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Lustre Trademark Released to User Community

In this video from SC19, Stephen Simms from OpenSFS and Frank Baetke from EOFS announce the release of the Lustre trademark back to the Lustre community. “We are very pleased to have reached such an agreement with Seagate and are exited that from now on the Lustre community represented by EOFS and OpenSFS equally owns all the assets related to the URL lustre.org as well as the word LUSTRE and its design marks.”

DDN Steps up with High Performance Storage at SC19

In this video from SC19, James Coomer from DDN describes the company’s latest storage solutions for high performance computing. “At the conference, DDN announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions as well as new data management features in its EXAScaler “EXA5” file solution, which will be generally available over the next two calendar quarters. These solutions and features reinforce DDN’s position as the data platform of choice for performance at scale by further helping customers effectively deploy, manage and accelerate next generation AI and analytics workloads.”

WekaIO Takes Top Spot on IO500

The Weka File System (WekaFS) running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) set a record on the IO-500 benchmark with an overall number of 938.949—51% better performance than the prior record set at International Supercomputing Conference 2019. The overall performance record achieved demonstrates that high-performance computing in the cloud can compete with the most advanced on-premises supercomputer clusters. WekaIO received the award for the highest overall number as well as the highest metadata performance, demonstrating that its distributed metadata is a game changer for higher performance computing.

Hyperion Research HPC Market Briefing Breakfast at SC19

In this video from SC19, Earl Joseph hosts the Hyperion Research HPC Market Briefing Breakfast at SC19. “Our industry experts are the former IDC high performance computing (HPC) analyst team, which remains intact and continues all of its global activities. The group is comprised of the world’s most respected HPC industry analysts who have worked together for more than 25 years.”

BSC takes one of top spots in the IO500 10-Node Challenge

The Storage Systems for Extreme Computing team from BSC has taken the number 4 spot in the IO500’s ‘10- Node Challenge’ with GekkoFS. “The IO500’s “10-Node Challenge” list is a global ranking that uses multiple concurrent processes running in 10 compute nodes to benchmark the I/O performance of a HPC storage system in terms or bandwidth and throughput. GekkoFS’ score of 125 ranks it fourth in IO500’s 10-Node Challenge List and ninth in IO500’s Full List, with an average 21.41 GiB/s of bandwidth and an average of 728,680 operations per second.”

Kingston and Madison Cloud Showcase Private MultiCloud Storage for HPC at SC19

Kingston is demonstrating its latest DRAM and NVMe PCIe Flash solutions for HPC at SC19 this week. The company will showcase the consistent data performance and reliability of its forthcoming DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD, purpose-built for data-intensive enterprise workloads and HPC architectures at the forefront of new AI and machine learning applications. “We are proud to share how Kingston’s solutions are an integral part of the stack behind the next breakthroughs in computing, providing the performance required in the world’s most extreme computing environments and applications.”

Formulus Black Showcases High-Performance Memory-Based Storage and Virtualization at SC19

Venture-backed startup Formulus Black is showcasing its Forsa solution at SC19. Forsa enables memory to be provisioned and managed as a high-performance, low-latency storage media for the most-demanding workloads. “Formulus Black is disrupting the server market by elevating the role of memory on servers as both a caching layer and a tier 1 low latency storage media for I/O intensive processes” said Jing Xie, Chief Operating Officer at Formulus Black.

Dell Technologies Introduces New Solutions to Advance HPC and AI Innovation

At SC19 this week, Dell Technologies is introducing several new solutions, reference architectures and portfolio advancements all designed to simplify and accelerate customers’ HPC and AI efforts. “There’s a lot of value in the data that organizations collect, and HPC and AI are helping organizations get the most out of this data,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell Technologies. “We’re committed to building solutions that simplify the use and deployment of these technologies for organizations of all sizes and at all stages of deployment.”

Video: NVIDIA Magnum IO Moves Big Data Faster than Previously Possible

Today NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI and high performance computing researchers process massive amounts of data in minutes, rather than hours. “Optimized to eliminate storage and input/output bottlenecks, Magnum IO delivers up to 20x faster data processing for multi-server, multi-GPU computing nodes when working with massive datasets to carry out complex financial analysis, climate modeling and other HPC workloads.”

DDN Launches New Data Management Capabilities and Platforms for AI and HPC

Today DDN announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions ahead of its return to SC19 in Denver. “We are adding serious data management, collaboration and security capabilities to the most scalable file solution in the world. EXA5 gives you mission critical availability whilst consistently performing at scale” said James Coomer, senior vice president of product, DDN. “Our 20 years’ experience in delivering the most powerful at-scale data platforms is all baked into EXA5. We outperform everything on the market and now we do so with unmatched capability.”