As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Even in today’s IT environment, cloud consumers want to avoid vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers.
The Lustre file system is a open source, parallel file system that supports the requirements of leadership class HPC and Enterprise environments worldwide. Lustre provides a POSIX compliant interface and scales to thousands of clients, petabytes of storage, and has demonstrated over a terabyte per second of sustained I/O bandwidth. Many of the largest and most powerful supercomputers on Earth today are powered by the Lustre file system, including over 60% of the TOP100 sites.
Today SC14 announced that physicist and best-selling author Brian Greene will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today,” Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts.
David Beer writes that the NFL plans to equip players on the field with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that will provide a flood of data for tracking and simulation. “HPC is also well suited to handle the different use cases that will arise from the different kinds of data analysis that people will want to run. For example, some people may well want to develop a simulation complete with graphics to represent what happened and to show different wrinkles on how the play might be run.” [Read More...]
“A complete examination requires looking at everything from interfaces to archive formats. No matter what anyone tells you, there is data that does not need to be on primary storage, and with the exponential growth of data, some of which might not be used for years, there is a need for archiving data—and for making sure that you’ll be able to access it and use it long after formats and interfaces have changed.” [Read More...]
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