In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the FraunhoferFS (FhGFS) parallel file system with Christian Mohrbacher and Sven Breuner. Its distributed metadata architecture has been designed to provide the scalability and flexibility that is required to run today’s most demanding HPC applications.
“As for chemistry and life sciences, we see it as a vibrant and dynamic field that’s constantly evolving — from using nanotechnology and new materials to deliver drugs to unraveling the mysteries of how cells work. We definitely have our eye on those new technologies that are revolutionizing the field such as next generation sequencing (NGS). NGS allows for the analysis of genetic material with unprecedented speed and efficiency and is well suited for HPC.”
This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of HPC user sites.
As the annual meeting of the Lustre User Group, LUG’14 LUG is the place to keep up with Lustre, the world’s fastest open source file system.
Spectra Logic was named as the 2014 Storage Visions “Visionary Company in Media and Entertainment Storage” for its introduction of the Deep Simple Storage Service (DS3).
“My story in a nutshell is that as things get larger, if they get larger and we operate them on larger sizes, we actually have pretty good technology for dealing with size. We suffer primarily from scale and the number of components that can fail, and keeping consistency on those. The consistency issue is a serious one for storage systems that are always available.”