Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
December 07, 2010
Activities to support the Scalable File System Center, focusing on metadata performance enhancements and improving resiliency on large platforms
DANVILLE, Calif., Dec. 7 -- Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, announced today a contract signing with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the worlds leading HPC installation. Technical activities spelled out under the contract aim to support the Scalable File System Center (SFSC) and include engineering efforts to enhance petascale systems.
The SFSC at ORNL ensures the continued availability of a scalable, high-performance, and reliable parallel file system environment on Leadership class machines at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Recognizing the challenge of deploying large-scale parallel I/O environments on petascale platforms the SFSC provides the necessary expertise to continue to scale parallel file systems such as Lustre for current and next generation systems at the OLCF.
The SFSC deployment includes 27,000 Lustre clients and over 14PB of Lustre storage.
"We are excited to work with Whamcloud and their Lustre engineering experts to extend performance, stability, and resiliency of Lustre on Linux. Meeting the I/O requirements at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility requires continuous improvements in these three key areas," said Galen Shipman, technical integration group lead for ORNL. "In addition, this agreement will enhance the capabilities of the Scalable File Systems Center at ORNL through Whamcloud's onsite Lustre engineering expertise."
"Oak Ridge is a key player in the future of Lustre. This agreement allows us to extend Lustre capabilities in several core areas, immediately benefiting the Lustre community," said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud. "Our team is excited to collaborate with ORNL."
All development covered under the agreement will be open-sourced and developed to advance Linux-based Lustre.
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security. ORNL also performs other work for DOE, including isotope production, information management, and technical program management, and provides research and technical assistance to other organizations.
Whamcloud is a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans focused on enabling unprecedented application scaling and information insight through the evolution of HPC storage technologies in collaboration with the world's most scalable computing centers. http://www.whamcloud.com.
Source: Whamcloud 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 23, 2013 |
he study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
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.