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Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE ...

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services ...

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud' ...

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published ...

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era ...

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam ...

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO ...

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access ...

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation ...

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture ...

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst ...

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark ...

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level ...

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation ...

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations ...

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud ...

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse' ...

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity ...

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing ...

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons ...

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight ...

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales ...

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses ...

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems' ...

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud

24 Oct 2011 Danville - Whamcloud formed from a worldwide network of high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, has signed a Lustre support contract with the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at NASA's Ames Research Center. Lustre, the massively parallel open source file system, is used extensively within NAS. NASA Ames has over $3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 million annual budget and plays a critical role in virtually all NASA missions in support of America's space and aeronautics programmes. The contract is for up to five years of Lustre support.

"File systems and supercomputers are evolving separately, and integrating multiple generations of hardware and software is a requirement for the NAS facility. We have moved to a data-centric model where the file system is a standalone component that persists between generations of supercomputers. Lustre is the key element to make this work", stated Bob Ciotti, supercomputing systems group lead and lead system architect for the NAS Division. "Our plan with this effort will allow for better operational continuity as we continue to evolve our super-scale computational environments."

"Being chosen by NASA to support their Lustre operations is an extreme honour. NASA is a world leader in a wide range of research areas involving heavy computation. Fast and reliable data movement & storage is required to make use of the large computers", stated Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud. "NASA depends on computational results for scientific discovery, design and mission operation. We're excited to be a part of supporting their research and the smooth operation of the data path."

Pleiades, NASA's largest system, ranks 7th on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers and has Lustre file systems that provide nearly 10 PB of storage and serve over 110 thousand cores. In a data-centric model where compute is attached to storage, Lustre provides shared data access between all major systems at the center including the hyperwall-2 visualization system and the Columbia supercomputer. Scientists are running large-scale jobs on these systems to gain insight into Earth's ocean and climate variability; reduce harmful emissions from aircraft; and design future vehicles for planetary and space exploration. The systems were also critical to supporting debris damage assessment on space shuttle missions and gave managers data about critical decisions to perform repairs and clear the orbiter for safe landing.

Source: Whamcloud

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE ...

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services ...

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud' ...

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published ...

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era ...

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam ...

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO ...

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access ...

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation ...

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture ...

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst ...

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark ...

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level ...

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation ...

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations ...

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud ...

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse' ...

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity ...

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing ...

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons ...

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight ...

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales ...

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses ...

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems' ...