OLCF’s Spider II File System

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In this video from the DDN User Meeting at SC13, Sarp Oral from ORNL presents: OLCF’s Spider II File System.

Since 2008, Spider has been the primary production file system responsible for providing disk space for Jaguar, and now Titan, as well as other OLCF systems such as the LENS visualization cluster, the Smoky development cluster, and the lab’s GridFTP servers. Spider serves these and other systems by sharing data between OLCF systems and its 26,000-plus compute nodes (clients).

Once in production we will be providing OLCF users with more than 1 terabyte per second file system performance at the top end,” said Sarp Oral, the task lead for File and Storage Systems projects in the Technology Integration Group, within the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS). “At that speed we expect Spider II to be safely in league with the top three parallel file systems in the world.”

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