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

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“Intel supports users, system integrators, and OEMs using ZFS with Intel Lustre. In this presentation, we summarize the results of proof-of-concept (PoC) on a variety of the ZFS configurations. We cover sequential and metadata performance, data Integrity, manageability, availability and reliability. The work identifies the areas where development should be focused in order to fill gap in performance or functionality and encourage system administrator to integrate this technology with the existing high availability framework like Pacemaker/Corosync. We also cover the most important tunables for ZFS in combination with Lustre and the most notable metrics for Lustre and ZFS.”

Video: Lustre Network (LNET) Router Configuration and Tuning

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“n this session, Seagate covers configuration guidelines and tuning of LNET Routing from InfiniBand to Ethernet using Lustre 2.1 through 2.6 server/clients as well demonstrating performance results by means of a synthetic benchmark called IOR. In addition, this presentation includes the topic of LNET Router failure and recovery during I/O as well as what environments can expect during these failure events.”

Introduction to the Lustre File System

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Although there are a number of truly huge implementations of Lustre today, the community is still far from reaching the maximum configurations that the Lustre architecture is designed for. Inside the Lustre File System describes the basics of how the Lustre File System operates with descriptions of the newest features.

Radio Free HPC Field Report from LUG2014

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner reports back from the LUG 2015 Lustre User Group Meeting. With something like 188 attendees this year, LUG reflects a user community that has come together to foster the world’s fastest parallel file system.

Video: Lustre 2.8 and Beyond

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“Andreas Dilger from Intel presents an overview on the features currently under development for the upcoming Lustre 2.8 and 2.9 releases. This includes Layout Enhancement, Progressive File Layouts, Data-on-MDT, and improved single-client metadata and IO performance. In addition, several Lustre-specific ZFS improvements are also under development that will be available in this timeframe.”

Video: New and Improved Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool

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“With the current Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool (LMT) no longer in active development, and the current version incompatible with DNE based Lustre 2.5 deployments, there is a critical need for a new set of tools delivering the same basic Lustre performance metrics with the added ability to work compatibly with contemporary releases of Lustre.”

Seagate Powers 120 Petabytes of HPC Storage with Cray

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“The Cray-Seagate partnership is helping expand the boundaries of what’s possible in large-scale, data-intensive computing, far beyond what we could have imagined just 10 years ago. This continued innovation using the Lustre open file system is helping assist data-intense applications critical to advancements in important industries around the world.”

Special Feature: Slideshow from #LUG2015

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We had a great time covering the Lustre User Group meeting in Denver last week. In this special feature, we added a blues music track to the OpenSFS slideshow from the event. Enjoy!

Video: Lustre HSM in the Cloud

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“The combination of the ephemeral nature of the cloud and directly addressable archives such as S3 suggest novel methods for using the Lustre HSM interface. Persistent data sets in the cloud need to be managed independently from an ephemeral filesystem and compute resources. Managing datasets in the cloud could, for example, involves importing data from Amazon’s S3 back into a freshly-created Lustre filesystem, performing I/O intensive computations, and then persisting the datasets back to S3 before terminating the filesystem and compute resources. Alternatives for archive formats will also be discussed. AWS S3 will be used for concrete examples, but the general methods should be applicable to other cloud environments as well.”

Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions

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“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.”