In this fast-moving field, certain HPC software projects manage to both stand out and stand the test of time, and that’s the case with ADIOS, an open-source middleware developed to handle big data workloads…
Last week marked the release of ADIOS 1.2, the latest incarnation of one of computational science’s most effective I/O tools. So far ADIOS has helped researchers make huge strides in fusion, astrophysics and combustion. The new version features some interesting improvements that will doubtless aid researchers in taking full advantage of leading supercomputing platforms.
A team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Tech, and Rutgers University developed the ADaptable I/O file System (ADIOS), an I/O middleware package that has shown great promise with leading fusion and astrophysics codes. Recently, ADIOS made its mark in the field of combustion.
When it comes to scientific computing, the amount of science reaped from a simulation is largely determined by the speed and scalability of the software. Likewise, a code’s speed is often at the mercy of its I/O performance. The more efficient the I/O, the faster the code and the more simulations can be run over a period of time.