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Primeur live 2018-06-27

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Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution

25 Jun 2018 Frankfurt - Boston has announced the latest impressive benchmarks to come out of the renowned Boston Labs on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn solution powered by Excelero NVMesh. The solution delivered a sequential read of 44GB/s using 4MB blocks and a random read of 840k IOPS using 4k blocks.

Patrick O'Neill, HPC Systems Engineer, Boston Labs stated: "Using an NVIDIA DGX-1 as a client during testing we were able to achieve a throughput of 44GB/s for sequential reads and 840k IOPs for random reads. Both figures demonstrate the impressive performance that can be realised when using Flash-IO Talyn under varying workloads, even when only using a single client set-up."

The solution that was used consisted of four servers with each server including 4 NVMe drives - 16 in total.

Yaniv Romem, CTO for Excelero, added: "Modern GPUs used in AI and ML have an amazing appetite for data - up to 16GB/s per GPU. Starving that appetite with slow storage, or wasting time copying data back and forth wastes the most precious (expensive) resource you've purchased. Talyn is amazing because it gives you a building block to feed virtually any size NVIDIA GPU farm with scalable simplicity. The combination of NVMesh performance on the optimized Talyn hardware platform gives you the affordability of commodity hardware but with the ease of deployment of proprietary solutions."

The Boston Flash-IO Talyn was demonstrated with Excelero alongside an NVIDIA DGX-1 at ISC 2018.

This solution, based on Supermicro, and powered by Micron and Mellanox, represents a revolutionary leap forward for NVMe over fabrics extending the promise of SDS to low latency workloads by leveraging server-side NVMe-based flash storage to deliver a scalable converged infrastructure for next level performance. In a world where data is growing rapidly and the need to capture, present and transform must be reconsidered, the main aim of the system is to accelerate the data feed to your NVIDIA GPU servers ensuring your GPU can operate to its full potential.

Designed as a dynamic block to offer a cost-effective way of testing features and performance of NVME over fabrics technically applying Excelero NVMesh, the timing could not be more perfect in an era where there's major focus on deep learning solutions and how they are processing data faster than typical storage bandwidth, thus a fitting feature for a show focused on the drive of HPC solutions.

The NVIDIA DGX-1 is an AI supercomputing system powered by eight of the world's most advanced data centre GPUs - the NVIDIA Tesla V100 with Tensor Core architecture, and, incorporating next-generation NVIDIA NVLink. DGX-1 is purpose-built for the unique demands of AI and deep learning and leverages the NVIDIA GPU Cloud Deep Learning Software Stack to deliver maximized GPU accelerated performance.
Source: Boston Limited

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Primeur live 2018-06-27

Start

Primeur Live! coverage from ISC 2018 - three issues - 50 articles ...

Focus on Europe

Atos wins deal to establish supercomputing Centre of Excellence in Wales ...

Atos delivers the most powerful supercomputer in Germany to Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

GENCI launches series of Grand Challenges to test capacity of its 9-petaflop Atos supercomputer ...

The new BSC machine is Europe's greenest supercomputer ...

Cray storage systems integrated by Atos in Joliot-Curie supercomputer for GENCI in France ...

Middleware

Storage expert DDN acquires Lustre File System capability from Intel ...

44GB/s throughput on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn - NVMeOF Solution ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems enables liquid cooled HPC infrastructure at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab ...

DDN announces new solutions to accelerate HPC workloads and enable the AI-ready data centre ...

Immersed Computing solution makes waves at ISC 2018 ...

Boston and Nyriad launch NVIDIA GPU‐accelerated SSD storage array at ISC 2018 ...

Applications

HPC to provide huge support in unravelling phenomena in Einstein's theories ...

Deep and machine learning, as well as advanced HPC facilities are bound to accelerate and maximize scientific discovery ...

Framework-based collaborative development key to research efficiency and sustainability in relativistic astrophysics ...

Company news

Huawei to resell Altair PBS Works for High-Performance Computing ...

RSC launches HPC-targeted hyper-converged solution based on proven RSC Tornado architecture utilizing the newest Intel SSD DC P4511 and Intel Optane SSD P4800X M.2 with IMDT ...