Sun-supported Research Team Wins SC07 Storage Award
By Nicole Maloney on Dec 18, 2007
At the November SC07 Conference, a team of researchers led by Dr. Wu Feng of Virginia Tech, Pavan Balaji of Argonne National Laboratory and the Tokyo Institute of Technology won the annual Storage Challenge, using Sun Systems, including the Sun Fire x4500 Server.
This HPC Wire release outlines the challenge. The team searched sequences of all completed microbial genomes against each other in order to discover missing genes and develop a genome similarity tree for future searches.
The team handled approximately a petabyte of data across an international network supported by Sun, and combined with software framework ParaMEDIC, the team was able to improve compute utilization from 10 to 100 percent and storage bandwidth from .04 to 90 percent. Congratulations to all!