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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner

3 Jun 2019 San Jose - WekaIO, an innovation expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, has announced that Supermicro, a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, is an authorized OEM partner. The Supermicro BigTwin Server featuring the WekaIO File System, WekaFS, is the industry's first and only 2U multi-node system supporting the highest performance processor, memory, storage, and I/O at an incredible 30 percent better thermal capacity with the ability to lower energy consumption in the data centre. This appliance is an integrated, preconfigured solution that delivers unmatched performance at scale.

Supporting deep learning workloads is akin to high-performance computing (HPC), but with unique storage requirements. Because these workloads consist of billions of small files, the storage system must be able to deliver high bandwidth, low latency, and excellent metadata performance to keep the applications saturated with data. Storage for deep learning must be able to deliver low latency and high performance I/O at extreme scale - unattainable by legacy storage systems, but made possible with WekaIO's modern NVMe-optimized, distributed and parallel file system running on Supermicro servers.

The Supermicro BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS is the platform that broke performance records on both the SPEC SFS benchmark suite, and the Virtual Institute for I/O (VI4IO) IO-500 10 Node Challenge, where it placed first among the world's largest supercomputers.

"The BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS offering is a milestone in our relationship with Supermicro. The solution is already in use by many customers with deep learning applications and exceeding expectations for performance and value. By offering this preconfigured solution with Supermicro, we'll be able to simplify the customers' acquisition experience", stated Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Marketing at WekaIO.

The WekaIO File System reduces time to innovation by delivering more data to the applications that need it, faster than any other storage system. With a single namespace that spans on premises storage and the Cloud, the software delivers simplified storage management and data protection. Its performance is 3x that of local file systems and 10x that of traditional NAS. With WekaIO Software, both data and metadata are distributed across the entire storage infrastructure to ensure massively parallel access. By offering the preconfigured Supermicro BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS appliance, customers receive a plug-and-play and cost-efficient system that helps extract greater value from data.

Other benefits include:

  • Industry leading performance: WekaFS is the world’s fastest NVMe-native file system that delivers the best performance density per U and linear performance scaling as compute nodes are added to the cluster.
  • Advanced data protection: The software's distributed data protection schema with end-to-end data integrity protects data better than RAID and the snap-to-object technology enables seamless workload migration, back-up, and disaster recovery use cases.
  • Preconfigured and fully tested: The BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS offers best-in class components, the best economics with lower energy consumption and reduced data centre footprint.
  • Exascale capacity in a global namespace: WekaFS delivers exabytes of scale across NVMe and object storage, with billions of files managed in a single directory.

"Supermicro enables customers' deep learning workloads with highly scalable, cost-effective enterprise-class storage solutions", stated Michael McNerney, Vice President of Marketing at Supermicro. "The BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS appliance is a great addition to our Software-Defined Storage platforms offerings and making it available as a preconfigured and fully tested appliance with a unique SKU enables the channel community to rapidly deploy industry-leading hardware and software."

"Boston is excited to partner with WekaIO to deliver high-performance scalable storage solutions, powered by Supermicro infrastructure", stated Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited. "Boston carefully considers partnerships for technical excellence, capability and longevity; we have been partnering with Supermicro for over 25 years and we believe this could be a magic triangle with WekaIO and Boston."
Source: WekaIO

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...