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Primeur weekly 2019-10-07

Quantum computing

Argonne receives more than $1 million for quantum information science ...

Department of Energy announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

The search for quantum-resistant cryptography: Understanding the future landscape ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Tenth Call for Applications is open from 1 October 2019 until 1 December 2019 ...

Fifth Call for Expression of Interest for Human Brain Project's final phase opened ...

The new supercomputer in Ostrava is called Barbora ...

Middleware

Solid Sands introduces license-free service to ease compiler qualification ...

Cortical.io collaborates with Xilinx to bring natural language understanding supercomputing to enterprise applications ...

Hardware

Rescale named #39 on Y Combinator’s 2019 list of top 101 companies ...

Mural for Perlmutter system unveiled ...

Supermicro expands European manufacturing facilities to support increased server and storage volume in EMEA markets ...

Applications

New research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University ...

Modelling the complexity of the world's water ...

RUDN University mathematicians help improve efficiency of data centres using Markov chains ...

Heart from the computer helps physicians ...

Supercomputing and neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein ...

ORNL scientists shed light on microbial 'dark matter' with new approach ...

Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe's building blocks ...

ORNL develops and deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio ...

SDSC and UC San Diego awarded two NSF Convergence Accelerator Grants ...

Eurolab4HPC subsidizes Short Term Collaborations and Business Prototyping Projects of a total of 55.000 euro ...

The Cloud

Excelero awarded patent for latency reduction in large-scale private Clouds ...

Excelero awarded patent for latency reduction in large-scale private Clouds


2 Oct 2019 San Jose - Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, was assigned US patent #10,372,374 - its fourth US patent - governing an approach that better addresses the "tail latency" experienced by large-scale private Cloud operators with demanding application workloads. Excelero's intellectual property (IP) for tail latency reduction can enable developers building solutions for AI, ML, analytics and database applications to achieve better storage efficiency and performance from shared NVMe Flash resources across an enterprise.

AI, ML, analytics and database applications often experience tail latency, where the slowest overall I/O transaction determines completion time and can cause unacceptably slow response times and stall the completion of vital tasks if left unmitigated. With projections that AI applications alone will grow 20x by 2025, tail latency will become increasingly problematic and potentially drag down performance across the enterprise. Recent SNIA and the NVMe Express standards define approaches to I/O determinism that are suitable for most application workloads, including predictable latency mode, NVM sets and local modes, but today's new scale-out architectures demand faster options.

Excelero's patent governs a mechanism to set a timeout for an I/O operation when invoking it. It allows product engineers to determine that a specific read transaction on an NVMe drive that will have a hard time finishing quickly, and mark it to "fail fast". Once tagged, if the drive determines that it cannot fulfill the request in the required time, the drive can notify the requestor and enable it to choose to take a different action, such as reading the data from an alternative location, or storing it elsewhere without delay.

A concept that evolved from Excelero's extensive experience in web-scale shared NVMe deployments, Excelero's "fail fast" tag option can help enable large private cloud operators to build scale-out networks that even out latency enterprise wide, even as highly demanding, ultra-low latency workloads proliferate.

"The industry needs a better answer to the tail latency issue, where entire workflows can get hung up by the slowest element's completion time", stated Yaniv Romem, CTO and co-founder of Excelero. "With this and the 11 other patents we have pending, Excelero is advancing our ability to keep latency low across the board, and help customers squeeze more from their storage architectures - and budgets."

Source: Excelero

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-10-07

Quantum computing

Argonne receives more than $1 million for quantum information science ...

Department of Energy announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

The search for quantum-resistant cryptography: Understanding the future landscape ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Tenth Call for Applications is open from 1 October 2019 until 1 December 2019 ...

Fifth Call for Expression of Interest for Human Brain Project's final phase opened ...

The new supercomputer in Ostrava is called Barbora ...

Middleware

Solid Sands introduces license-free service to ease compiler qualification ...

Cortical.io collaborates with Xilinx to bring natural language understanding supercomputing to enterprise applications ...

Hardware

Rescale named #39 on Y Combinator’s 2019 list of top 101 companies ...

Mural for Perlmutter system unveiled ...

Supermicro expands European manufacturing facilities to support increased server and storage volume in EMEA markets ...

Applications

New research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University ...

Modelling the complexity of the world's water ...

RUDN University mathematicians help improve efficiency of data centres using Markov chains ...

Heart from the computer helps physicians ...

Supercomputing and neutrons unite to unravel structures of intrinsically disordered protein ...

ORNL scientists shed light on microbial 'dark matter' with new approach ...

Gaute Hagen: Supercomputing the universe's building blocks ...

ORNL develops and deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio ...

SDSC and UC San Diego awarded two NSF Convergence Accelerator Grants ...

Eurolab4HPC subsidizes Short Term Collaborations and Business Prototyping Projects of a total of 55.000 euro ...

The Cloud

Excelero awarded patent for latency reduction in large-scale private Clouds ...