June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: BoF 02: Wrangler & DSSD: A New Generation of Data Intensive Supercomputing
Time: Monday, June 23, 2014
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Room:   Hall 5
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Coffee Break
Presenter:   Chris Jordan, TACC
  Dan Stanzione, TACC
Abstract:   The Wrangler supercomputer will be the first of a new class of systems designed for data intensive supercomputing. Featuring an innovative new kind of flash-based storage from startup company DSSD, . Wrangler is projected to deliver I/O bandwidth projected at up to 1 Terabyte per second, and a transaction rate of up to an unprecedented 250M IOPS. The high transaction rate will make Wrangler uniquely suited for emerging classes of Big Data applications. At this BOF, TACC will unveil the detailed specifications for Wrangler for the first time, and DSSD will provide the first briefing on their new flash technology to the HPC community. Projected performance on Big Data benchmarks will be disclosed, and new early users will be recruited from BOF attendees. Wrangler is being deployed with support from the US National Science Foundation, in a partnership between the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Indiana University, the University of Chicago, Dell, and DSSD.

Targeted Audience
Those interested in incorporating Flash technology into the supercomputing storage hierarchy, those with transaction-intensive “big data” applications, those curious about Andy Bechtolsheim’s new venture, DSSD.