In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Laura Shepard, Sr. Director Vertical and Product Marketing at DDN looks at trends in commodity hardware, specifically a converged approach to storage and the many benefits it offers to supercomputing professionals.
This the fifth article in a series from the editors of insideHPC on HPC storage. This week we different approaches to data storage. A different approach to data protection is clearly required if the limitations of hardware-based RAID are to be overcome.
System availability has become an increasing concern as high capacity drives have come to market in recent years. While availability has not traditionally been a chief concern in HPC, it has now become of paramount importance. Large capacity drives expose systems to multiple-day rebuild times and extended periods of vulnerability to data loss using traditional hardware based RAID.
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.
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.
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.
This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of HPC user sites.