Using the BeeOND (“BeeGFS On Demand”) filesystem running across 300 HBv2 VMs and more than 250 terabytes of NVMe storage capacity, Azure’s Paul Edwards achieved 1.46 TB/s of read performance and 456 GB/s of write performance.
This is at least 3.6 higher read performance than that demonstrated or claimed elsewhere on the public cloud.
BeeOND is a well-matched HPC filesystem for the cloud due to its on-demand and elastic nature. It can be deployed for just one job all the way up to thousands. BeeOND also leverages remote direct memory access (RDMA) as enabled by Azure’s InfiniBand networking. Finally, it offers a disruptively cost-effective approach to high-performance scratch filesystems on the cloud as it leverages the local storage of Azure VMs included at no additional cost.
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Source: Evan Burness, Microsoft Azure