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Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K

23 Sep 2016 Tokyo - The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) decided to deploy DDN's burst buffer solution "IME14K" for their new systems.

It was decided that "Reedbush", which is a new system of the Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, would deploy DDN's burst buffer solution the "IME14K" appliance and high-performance appliance "SFA14KE" with embedded parallel file system "Lustre". The "IME14K" appliance is connected by the calculation node group and the EDR InfiniBand network to the parallel file system with a capacity of 209TB. The high-speed file cache system has 5.04PB of capacity with a data transfer rate of 436.2GB/sec. The parallel file system has a data transfer rate of 75GB/sec. The solution will be provided as an expansion of the computing resources that the University of Tokyo uses for its supercomputing system and will strongly support the response to new areas of demand, such as Big Data analysis and machine learning that are not limited to the science and technical computing markets.

Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba and the Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo and the supercomputing system of JCAHPC have deployed the DDN "IME 14K" and "SFA14KE" and will co-operate the systems. Oakforest-PACS added the high-speed file cache system "IME14K" onto the present system. The cache has a capacity of 940TB with 50 nodes and the data transfer rate will be 1.56TB/sec. In addition, the "SFA14KE" with the parallel file system has a capacity of 26PB and a data transfer rate of 484GB/sec. "IME 14K" and "SFA14KE" work together with the Intel Omni-Path architecture to achieve high-speed access performance and wideband data transfer performance between the 8,208 compute nodes that have been Fat Tree bonded.

The complete solution becomes a "K computer" with about 2.2 times the ultra-high-performance system as the total peak computing performance and achieves a theoretical aggregate performance of 25 petaflops (PFLOPS). Production is scheduled to start in December 2016. It is expected to be the fastest supercomputer system in Japan at that time. As a result, it will support the collaboration of computer scientists and computational scientists, and will support the strengthening of infrastructure to provide a wide range of large-scale and ultra-high-speed arithmetic processing functions for academic research across the university.

DDN "IME14K" provides two-nodes per chassis, each with 50GB/sec read and write performance. Users can combine multiple systems as distributed shared file cache. One "IME14K" with NVMe SSDs from Toshiba Corporation can be configured with a maximum of 48 drives and can scale up to a 10-chassis configuration per rack with 500GB/sec of throughput and 55 million random write IOPS.

DDN "SFA14KE" is a 4U high-performance block storage platform with built-in storage application options. It can be extended, if necessary, and can be configured as a single system scaled up to 8.4PB in a 44-rack unit. It reduces footprint, power usage, and cooling costs as well as management complexity.

Professor Hiroshi Nakamura, director of Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, commented as follows: "For a gradual improvement in performance of parallel file systems for computing performance of the supercomputer, we introduced a high-speed file system cache as a new technology to fill the performance gap. The first introduction of this technology to a supercomputer in Japan is the Reedbush system. The DDN "IME14K" provides a good balance of network and storage performance, and can deliver 1.5TB/sec performance of Oakforest-PACS at 25 system (50 server) - more than enough to take advantage of this new technology, computational science, and big data analysis, and we expect the contribution to extend to further development, such as machine learning."

"The University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba have been global leaders in designing and utilizing HPC systems for the past two decades. The Reedbush and Oakforest-PACS initiatives are reaffirming and expanding this leadership position for a new generation of HPC systems", stated Alex Bouzari, CEO of DDN. "Many problems in science and research today are located at the intersections of HPC and Big Data, and storage and I/O are increasingly important components of any large compute infrastructure. We look forward to working closely with both Universities, as well as with our partners Fujitsu and SGI, on these exciting new efforts."

Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...