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A Vision of Storage for Exascale Computing

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“Back in July 2012, Whamcloud was awarded the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract for the Department of Energy’s FastForward program. Shortly afterward, the company was acquired by Intel. Nearly completed now, the two-year contract scope includes key R&D necessary for a new object storage paradigm for HPC exascale computing, and the developed technology will also address next-generation storage mechanisms required by the Big Data market.”

Video: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus

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In this video from LUG 2014, Galen Shipman from OpenSFS presents: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus.

Panel: 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage

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In this panel discussion from LUG 2014, Lustre users predict 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage. “What will the future of HPC storage look like in the National Labs? This panel discussion suggest that storage will be vectoring off into some very new and interesting directions.”

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

HPCAC Swiss Conference Cluster Competition

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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference, HPC System Administrators compete in a Cluster Competition. “Administering a cluster with InfiniBand can be tricky. In this competition, contestants have just 10 minutes to answer a series of questions with only the command line at their disposal. It’s a battle; Who will win the iPad Air?”

Lustre Plus ZFS at LLNL: Production Plans and Best Practices

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“LLNL’s largest supercomputer is paired with a 55-petabyte file system, known as Grove, that stores vast quantities of simulation data. Grove must transfer information to and from Sequoia at a minimum of 500 gigabytes per second. To support Grove’s high storage capacity and bandwidth requirements, LC software developers have engaged in a multi-year project to replace much of Grove’s Lustre foundation with ZFS. “

The Two-Minute Conference: LUG 2014 Time-lapse Video

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This Time Lapse video features sights and sounds from LUG 2014 in Miami.

MoabCon 2014 Fires Up Attendees

Trev Harmon

“During the MoabCon conference, we learned about the use of HPC and Moab in fields as diverse as satellite imagery processing and agriculture. Another live demo of Moab Task Manager was given showing the completing of 500,000 small tasks on 20 nodes in around 45 seconds. Several sessions were dedicated to outlining the exciting performance improvements that will be coming in the next releases of Moab and TORQUE.”

NCSA to Host Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond — May 12-15

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NCSA will host the Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond May 12-15 in Champaign, Illinois.

OpenSFS, Lustre, and HSM: an Update from Cray

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“Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) provides a complete and open archiving solution for Big Data and HPC. Powered by Versity’s open storage virtualization technology, data migration policies enable transparent data movement across up to 4 storage tiers comprised of SSD, disk, and/or tape.”