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Sage Weil Presents: An Intro to Ceph for HPC

In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013 conference, Sage Weil from Inktank presents: An Intro to Ceph for HPC. Ceph is a free software unified storage platform designed to present object, block, and file storage from a single distributed cluster. Ceph’s main goals are to be completely distributed without a single point of […]

Eadline: Is Hadoop the New HPC?

Over at Admin HPC, Douglas Eadline writes that Hadoop could be the new corporate HPC for Big Data. The growth of Hadoop and the hardware on which it runs has been increasing. Certainly it can be seen as a subset of HPC, offering a single yet powerful algorithm that has been optimized for a large […]

Video: Accelerating Big Data over RDMA

In this video from the 2013 Open Fabrics Developer Workshop, Sreev Doddabalapur from Mellanox presents: Accelerating Big Data over RDMA. You can check out more OFA videos at our Open Fabrics Workshop Video Gallery.

Video: Warp Mechanics ZFS Array

In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013 conference, Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics presents: Warp Mechanics ZFS Array. The WARP Mechanics 39830 is a turnkey network-attached non-volatile RAM + SSD system with industry-leading price, performance, and scalability. This system maximizes the IOPs performance for the most demanding application profiles. It is an ultra-dense […]

Video: Lustre on Amazon Web Services

In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013 conference, Robert Read from Intel presents: Lustre on Amazon Web Services. You can check out more Lustre presentations at our LUG 2013 Video Gallery.

Video: How CERN Handles Big Data from the LHC

This video looks at how Big Data is handled from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC produces millions of collisions every second in each detector, generating approximately one petabyte of data per second. None of today’s computing systems are capable of recording such rates, so sophisticated selection systems are used for a first fast […]

Video: The Sequoia Supercomputer and the ZFS OSD

In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013 conference, Christopher Morrone from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory presents: Sequoia and the ZFS OSD. Check out more presentations at our LUG 2013 Video Gallery.

Podcast: Radio Free HPC Looks at FPGAs

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the recent buzz surrounding FGPAs. After being sidelined by accelerators, they’re increasingly being used in appliances. Big vendors are talking about FGPAs not only for appliances but for general-purpose systems as performance assists. Are we headed back to the future? The guys discuss the ins and […]

You Can’t Keep a Good god Down

In Greek mythology the Titans, known as the elder gods, ruled the earth until the Olympians tossed them out of power. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the Titans is not only still with us and doing well, but this modern day diety just got a boost that will help keep it king of […]

DSSD is Andy Bechtolsheim’s Secret Chip Startup for Big Data

Over at GigaOm, GigaStacey writes that the solution for better and faster storage may lie in DSSD, a stealthy chip startup backed by Andy Bechtolsheim. Founded in 2010 by Sun Alums Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore, DSSD is trying to build a chip that would improve the performance and reliability of flash memory for high […]