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NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp

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NCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.

Video: New and Improved Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool

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“With the current Lustre Performance Monitoring Tool (LMT) no longer in active development, and the current version incompatible with DNE based Lustre 2.5 deployments, there is a critical need for a new set of tools delivering the same basic Lustre performance metrics with the added ability to work compatibly with contemporary releases of Lustre.”

Interview: A*STAR to Spotlight Singapore at ISC High Performance

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The ISC High Performance conference brings out the very best in international supercomputing, and this year will be no exception with a host of content focused on HPC in Asia. Singapore has been a hotbed of HPC activity of late, so we caught up with Marek Michalewicz, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre.

Open Computing: Vendor Landscape

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The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant industry following. Several vendors have released, or will soon release, servers based on Open Compute specifications.

Seagate Powers 120 Petabytes of HPC Storage with Cray

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“The Cray-Seagate partnership is helping expand the boundaries of what’s possible in large-scale, data-intensive computing, far beyond what we could have imagined just 10 years ago. This continued innovation using the Lustre open file system is helping assist data-intense applications critical to advancements in important industries around the world.”

Special Feature: Slideshow from #LUG2015

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We had a great time covering the Lustre User Group meeting in Denver last week. In this special feature, we added a blues music track to the OpenSFS slideshow from the event. Enjoy!

Video: Lustre HSM in the Cloud

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“The combination of the ephemeral nature of the cloud and directly addressable archives such as S3 suggest novel methods for using the Lustre HSM interface. Persistent data sets in the cloud need to be managed independently from a ephemeral filesystem and compute resources. Managing datasets in the cloud could, for example, involves importing data from Amazon’s S3 back into a freshly-created Lustre filesystem, performing I/O intensive computations, and then persisting the datasets back to S3 before terminating the filesystem and compute resources. Alternatives for archive formats will also be discussed. AWS S3 will be used for concrete examples, but the general methods should be applicable to other cloud environments as well.”

Job of the Week: Linux HPC Engineer at TEKsystems

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Teksystems LogoTEKsystems is seeking a Linux HPC Engineer in our Job of the Week.

ISC Cloud & Big Data Keynote to Focus on IT Transformation at DZ Bank

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Today the ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference announced that Dr. Jan Vitt from DZ Bank will keynote their event in September.

Video: Preparing the Cray XC40 for Shipment to KAUST

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Today’s large-scale compute clusters take a lot of preparation for shipping. “Logistics planning for the KAUST shipment started months in advance, and it took 12 Cray personnel almost five days to prepare and pack the system. The KAUST shipment consisted of 184 boxes, weighed 127 tons, and filled an entire Boeing 747 airplane — plus part of another. Ten semi-trucks were required to transport Shaheen II from Cray’s manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to the airport in Chicago.”