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Agenda Posted for LUG 2019 in Houston

The Lustre User Group has posted their speaker agenda for LUG 2019. The event takes place May 14-17 in Houston. “LUG 2019 is the industry’s primary venue for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies. Don’t miss your chance to actively participate in industry dialogue on best practices and emerging technologies, explore upcoming developments of the Lustre file system, and immerse in the strong Lustre community.”

Video: LANL Open Sources DeltaFS software for Wrangling Trillions of Files

A new distributed file system for HPC being distributed today via GitHub provides unprecedented performance for creating, updating and managing extreme numbers of files. “We designed DeltaFS to enable the creation of trillions of files,” said Brad Settlemyer, a Los Alamos computer scientist and project leader. “Such a tool aids researchers in solving classical problems in high-performance computing, such as particle trajectory tracking or vortex detection.”

Atos steps up with NVMeOF Flash Accelerator Solutions

Atos recently announced two new flash accelerators for HPC) workloads as part of Atos Smart Data Management Suite. These two new solutions – Smart Burst Buffer (SBB) and Smart Bunch of Flash (SBF) – increase the performance and productivity of HPC I/O intensive applications. They are the most flexible and cost-effective flash accelerators on the […]

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.”