The File System IO is the main bottleneck for several HPC applications. In the current multi-core era, the local filesystem, even using SSD is not enough to provide the expected performance for most demanding applications, and the Cluster File System seems to be expensive and hard to manage for some people. In this 15 minutes talk we are going to explain how to create a Cluster File System designed for temporary IO with “commodity” hardware, covering high bandwidth needs and huge metadata usage. The Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona (IQTCUB) will provide the needed hardware resources for this live demo.
HPCKP (High-Performance Computing Knowledge Portal) is an Open Knowledge project focused on technology transfer and knowledge sharing in the HPC Science field.