June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Hard Disk Drive Futures = HPC Storage Future?
Time: Thursday, June 26, 2014
09:40 am - 10:00 am
Room:   Hall 3
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:07:30 am - 10:30 am Welcome Coffee
Speaker:   Torben Kling-Petersen, Xyratex
Abstract:   The technology utilized in the majority, if not all, of the world’s High Performance Computing (HPC) storage solutions continues to demonstrate a fair amount of stability for many years now. Compared to frequent developments in CPUs and accelerators, disk and storage communication technologies as well as parallel file systems are not realizing the same rate of innovation (cf. Moore’s law). However, this is changing as a number of new and interesting technologies and developments such as HAMR drives, hybrid disks, intelligent flash and new communication protocols including 12 Gb/s SAS and PCI-E direct attach are becoming available in the industry.