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Experiences Using SSDs for Technical Applications on SDSC's Gordon System

In March 2012, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) deployed the Gordon supercomputer, which was specifically designed for data-intensive workloads. The most notable feature of Gordon was the inclusion of 300 TB of flash SSD storage. In this talk, we will briefly introduce the Gordon architecture and then describe how a variety of applications made use of the SSDs. We conclude with lessons learned from our experiences with Gordon and how they influenced the design of Comet, SDSC’s most recent HPC system.
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