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Primeur weekly 2018-04-09

Quantum computing

Frogs and mushrooms bubble up in quantum fluids ...

Focus on Europe

TrueBrainConnect: Predicting brain disorders - New ERC-funded project at Charité to combine EEG data and machine learning ...

Middleware

TACC promotes longtime visualization expert to director ...

The OpenMP ARB appoints Barbara Chapman of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab to its Board of Directors ...

GigaSpaces boosts Big Data and analytics performance with InsightEdge Platform 12.3 ...

Hardware

Singapore's NSCC and Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre sign an MOU to boost HPC scientific collaboration ...

World's first 2 petaflop Deep Learning system, NVIDIA DGX-2, features Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions ...

Burton Smith, Cray co-founder a dies at 77 ...

REFLEX CES to launch low profile PCIe board XpressGXA10-LP 1150 and 1151 versions ...

Supermicro first-to-market with IoT embedded solutions optimized for new 8th Gen Intel Core processors ...

Preferred Networks to launch MN-1b private sector supercomputer adopting NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPUs ...

GigaSpaces InsightEdge Platform with Intel technology accelerates AI innovations ...

DDN and Dalet announce certified solutions; Reimagining centralized storage for ultra HD broadcast workflows at scale ...

Applications

University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers' supercomputer simulations shed light on the heliospheric interface ...

Academic researchers look to Argonne's Mira supercomputer to better understand boiling phenomena, bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors ...

Anticipating the dangers of space ...

NVIDIA Project Clara supercomputing platform redefines medical imaging ...

University of Illinois team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope ...

BSC launches the Bioinfo4Women - Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians Programme ...

Statewide Users Group spring conference showcases variety of research and OSC resources ...

Insilico Taiwan calls Taiwanese AI talents with MolHack starting from April 23 ...

Dark matter might not be interactive after all ...

Forecasting the 'whether' with computer modelling ...

William Tang wins 2018 NVIDIA Global Impact Award ...

The Cloud

Gluster Community releases Gluster 4.0 with enhanced container integration ...

Gluster Community releases Gluster 4.0 with enhanced container integration

27 Mar 2018 Raleigh - The Gluster Community, the worldwide collection of developers who contribute to the open source Gluster storage platform, has launched the next version of its scale-out storage solution, Gluster 4.0, including new features designed to enhance integration with containers and improve storage management.

The latest version of Gluster, a free and open source software scalable network filesystem, is designed to make the platform a more well-suited infrastructure for Cloud-native developers. Gluster is designed to meet the needs of both small and large installations. Its flexible deployment options mean that Gluster can be used in a variety of environments and infrastructures, including bare metal hardware, virtual machines, containers, and public Clouds.

Gluster 4.0 builds on the project's prior work to expand capabilities for persistent storage for containers with several new features, including:

  • GlusterD-2.0: the distributed management engine for Gluster that is designed to provide better scale for membership of servers in a trusted storage pool. GlusterD-2.0 represents an architecture rewrite that introduces improvements designed to make it more scalable and easier to configure, use, integrate with, and maintain - especially at high scale. GlusterD-2.0 includes a set of ReSTful interfaces for volume and membership operations allowing DevOps practices to be adopted for infrastructure automation and consumption. Because GlusterD-2.0 integrates with an embedded etcd store, it can enable a higher degree of consistency for state management within a trusted storage pool. GlusterD-2.0 also provides a more flexible plugin framework aimed at making it easier for developers to add additional metrics.
  • Deeper integration with Kubernetes using Heketi, a dynamic provisioning tool to manage the lifecycle of GlusterFS volumes. The latest version of Heketi introduces several new features that are designed to deepen Gluster's integration with Kubernetes, including: support for provisioning Gluster-block backed persistent volumes and expanding persistent volumes; custom volume names for persistent volumes; Prometheus metrics collection for Gluster volumes; improved device management; and an enhanced database.
  • Protocol changes resulting from a new on-wire Remote Procedure Call (RPC) version. This new RPC version improves XDR constructs and adds more defined members and a new dictionary that enhances encoding and decoding processes.
  • Performance improvements related to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)-compliant systems enabling it to work with software that is designed to meet U.S. government security standards.

Amye Scavarda, Gluster community lead, Red Hat, stated: "Since the beginning of active development 13 years ago, the Gluster community has sought to build one of the most flexible storage technologies available. With this release, Gluster brings scalability and flexibility to help meet the storage requirements of the modern workloads. The Gluster community seeks to design leading software-defined storage technology and we look forward to new advancements they bring."

The Gluster 4.0 release notes are now available online .

Source: Red Hat

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-04-09

Quantum computing

Frogs and mushrooms bubble up in quantum fluids ...

Focus on Europe

TrueBrainConnect: Predicting brain disorders - New ERC-funded project at Charité to combine EEG data and machine learning ...

Middleware

TACC promotes longtime visualization expert to director ...

The OpenMP ARB appoints Barbara Chapman of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab to its Board of Directors ...

GigaSpaces boosts Big Data and analytics performance with InsightEdge Platform 12.3 ...

Hardware

Singapore's NSCC and Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre sign an MOU to boost HPC scientific collaboration ...

World's first 2 petaflop Deep Learning system, NVIDIA DGX-2, features Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions ...

Burton Smith, Cray co-founder a dies at 77 ...

REFLEX CES to launch low profile PCIe board XpressGXA10-LP 1150 and 1151 versions ...

Supermicro first-to-market with IoT embedded solutions optimized for new 8th Gen Intel Core processors ...

Preferred Networks to launch MN-1b private sector supercomputer adopting NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPUs ...

GigaSpaces InsightEdge Platform with Intel technology accelerates AI innovations ...

DDN and Dalet announce certified solutions; Reimagining centralized storage for ultra HD broadcast workflows at scale ...

Applications

University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers' supercomputer simulations shed light on the heliospheric interface ...

Academic researchers look to Argonne's Mira supercomputer to better understand boiling phenomena, bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors ...

Anticipating the dangers of space ...

NVIDIA Project Clara supercomputing platform redefines medical imaging ...

University of Illinois team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope ...

BSC launches the Bioinfo4Women - Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians Programme ...

Statewide Users Group spring conference showcases variety of research and OSC resources ...

Insilico Taiwan calls Taiwanese AI talents with MolHack starting from April 23 ...

Dark matter might not be interactive after all ...

Forecasting the 'whether' with computer modelling ...

William Tang wins 2018 NVIDIA Global Impact Award ...

The Cloud

Gluster Community releases Gluster 4.0 with enhanced container integration ...