Panasas, Inc.: High Performance for all Data Types – The Next-Generation Object Storage Device in a Portable Parallel File System
TimeTuesday, June 18th1:20pm - 1:40pm
DescriptionDelivering consistently high performance regardless of data type and complexity is essential for supporting traditional and emerging HPC applications. This talk will describe the performance and data management capabilities of a parallel file system with an object backend by highlighting the internal architecture of the new ActiveStor® Ultra Object Storage Device (“OSD”) within the portable PanFS parallel file system. We will share the latest performance results, examine software and hardware architecture details, and show how the application of intelligent data and metadata management enables the processing of large and complex data sets without performance limitations.
Presentation highlights include:
• Designing a highly portable OSD software stack that features modern design patterns and the highest performance, while retaining high reliability and ease-of-use
• Separating file system metadata into a software database on a low-latency NVMe SSD
• Integrating the OSD into commodity hardware platform designs that include a full performance range of storage devices: NVDIMM(s), NVMe SSD(s), SATA SSD(s), and SATA HDD(s)