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Primeur weekly 2019-08-12

Focus

The quest for European HPC research and innovation funding ...

Quantum computing

Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light ...

Light for the nanoworld ...

Middleware

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host seventh meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Hardware

Cray reports second quarter 2019 financial results ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand solutions deliver breakthrough performance for AMD EPYC 7002 processor-based data centres ...

Phison at the forefront of PCIe Gen4 storage market with a portfolio of products ...

Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transport ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors set new standard for the modern data centre with record-breaking performance and significant TCO savings ...

HPE ProLiant shatters 37 world records ...

Cray awarded contracts with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Army Engineering and Research Development Center ...

Cray Shasta supercomputer to power weather forecasting for the U.S. Air Force ...

GRC partners with Prasa to bring liquid immersion cooling to data centres in India ...

Excelero debuts Excelero NVEdge, software for creating NVMe All Flash Arrays (NAFA) from high-availability (HA) servers ...

Excelero honoured with Flash Memory Summit 2019 Best of Show Award for third year in a row ...

Simulation technique can predict microstructures of alloy materials used in jet engines - before they are made ...

Supermicro now offering AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems to customers who want to transform their data centres ...

Boston now offers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems to customers ...

Lenovo and Intel announce multiyear global collaboration to extend HPC and AI leadership ...

Xilinx expands Alveo portfolio with industry's first adaptable compute, network and storage accelerator card built for any server and any Cloud ...

Penguin Computing expands Altus product family with AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems, reaching new levels of data centre performance ...

Applications

Stanford researcher develops data standards for brain imaging and applies rigorous computational methods to work ...

HPE advances its intelligent data platform with acquisition of MapR business assets ...

Turbulence meets a shock ...

The Cloud

UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and University of Washington announce 'CloudBank' Award ...

Excelero debuts Excelero NVEdge, software for creating NVMe All Flash Arrays (NAFA) from high-availability (HA) servers

6 Aug 2019 San Jose - Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, has launched Excelero NVEdge, block storage software for creating NVMe All-Flash Arrays (NAFAs) that leverage traditional controller-based high availability (HA) storage architectures. Targeted at OEMs, large integrators and tech giants that are building disaggregated NAFA solutions, Excelero NVEdge delivers the world's fastest NVMe AFA performance, demonstrating over 2,7M 4K IOPs on a 100Gb link - achieving full bandwidth while being thin provisioned at up to a 1000x oversubscription rate. Excelero NVEdge software realizes the highest performance levels while providing important enterprise storage features for simplified deployment, efficiency and operation.

With NVMe-based arrays using NVMe over Fabric host connections expected to drive more than 50% of all external primary storage revenue by 2021, Excelero NVEdge enables x86 systems and those based around SmartNIC-based architectures to take maximum advantage of NVMe SSDs with demanding and fast-growing application categories such as AI, ML, GPU and Edge computing. It delivers Excelero's hallmark extreme IOPs performance, throughput and cost efficiency via the NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF) protocol - supporting NVMeoF standards.

Excelero NVEdge is block storage software targeted for two underserved markets:

  • Cloud data centres where a rack is a single failure domain, yet disaggregated NVMe single-chassis storage needed to be HA.
  • Deployments requiring an HA NVMe storage array with local NVMe performance, but without the need for massive scale.

The software enables OEMs to build a scale-up NVMe flash array on their choice of HA hardware, using Excelero's proven software approach. Excelero NVEdge replaces the need for proprietary block drivers with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF), and provides an elegant answer for settings demanding high availability as well as exceptional performance.

A fully standards-compliant NVMeoF target, Excelero NVEdge supports HA x86 systems as well as newer SmartNIC-based platforms such as Mellanox BlueField and Broadcom Stingray. Based in part on SPDK for writing high performance, scalable, user-mode storage applications, NVEdge supports both RDMA and TCP/IP networking, and includes features for data protection, thin provisioning, and checksums.

In testing against many block storage solutions at a partner's lab, Excelero's was the only solution to reach full bandwidth at 4K IO across a 100Gbps network with thin provisioned logical volumes.

"The integration of the Excelero NVMeoF target solution and the BlueField SmartNIC SNAP feature enables customers to build their own disaggregated flash storage solution and benefit from the higher efficiency achieved by utilizing NVMe in a central server", stated Dror Goldenberg, SVP SW Architecture at Mellanox. "They can enjoy exceptionally low latency and reach full bandwidth across a 100gbE network. We are extremely happy about the collaboration between the two teams and the innovation that we create together."

"Throughout its history, Excelero has pursued a software-defined storage strategy that offered maximum deployment flexibility for their customers", stated Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC. "Excelero already supports a wide variety of different server-based storage nodes, but the Excelero NVEdge announcement further extends the choice of deployment options to customers that need to deploy high performance NVMe-based storage in a single chassis, commodity hardware platform that also needs to support high availability."

"Excelero already delivered the highest performance solution for scale-out NVMe, and now, by adding Excelero NVEdge to our distributed NVMe product line, we also provide the highest performance solution for scale-up NVMe", stated Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder. "We're providing even wider options for our customers, and offering OEMs, integrators and tech giants a simplified path to delivering the most efficient disaggregated NVMe-based solutions on the market."

Excelero NVEdge is available to select partners immediately.
Source: Excelero

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Primeur weekly 2019-08-12

Focus

The quest for European HPC research and innovation funding ...

Quantum computing

Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light ...

Light for the nanoworld ...

Middleware

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host seventh meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Hardware

Cray reports second quarter 2019 financial results ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand solutions deliver breakthrough performance for AMD EPYC 7002 processor-based data centres ...

Phison at the forefront of PCIe Gen4 storage market with a portfolio of products ...

Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transport ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors set new standard for the modern data centre with record-breaking performance and significant TCO savings ...

HPE ProLiant shatters 37 world records ...

Cray awarded contracts with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Army Engineering and Research Development Center ...

Cray Shasta supercomputer to power weather forecasting for the U.S. Air Force ...

GRC partners with Prasa to bring liquid immersion cooling to data centres in India ...

Excelero debuts Excelero NVEdge, software for creating NVMe All Flash Arrays (NAFA) from high-availability (HA) servers ...

Excelero honoured with Flash Memory Summit 2019 Best of Show Award for third year in a row ...

Simulation technique can predict microstructures of alloy materials used in jet engines - before they are made ...

Supermicro now offering AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems to customers who want to transform their data centres ...

Boston now offers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems to customers ...

Lenovo and Intel announce multiyear global collaboration to extend HPC and AI leadership ...

Xilinx expands Alveo portfolio with industry's first adaptable compute, network and storage accelerator card built for any server and any Cloud ...

Penguin Computing expands Altus product family with AMD EPYC 7002 series processor-based systems, reaching new levels of data centre performance ...

Applications

Stanford researcher develops data standards for brain imaging and applies rigorous computational methods to work ...

HPE advances its intelligent data platform with acquisition of MapR business assets ...

Turbulence meets a shock ...

The Cloud

UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and University of Washington announce 'CloudBank' Award ...