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March 09, 2006

other tech: IBM supercomputer data sharing record

With advanced file-management software and some system tweaks, IBM has boosted the supercomputer data sharing rate to 102 gigabytes per second 6 times faster than before (15 gBps). At the heart of the breakthrough is the General Parallel File System (GPFS), IBM software that has been available since 2001. GPFS is also open source. GPFS would speed up data access for any multi-processor system that adopted it.

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