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Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server

6 Jun 2016 Kaiserslautern - ThinkParQ GmbH, the Fraunhofer HPC spin-off behind the parallel file system BeeGFS, has initiated a collaboration with the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) team and certification of BeeGFS over OPA. During the certification process, outstanding performance of BeeGFS in combination with Intel's new OPA interconnect technology on dual-socket Broadwell Xeon E5-2680v4 systems was observed. In an IOR single-stream throughput benchmark between a single client node and a single BeeGFS storage server, more than 8GB/s write throughput were achieved at only 2.8% CPU utilization. For an IOR benchmark with 4 file streams on the same set-up, BeeGFS was able to deliver a throughput of more than 12GB/s at only 6.2% CPU utilization on the server. With typical 4U storage servers, this enables file I/O rates of up to 120GB/s in a single rack.

Even though file system performance is not measured by the Linpack benchmark, which is the basis for the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, the efficiency of the parallel cluster file system nowadays is known to be one of the key aspects of cluster computing to avoid long application stalls on I/O wait. This factor is becoming even more relevant when considering the ever increasing size of data sets that need to be analyzed at higher levels of detail and the increasing size of application checkpoints due to the growing size of RAM on the compute nodes.

"Without a doubt, Intel has made a big leap in performance with the new 100Gbps OPA technology compared to previous interconnect generations. The fact that we didn’t need to modify even a single line of the BeeGFS source code to deliver this new level of throughput, confirms that the BeeGFS internal design is really future-proof", commented Sven Breuner, CEO of ThinkParQ.

Marco Merkel, Global Sales Director of ThinkParQ, added: "We are already seeing a number of customer projects being implemented with BeeGFS over Omni-Path, where our solution partners were able to significantly scale-up the per-server throughput and thus needed fewer servers to exceed the customer expectations. Especially for all-flash systems with BeeGFS, which are getting very famous in the finance industry, this new technology will help to unleash the full potential of BeeGFS."

For people interested in trying out BeeGFS, ready-to-use binary packages for all major Linux distributions and also the BeeGFS source code are available free for download from the website http://www.beegfs.com . The available downloads already come with full support for Omni-Path. For those who would like to meet the team, the ISC High Performance Computing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, starting on June 19, will be a good chance to get in touch.
Source: ThinkParQ

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...