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Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19

21 Nov 2019 Denver - The Storage Systems for Extreme Computing team from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has taken the number 4 spot in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" with GekkoFS. This ephemeral file system was developed in partnership with Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) as part of the Horizon 2020 NEXTGenIO project and Germany's SPPEXA programme.

The IO500's "10-Node Challenge" list is a global ranking that uses multiple concurrent processes running in 10 compute nodes to benchmark the I/O performance of a HPC storage system in terms or bandwidth and throughput. GekkoFS' score of 125 ranks it fourth in IO500's 10-Node Challenge List and ninth in IO500's Full List, with an average 21,41 GiB/s of bandwidth and an average of 728.680 operations per second.

The IO500 benchmark was run on the 34 compute nodes of the NEXTGenIO prototype cluster. NEXTGenIO, an R&D project involving EPCC, Intel, Fujitsu, Arm, ECMWF, TUD, Arctur and BSC which has been granted 8 million euro in funding by the European Commission, has developed a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster based on Intel Optane DC persistent memory technology. Each of the prototype's 34 nodes is equipped with two second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and 3TB of Intel Optane DC persistent memory, thus providing approximately 102TB of persistent I/O capacity to HPC applications.

Within the project, BSC collaborated with JGU in the design and development of GekkoFS, a file system capable of aggregating the local I/O capacity and performance of each compute node to produce a high-performance storage space that can be accessed in a distributed manner. This storage space allows HPC applications and simulations to run in isolation from each other with regards to I/O, which reduces interferences and improves performance.

GekkoFS is available via the NEXTGenIO GitHub .

Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...