Titan supercomputer to be loaded with 'world's fastest' storage system

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Titan supercomputer to be loaded with 'world's fastest' storage system

If you figured Titan’s title of the world’s most powerful supercomputer would give the folks at Oakridge National Laboratory reason to rest on their laurels, you’d be mistaken. The computer is set to have its fleet of 18,688 NVIDIA K20 GPUs and equal number of AMD Opteron processors paired with what’s said to be the planet’s speediest storage system, making its file setup six times faster and giving it three times more capacity. Dubbed Spider II, the new hardware will endow the number cruncher with a peak performance of 1.4 terabytes a second and 40 petabytes of storage spread across 20,000 disk drives. Behind the refresh are 36 of Datadirect Networks’ SFA12K-40 systems, which each pack 1.12PB of capacity. For more on the herculean rig’s upgrade, hit the jump for the press release.

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