keeps up with their pace of change.

Diversity and change are the major watchwords in HPC applications today, said Addison Snell, CEO at Intersect360 Research. Technical computing has always raced to outdo itself year after year in pursuit of scientific or engineering advancement. Now data science and machine learning have also broadened the aperture of the types of workloads administrators have to manage. A high-performance storage system has to be able to incorporate and adapt to this kind of dynamic environment.

What is Dynamic Data Acceleration?

PanFS with Dynamic Data Acceleration takes the complexity and manual intervention of tiered HPC storage systems off the system administrators hands, maximizing the efficiency of all storage media in a seamless, total-performance system that automatically adapts to changing file sizes and workloads. In this integrated system, NVMe SSDs store metadata, low-latency SSDs store small files, and large files are stored on low-cost, high-bandwidth HDDs. By dynamically managing the movement of files between SSD and HDD, and maximizing the full potential of NVMe, PanFS delivers the highest possible performance for HPC and AI workflows.

The difference between PanFS with Dynamic Data Acceleration and other HPC storage systems

All other parallel file systems require clumsy tiering and/or manual tuning to compensate for specific workload characteristics and changes. The approach of piecing together various tiers to achieve performance leads to a level of complexity and inconsistent performance that negatively impacts productivity and increases overall costs. In contrast, PanFS with Dynamic Data Acceleration automatically adapts to changing file sizes and workloads without tuning or manual intervention, delivering a consistent and fast total-performance HPC storage solution.

The rate of change in high-performance workloads and the extension of parallel file systems to AI and enterprise use cases call for a file system that is predictably fast, resilient and reliable in the face of change, said Jim Donovan, chief marketing officer at Panasas. Adding Dynamic Data Acceleration to the latest version of the PanFS parallel file system on ActiveStor Ultra delivers an HPC storage solution that will remain consistently fast as your workloads change.

PanFS is deployed on the commodity off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware-based Panasas ActiveStor Ultra HPC turn-key appliance to deliver a fully integrated storage solution that offers the best performance at any price point.

Click here to download the PanFS with Dynamic Data Acceleration architecture white paper.

About Panasas

Panasas delivers high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions that support industry and research innovation around the world. Whether its building the next Dreamliner, winning a Formula One race, creating mind-bending visual effects, curing disease, or modeling climate change, the worlds leading companies trust Panasas to support their most innovative HPC projects. For more information, visit

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Towns Everywhere – Virtually


Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), one of the countrys most popular holiday vacation destinations, invites families to safely fulfill a cherished holiday tradition with free virtual Santa visits. Available Nov. 30 through Dec. 15, the video calls connect Santa from his North Pole home office to families in the comfort of their own homes, providing a contact-free-but-still-touching alternative to in-person visits this season.

Beginning Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Eastern), parents or guardians can register for a free video call with Santa at Appointments are available Nov. 30 through Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, excluding Sundays. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We understand the holiday season may look different for a lot of families this year, but making Christmastime memories is more important than ever, Pigeon Forge Executive Director of Tourism Leon Downey said. Were grateful that Santa and technology can work together to gift families with the magic of Christmas in a safe, contact-free way.

The magical portal also offers children a chance to correspond with Santa via a free personal letter from Santa. Children can share their Christmas wish list at to receive a personalized letter from Santa.

Each family who chats with Santa will receive an exclusive ornament to commemorate the special call from the North Pole.

For more information and to make a reservation to chat with Santa, visit

Pigeon Forge is located in East Tennessee and home to Winterfest (Nov. 13-Feb. 22), an award-winning festival of more than five million holiday lights, Christmastime entertainment and more than 80 attractions.

