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Title: Method and apparatus for offloading compute resources to a flash co-processing appliance

Solid-State Drive (SSD) burst buffer nodes are interposed into a parallel supercomputing cluster to enable fast burst checkpoint of cluster memory to or from nearby interconnected solid-state storage with asynchronous migration between the burst buffer nodes and slower more distant disk storage. The SSD nodes also perform tasks offloaded from the compute nodes or associated with the checkpoint data. For example, the data for the next job is preloaded in the SSD node and very fast uploaded to the respective compute node just before the next job starts. During a job, the SSD nodes perform fast visualization and statistical analysis upon the checkpoint data. The SSD nodes can also perform data reduction and encryption of the checkpoint data.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223101
Assignee:
EMC Corporation (Hopkinton, MA) LANL
Patent Number(s):
9,158,540
Application Number:
13/676,019
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 13
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

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