Wednesday, August 31, 2005

CW Emerging Tech -- Storage By The Cluster

Computerworld Emerging Technologies
August 31, 2005


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Storage By The Cluster

Russ Miller runs a monster of a server cluster that eats storage at an
incredible rate. The bandwidth requirements alone on his 22TFLOPS system force
Miller to look outside the storage box, so to speak, for better throughput and

As the director of the Center for Computational Research at the University at
Buffalo, Miller oversees a supercomputer comprising 6,600 processors that is
used by the university and many businesses in western New York.

To support all that computational power, Miller turned to a clustered storage
system that could alleviate bottlenecks and automatically load-balance and grow
on the fly to accommodate user demand.

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