About Pigeon Forge: More than 10 million people visit Pigeon Forge annually. The city is located approximately 35 miles from Knoxville and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nations population east of the Mississippi River lives within a days drive, making it an easily accessible family vacation destination. The citys neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the U.S. It also is home to Dolly Partons Dollywood theme park, Tennessees most visited commercial attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge are available at

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DLive Launches Crypto Superstar Program for Streaming Partnerships


As has officially become a part of the BitTorrent X Ecosystem, weve decided to bring in new content categories into the DLive platform to enable more diversity among our global community. With this goal in mind, the company is now introducing Crypto Superstar on DLive to incentivize content creators in the crypto space to join the DLive economy.

What are some of the perks of being a Crypto Superstar on DLive?

  • Dedicated featured spots on DLive website and mobile
  • Fast track to DLive Verified Partnership program
  • Zero cuts from donation done with BTT and TRX
  • Exclusive Crypto Superstar badge next to your name across the platform
  • Direct access to DLive support team
  • The chance to have your streams featured on DLives Official Twitter account and get your channel further promoted as BitTorrent and TRON retweet the stream
  • Exclusive access to collaboration with DLive / BitTorrent / TRON blockchain partners

More benefits will be announced before the end of 2020.

How to join?

In order to sign up as a DLive Crypto Superstar, you must

  • Stream crypto/blockchain related content
  • Have at least 1000 followers/members in your existing platform
  • Share this announcement in your existing platform (through tweet or video)
  • Reach 100 followers on your DLive channel

In order to maintain the status on DLive, you must

  • Stream at least 4 hours a week or upload at least 2 videos per week on your DLive channel
  • Host at least 5 unique other crypto-related channels every 2 months

If you are interested in becoming a Crypto Superstar on DLive and join our global community, please fill out this application form here. If you have any questions, join our discord and talk to a staff member.

We look forward to seeing you shine bright like a star on DLive!

About DLive:

DLive is a decentralized livestreaming community built using the Lino blockchain. DLive utilizes the Lino blockchain to incentivize both content creators and viewers using crypto. DLive believes that all rewards belong to platform participants, and does not take cuts or charge any fees to content creators. Currently, DLive has 20 team members across four continents. To learn more about DLive, please visit

Olivia Luo

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Franklin Madison Announces Strategic Investment in Matic


Franklin Madison, a leading provider in marketing insurance solutions, announced today a strategic investment and partnership with insurtech leader Matic as part of their Series B funding round. Matic is a digital insurance agency focused on seamlessly integrating insurance into the home and auto ownership experience.

As Franklin Madison continues to invest in and advance our digital capabilities, we are very excited to work with Matic, whose cutting edge and proprietary technology is propelling the industry forward, said Robert Dudacek. Their competitive market technology, great business model, and strong leadership made them an attractive investment opportunity.

Matics platform was built to integrate within banks’ ecosystems and deliver an amazing customer experience, said Ben Madick, CEO, Matic Insurance. It was a natural fit to partner with Franklin Madison with their strength and experience in the financial institution marketplace. We are looking forward to the partnership opportunity with an organization that brings nearly 50 years of industry expertise, a best-in-class direct marketing approach, and outstanding customer loyalty across 3,500 financial institutions.

The investment in Matic is further evidence of Franklin Madisons commitment to the insurance and financial institution markets. Franklin Madison and Matic will continue to operate as separate entities.

About Franklin Madison

An industry pioneer with nearly 50 years of experience, Franklin Madison builds financial security for individuals and families by delivering industry-leading insurance products and marketing services through its brand partners. Franklin Madison helps generate increased loyalty and incremental revenue for more than 3,500 financial institutions. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Franklin Madison has approximately 200 employees. For more information, visit or follow us @frnklnmadison and LinkedIn.

About Matic

Since 2014, Matic has changed the landscape of the insurtech industry by integrating insurance within the home and auto ownership experience. Today, Matics digital insurance marketplace has over 30 A-rated home and auto carriers, as well as distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage origination and servicing to banking, real estate, and personal finance. With a single-minded focus on advocating for policyholders, Matic has created an effortless and transparent comparison-shopping process, saving customers days of work and over 30% in premiums each year. For more information, visit

Trisha Torrado

Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications

Franklin Madison

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