Online Seminar: Rocks Clusters and Object Storage

Researchers at Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical
Engineering (ICME) use HPC as part of a comprehensive research program
to better predict flutter and limit cycle oscillations for modern
aircraft, understand the impact of turbulent flow on jet engines, and
develop computational methodologies that can facilitate the design of
naval systems with lower signature levels. ICME needed a cluster to
tackle large-scale simulations of flow/structure interaction and
aero-acoustic/elasto-acoustic scattering problems.
Join us in discussing how ICME utilized the 164-node Nivation Linux
cluster and object-based storage to create a system that is scalable,
easy to integrate and manage, and delivers extremely high bandwidth and
random I/O.
Rocks Clusters and Object Storage
Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 11:00 AM PDT
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Register for this informative online seminar to:
* Hear the challenges ICME faced in building a cluster capable of
handling complex mathematical simulations
Learn how object storage systems, like those of Panasas, break I/O
bottlenecks hindering cluster performance
* Hear Steve Jones' personal experience in managing large-scale Rock
clusters and the integration of the Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster
Understand how the joint solution helped accelerate time to results
Highlighted Speakers
Steve Jones, Technology Operations Manager, Institute for Computational
and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University
Steve Jones is the sole administrator of multiple Rocks clusters used
for sponsored research projects. He has designed and administered a
Top500 Supercomputer and speaks regularly about the design and use of
HPC systems, most recently as a keynote speaker at the Rocks-a-Palooza
Conference at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. His clusters have
been featured in eWeek, Bio-IT World, and NPACI's EnVision Magazine.
Jones' work has been published in Linux Journal and has co-authored
two books related to networking technologies.
Larry Jones, Vice President of Product Marketing, Panasas
Mr. Jones has served as a leading force in articulating the product
requirements for the Panasas Storage Cluster. Mr. Jones has frequently
conducted presentations on issues surrounding cluster computing,
parallel file systems and next generation technologies. He will be
speaking on the technical requirements of a shared storage solution for
a Rocks cluster deployment.
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Sponsored by Panasas
Panasas, Inc. helps companies accelerate the speed and accuracy of
their business decisions, enabling customers to maximize the benefits
of Linux clusters by breaking down the storage bottleneck created by
legacy network storage technologies. The Panasas Storage Cluster
combines industry-standard hardware with the Panasas ActiveScale File
System and professional services, making Panasas an established leader
in object-based, clustered storage. For more information about Panasas,
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