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Unleashing the Power of Parallel Storage

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From Wall Street to the Great Wall, enterprises and institutions of all sizes are faced with the benefits – and challenges – promised by ‘Big Data’. But before users can take advantage of the near limitless potential locked within their data, they must have affordable, scalable and powerful software tools to manage the data.

Video: Lustre at Diamond Light Source, Sysadmin Experience

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Dave Bond from Diamond Light Source Ltd presents: Lustre at DLS, Sysadmin Experience. Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

Easily Scale Lustre to Petabytes of Data

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This week we look at various attributes including how easy it is to scale Lustre file systems. The inherent scalability of Lustre aggregates storage capacity across many servers. I/O bandwidth also scales as more storage servers are added, and can be dynamically adjusted as needs change and demands for more storage capacity and bandwidth grow.

Video: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Dr. Erich Focht from NEC HPC Europe presents: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing.

Dell | Terascala Beef Up Lustre-Powered HSS Storage Appliance

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Today Terascala announced updates to the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS), a high performance computing system that helps customers manage the influx of data in technical computing environments.

Video: ZFS Improvements for HPC

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Johann Lombardi from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for HPC.

Video: Lustre HSM at NCI in Australia

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Daniel Rodwell from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Australia presents: Lustre HSM.

Current Status: Adoption of ZFS as Backend File System for Lustre

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Gabriele Paciucci from Intel presents: Current Status of the Adoption of ZFS as Backend File System for Lustre. “With the release of Lustre 2.4 support for ZFS Lustre servers has arrived. Historically, Lustre has only supported ext4/ldiskfs servers and while those servers have performed well they do suffer from a number of well known limitations. Extending Lustre to use a next generation filesystem like ZFS allows it to achieve greater levels of scalability and introduces new functionality.”

SGI Rolls Out DMF for Lustre

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Today SGI announced the immediate availability DMF for Lustre. “With SGI DMF for Lustre, enterprises can ensure constant access to data while leveraging the significant cost benefits and scalability of tiered storage.”

Commercial Grade Lustre File Systems

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With the release of Intel Enterprise Edition (EE) for Lustre software, commercial customers have an opportunity to employ a production-ready version of Lustre optimized for business HPDA. Intel EE for Lustre includes the open source distribution of Lustre with the latest features, fully tested and supported by Intel, a major collaborator in the development of the Lustre parallel file system.