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Lustre Development Update from LAD’15

Chris Morrone from OpenSFS/LLNL gave this talk at LAD’15. “The first thing I want to talk about is that Lustre.org is now managed collectively by OpenSFS and EOFS. So the Lustre.org site is now managed by the community. One of the major benefits of this is that the major mailing lists (lustre-announce, lustre-discuss, and lustre-devel) are now under our control, so we want everyone to come back to those mailing lists and start using them again.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Highlights from Fall 2015 HPC Conferences

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team goes over a Trip Report from Rich Brueckner from insideHPC, who’s been on the road at a series of HPC conferences. We captured more that 50 talks in the past month, and we have them all right here with the very latest in High Performance Computing.

Video: On the Role of Flash in Large-Scale Storage Systems

Nathan Rutman from Seagate presented this talk at the LAD’15 Conference. “So why is a spinning disk company talking about Flash? Last year, Seagate acquired Avago LSI’s flash division. We now have an array of flash-based storage. So I have nothing against Flash. This presentation is really on: Where does Flash make sense? I also have a personal agenda because I hate the term “Burst Buffer.” Everyone says “Burst Buffer” instead of saying “Flash.” It drives me crazy. So I’m going to explain what a Burst Buffer is and what it is not.”

Preview of Fall 2015 HPC Events

After spending a lovely six straight weeks at home, I find myself marveling at how many conferences are in the queue this Fall leading up to SC15 in Austin. Starting this week at the HPC User Forum, insideHPC will be on the road, bringing you the very latest in high performance computing.

Atos Deploys Petaflop Supercomputer in Brazil

Today Atos announced that the company has installed the first Petascale supercomputer in Brazil. Designed by Bull, the “Santos Dumont” system will be the largest supercomputer in Latin America. “We are very proud to equip Brazil with a world-class, Petascale High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and to launch a R&D Center in Petrópolis that is fully integrated with our global R&D,” said Philippe Vannier, Vice-President Executive and Chief Technology Officer at Atos. “With a presence in this country stretching back over more than 50 years, the collaborative ties that bind Bull and now Atos to Brazil in terms of leading-edge technologies are significant.”

Lustre* Users Group in China Issues Call for Papers

The 2015 PRC Lustre* Users Group conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place Oct. 20 in Beijing.

Lustre* at the Core of HPC and Big Data Convergence

Companies already using High-performance Computing (HPC) with a Lustre file system for simulations, such as those in the financial, oil and gas, and manufacturing sectors, want to convert some of their HPC cycles to Big Data analytics. This puts Lustre at the core of the convergence of Big Data and HPC.

Video: HP Moves Forward with New Business Unit for HPC & Big Data

“As a result of a new alliance with Intel, HP is offering its HPC Solutions Framework based on HP Apollo servers, which are specialized for HPC and now optimized to support industry- specific software applications from leading independent software vendors. These solutions will dramatically simplify the deployment of HPC for customers in industries such as oil and gas, life sciences and financial services. The HP Apollo product line integrates Intel’s technology innovation from its HPC scalable system framework, which helps to extend the resilience, reliability, power efficiency and price/performance of the HP Apollo solutions.”

Agenda Posted for LAD’15 in Paris, Sept. 22-23

EOFS and OpenSFS have published their Agenda for the LAD’15 Lustre Administrator & Developer event, which takes place Sept. 22-23 in Paris, France.

DDN Sets World Record STAC Performance

Today DDN announced record performance on the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark. Using the company’s EXAScaler storage solution, DDN set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads.