[Beowulf] Lustre Upgrades
fly at anydata.co.uk
Thu Jul 26 17:09:38 PDT 2018
Yep, this could be considered as a form of COTS high volume data transfer ;-)
from https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/faqs/ (the very last item)
"Q: How much does a Snowmobile job cost?
"Snowmobile provides a practical solution to exabyte-scale data migration and is significantly faster and cheaper than any network-based solutions, which can take decades and millions of dollars of
investment in networking and logistics. Snowmobile jobs cost $0.005/GB/month based on the amount of provisioned Snowmobile storage capacity and the end to end duration of the job, which starts when a
Snowmobile departs an AWS data center for delivery to the time when data ingestion into AWS is complete. Please see AWS Snowmobile pricing or contact AWS Sales for an evaluation."
So it seems a fully loaded snowmobile, 100PB at 0.005/GB/month, would cost $524,288.00/month!
On 26/07/18 21:49, Lux, Jim (337K) wrote:
> SO this is the modern equivalent of "nothing beats the bandwidth of a station wagon full of mag tapes"
> It *is* a clever idea - I'm sure all the big cloud providers have figured out how to do a "data center in shipping container", and that's basically what this is.
> I wonder what it costs (yeah, I know I can "Contact Sales to order a AWS Snowmobile"... but...)
> Jim Lux
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> From: Beowulf [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Fred Youhanaie
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> Nah, that ain't large scale ;-) If you want large scale have a look at snowmobile:
> They drive a 45-foot truck to your data centre, fill it up with your data bits, then drive it back to their data centre :-()
> On 24/07/18 19:04, Jonathan Engwall wrote:
>> Snowball is the very large scale AWS data service.
>> On July 24, 2018, at 8:35 AM, Joe Landman <joe.landman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 07/24/2018 11:06 AM, John Hearns via Beowulf wrote:
>>> Joe, sorry to split the thread here. I like BeeGFS and have set it up.
>>> I have worked for two companies now who have sites around the world,
>>> those sites being independent research units. But HPC facilities are
>>> in headquarters.
>>> The sites want to be able to drop files onto local storage yet have
>>> it magically appear on HPC storage, and same with the results going
>>> back the other way.
>>> One company did this well with GPFS and AFM volumes.
>>> For the current company, I looked at gluster and Gluster
>>> geo-replication is one way only.
>>> What do you know of the BeeGFS mirroring? Will it work over long
>>> distances? (Note to me - find out yourself you lazy besom)
>> This isn't the use case for most/all cluster file systems. This is
>> where distributed object systems and buckets rule.
>> Take your file, dump it into an S3 like bucket on one end, pull it out
>> of the S3 like bucket on the other. If you don't want to use get/put
>> operations, then use s3fs/s3ql. You can back this up with replicating
>> EC minio stores (will take a few minutes to set up ... compare that to
>> The down side to this is that minio has limits of about 16TiB last I
>> checked. If you need more, replace minio with another system
>> (igneous, ceph, etc.). Ping me offline if you want to talk more.
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