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Video: First Experience with Lustre DNE

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“HPC systems have kept growing in the last decades, producing vast amounts of data. Over time, we noticed how increasingly difficult it is to manage these data. Lustre as parallel filesystem is widely used in the HPC domain. It answers most of the requirements of the new generations of the HPC systems. Before Lustre 2.4, the metadata operation was managed by single metadata server and target. Such single operation became a kind of bottleneck. As a first step to help solving this problem Lustre multiple metadata server and targets (DNE) came out with Lustre 2.4. This talk will cover the first experience with Lustre DNE, showing some results and discussing the next step.”

What is Lustre?

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Fifteen years ago, the HPC community began developing a super fast and highly scalable parallel file system in response to the limitations of NFS. Called Lustre, it is the dominant file system technology now in use at half of the top 100 supercomputer installations worldwide (top500.org).

Exascale: A Long Look at Lustre Limitations

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Nathan Rutman from Seagate presents: Exascale: A Long Look at Lustre Limitations.

Lustre: Intel Features and Future Development

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Andreas Dilger from Intel presents: Lustre: Intel Features and Future Development.

Video: Adventures in Parallel Filesystems

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In this video from the 2014 HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, James Coomer from DDN presents: Adventures in Parallel Filesystems. “IT is currently in the middle of a rapid evolution in both hardware (flash-technolo- gies) and software (object-storage approaches). With respect to parallel filesystems these advances can potentially both speed up IO and better cope with the volume of data – all at lower cost. We report the results of a number of technology evaluations around parallel filesystems and provide some insights into how flash and object-stores will impact HPC in the coming years.”

Attaining High-Performance Scalable Storage

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This second article is an editorial series that explores high performance storage and the benefits of Lustre solution for HPC. This week we look how Lustre enables scalable storage solution for business.

Video: Lustre Releases Update from LAD’14

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The Lustre file system is a open source, parallel file system that supports the requirements of leadership class HPC and Enterprise environments worldwide. Lustre provides a POSIX compliant interface and scales to thousands of clients, petabytes of storage, and has demonstrated over a terabyte per second of sustained I/O bandwidth. Many of the largest and most powerful supercomputers on Earth today are powered by the Lustre file system, including over 60% of the TOP100 sites.

InsideHPC Guide to Lustre Solutions for Business

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The recent release of a commercial version of the Lustre* parallel file system was big news for business data centers facing ever expanding data analysis and storage demands. Now, Lustre, the predominant high-performing file system installed in most of the supercomputer installations around the world, could be deployed to business customers in a hardened, tested, easy to manage and fully supported distribution.

Is ZFS on Linux Ready for Prime Time?

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“Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them.”

Terascala Expands with a Global IT Services Provider

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Terascala announced a partnership with a global IT services and solutions provider for HPC storage appliances.