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Video: ZFS Improvements for Lustre

In this video from LAD’17 in Paris, Adreas Dilger from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for Lustre. “Lustre is the Parallel file system of choice for High Performance Computing and large file applications. To meet the capacity and throughput requirements of HPC workloads, Lustre has traditionally required adoption of custom proprietary storage products leading to vendor lock-in and reduced innovation. The evolution of software defined high availability platforms like ZFS running on Linux now make it possible to meet the performance requirements of HPC on open industry standard x86 platforms.”

HPE Teams up with DDN for High Speed Storage

Today DDN announced it has entered into a partnership with global high-performance computing leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Under the agreement, HPE will integrate DDN’s parallel file system storage and flash storage cache technology with HPE’s HPC platforms. The focus of the partnership is to accelerate and simplify customers’ workflows in technical computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning environments. “With this partnership, two trusted leaders in the high-performance computing market have come together to deliver high value solutions as well as a wealth of technical field expertise for customers with data intensive needs,” said Paul Bloch, president, DDN.

Agenda Posted for DDN User Group at SC17

The DDN User Group has posted their agenda for their meetup at SC17. The meeting takes place 2:30pm – 6:30pm on Nov. 13 at the Embassy Suites in Denver. “The DDN User Group brings the HPC community together with DDN executive and technical leadership to share how leading global organizations are leveraging innovative new approaches, best practices, and technologies to raise the bar on HPC discoveries. This year, we are hosting the user group at the Embassy Suites, which is a three minute-walk across the street from the Colorado Convention Center.”

OpenSFS Announces Maintenance Release 2.10.1 for Lustre

OpenSFS today announced the first Long Term Support (LTS) maintenance release of Lustre 2.10.1. “This latest advance, in effect, fulfills a commitment made by Intel last April to align its efforts and support around the community release, including efforts to design and release a maintenance version. This transition enables growth in the adoption and rate of innovation for Lustre.”

Video: Argonne’s Theta Supercomputer Architecture

Scott Parker gave this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “Designed in collaboration with Intel and Cray, Theta is a 9.65-petaflops system based on the second-generation Intel Xeon Phi processor and Cray’s high-performance computing software stack. Capable of nearly 10 quadrillion calculations per second, Theta will enable researchers to break new ground in scientific investigations that range from modeling the inner workings of the brain to developing new materials for renewable energy applications.”

Cray Assimilates ClusterStor from Seagate

Today Cray announced it has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStor high-performance storage business. “As a pioneer in providing large-scale storage systems for supercomputers, it’s fitting that Cray will take over the ClusterStor line.”

JAIST in Japan installs Cray XC40 Supercomputer

Today Cray announced the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST) has put a Cray XC40 supercomputer into production. The Cray XC40 supercomputers incorporate the Aries high performance network interconnect for low latency and scalable global bandwidth, as well as the latest Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi processors, and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators. “Our new Cray XC40 supercomputer will support our mission of becoming a premier center of excellence in education and research.”

Agenda Posted for LAD’17 in Paris

The LAD’17 conference has posted their meeting agenda. Also known as the Lustre Administrator and Developer Workshop, the event takes place Oct. 4-5 in Paris. “EOFS and OpenSFS are organizing the seventh european lustre workshop. This will be a great opportunity for Lustre worldwide administrators and developers to gather and exchange their experiences, developments, tools, good practices and more.”

Dell EMC Supercomputer to Power OzGRav Studies of Black Holes

Today Dell EMC announced it will build a supercomputer to power Swinburne University of Technology’s groundbreaking research into astrophysics and gravitational waves. “We will be looking for gravitational waves that help us learn more about supernovas, the formation of stars, intergalactic gases and more,” said Professor Bailes. “It’s exciting to think that we as OzGRav could make the next landmark discovery in gravitational wave astrophysics – and the Dell EMC supercomputer will allow us to capture, visualise and process the data to make those discoveries.”

DDN Announces Trade-Up Program for Seagate Customers

DataDirect Networks has announced a trade-up program designed to offer Seagate customers a smooth transition to industry-leading DDN solutions. “It is a sad day when an industry built on long-term commitments is left in disarray, but DDN is stepping up to manage a smooth transition into the safe, stable, high-performance and industry-winning storage solutions to which every HPC customer is entitled,” said Alex Bouzari, DDN co-founder and CEO.