[Beowulf] Accelerator for data compressing

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Thu Oct 2 15:09:39 PDT 2008


Am 02.10.2008 um 22:09 schrieb Xu, Jerry:

>  Currently I generate nearly one TB data every few days and I need  
> to pass it
> along enterprise network to the storage center attached to my HPC  
> system, I am
> thinking about compressing it (most tiff format image data)

is it plain tiff or already using any compression like RLE or LZW  
inside? Do you want or must stay with tiff?

-- Reuti

> as much as I can, as
> fast as I can before I send it crossing network ... So, I am  
> wondering whether
> anyone is familiar with any hardware based accelerator, which can  
> dramatically
> improve the compressing procedure.. suggestion for any file system  
> architecture
> will be appreciated too..  I have couple of contacts from some  
> vendors but not
> sure whether it works as I expected, so if anyone has experience  
> about it and
> want to share, it will be really appreciated !
> Thanks,
> Jerry
> Jerry  Xu  PhD
> HPC Scientific Computing Specialist
> Enterprise Research Infrastructure Systems (ERIS)
> Partners Healthcare, Harvard Medical School
> http://www.partners.org
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