In the second of three video conversations (the first is, on the rest of their storage offering, is here) we had with Sun Microsystems at SC09, Bob Murphy (global business development for HPC open storage) walks us through Sun’s network storage offerings (including the 7000 series). Then Larry McIntosh, Sun HPC Systems and Storage Architect, talks about Sun’s FlashFire product line, gives us a tour of the flash-integrated cluster Sun had running live demos in their booth, and walks us through using managing a flash array in a Sun cluster. Finally, Dale Layfield from Sun’s ISV Engineering team gives us an overview of the impact that flash storage can have on application performance with applications such as MSC/Nastran. Bob Murphy rounds out this segment with a look at the analytics tools that help admins manage their flash-based storage.
Sun talks with insideHPC about how flash storage fits into HPC
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