The Importance of Very Fast, Highly Scalable Storage for Today’s HPC
Today, data drives discovery. And discoveries create are key to creating sustained advantages. The better your critical workflows are able to create and access data – the better you’ll be able to discover new, innovative solutions to important problems, or to create entirely new products. More than ever before, data intensive applications need the sustained performance and virtually unlimited scalability that only parallel storage software delivers.
Designed for maximum performance and scale, storage solutions powered by Lustre software deliver the performance at scale to meet today’s storage requirements. As the most widely used parallel storage system for HPC, Lustre-powered storage is the ideal storage foundation.
But scalable performance storage by itself only solves half the problem. Today’s users expect storage solutions that deliver sustained performance, scale upward to near limitless capacities, and are simple to install and manage. Intel(r) Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software combines the straight line speed and scale of Lustre with the bottom line need for lowered management complexity and cost.
As the recognized leaders in the development and support of the Lustre file system, Intel has the expertise to make storage solutions for data intensive applications faster, smarter and easier.
Hear from our PCoIP expert, Paul Barrett as he shares best practices and tips on migrating your PCoIP Zero Client deployment from your existing PCoIP Management Console 1.10 to the new Enterprise Edition 2.0. He’ll provide a step-by-step instructions to make your migration a success. During this live webinar, you’ll learn how to:
•Set up PCoIP Management Console Enterprise Edition in parallel with PCoIP Management Console 1.10
•Recreate groups and auto configure your Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients
•Export profiles, and import them using the utility function
•Mass upgrade your Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients to firmware 5.0
•Discover and configure your devices
Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
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Every operator knows that, to provide the service levels today’s customers expect, they need to improve reliability and availability while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The only question is: How?
Could a power infrastructure and system architecture that maximizes asset utilization, optimizes energy efficiency and simultaneously achieves best-in-class reliability, be the answer?
Join Paul Smith of GE Energy Management as he explores the pros and cons of different power architectures, considers some alternative energy sources and reveals how to:
• Improve both server up-time AND customer service
• Recapture valuable floor space and reduce capital replacement costs
• Slash OPEX and save $millions in TCO with as little as 1% gain in power efficiency.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is on its way to the market. It includes a number of new features and enhancements – while continuing to provide the stability, reliability, and security required to meet the demands of both modern data centers and next-generation IT environments. A focus on security, system administration and manageability, as well as a continued emphasis on the functionality to build and deploy Linux containers, helps Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to provide enterprises with a trusted path forward.
George Drapeau will walk through the main points in the RHEL 7.2 release, the Intel features that can be found in the release and touch on linkages to other Red Hat products in its infrastructure software portfolio, including the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL-OSP) products.
The DCD team looks at the most interesting data centers announced last week
- Nuclear energy for data centers
- HostDime's seven story data center in Orlando
- Google buys solar panel from Duke Energy
- HPE announces it will resell Microsogt's Azure cloud.
This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.
We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.
Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.
Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?
This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
IT organizations face rising challenges to protect more data and applications in the face of growing data security threats as they deploy encryption on vastly larger scales and across cloud and hybrid environments. By moving past silo-constrained encryption and deploying encryption as an IT service centrally, uniformly, and at scale across the enterprise, your organization can benefit from unmatched coverage— whether you are securing databases, applications, file servers, and storage in the traditional data center, virtualized environments, and the cloud, and as the data moves between these different environments. When complemented by centralized key management, your organization can apply data protection where it needs it, when it needs it, and how it needs it—according to the unique needs of your business. Join us on November 25th to learn how to unshare your data, while sharing the IT services that keep your data secure, efficiently and effectively in the cloud and across your entire infrastructure.
This tutorial covers technologies introduced by popular papers about Google File System and BigTable, Amazon Dynamo or Apache Hadoop. In addition, Parallel, Scale-out, Distributed and P2P approaches with Lustre, PVFS and pNFS with several proprietary ones are presented as well.
This tutorial adds also some key features essential at large scale to help understand and differentiate industry vendor's offerings.
Although we shall witness many strides in cybersecurity in 2016, there will still be a narrow margin between these and the threats we’re foreseeing. Advancements in existing technologies—both for crimeware and for everyday use—will bring forth new attack scenarios. It’s best for the security industry as well as the public, to be forewarned to avoid future abuse or any monetary or even lethal consequences.
With scores of major wireless carriers now rolling out LTE service across the globe, they need ways to offer high-bandwidth services to their subscribers efficiently and effectively while fiercely guarding the security of their advanced 4G networks.
In this webinar, Artesyn will show how its MaxCore™ platform leverages the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cryptography instruction set of the Intel Xeon-D and the advanced switching and high speed interfaces of the Intel Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 (formerly Red Rock Canyon) to provide a highly efficient and cost effective security gateway solution.
