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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era

30 Oct 2019 Seattle - Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has unveiled its Cray ClusterStor E1000 system, an entirely new parallel storage platform for the Exascale Era. ClusterStor E1000 addresses the explosive growth of data from converged workloads and the need to access that data at unprecedented speed, by offering an optimal balance of storage performance, efficiency and scalability, effectively eliminating job pipeline congestion caused by I/O bottlenecks.

The next-generation global file storage system has already been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for use at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where the first three US exascale supercomputers will be housed - respectively Aurora, Frontier and El Capitan. With the introduction of the ClusterStor E1000 storage system, Cray has completed the re-architecture of its end-to-end infrastructure portfolio, which encompasses Cray Shasta supercomputers, Cray Slingshot interconnect, and the Cray software platform. With Cray's next-generation end-to-end supercomputing architecture, available for any data centre environment, customers around the world can unleash the full potential of their data.

"To handle the massive growth in data that corporations worldwide are dealing with in their digital transformations, a completely new approach to storage is required", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. "Cray's new storage platform is a comprehensive rethinking of what high performance storage means for the Exascale Era. The intelligent software and hardware design of ClusterStor E1000 orchestrates the data flow with the workflow - that's something no other solution on the market can do."

As the external high performance storage system for the first three U.S. exascale systems, Cray ClusterStor E1000 will total over 1,3 exabytes of storage for all three systems combined. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) also selected ClusterStor E1000, which will be the industry's first all NVMe parallel file system at a scale of 30 petabytes of usable capacity.

"NERSC will deploy the new ClusterStor E1000 on Perlmutter as our fast all flash storage tier, which will be capable of over four terabytes per second write bandwidth. This architecture will support our diverse workloads and research disciplines", stated NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh. "Because this file system will be the first all-NVMe file system deployed at a scale of 30 petabytes usable capacity, extensive quantitative analysis was undertaken by NERSC to determine the optimal architecture to support the workflows our researchers and scientists use across biology, environment, chemistry, nuclear physics, fusion energy, plasma physics and computing research."

Recognizing the data access challenges presented by the Exascale Era, Cray's ClusterStor E1000 enables organisations to achieve their research missions and business objectives faster by offering:

  • Unprecedented storage performance: ClusterStor E1000 systems can deliver up to 1,6 terabytes per second and up to 50 million I/O operations per second per rack, more than double compared to other parallel storage systems in the market today.
  • Maximum performance efficiency: New purpose-engineered end-to-end PCIe 4.0 storage controllers serve the maximum performance of the underlying storage media to the compute nodes and new intelligent Cray software, ClusterStor Data Services, allows customers to align the data flow with their specific workflow, meaning they can place the application data at the right time on the right storage media (SSD pool or HDD pool) in the file system.
  • Massive scalability: An entry-level system starts at 30 gigabytes per second and at less than 60 terabytes usable capacity. Customers can start at the size dictated by their current needs and scale as those needs grow, with maximum architectural headroom for future growth. The ClusterStor E1000 storage system can connect to any HPC compute system that supports high speed networks like 200 Gbps Cray Slingshot, Infiniband EDR/HDR and 100/200 Gbps Ethernet.

"Cray's Shasta architecture substantially expands the company's addressable market to include HPC simulation, AI, enterprise analytics and cloud computing. ClusterStor E1000 is an integral part of this strategy", stated Steve Conway, senior vice president of research at Hyperion Research. "This new edition of the proven ClusterStor solution is designed to enable leading enterprises to consolidate their AI, HPC and High Performance Data Analysis stacks, efficiently and easily. The fast-growing contingent of enterprises that are adopting HPC now have the cost-effective option to acquire a unified Cray Shasta-Slingshot-ClusterStor infrastructure."

Cray ClusterStor E1000 systems will be available starting in Q1 of 2020.

Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...