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This page will list of all NEXTGenIO’s publications as soon as they are available. Please check for updates regularly.

EASC 2016 - Monitoring and evaluating I/O performance of HPC systems

This talk was presented at EASC 2016, the Exascale Applications & Software Conference. It concerns how the project's advances will affect I/O performance in future, and the current state of I/O.

The full presentation is linked below.

The Exascale I/O Challenge - Presentation at 4th ENES Workshop on HPC for Climate and Weather

Mark Parsons delivered this presentation at the 4th ENES Workshop in Toulouse, France, on 6th April 2016.

This talk concerns the challenges involved in reaching Exascale computing and how NEXTGenIO is working towards overcoming these challenges. 

ECMWF’s Next Generation IO for the IFS Model - Presentation at AMS

Starting 2014, ECMWF has embarked on a 10 year research programme on HPC Scalability, aiming to achieve Exascale numerical weather prediction systems by 2025. ECMWF operational forecast generates massive amounts of I/O over very short bursts, accumulating to tens of TB/day, from which millions of user-defined products are generated. Based on expected model resolution increases, by 2020 we estimate the operational model will output hundreds of TB/day and need to archive over a PB/day. 

Next Generation I/O Solutions for the Exascale - Flyer for SC15

Today most high-end HPC systems employ data storage separate from the main computer system. The I/O subsystem often struggles to deal with the degree of parallelism present simply because too many processors are trying to communicate with the slow disk storage at once.

NEXTGenIO presentation at EXDCI event in Rome

Prof Mark Parsons introduced the NEXTGenIO project to the FETHPC community at an EXDCI (European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative) workshop in Rome. The event took place on the 29th September 2015.