The International Supercomputing Conference folks have revamped their ISC’12 website with some nice functional changes and the addition of a new weekly blog by HPC thought leaders. This week, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research kicks things off with his Top 3 insights for ISC:
The new challenge for Lustre will be to expand its footprint beyond high-end research labs into commercial markets. Enterprise RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) features and first-line support from more storage vendors will help. pNFS still looms as a potential alternative in the possibly near future, and as 2011 closed multiple vendors had productized pNFS clients, with pNFS servers on the roadmap for 2012. These file system dynamics will continue to be important, with storage demand continuing to grow faster than any other product segment.2 Additionally, recent consolidation among storage vendors will intensify the competition in this space.
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