Tag: lustre

Lustre Takes Aim at Enterprise Security Requirements

May 23, 2016 |

“Security in Lustre reflects its roots as a high performance computing (HPC) file system,” said John Hammond of Intel’s High Performance Data Division. In traditional HPC deployments, Lustre resides in a physically secure and logically isolated environment, dependent on strict network access controls, managed by large and siloed teams focused on what’s happening with the systems, and accessed by users already holding appropriate clearances to log on and use the resources.

LUG 2016 Wrap-up: Intel’s Lustre Line Gains Traction

Apr 8, 2016 |

Intel’s effort to expand Lustre’s beyond science and the Top500 HPC communities where it has long been strong and into enterprise and cloud environments was apparent in announcements made at the Lustre User Conference (LUG 2016) held in Portland in this week. Among the more significant was news that the Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre Read more…

Intel’s Next-Generation of High-Performance Computing Architecture

Dec 7, 2015 |

Enterprises and research centers investigating the future of their HPC infrastructure can expect a new design philosophy coming from Intel. The company says their Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) is a new architectural direction for HPC systems that are not only balanced, power-efficient, and reliable, but are also able to run a wide range Read more…

Aeon Computing Stands Up 28 Petabyte Lustre Install for Los Alamos

Nov 26, 2015 |

Among the raft of announcements launched in tandem with SC last week, there was one that stood out for being one of the largest deployed Lustre installations at 28 petabytes total. San Diego-based Aeon Computing won the contract to provide two site-wide Lustre file systems to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in support of the lab’s Read more…

Stepping Up to the Life Science Storage System Challenge

Oct 5, 2015 |

Storage and data management have become the perhaps the most challenging computational bottlenecks in life sciences (LS) research. The volume and diversity of data generated by modern life science lab instruments and the varying requirements of analysis applications make creating effective solutions far from trivial. What’s more, where LS was once adequately served by conventional Read more…

DDN Data Depot Speeds Purdue Throughput

Aug 11, 2015 |

Purdue University, like most big research institutions, relies on a constantly evolving cyber infrastructure to support its large and diverse community of researchers. The diversity of workflows and exploding size of datasets have turned data storage and data management into major stumbling blocks in this environment. Recently, Purdue deployed a new 6.4 petabyte Data Depot, Read more…

Momentum Builds for Intel’s HPC Scalable System Framework

Jul 13, 2015 |

At a press conference on Friday, Intel delivered a progress report on the state of its unfolding HPC portfolio. With key products like Omni-Path and Knights Landing set to launch later this year, Intel is focusing on the momentum that is building for its HPC Scalable System Framework. The company also announced that it is entering into a deeper alliance Read more…

HPC Storage Evolution Ramps Up

Jul 13, 2015 |

With Seagate’s announcement that it will be integrating IBM® Spectrum Scale® software with its award winning¹ ClusterStor high performance parallel storage system, the evolution of HPC and enterprise storage just took another leap forward. IBM Spectrum Scale, formerly known as IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), is a proven, scalable file and object management solution Read more…

The state of the Lustre* Parallel File System

Jul 6, 2015 |

We caught up with Brent Gorda, General Manager of Intel’s High Performance Data Division recently and asked him to give us an update on what was going on with the Lustre technology and community. Q: Brent, what can you tell us about recent Lustre momentum in the HPC community? A: We’ve seen strong growth in Read more…

Comparing Lustre RDMA Performance over Ethernet vs. FDR InfiniBand

Jun 15, 2015 |

Two distinct solutions yielding nearly identical results – but with a significant difference in cost and management. These are the key findings of a recent study conducted by Chelsio Communications that compares the performance of Lustre RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over Ethernet vs. FDR InfiniBand. Lustre is the popular, scalable, secure, high availability HPC Read more…