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Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS

28 May 2019 San Jose, Kaiserslautern - Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, and ThinkParQ announced that their joint go-to-market relationship is bearing fruit and the firms have successfully integrated Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage solution for shared NVMe at local latency along with ThinkParQ's parallel cluster file system BeeGFS. Benchmark results from early deployments spotlight the maximum resource utilization and flexibility that are possible from combining the two solutions - performance that is perfectly suited for data-intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC), AI, ML, and analytics.

In response to customer demand, Excelero and ThinkParQ already have deployed NVMe storage clusters with BeeGFS and NVMesh to increase productivity of advanced GPU compute clusters. These organisations experienced the storage bottleneck issue endemic to AI - that I/O intensive applications cannot be processed fast enough even on GPU-based systems. As a result, IT teams often copy datasets in and out locally, which is an inefficient and time-consuming process.

"With Excelero's NVMesh, our customers have access to an ultra-low latency, high performance approach to scale-out storage", stated Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ. "We've been impressed with NVMesh's ability to deliver the high IOPS and ultra-low latency of NVMe drives over the network with highly available volumes - as well as options for distributed erasure coding and BeeGFS' unmatched ability to efficiently handle all kinds of access patterns and file sizes."

To demonstrate the possibilities of this new scale-out infrastructure, the companies used the industry standard mdtest and IOR benchmarks. The test system was a compact 2U 4-server chassis with a total of 24 NVMe drives, connected via a 100Gbit RDMA network to 8 BeeGFS client compute nodes. Tests were run on the exact same hardware configuration with BeeGFS utilizing the direct-attached NVMe vs. BeeGFS utilizing NVMesh logical volumes.

Taking advantage of NVMesh to offload mirroring operations, BeeGFS file create operations were boosted 3x, while metadata read operations were boosted 2,5x. For small random file access, which is often considered to be especially critical for application efficiency, NVMesh's low latency technology boosted BeeGFS 4K write IOPS to 1,25 million per second, a 2,5x improvement. By leveraging NVMesh distributed erasure coding for BeeGFS, customers can get up to 90% usable capacity while still tolerating drive failures. All the while, achieving 75GB/s streaming throughput from this entry-level system.

Through June 30 Excelero is offering enhanced pricing on combined purchases of NVMesh and BeeGFS. More details are available from both companies.

"You can't build tomorrow's enterprise on yesterday's infrastructure", stated Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. "We're delighted at how smoothly NVMesh and BeeGFS work together, and the way we enable organisations to work without compromise to either IT teams or end users. We look forward to working further with ThinkParQ so that more organisations worldwide can maximize their NVMe ROI and the efficiency of their entire operations."

Excelero and ThinkParQ will showcase the performance and efficiency of BeeGFS powered by NVMesh at the ISC High Performance Event 2019, June 16-20 in Frankfurt in ThinkParQ's booth J-640 and Excelero's booth E-1039.
Source: Excelero

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...