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July 31, 2018

PDL team tests new file system on Trinity supercomputer

A team from the Carnegie Mellon Parallel Data Lab (PDL) recently completed work with Los Alamos National Lab simulating physical phenomena involving as many as a trillion individual particles. Their project used the Trinity supercomputer to test a new file system that created a trillion files in just two minutes, allowing them to retrieve data one to five thousand times faster than conventional methods. The team included George Amvrosiadis, Chuck Cranor, Greg Ganger, and Ph.D. student Qing Zheng; the PDL’s Garth Gibson; and Los Alamos National Lab’s Brad Settlemyer and Gary Grider. Read the article here.