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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC

17 Jun 2019 Campbell - WekaIO, an expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, has made updates to its software platform with advanced security functionality for multi-use enterprise high performance computing (HPC). WekaIO has built the industry's first flash-native parallel file system that delivers unmatched performance to the most demanding applications, scaling to exabytes of data in a single namespace.

Multitenancy allows enterprises to drive business profits by leveraging data across many different applications and groups and accelerating time to market. With this latest release of software, WekaIO enables IT administrators to provide high speed, secure data access to a broad spectrum of users and applications. Until now, customers had to compromise on performance if they wanted to deliver secure multi-tenant environments for applications running NFS or SMB, as legacy parallel file systems lack enterprise features. The latest software offers robust enterprise grade capabilities that deliver the best performance to a broad range of enterprise applications including HPC applications and general-purpose file sharing.

Highlighted enterprise features include:

  • An extension of WekaIO's simple, intuitive management design that will enable customers to operate in the secure multi-tenant environments they need: Directory services integration with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory; support for Access Control List (ACLs) with multi-protocol interoperability between SMB, NFS and POSIX; the ability to set User Quotas for multi-user environments; and the ability to create multiple file systems for multi-tenant isolation
  • Security enhancements that help ensure critical data is kept safe: Encryption at rest and in-flight across the network; Authenticated mounts to prevent a rogue application from accessing the storage system; and PKEY multi-tenancy on InfiniBand networks for improved security
  • Hybrid cloud data management: Snapshot to S3 Cloud object storage for seamless workload migration, cloud bursting, archive, backup and disaster recovery

This latest release of software continues to deliver more performance while expanding enterprise capabilities. Earlier this month, WekaIO announced record-breaking performance on the STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark for financial analytics and multiple enterprise applications - breaking 8 STAC-M3 world records for mean query-response times and 4 world records for throughput. In addition, the WekaIO File System currently holds one of the top positions on the independent SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark and the #1 position on VI4IO's 10 Node Challenge list.

"Enterprises are desperate for a file system that allows them to continue serving the diverse access management and technology needs of their stakeholders without having to compromise on workload performance", stated Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing and product, WekaIO. "WekaIO now offers the most performant solution that is also secure, robust and operating system-agnostic."

"We are seeing an increase in demand for a high-performance file system in environments with high velocity analytics workloads that want an alternative to legacy scale-out NAS where application performance at scale is a requirement", stated Michael Queenan, co-founder and director, Nephos Technologies. "With WekaIO, we can offer our enterprise customers that have hundreds of different user types a storage solution that delivers single, shared access to their data with no compromise on application performance."

"WekaIO's scalable, high performance file system has applications in machine learning, genomics research, and high velocity analytics like finance, where I/O throughput at scale can exceed a traditional NAS system's capabilities", stated Randy Kerns, senior strategist and analyst, The Evaluator Group. "WekaIO's participation on industry standard benchmarks allows enterprise IT managers to make the right storage decisions to support their HPC multi-user environments."

WekaIO's software is available through the WekaIO Innovation Network (WIN).

Source: WekaIO

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...