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RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about SaltStack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive orchestration, cloud and data center automation, server provisioning, application deployment and more.

TACC’s “Wrangler” Uses DSSD Technology for Data-Intensive Computing

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Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that the Wrangler data analysis and management supercomputing system is now in early operations for the open science community. Supported by a grant from the NSF, Wrangler uses innovative DSSD technology for data-intensive computing.

Radio Free HPC Field Report from LUG2014

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner reports back from the LUG 2015 Lustre User Group Meeting. With something like 188 attendees this year, LUG reflects a user community that has come together to foster the world’s fastest parallel file system.

NCSA’s Merle Giles Publishes New Book on Industrial HPC

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“Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices offers a global overview of HPC for industrial applications, along with a discussion of software challenges, business models, access models (e.g., cloud computing), public-private partnerships, simulation and modeling, visualization, big data analysis, and governmental and industrial influence.”

Video: Lustre 2.8 and Beyond

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“Andreas Dilger from Intel presents an overview on the features currently under development for the upcoming Lustre 2.8 and 2.9 releases. This includes Layout Enhancement, Progressive File Layouts, Data-on-MDT, and improved single-client metadata and IO performance. In addition, several Lustre-specific ZFS improvements are also under development that will be available in this timeframe.”

NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp

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NCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.

Video: New and Improved Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool

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“With the current Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool (LMT) no longer in active development, and the current version incompatible with DNE based Lustre 2.5 deployments, there is a critical need for a new set of tools delivering the same basic Lustre performance metrics with the added ability to work compatibly with contemporary releases of Lustre.”

Interview: A*STAR to Spotlight Singapore at ISC High Performance

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The ISC High Performance conference brings out the very best in international supercomputing, and this year will be no exception with a host of content focused on HPC in Asia. Singapore has been a hotbed of HPC activity of late, so we caught up with Marek Michalewicz, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre.

Seagate Powers 120 Petabytes of HPC Storage with Cray

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“The Cray-Seagate partnership is helping expand the boundaries of what’s possible in large-scale, data-intensive computing, far beyond what we could have imagined just 10 years ago. This continued innovation using the Lustre open file system is helping assist data-intense applications critical to advancements in important industries around the world.”

Special Feature: Slideshow from #LUG2015

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We had a great time covering the Lustre User Group meeting in Denver last week. In this special feature, we added a blues music track to the OpenSFS slideshow from the event. Enjoy!