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Key Benefits of SGI UV 2000 Architecture for Life Sciences

InsideHPC Guide to HPC in Life Sciences

The SGI UV system is uniquely suited for bioinformatics and genomics by providing the computational capabilities and global shared memory architecture needed for even the most demanding sequencing and analytic tasks, including post sequencing and other data intensive workflows.

Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions

Patrick Farrell

“Large scale HPC IO is usually done either with a file per process or to a single shared file. Single shared file IO does not scale well in Lustre compared to file per process. This presentation from Cray’s Patrick Farrell will give details, examine the reasons for this, and explore existing and potential solutions. Group locks and a new feature, lock ahead, will be discussed in the context of strided IO.”

Video: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows

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In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, Robert Triendl from DDN presents: Application-optimized Lustre Solutions for Big-Data Workflows.

NCDS Takes Action on Big Data

Stan Ahalt, chair of the steering committee for the National Consortium for Data Science

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Stan Ahalt from the National Consortium for Data Science discusses how and why the organization came into being.

RSC PetaStream Powers Russian Academy of Sciences

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Today RSC Group announced the installation of a MVS-10P MP Petastream supercomputer at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). As is the first project in the Commonwealth of Independent States based on the latest Intel Xeon Phi 7120D coprocessors, the supercomputer weighs in at #20 of the Top50 list of the most powerful computing systems in Russia and CIS.

Video: Defending the Planet with Lustre

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“Pleiades, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, represents NASA’s state-of-the-art technology for meeting the agency’s supercomputing requirements, enabling NASA scientists and engineers to conduct modeling and simulation for NASA missions. Powered by Lustre, this distributed-memory SGI ICE cluster is connected with InfiniBand in a dual-plane hypercube technology.”

Video: Seagate Lustre Update

bojanic

In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, Peter Bojanic from Seagate presents: Seagate Lustre Update. “Seagate powers four of the five 1 TB/sec filesystems in the world today.”

OLCF Moves Forward on Application Readiness for Summit Supercomputer

Summit supercomputer

Today the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) announced a significant step forward in the delivery of Summit, the next-generation supercomputer IBM will deliver in 2017 to greatly advance the nation’s energy and science agenda. Following a formal call for proposals and a review process, ORNL revealed 13 science application readiness projects selected as part of the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program.

Video: SDSC’s Data Oasis Gen II: ZFS, 40GbE, and Replication

rick

“The second generation of SDSC’s Data Oasis Lustre storage is coming online to support Comet, a new XSEDE cluster targeted at the long tail of science. The servers have been designed with Lustre on ZFS in mind, and also update the network to use bonded 40GbE interfaces. The raw storage totals 7.7 PB and are again based on commodity hardware provided by Aeon Computing, maintaining our focus on cost.”

OCF Deploys Lenovo Arcus Cluster at University of Oxford

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Today the University of Oxford unveiled its new Arcus Phase B cluster. Integrated by OCF in the UK, the 5000 core Lenovo cluster will support research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities.