JUNE 18–22, 2017

Presentation Details

Name: Seagate: Flash Acceleration of HPC Workloads - Seagate Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager
Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
02:20 pm - 02:40 pm
Room:   Booth #M-210  
Speaker:   Chris Weeden, Seagate
Abstract:   “Burst Buffers” is the buzzword of the day and while a few specific use cases do benefit from such technologies, the question should be asked:
Is adding a separate expensive tier incurring additional network complexity, long term support issues and expensive data movement the right way??
Seagate does not believe so and argue for a more transparent solution. By adding enhanced flash SSDs to each storage server, modifying the Linux I/O stack with additional intelligence and deliver I/O acceleration within the parallel filesystem (Lustre or IBM Spectrum Scale), a fully transparent and more versatile solution can be built.
The ClusterStor L/G300N platform is enhanced with this type of functionality which will significantly enhance small block I/Os and random file system access.