Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
May 31, 2010
Entry-level storage system based on 6Gb/s SAS technology delivers midrange performance and functionality for Cray rack-mounted supercomputer
HAMBURG, May 31 -- LSI Corporation today announced that Cray Inc. has selected the LSI Engenio 2600 storage system for integration with the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer. The Engenio 2600 is an entry-level storage system designed to provide customers with midrange performance and advanced functionality without sacrificing simplicity or affordability.
The Cray CX1000 supercomputer is a dense, energy-efficient and powerful rack-mounted system designed for data-intensive, high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The Cray CX1000 system redefines HPC by delivering hybrid capabilities through a choice of chassis and other components that can be mixed-and-matched in a single rack, creating a customized hybrid computing platform to meet a variety of scientific workloads.
The flexibility of the Cray CX1000 supercomputer is complemented by the integration of the highly adaptable LSI Engenio 2600 storage system. The 2600 system is the newest member of the Engenio line of modular storage systems and the first to feature 6Gb/s SAS technology. The system combines multi-protocol host connectivity, flexible drive support, an intuitive management interface and advanced energy-saving features, delivering a fully featured storage system integrated with the Cray CX1000 supercomputer.
"The Cray CX1000 supercomputer is our first system based on Intel processors and an InfiniBand interconnect designed to fit between our Cray CX1 desktop line and our Cray XT family of supercomputers," said Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity solutions group and marketing at Cray. "The Cray CX1000 system is tightly integrated with the LSI Engenio 2600 to allow customers to address both computational and storage requirements within a single system. The 2600 system is the perfect complement to the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer and our overall vision of adaptive supercomputing."
The Engenio 2600 system combines proven LSI controller technology with leading host interface connectivity to deliver a 4X improvement in throughput performance compared to the previous generation product. The system also delivers 2X IOPS (input/output operations per second) improvement in random disk reads compared to its predecessor. The system's balanced and sustainable performance allows it to support a wide range of HPC workloads by being equally adept both at delivering throughput to bandwidth-intensive applications and IOPS to transaction-oriented applications.
"HPC professionals in the lower end of the market have the same need for maximum computational efficiency and continuous data access as those in the high end," said Steve Hochberg, senior director, HPC segment, LSI. "However, system attributes such as storage density, power efficiency and ease of use often play a larger role in the purchase decisions of these customers. The Cray CX1000 supercomputer with integrated LSI storage technology delivers on these requirements while providing the flexibility to meet future project needs."
With over 100 petabytes deployed in HPC environments and more than 400,000 systems shipped across a wide range of workloads and market segments, LSI storage systems are helping to accelerate scientific research and innovation for many of the world's largest government and university-based research centers.
The LSI Engenio 2600 is available today through select OEM partners, including Cray. More information is available at www.lsi.com/hpc.
LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at www.lsi.com.
Source: LSI Corp.
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...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
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.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
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.