European markets and partners are significant in the global supercomputing community. The main supercomputing technology show based in Europe, ISC’12, is just around the corner and it’s including a bigger offering of Lustre activities and information this year. Of course, Whamcloud will be there, talking Lustre. Plus, we’re demoing Chroma, our new management system deeply integrated with Lustre. Chroma enables enterprises to maximize their storage environment. This is Whamcloud’s first product, built by an incredible team of file system veterans, and we’re really excited how it will expand the worldwide Lustre ecosystem. DDN has already announced they are building a Chroma-based product. Keep your eye out for more announcements. If you’re attending ISC, say hello, take a look, and ask some hard questions. We’re confident you’ll be impressed.
We’re sponsoring – enthusiastically – the EOFS / OpenSFS booth at ISC’12. Come by and see how you can participate in the Lustre community. There are multiple Lustre talks, demos, giveaways and more. The big giveaway, by the way, is one free seat at a Whamcloud Lustre Installation and Administration 3- or 4-day training session in the next year. Not too shabby! For all details see: http://www.whamcloud.com/
Eric Barton, Whamcloud CTO, is doing a Keynote Talk called ”Exascale File Systems – Evolution or Revolution?” (Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 10:45am – 11:45am Hall B). I personally will be discussing speeds and feeds in my Exhibitor Forum Talk titled “Positively POSIX: The Race to 1 Terabyte per second” (Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – 12:30pm – 1:00pm at booth #001 in the exhibit hall). We also have a slate of talks in the EOFS booth on Chroma, Lustre releases, and the growing Lustre ecosystem.
If you’re not headed to Hamburg, you can still make your voice heard. The OpenSFS Community Development Working Group is developing long-term support strategy recommendations for Lustre. They’re focused on ensuring future Lustre releases are “well-aligned with the needs of the Lustre community.” Please participate by completing the short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC)
Jumping quickly to some great news back here in California. The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, announced this week that they have completed the deployment of their Lustre-based Data Oasis parallel file system, with 4PB of capacity and 100 GB/s, to handle the data-intensive needs of the center’s new Gordon supercomputer in addition to their Trestles and Triton high-
Whamcloud provided SDSC with on-site consulting expertise, including hardware, networking, interfaces to various HPC systems, and software installation. We’re helping in the prep and installation of a ZFS-based Lustre file system that combines restructured LNET code with the ZFS code base developed on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia system. Whamcloud will share expertise of Lustre SSD projects in order to grow SDSC’s knowledge of how best to deploy SSDs/flash in a Lustre file system. The Gordon supercomputer will, in part, serve as a test bed for the Lustre community.
It’s exciting work and the announcement was a real milestone. As always, results will be provided to the Lustre community.
Hope to see you in Hamburg.
PS. Whamcloud is hiring: http://www.whamcloud.com/
SDSC press release SDSC Supercharges its ‘Data Oasis’ Storage System http://www.sdsc.edu/News%
insideHPC Interview: EMC Speeds Lustre Integration with Whamcloud http://insidehpc.com/2012/04/
insideHPC DDN Embraces Chroma Central Management System for Lustre Made Simple http://insidehpc.com/2012/04/
Brent is General Manager, High Performance Data Division, Intel Corp. He lives in the East Bay Area, loves his family and his road bike.