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Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O

14 Nov 2017 San Jose - WekaIO, a high-performance scale-out file system software company, has signed a collaborative partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that will leverage WekaIO's next-generation software-centric storage solution for advanced high-performance computing (HPC) research and development with a shared goal of accelerating solutions to solve the grand challenges of science as outlined by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

WekaIO and SDSC are collaborating on a range of technology projects, including high performance I/O research. SDSC's Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) will leverage a research computing cluster and WekaIO Matrix storage software to evaluate the technology for accelerating diverse research workloads on a fast flash layer. Wall-clock application performance, as well as I/O performance, will be measured and benchmarked on scientific workloads running on traditional parallel file system architectures and those with "burst buffer" augmentation.

Unlike traditional storage solutions, WekaIO's Matrix eliminates performance bottlenecks by aggregating local SSDs inside the servers into one logical pool, which is then presented to host applications. MatrixFS, a fully distributed, massively parallel file system, delivers unprecedented performance to latency sensitive applications. A fully integrated tiering layer transparently offloads cold data to any S3 or Swift Cloud object store, scaling to exabytes of data in a single namespace for easy management.

"SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary research programmes spanning a wide variety of domains, from astrophysics and bioinformatics to environmental sciences and health IT", stated Ron Hawkins, SDSC's director of Industry Relations. "This engagement with WekaIO has the potential to allow emerging high-performance I/O technology to be leveraged more broadly across the research community and at the same time directly benefit our own efforts in data-intensive computing innovation."

Accelerating discovery through the elimination of storage bottlenecks is of high interest to the general research and genomics communities, and this collaboration will permit the evaluation of next generation I/O technology for its suitability to support computational methods leading to new scientific and scholarly discoveries.

"SDSC is a recognized leader in HPC, scientific research, and data analytics, providing infrastructure and expertise to the national research community", stated Barbara Murphy, vice president of Marketing at WekaIO. "Legacy parallel file systems were developed prior to the emergence of Flash in the data centre, whereas WekaIO's Matrix file system (MatrixFS) has been written to run natively on SSD and NVMe devices, to deliver unrivaled performance to data intensive applications. We are delighted to partner with the talented people at SDSC on this important initiative."

Source: WekaIO

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Primeur live 2017-11-16

Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...