back to article SciNet supercomputer's GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer

A Canadian supercomputer centre using a fast access parallel file system has stuffed an Excelero burst buffer between this storage and the compute nodes. Why, you ask? We'll explain. The SciNet supercomputer centre at the University of Toronto provides resources for thousands of researchers in biomedical, aerospace, climate …

  1. Korev Silver badge

    It would be interesting to compare the performance and cost of this NVMesh configuration with DDN's IME burst buffer.

    Isn't this the kind of question that the IT media are supposed to investigate?

    1. m0rt

      Potentially. But the amount of effort required to conduct this, compared to the resulting readership...I mean look at this comment section. Dead isn't it? I only read the storage section for charity.

      Sub-heading is genius though. So obviously whoever thought that one up is of a similar opinion...

      1. Korev Silver badge

        Maybe true; although many of the target audience will be at Supercomputing this week

        1. Anonymous Coward

          many of the target audience will be at Supercomputing this week

          Both of you, then?

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