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Long Live Posix – HPC Storage and the HPC Datacenter

Robert Triendl from DDN gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “The Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) is a family of standards specified by the IEEE Computer Society for maintaining compatibility between operating systems. Since it was developed over 30 years ago, storage has changed dramatically. To improve the IO performance of applications, many users have called for the relaxation in POSIX IO that could lead to the development of new storage mechanisms to improve not only application performance, but management, reliability, portability, and scalability.”

Micron steps up with NVMe SSDs

Micron recently unveiled its new series of flagship solid-state drives (SSDs) featuring the NVMe protocol, bringing industry-leading storage performance at higher capacities to cloud and enterprise computing markets. The Micron 9300 series of NVMe SSDs enables companies with data-intensive applications to access and process data faster, helping reduce response time.

BeeGFS – Dealing with Extreme Requirements in HPC

Frank Herold from ThinkParQ gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Together with our partners around the globe, we work hard to create the fastest, most stable and most flexible turn-key solutions for every performance-oriented environment. Therefore, you can find BeeGFS powered solutions not only in HPC, but also in all other markets where performance matters: Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Oil & Gas, Media & Entertainment, and Automotive.”

Podcast: Seeing the Black Hole with Big Data

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses how the news of the cool visualization of an actual black hole leads to interesting issues in HPC land. “The real point: the daunting 1.75 PB of raw data from each telescope meant a lot of physical drives that had to be flown to the data center. Henry leads a discussion about the race between bandwidth and data size.”

Addison Snell presents: The New HPC

Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “Intersect360 Research returns with an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models that will be propelling the HPC community through 2017 and beyond. Emerging areas of focus and opportunities to expand will be explored along with insightful observations needed to support measurably positive decision making within your operations.”

Supermicro Shipping new Scale-Up In-Memory Computing Platforms with Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Today Supermicro announced that its new 4-socket servers featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory are now shipping in volume. “Using 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory, these servers deliver tremendous performance boost for in-memory computing all at a dramatically lower cost compared to the previous generation architectures.”

Velocity Compute: PeerCache for HPC Cloud Bursting

In this podcast, Eric Thune from Velocity Compute describes how the company’s PeerCache software optimizes data flow for HPC Cloud Bursting. “By using PeerCache to deliver hybrid cloud bursting, development teams can quickly extend their existing on-premise compute to burst into the cloud for elastic compute power. Your on-premise workflows will run identically in the cloud, without the need for retooling, and the workflow is then moved back to your on-premises servers until the next time you have a peak load.”

Video: High Performance Computing on the Google Cloud Platform

“High performance computing is all about scale and speed. And when you’re backed by Google Cloud’s powerful and flexible infrastructure, you can solve problems faster, reduce queue times for large batch workloads, and relieve compute resource limitations. In this session, we’ll discuss why GCP is a great platform to run high-performance computing workloads. We’ll present best practices, architectural patterns, and how PSO can help your journey. We’ll conclude by demo’ing the deployment of an autoscaling batch system in GCP.”

Video: Why Not all NAS Architectures can keep up with HPC

In this video, Curtis Anderson from Panasas describes how different NAS architectures optimize data flow to bring competitive advantage to your business. “You have a vision: to use high performance computing applications to help people, revolutionize your industry, or change the world. You don’t want to worry if your storage system is up to the task. As the only plug-and-play parallel storage file system in the market, Panasas helps you move beyond storage so you can focus on your big ideas and supercharge innovation.”

Spectra Logic and Arcitecta team up for Genomics Data Management

Spectra Logic is teaming with Arcitecta for tackling the massive datasets used in life sciences. The two companies will showcase their joint solutions at the BioIT World conference this week in Boston. “Addressing the needs of the life sciences market with reliable data storage lies at the heart of the Spectra and Arcitecta relationship,” said Spectra CTO Matt Starr. “This joint solution enables customers to better manage their data and metadata by optimizing multiple storage targets, retrieving data efficiently and tracking content and resources.”