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Lustre Client Performance Comparison and Tuning (1.8.x to 2.x)

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In this video from the Lustre User Group 2014, John Fragalla from Xyratex presents: Lustre Client Performance Comparison and Tuning (1.8.x to 2.x)

Moving Lustre Forward — What We’ve Learned and What’s Coming

gorda

“Today, HPC has expanded beyond just national laboratories and research institutes to become a key technology for enterprises of all sizes as they seek to develop improved products or entirely new industries. Getting the maximum performance from HPC and data-intensive applications requires fast and scalable storage software. Simply put, today’s HPC workloads require storage infrastructure that scales endlessly and delivers unmatched I/O levels.”

Seagate Donates Lustre.org Back to the User Community

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Today at LUG 2014, Ken Claffey from Xyratex/Seagate announced that the company is donating the Lustre.org domain back the user community. “From my perspective, this move is a great indication that Seagate intends to be an active, contributing member of the Lustre community. After years of upheaval, Lustre users can now leave the politics behind and focus the world’s toughest computing challenges.”

Video: The Future of Interconnect

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“The emerging large-scale Data Centers for high-performance computing, clouds, and Web 2.0 infrastructures span tens and hundreds-of-thousands of nodes, all connected together via high-speed connectivity solutions. With the growing size of systems and CPU cores per server node, not only the traditional demands from the interconnect increase dramatically, but also new demand is introduced. Traditional interconnect solutions do not scale out to deliver efficient and balanced throughput and scalable latency at reasonable power and cost. This session introduces Mellanox interconnect solutions based on InfiniBand and Ethernet networks, presents multiple deployment examples, and outlines a vision for the future of interconnects and a roadmap of the company’s products.”

HPCmusic — An Advanced Research Project for Enabling HPC in Music Creation and Reproduction

Antonis

“Through the advent of IMAX, Dolby Atmos, In-Vehicle Infotainment, 4K and HDMI V.2, the industry has created a roadmap for a quality-aware audience. A true quality upgrade of the overall cinematic experience is on-going. HPCmusic is here to keep music and sound on par with those innovations and meet expectations of the audience.”

Applications Performance Optimizations – Best Practices

Pak Lui

“To achieve good scalability performance on the HPC scientific applications typically involves good understanding of the workload through performing profile analysis, and comparing behaviors of using different hardware which pinpoint bottlenecks in different areas of the HPC cluster. In this session, a selection of HPC applications will be shown to demonstrate various methods of profiling and analysis to determine the bottleneck, and the effectiveness of the tuning to improve on the application performance.”

Hot Interconnects Issues Call for Papers

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The Hot Interconnects Conference 2014 conference has announced their Call for Papers.

GPU Acceleration Benefits for Applied CAE

Axel

“This presentation examines the HPC performance characteristics of CAE software, and the current state of GPU parallel solvers in commercial CAE that support product design in manufacturing industries. Case studies from industry will be presented that include HPC adoption of GPUs for production CAE and HPC technology and the benefits they provide. Rapid simulation from GPUs demonstrates the potential of a novel HPC technology that can transform current practices in engineering analysis and design optimization procedures.”

DDN: Practical Approaches to Emerging, Large-Scale Data Problems

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In this video from the HPCAC Swiss Conference 2014, James Coomer from DDN presents: Practical Approaches to Emerging, Large-Scale Data Problems.

Monitoring and Management Interfaces for GPU Devices in a Cluster Environment

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“This presentation will provide an overview of the Nvidia Tesla Deployment Kit (TDK) from a user and a system administrator point of view. TDL contains Nvidia Management Library (NVML) and nvidia-healthmon–a tool for detecting and troubleshooting known GPU issues in a cluster environment. Usage models within a cluster environment will be presented along with a discussion on how existing resource management tools can be extended to improve allocation and accounting of GPU resources.”