Tachyum Native Storage Solutions
With Prodigy processor for HPC and data centersThis is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on January 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Tachyum, Inc. released a white paper Tachyum Storage Strategy and Direction for Prodigy Data Center Deployments detailing a storage strategy to maximize system performance and efficiency for Prodigy data center scalable deployments while minimizing cost and management overhead.
Prodigy, a ‘Universal Processor’, delivers an architecture that unifies the functionality of CPU, GPGPU, and TPU into a single monolithic device, and dynamically reallocates server resources to maximize utilization without expensive and power-hungry accelerators. The company has provided server, cabinet, networking, and storage designs to help meet the demands of cloud and HPC/AI workloads with Prodigy.
The white paper showcases the firm’s system-level storage expertise with a storage networking architecture that offers flexibility and scalability in capacity and performance across any data center. The white paper includes options with both HDD and SSD-based solutions to address a range of customer demands.
“Tachyum’s Prodigy Universal Processor provides a revolutionary high-performance processor architecture that delivers unprecedented performance and TCO savings, and using the recommended storage equipment and technologies will maximize cluster performance for both HPC/AI and cloud deployments,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO. “Tachyum’s world-class systems and solutions engineering teams have guaranteed optimal Prodigy performance and cost savings by developing server, cabinet, networking, and storage designs that are tailored to Prodigy, ensuring that Prodigy’s groundbreaking new CPU architecture will have the best possible system solutions for Prodigy clusters, including upcoming supercomputer deployments. In addition, by offering cutting-edge solutions for both HDDs and SSDs, Tachyum’s solutions are future-proofed from the market dynamics in the storage industry as SSDs and HDDs converge to price parity.”
Suggested storage subsystems for Prodigy adopt storage cluster approach, using storage technologies:
- HDD modular clusters, each comprised of a 2U server and a 5U JBOD for a total of 7U, with 7 of the 7U clusters fitting into a 52U rack storing 11.8PB of capacity using 20TB drives
- SSD modular clusters, comprised of 1U or 2U storage servers with SATA or NVMe drives; 24 2U servers can fit into a 52U rack storing 17.97PB of capacity using 15.36TB SATA SSDs
The company has included recommendations for data center footprints of 4,000 and 6,000 square feet that include storage racks capable of supporting any of the above technologies, and can be configured based on the organization’s requirements.
Prodigy compute nodes run Ceph natively on Prodigy, and leverage open-source Ceph’s scalability, fault tolerance, ability to natively support block, file, and object storage. In addition to Ceph, Prodigy supports a range of file systems running natively as a client including NFS, CIFS/Samba, S3, ZFS, GFS2, and PNFS to address an array of customer and market requirements.
It delivers data center performance, power, and economics, reducing Capex and Opex. Because of its utility for both high-performance and line-of-business applications, Prodigy-powered data center servers can dynamically switch between workloads, eliminating the need for expensive dedicated AI hardware and increasing server utilization. The firm’s Prodigy delivers performance up to 4x that of the highest performing x86 processors (for cloud workloads) and up to 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC and 6x for AI applications.
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Video demonstration of Ceph client running on Prodigy