File System Performance Record for Sandia National Labs

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:32 am

Sandia National Laboratories, DataDirect Networks, Cluster File Systems, Inc. and Voltaire combined solutions to deliver 15 Gigabytes per second to Sandia’s high performance RoSE Visualization Cluster.

The RoSE clusters are designed to visualize, analyze and manage output from two of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, Red Storm and Thunderbird. These supercomputers enable simulations with extraordinary precision and fidelity, and the size of the output is enormous. Each output can be tens of terabytes in size.

“A high-performance file system solution is central to the operation of Sandia’s RoSE clusters, especially for challenging tasks like interactive visualization of large simulation results,” said Milt Clauser, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. “Working with DataDirect Networks, Cluster File Systems and Voltaire enabled us to achieve our goals.”

In August, RoSE’s high performance parallel file system solution underwent a series of tests and achieved record-setting performance exceeding 15 Gigabytes/second. Since then, the file system has been delivering solid performance in a production computing environment on the Red RoSE cluster.


One Response to “File System Performance Record for Sandia National Labs”

  1. David Says:

    With this speed, you can read a 60GB hard drive in 4 seconds WOW :shock:

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