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A layered solution for supercomputing storage

A team at Los Alamos National Laboratory developed two innovative memory management and storage technologies.
November 16, 2016
A team at Los Alamos National Laboratory developed two innovative memory management and storage technologies.

A team at Los Alamos National Laboratory developed two innovative memory management and storage technologies.

To solve the supercomputing challenge of memory keeping up with processing speed, a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory developed two innovative memory management and storage technologies. Burst buffers peel off data onto flash memory to support the checkpoint/restart paradigm of large simulations. MarFS adds a thin software layer enabling a new tier for campaign storage—based on inexpensive, failure-prone disk drives—between disk drives and tape archives.