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WekaIO Beats Big Systems on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge

Today WekaIO announced record performance on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge benchmark. The Virtual Institute for I/O has placed WekaIO Matrix in first place on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge list, beating out massive supercomputer installations. VI4IO republished the 10 Node Challenge list with the new rankings indicating Matrix as number one—31 percent faster than IBM Spectrum Scale and 85 percent faster than DDN Lustre.

RAID Inc. Becomes Preferred Lustre Reseller for DDN Whamcloud

Today DDN announced that RAID Inc. has been named a preferred reseller of DDN’s distribution of Lustre. “As the primary developer, maintainer and technical support provider for Lustre software, DDN implements solutions for extreme, data-intensive environments,” said Paul Bloch, president and co-founder, DDN. “Having RAID Inc. so closely aligned with us provides a real advantage in delivering the most powerful solutions to customers.”

HPE Scalable Storage for Lustre: The Middle Way

Lustre is a widely-used parallel file system in the High Performance Computing (HPC) market. It offers the performance required for HPC workloads, with its parallel design, flexibility, and scalability. This sponsored post explores HPE scalable storage and the Lustre parallel file system, and outlines ‘a middle ground’ available via solutions that offer the combination of Community Lustre within a qualified hardware solution.

Video: Lustre Roadmap & Community Update

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Peter Jones from DDN presents: Lustre Roadmap & Community Update. With their new Whamcloud Business Unit, DDN has already brought key Lustre developers on board to accelerate their high performance computing solutions. “This important acquisition reinforces DDN’s presence as the global market leader for data at scale, while providing Lustre customers with enhanced field support and a well-funded technology roadmap. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre’s leading position from high performance computing (HPC) and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid cloud.”

Making Sense of Performance in the Era of Burst Buffers

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC18, Glenn Lockwood from NERSC presents: Making Sense of Performance in the Era of Burst Buffers. “It really is important to divide burst buffers into their hardware architectures and software usage modes; different burst buffer architectures can provide the same usage modalities to users, and different modalities can be supported by the same architecture.”

Video: Arm + Lustre in HPC

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Brent Gorda from ARM presents: Arm + Lustre in HPC. At the show, DDN announced that its Whamcloud division is delivering professional support for Lustre clients on Arm architectures. With this support offering, organizations can confidently use Lustre in production environments, introduce new clients into existing Lustre infrastructures, and deploy Arm-based clusters of any size within test, development or production environments. As the use of Lustre continues to expand across HPC, artificial intelligence and data-intensive, performance-driven applications, the deployment of alternative architectures is on the rise.

Video: Whamcloud – Lustre for HPC and Ai

In this video from DDN User Group at SC18, Robert Triendl describes how the company is building tomorrow’s Lustre file system technology for Exascale. “Long recognized as a staple technology for those with the most demanding data requirements, Lustre is deployed in thousands of data centers in healthcare, energy, manufacturing, financial services, academia, research and HPC labs, and consistently is selected by top 100 HPC sites as the file system of choice for the world’s fastest computers.”

DDN steps up with Professional Support for Lustre Clients on Arm Platforms

At SC18 in Dallas, DDN announced that its Whamcloud division is delivering professional support for Lustre clients on Arm architectures. With this support offering, organizations can confidently use Lustre in production environments, introduce new clients into existing Lustre infrastructures, and deploy Arm-based clusters of any size within test, development or production environments. As the use of Lustre continues to expand across HPC, artificial intelligence and data-intensive, performance-driven applications, the deployment of alternative architectures is on the rise.

Lustre User Group coming to China and Japan in October

The Lustre User Group is coming to China and Japan in October. Sponsored by DDN and OpenSFS, the events offer a valuable opportunity for contributors and users to meet together and exchange information and get the latest information from the worldwide Lustre community.

Radio Free HPC Looks at NREL’s new Eagle Supercomputer

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Eagle supercomputing under construction at NREL. “The new machine from HPE will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences.”