[Beowulf] EMC PCIe flash storage

Lockwood, Glenn glock at sdsc.edu
Fri May 16 08:20:21 PDT 2014

This is the technology that TACC will be deploying this year and putting into production in January 2015:


We'll see how it stacks up for uses in HPC then.

On May 16, 2014, at 6:10 AM, John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com<mailto:hearnsj at googlemail.com>> wrote:


Interestign article.
Nothing specific that hasn't been seen before - but putting this together at rack scale is very impressive.
A petabyte of data available with extremely low latency.

I have to say though - the fibrechannel is looking like an increasingly limited technology.

The point could be made that fibrechannel has the ability to cope with failure, and multipathing should a controller or HB fai - I wonder how riobust PCIe is to failures.
But darn it to heck - we are in high performance computing. My take is that you will tolerate some fragility to get that sort of performance.

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