Barcelona, Nov. 7, 2018 — Barcelona Supercompunting Center (BSC) has made available to programmers , a data store that provides savings of up to 30% in time and code to application developers. dataClay is a distributed object store that avoids the need to have different data models in volatile memory and in persistent storage.
dataClay performs the calculations directly on the object store, without having to copy the data to the application space, thus avoiding, both the time and energy costs associated with data transport. On the other hand, when working on a single model, the effort and time required to transform the data disappear, thus reducing the possibility of errors and improving efficiency of execution.
dataClay works on distributed memory and has demonstrated its ability to provide fast and easy access to data in both conventional applications and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
dataClay and supporting documentation can be downloaded for free from the web .
It has been fully developed by the BSC Storage Systems group, within a project led by Toni Cortes, head of the group, and Anna Queralt, senior researcher. This software is the practical result of Jonathan Martí’s doctoral thesis.
About Barcelona Supercomputing Center
BSC is a leading supercomputing center in Spain. It specializes in high-performance computing. It has a dual role: providing infrastructure and a supercomputing service for Spanish and European scientists, and generating knowledge and technology to be transferred to society.
It is a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, a member of the top-level European research infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and manages the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES).
BSC is a public consortium owned by the Spanish Government Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (60%), the Catalan Government Department of Business and Knowledge (30%) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (10%).