For example firewall performance of up to 600Gbps can be achieved by combining four 100GE smart IO cards based on FM10000 with 22 Intel Xeon-Ds populating the balance of MaxCore™’s 15 PCIe slots. The result is a system with 15x the density of a comparable rack mount server implementation. In addition, by using low power multicore processors, the system can cut energy consumption by up to 70%.
Jason Tsai, Senior Product Manager, Quanta Computer Jen-Yao Chung, Associate VP, QCT Fred Smith, VP, Cloudian
The storage market is going through accelerated change to address the deluge of digital data and an ever-escalating business imperative to access and analyze this data in real time. Back-up, video streaming, IoT, archive, and big data analytics are just a few examples. QCT and its partners are leading the response to this critical need in the marketplace by designing industry standard, simple-to-manage and hyper-scalable storage infrastructure and solutions. QCT will introduce its newest storage server, the QuantaGrid SD1Q-1ULH powered by Intel Xeon D-1500 processor family, and show how it brings great efficiency and benefits to enterprises on Cloudian HyperStore and Ceph object storage solutions.
Jonathan Stern, Storage Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation
A brief introduction to the Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (ISA-L), a freely licensed set of storage-domain algorithms implemented by a lean, mean team of bare-knuckle assembly coders. Leveraging in-depth knowledge of processor internals, the ISA-L team is able to see substantial improvements in performance of hashing, encryption, compression, CRC, RAID, and erasure coding efficiency over comparable open source alternatives.
Jonathan Stern, Storage Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation
An introduction to the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) an extension of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) into a storage context. We cover the components offered within SPDK and have a brief discussion of real-world customer use cases.
Raghu Yeluri, Principal Engineer and Lead Security Solutions Architect, Intel Corporation
This webinar will explore Intel’s focus around Container security, as well as Trusted Docker Containers and what Intel is doing to enable Trusted containers. We will also discuss about how to deploy Trusted VMs and Trusted Docker Containers transparently and seamlessly in OpenStack.
Rob Strechay, Director Software-defined Storage & Hyper-Converged, HP & Dave Cohen, Systems Architect Storage Division, Intel
As if you didn’t know, today’s data center is undergoing a revolution, in large part due to two new advances: software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Combined, the two advances offer simplicity of deployment and greater flexibility, as well as new operational efficiencies, reducing the need for IT staff specialization and creating time for bigger projects. Learn the hidden secret behind an HP hyper-converged data center, and discover how these two technologies make it possible for you to set up a virtualized server environment that can handle the hyper-growth that today’s business world imposes. And that’s just a small slice of what you’ll learn in this webinar.
Mark Henderson, Storage Technology Marketing Engineer, Intel & Patrick Osborne, Sr. Dir. Product Management & Marketing, HP
Once the decision to transition from spinning disks is made, you’ll want to have a robust recovery system put in place that matches the speed, scale and efficiency that Flash gives you. In this webinar, you’ll see how you can achieve 17 times faster backup than in the past with 5 times faster restore at significantly reduced cost. But that’s not all. You’ll also discover more about E2E Data Protection, Flat Backup Snapshot Management, Remote Copy and Asynchronous Replication.
Rich Salz, President, OpenSSL Foundation w/ Brian Will, Software Architecture & Edward Pullin, Product Marketing Mgr., Intel
SSL/TLS is a technology widely used for creating secure communications channels. It is the workhorse for enabling Enterprise and Internet Security. OpenSSL has become such an integral part of the mechanics of the way we communicate, that we barely notice that it secures our Enterprises, Clouds, Sites, Transactions, and our Network Access. Greater than 35% of Enterprise & Internet Traffic Uses SSL/TLS Encryption and this is usage continues to grow at >20%/Year. Some vendors supporting SSL/TLS have resorted to taking OpenSSL and customizing, forking, or just plain making contributions to optimize performance of the key Open Source crypto frameworks.
In this Webinar Intel and the OpenSSL foundation discuss how OpenSSL may be used to increase your security performance for your Enterprise, Cloud, Hyper-Converged System or CDN while improving your product efficiency with integrations of technologies such as the Intel® QuickAssist Technology.
Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group & General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel
In this webinar Sandra will discuss the newly announced Intel® Network Builders Fast Track. This is the company’s next step in working with the networking industry to accelerate innovation in the network ecosystem. Through a combination of market development activities and Intel Capital investments Intel plans to help drive integration of solutions for deployment, accelerate interoperability across stack layers and across networks, and accelerate adoption of standards based technologies using Intel architecture with trials and deployments with industry leading service providers.
