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How to Maintain HPC Storage Performance at Scale

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In scale-out NAS, HPC storage performance can be driven by several factors including elimination of file processing bottlenecks, parallel data paths and more. Learn how to maintain storage performance as you scale.

On the Long Path to Exascale, Storage is Already Working Smarter

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As the countdown to Exascale continues, Exascale-like storage problems are already showing up in today’s massively parallel, heterogeneous HPC systems. Historically, storage and I/O have kept pace with growing system demands, but, because of the limitations of spinning media and the cost of solid state storage technologies, storage performance improvements have come at a disproportionately higher cost and lower efficiency than their compute counterparts.

Scale-out NAS Becomes More Popular for HPC

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Scale-out storage architectures have become more popular in recent years as a solution to scale-up challenges. The scale out approach eliminates the limitations of traditional scale up architectures and certain inefficiencies such as “forklift upgrades” when a larger system is required.

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: 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.

SDSC to Simplify Data Sharing with SeedMe Project

This image and related research data, one of numerous projects being shared and stored using SeedMe, shows a simple model of geodynamo used for benchmark codes. The view is from center toward one of the poles, and the cones show convective flow toward higher temperature (light green to dark green with increasing velocity) in a spiraling form caused by rotation. The shells of various colors depict temperature, increasing from the outer boundary towards the interior.Courtesy of Amit Chourasia*, Ashley Willis^, Maggie Avery*, Chris Davies*#, Catherine Constable*, David Gubbins#. *UC San Diego, ^University of Sheffield, #University of Leeds, UK.

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a web-based resource that lets scientists seamlessly share and access preliminary results and transient data from research on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices. […]

InsideHPC Guide to HPC Storage

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HPC and technical computing environments require the collection, storage, and transmission of large-scale datasets. To meet these demands, datacenter architects must consider how increasing storage capacity over time will affect HPC workload, performance, and system availability.

Spectra Steps up to TS1150 Tape Technology

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Today Spectra Logic announced the integration of IBM TS1150 Tape Technology drives and media in three of its enterprise tape libraries: the Spectra T380, T950 and T-Finity.

Slidecast: DDN GS7K – Scale-Out Parallel File System Storage Appliance

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“High performance computing is critical in commercial markets, spanning a wide range of applications across multiple industries, and this trend is only growing. The GS7K from DDN will help bring the latest high-performance storage technologies to more of these markets, connecting companies to their next innovations faster while satisfying their enterprise standards.”