[Beowulf] Flash storage arrays

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Tue Aug 23 11:46:59 EDT 2011


Does anyone have an opinion of these for CFD workloads:


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/23/pure_storage_fa_300/

the interesting thing is they claim is is cheaper than disk - but that's
a hard claim to assess
in an HPC context as it SEEMS to be only when their inbuild
deduplication is taken into account.
I'm not sure how much dedupe buys you with typical HPC data - ie large
files rather than lots
of nearly-identical emails or visrtual disk images.

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