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LANL Looks to Aeon Computing for Lustre


Today Aeon Computing announced that the company will provide two Lustre file systems to enhance LANL’s technical and supercomputing capabilities in support of its national security mission. Each of the two Lustre file systems provide 14 Petabytes of data storage capacity and are capable of up to 160 Gigabytes per second of parallel access performance. According Aeon, this next generation system pushes the limits of Lustre storage performance.

Operational Characteristics of a ZFS-backed Lustre Filesystem


In this video from the LAD’15 Conference, Daniel Kobras from science+computing presents: Operational Characteristics of a ZFS-backed Lustre Filesystem.

ZFS Powers Spectra Verde DPE for 9 Cents per Gigabyte

Spectra Verde DPE

Today Spectra Logic announced Spectra Verde DPE, a new Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)-based NAS disk platform designed to provide high-density bulk storage for reliable, high-capacity digital preservation, at costs as low as 9 cents per gigabyte raw.

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


“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: ZFS Improvements for HPC


In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Johann Lombardi from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for HPC.

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


In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Gabriele Paciucci from Intel presents: Current Status of the Adoption of ZFS as Backend File System for Lustre. “With the release of Lustre 2.4 support for ZFS Lustre servers has arrived. Historically, Lustre has only supported ext4/ldiskfs servers and while those servers have performed well they do suffer from a number of well known limitations. Extending Lustre to use a next generation filesystem like ZFS allows it to achieve greater levels of scalability and introduces new functionality.”

Is ZFS on Linux Ready for Prime Time?


“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.”

JICS to Collaborate with WARP Mechanics on Next-Gen Object Storage


This week the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at ORNL announced a partnership with WARP Mechanics to study next generation object storage technologies for use in HPC environments. In this video from LUG 2014, Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics presents: Practical Applications of Lustre/ZFS Hybrid Systems.”

Lustre Plus ZFS at LLNL: Production Plans and Best Practices


“LLNL’s largest supercomputer is paired with a 55-petabyte file system, known as Grove, that stores vast quantities of simulation data. Grove must transfer information to and from Sequoia at a minimum of 500 gigabytes per second. To support Grove’s high storage capacity and bandwidth requirements, LC software developers have engaged in a multi-year project to replace much of Grove’s Lustre foundation with ZFS. “

Slidecast: Lustre Over ZFS on Linux


Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics describes how the company delivers Lustre Over ZFS on Linux. “No single technology solves all problems faced in today’s complex world. WARP Mechanics’ philosophy is to customize the many and varied systems into the exact set of solutions required to address the problems. WARP Mechanics leverages tried–and-true technologies from the most advanced systems and removes the complexity, delivering customized turnkey solutions.”