Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
December 08, 2009
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 8 -- Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, and Arista Networks, the leader in non-blocking 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches, today announced that they are working together to optimize non-blocking 10-Gigabit Ethernet as the network of choice for high-performance storage systems. The two companies agreed to test and optimize their currently-shipping systems to ensure that customers receive maximum performance and reliability when their systems are installed together. In addition, Panasas and Arista have agreed to enhance future systems to take best advantage of high-performance Ethernet-based storage.
The joint effort was inspired by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), which is a customer of both companies. LANL runs one of the world's fastest supercomputers, called Roadrunner. This system, built on an Ethernet-switched backbone network capable of more than 250 gigabits per second, connects a single Panasas storage system at more than 55 gigabits per second in production workloads.
"At LANL, high-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet access to storage is a critical component of our supercomputer," said Gary Grider, deputy division leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. "Panasas and massively parallel applications of Ethernet for storage area networks have played an important role at LANL. We expect these technologies to become even more important in the next generation of our systems, which are targeting a 3x increase in performance and a 100x increase in future applications."
"Traditional 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches are optimized for oversubscribed routine backbone data delivery," said Mansour Karam, director of business development at Arista. "Arista sees high-performance storage as a key application for non-blocking, high-performance Ethernet network designs and is working with the leader in that arena, Panasas, to optimize 10-Gigabit Ethernet for technical environments."
"In the past Panasas has had to work around the limitations of conventional oversubscribed Ethernet switches and network designs to deliver the performance customers like LANL expect," said Garth Gibson, chief technical officer at Panasas. "Working with Arista allows us to leverage that experience into the design and deployment of new non-blocking network interconnect fabrics enabled by the powerful new architecture of the industry's most innovative 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches."
About Arista Networks
Arista Networks was founded to deliver cloud networking solutions for large datacenter and computing environments. Arista offers best-of-breed 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches that redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a pioneering new software architecture with self-healing and live in-service software upgrade capabilities. Arista's team is composed of experienced management and engineering talent from leading networking companies. Arista markets its products worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators, and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success. For more information, visit www.aristanetworks.com or contact Arista at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-462-5000.
Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, helps commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to results, leading to real-world breakthroughs that improve people's lives. Panasas high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the benefits of compute clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created with legacy network storage technologies. Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale operating environment and PanFS parallel file system, offer the most comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.
Source: Panasas, Inc.; Arista Networks, Inc.
In a recent solicitation, the NSF laid out needs for furthering its scientific and engineering infrastructure with new tools to go beyond top performance, Having already delivered systems like Stampede and Blue Waters, they're turning an eye to solving data-intensive challenges. We spoke with the agency's Irene Qualters and Barry Schneider about..
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
May 22, 2013 |
At some point in the not-too-distant future, building powerful, miniature computing systems will be considered a hobby for high schoolers, just as robotics or even Lego-building are today. That could be made possible through recent advancements made with the Raspberry Pi computers.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.