Caringo Swarm Object Storage Deployed in JASMIN Super Data Cluster Environment

Austin, TX, November 8, 2018 — Caringo, Inc. announced today that Swarm Object Storage has been deployed by the JASMIN facility, a...
Thursday, 8 November 2018    Source:

Austin, TX, November 8, 2018 — Caringo, Inc. announced today that Swarm Object Storage has been deployed by the JASMIN facility, a "super-data-cluster" that delivers infrastructure for data analysis funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK Space Agency (UKSA), educational institutions and private industry. JASMIN is managed jointly by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Scientific Computing Department (SCD) and the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA), which is part of STFC’s RAL
Space research and technology development facility.

Due to increasing capacity needs, a growing researcher base and a shift in access from traditional file protocols to RESTful interfaces, the infrastructure managers at STFC started looking for methods to streamline infrastructure management, tenant management, access controls, and private and public file sharing. Their research led them to object storage.

The object storage solution selected needed to achieve read performance haracteristics similarto existing parallel file systems. In the benchmark testing, Caringo Swarm delivered an astounding 35 GB/s read and 12.5 GB/s write aggregate S3 throughput. Additionally, NFS throughput benchmarks via a single instance of SwarmNFS delivered 1.6 GB/s sustained streaming (3PB+ per month) with no caching or spooling.

“The performance figures achieved are the result of Swarm’s unique parallel architecture that’s free of the bottlenecks inherent in other object storage solutions on the market,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo CEO. “These results are similar to what parallel file systems achieved in the same environment and we have a solid roadmap to continued performance improvements in upcoming Swarm releases.”

The infrastructure for JASMIN is designed, deployed and managed by the SCD team at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. STFC is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary science  organization with the goal to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people—and more broadly, to the world. The first phase of JASMIN was funded in 2011 and deployed in 2012. Since then, hundreds of Petabytes of data have been processed
and thousands of researchers have accessed the platform.

Mr. Barbagallo and the Caringo team will be at SC18, Booth 4035 in Dallas, Texas, November 12–15, 2018. They will have experienced Engineers as well as Storage Architects to answer questions for attendees and to demonstrate Caringo’s latest product advancements for the HPC
industry. SC18 attendees are invited to join the Caringo team and Boston Limited at their widely anticipated joint Happy Hour at 2 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Caringo booth (#4035). If you would like to set up a custom demo or appointment, email Caringo at [email protected].
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Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagshipproduct, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for
continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined object storage solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.

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