Genomic Workloads

By | 2018-06-11T15:06:24+00:00 June 11th, 2018|High Performance Computing|

Statistical genomics require rapid rehashing of a central, consistent dataset against an ever-evolving set of variables to strike correlations. This central consistent dataset is often fairly small and serves as a reference to seek variability between genomes. Every sequenced genome is the product of an extensive computational process that transforms hundreds of gigabytes of raw sequencer output [...]

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To Burst or Not To Burst, That is the Question

By | 2018-06-11T14:09:50+00:00 June 11th, 2018|High Performance Computing|

The purpose of burst buffers is to absorb bulk data produced by applications a hundred times faster than what the parallel file system can absorb while draining the data to the PFS on the back end. Burst buffers sit between the HPC application and the parallel file system as an intermediate high speed layer of [...]

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The Top 3 Reasons to Run LSF Command bpeek

By | 2018-06-11T13:59:54+00:00 June 11th, 2018|High Performance Computing|

With LSF, as an end user, you have some tools and methods to inspect jobs while they are running. An example would be using the bpeek command. bpeek shows you the standard output and standard error output produced by an unfinished job at the moment in time it is invoked. Three reasons why you would run this command: It is useful in monitoring the progress of [...]

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Re-emergence of OpenStack in HPC?

By | 2018-06-11T14:02:48+00:00 June 11th, 2018|High Performance Computing|

OpenStack is an open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) within cloud providers. The OpenStack software platform consists of interrelated components controlling hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center. OpenStack has become a powerful contender for building private clouds to automate: Compute Storage, backup and [...]

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Is Your Organization Prepared for NVMe?

By | 2018-06-11T14:28:56+00:00 June 11th, 2018|High Performance Computing|

The drumbeat of an SSD/Flash/NVMe replacing disk sounds like the old tape replacement by disk in years past. It appears that as tape did not disappear completely from most data centers, disk will have a place in the data center ecosystem for years to come. However, the density and cost of chip-based storage media is [...]

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