Sandra will explain what areas Intel will invest in to help drive integration of solutions for deployment, ensure interoperability across stack layers and across networks, and accelerate optimization of standards based technologies using Intel architecture in areas such as NFV/SDN, 5G and mobile edge computing with the goal of creating a faster path to deployment. Sandra will also provide insight into the programs Intel may invest such as the Solution Blueprint Program to develop use cases, the Intel® Network Builders University to drive technical education for the ecosystem and the creation of interoperability centers for testing compliance, performance tuning and testing.
Curt Aubley, VP & CTO of Intel’s Data Center Group and General Manager of the Innovation, Pathfinding, & Architecture Group
Today's data centers face new and unexpected threats every day – from corporate espionage artists to terrorists to natural disasters. While data center security has always been a top priority, with the growing use of social media, mobile technologies, analytics and cloud computing, a resilient Data Center is more important than ever – and managing risk in these changing times creates new challenges and opportunities for success. In this audio webinar, Intel's Curt Aubley will explore how the data center security landscape is evolving, and discuss Intel’s holistic approach to defending the data center.
Vish Mulchand, Director, Product Management, HP Storage
Now that Flash storage is affordable, on par with spinning disk, IT departments everywhere can realize the amazing transformation All-Flash storage can provide. It’s definitely a game changer. Take a look at spinning disk vs. flash, trends, and the vision of an all-flash data center. Right here.
Rajkumar Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks, Sab Gosal, Network Security Segment Mgr, Intel & Matt Jonkman, President, OISF
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud computing are the next generation of network-based computing, since they can deliver both software and hardware as on-demand resources. While this represents a transformation towards a much-needed flexible software-driven infrastructure, one of the significant concerns with this transformation is security.
In this web seminar, we discuss network security in a virtualized environment focusing on these key points:
•How to virtualize security applications, such as IPS/IDS, in a way that scales linearly while maintaining performance.
•Real-world use-case examples of security virtualization highlighting the challenges and corresponding solutions.
•A review of virtual machine architectures based on the Intel® Architecture coupled with key enabling technologies, such as Hyperscan pattern matching, used to drive the scale and performance of industry-leading IPS/IDS use-cases such as Suricata.
Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is a mature, community driven software for accelerating packet processing workloads using general purpose processors. It can provide performance and flexibility benefits in both purpose-built and virtual form factors.
After introducing DPDK concepts, this webinar will take you through several Enterprise and Telecom Cloud case studies depicting DPDK deployments. It will also introduce you to the DPDK open source community and walk you through the DPDK Roadmap.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Bob Rogers discusses data analytics trends and issues in this panel discussion with data science industry leaders, including David Edwards, vice president and fellow at Cerner Corp.; Dr. Don Fraynd, CEO at TeacherMatch; and Dr. Andreas Weigend, Stanford professor and director of the Social Data Lab.
Parviz Peiravi, Principal Architect for Big Data, Intel; Anant Chintamaneni, VP of Products, BlueData
Big Data analysis is having an impact on every industry today. Industry leaders are capitalizing on these new business insights to drive competitive advantage. Apache Hadoop is the most common Big Data framework, but the technology is evolving rapidly – and one of the latest innovations is Apache Spark.
So what is Apache Spark and what real-world business problems will it help solve? Join Big Data experts from Intel and BlueData for an in-depth look at Apache Spark and learn:
- Real-world use cases and applications for Big Data analytics with Apache Spark
- How to leverage the power of Spark for iterative algorithms such as machine learning
- Deployment strategies for Spark, leveraging your on-premises data center infrastructure
A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of datacenter management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of datacenter resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase datacenter resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
Christian Buerger, Technologist, SDN/NFV Marketing, Intel
This webinar will provide an overview of Intel’s contribution and engagement portfolio to the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) open source community. In detail it will discuss how Intel is accelerating network transformation to SDN and NFV specifically through the Open Network Platform (ONP) Server program. Attend the webinar to discover various SDN/NFV open source engagement opportunities to drive SDN/NFV adoption in telco, cloud, and enterprise IT markets.
Dana Nehama, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Network Platforms Group (NPG), Intel
This webcast will provide an overview of how Intel drives the industry transformation to SDN/NFV in Telco, Cloud and Enterprise markets. Intel ONP Server is a reference architecture that integrates Open Source and hardware elements optimized for SDN/NFV. This platform eases solution development and accelerates SDN/NFV adoption and deployments.
Eric Hooper, Director, Rack Scale Architecture; Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, Director, Rack Scale Software and Solution Engineering
Eric & Merrie will provide an overview of Intel Rack Scale Architecture (RSA) and share details about how the solution is driving a standards based ecosystem across compute, network and storage. They will also provide details on how Intel has worked t to align RSA with industry standards initiatives such as Open Compute Project, SCORPIO and other industry partners to create a robust ecosystem of interoperable solutions and how RSA can simplify SDI adoption