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Primeur weekly 2019-02-18

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part III - Software and applications ...

EOSCpilot science demonstrators boost follow-up initiatives in federating European Open Science Cloud concept ...

Quantum computing

Questions in quantum computing: How to move electrons with light ...

Focus on Europe

Arm SVE Hackathon to focus on Arm Scalable Performance for HPC and ML ...

EuroHPC Summit Week 2019: PRACEdays19 Call for Contributions and Posters is open ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award nominations open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing selects XENON as an Asia Pacific Services Partner ...

Hardware

RIKEN issues call for proposals for the name of the post-K ...

Fujitsu receives order for massively parallel supercomputer system called Oakbridge-CX from the University of Tokyo ...

Cray reports 2018 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

South African Weather Center doubles computing and triples storage system capacities with Cray ...

WekaIO Matrix cements its storage leadership with groundbreaking performance and latency results on SPEC SFS 2014 ...

NERSC tape archives make the move to Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 ...

Applications

CERIC-ERIC call for proposals is now open ...

CalTech researcher uses Blue Waters to model galactic atmospheres ...

Six research groups awarded new GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Visualizing biomedical breakthroughs in data ...

Theories describe dynamically disordered solid materials ...

Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping ...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, supercomputing effort reveal antibody secrets ...

ORNL teams with Los Alamos and EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson now available anywhere ...

WekaIO Matrix cements its storage leadership with groundbreaking performance and latency results on SPEC SFS 2014

12 Feb 2019 San Jose - WekaIO, an innovation expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, has announced the results of the independent SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark testing of its flagship WekaIO Matrix product; establishing Matrix as the clear industry leader for customers looking for high performance file systems with an excellent price-to-value benefit. Having established itself in the number one position for the SPEC SFS 2014 software build in January 2019, WekaIO has now posted winning results for all remaining benchmarks in the SPEC test suite. In addition to unbeatable performance and scalability, WekaIO has demonstrated extraordinarily low latencies across the benchmark suite, reaffirming Matrix is the world's fastest parallel file system.

The recent SPEC SFS 2014 testing was conducted on a standard WekaIO Matrix-enabled cluster, utilizing commercially available storage server infrastructure. The tested storage cluster included six Supermicro BigTwin systems with Micron 9200 NVMe drives and Mellanox ConnectX 100Gb Ethernet networking.

The benchmark suite tested a variety of application types that stress both small and large file I/O and metadata including: software builds, video streaming, databases, virtual desktops and electronic design automation (EDA). In all application types, WekaIO Matrix was the clear front runner on both a performance metric and overall response time (ORT), a measure of latency. The chart outlines the position relative to other contributors across the spectrum of tests.

"We know first-hand the great throughput and IOPs performance that Matrix delivers, because we use MatrixFS to accelerate our demanding engineering workloads and accelerate our time to market. And we are happy to be a partner to provide the network technology for the state-of-the-art storage solutions", stated Michael Kagan, Chief Technology Officer at Mellanox. "The technology and performance advantages of our ConnectX adapters and Spectrum Ethernet switches combined with WekaIO Matrix delivers breakthrough performance for storage services across a distributed shared network, achieving higher performance and ROI than legacy architectures."

"We couldn't be happier with these results, which underscore Matrix as the world's fastest parallel file system offering the best performance density and achieving the highest number with 60% fewer compute clients", stated Liran Zvibel, CEO and co-founder of WekaIO. "The high performance and low latencies achieved by Matrix are attributable to our customer adoption dominance in the demanding use cases common to technical computing. Engineering design is an explosive growth area in which breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT) are transforming global production processes and generating vast amounts of data for conversion into business intelligence. Matrix shines in this area with its ability to accelerate data-intensive workflows while reducing storage complexity and cost."

"WekaIO's reported performance in recent SPEC SFS 2014 testing bolsters the company's growing reputation as a leading innovator and an important company to consider in the expanding global market for advanced storage solutions", stated Steve Conway, Hyperion Research senior vice president of research. "SPEC SFS 2014 is a trusted benchmark not just for existing HPC workloads but also for emerging AI, machine and deep learning tasks that can create even bigger challenges for metadata IO and storage."

WekaIO is a firm believer in the value of benchmark testing as a means to guide and inform development in the industry and frame results in a manner that delivers actionable intelligence to customers.

The full SPEC SFS results are available online .
Source: WekaIO

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-02-18

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part III - Software and applications ...

EOSCpilot science demonstrators boost follow-up initiatives in federating European Open Science Cloud concept ...

Quantum computing

Questions in quantum computing: How to move electrons with light ...

Focus on Europe

Arm SVE Hackathon to focus on Arm Scalable Performance for HPC and ML ...

EuroHPC Summit Week 2019: PRACEdays19 Call for Contributions and Posters is open ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award nominations open ...

Middleware

Bright Computing selects XENON as an Asia Pacific Services Partner ...

Hardware

RIKEN issues call for proposals for the name of the post-K ...

Fujitsu receives order for massively parallel supercomputer system called Oakbridge-CX from the University of Tokyo ...

Cray reports 2018 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

South African Weather Center doubles computing and triples storage system capacities with Cray ...

WekaIO Matrix cements its storage leadership with groundbreaking performance and latency results on SPEC SFS 2014 ...

NERSC tape archives make the move to Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 ...

Applications

CERIC-ERIC call for proposals is now open ...

CalTech researcher uses Blue Waters to model galactic atmospheres ...

Six research groups awarded new GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters supercomputer ...

Visualizing biomedical breakthroughs in data ...

Theories describe dynamically disordered solid materials ...

Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping ...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, supercomputing effort reveal antibody secrets ...

ORNL teams with Los Alamos and EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson now available anywhere ...