Interview: Replacing HDFS with Lustre for Maximum Performance

Gabriele Paciucci

“When organizations operate both Lustre and Apache Hadoop within a shared HPC infrastructure, there is a compelling use case for using Lustre as the file system for Hadoop analytics, as well as HPC storage. Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre includes an Intel-developed adapter which allows users to run MapReduce applications directly on Lustre. This optimizes the performance of MapReduce operations while delivering faster, more scalable, and easier to manage storage.”

Intel Steps up with Enterprise Edition for Lustre Software

Brent Gorda

In this video from the 2014 Lustre Administrators and Developers Conference, Brent Gorda from Intel describes how the company is adding enterprise features to the Lustre File System.

Performance Comparison of Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre and HDFS for MapReduce

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In this video from the LAD’14 Lustre Administrators and Developers Conference in Reims, Rekha Singhal from Tata Consultancy Services presents: Performance Comparison of Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre and HDFS for MapReduce Applications.

InsideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data Solutions in the Cloud

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For a long time, the industry’s biggest technical challenge was squeezing as many compute cycles as possible out of silicon chips so they could get on with solving the really important, and often gigantic problems in science and engineering faster than was ever thought possible. Now, by clustering computers to work together on problems, scientists are free to consider even larger and more complex real-world problems to compute, and data to analyze.

Attaining High-Performance Scalable Storage

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As compute speed advanced towards its theoretical maximum, the HPC community quickly discovered that the speed of storage devices and the underlying the Network File System (NFS) developed decades ago had not kept pace. As CPUs got faster, storage became the main bottleneck in high data-volume environments.

Designing a High Performance Lustre Storage System: A Case Study

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Intel’s White Paper, “Architecting a High-Performance Storage System,” shows you the step-by-step process in the design of a Lustre file system. It is available for download at insideBIGDATA White Paper Library. “Although a good system is well-balanced, designing it is not straight forward. Fitting components together and making the adjustments needed for peak performance is challenging. The process begins with a requirement analysis followed by a design structure (a common structure was selected for the paper) and component choices.”

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre can transform vast amounts of data into data-driven decisions. And using the software with Hadoop makes storage management simpler with single Lustre file systems rather than partitioned, hard-to-manage storage.