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Dell HPC NFS Storage Solution

This white paper describes the Dell NFS Storage Solution – High Availability configurations (NSS6.0-HA) with Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers. It presents a comparison among all available NSS-HA offerings so far, and provides performance results for a configuration with a storage system providing 480TB of raw capacity.

Lustre Dell Storage for HPC with Intel

The following sections of this paper will describe the Lustre File System, the Dell Storage for HPC with Intel EE for Lustre solution followed by performance analysis and conclusions. Appendix A: Benchmark Command Reference

Design of Projects using HPC

With high-performance computing construction firms and architects have the tools to design more efficient, comfortable and safer buildings by subjecting prototypes to thorough robustness simulations, including detailed analysis of smoke hazard and countermeasures.

LexisNexis Cluster Computing

LexisNexis, an industry leader in data content, data aggregation, and information services, faced this information explosion challenge
early on. The company independently developed a massively parallel processing (MPP) solution for data-intensive computing called the Data Analytics Supercomputer (DAS). For more than a decade, LexisNexis has been using the DAS internally to power its multi-billion dollar LexisNexis Accurint® public records business. This is the fusion of over 24,000 structured and unstructured data sources that are cleansed, linked, and disambiguated on the DAS.

Software Defined Storage for Dummies

Software defined storage is a relatively new concept in
the computing and storage industry and can refer to many different technologies and implementations. Software defined storage is part of a larger industry trend that includes software defined networking (SDN) and software defined data centers (SDDC). This chapter explains exactly what software defined storage is.

HPC Storage simpler, faster and more productive

The Dell Storage for HPC with Intel® Enterprise Edition (EE) for Lustre Solution allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with its simplified installation, configuration, and man- agement features that are backed by Dell and Intel.

Clusters for Dummies: IBM Platform

Clustering may sound exotic, it isn’t. Cluster technology relies on fast networks and some clever software to schedule and manage big, complex computing jobs on relatively inexpensive server and networking technology. Major players in industries from pharmaceuticals to oil and gas exploration to chip design bet their bottom lines on clusters and they win big. You can do likewise.

HPC Storage InsideHPC Guide

HPC and technical computing environments require the collection, storage, and transmission of large-scale datasets. To meet these demands, datacenter architects must consider how increasing storage capacity over time will affect HPC workloads, performance, and system availability.

Architecting a Data Storage System

Designing a large-scale, high-performance data storage system presents significant challenges. This paper describes a step-by-step approach to designing such a system and presents an iterative methodology that applies at both the component level and the system level. A detailed case study using the methodology described to design a Lustre storage system is presented.

Lustre and Persistent Storage

Lustre was originally developed as the fastest scratch file system for HPC workloads that supercomputer centers could get, but has over the years matured to be an enterprise-class parallel file system supporting mission-critical workloads. Unfortunately, in spite of Lustre having become extremely attractive to enterprises and adopted by IT departments, some naysayers continue toclaim that Lustre is still just a scratch file system. We in the Lustre community see quite a different picture.