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Enabling and monitoring Nvidia GPUs on Openshift 4 for AI workloads - a step by step guide

In order to use Nvidia GPUs in an Openshift 4 cluster on worker nodes, you need to deploy the Special Resource Operator. There are some prerequisites that must be met before the operator can be installed correctly. Disable nouveau (RHEL worker node only) If your worker nodes are RHEL76...

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Video Surveillance - Choosing the right storage

When it comes to video surveillance workload , you ought to get the backend storage right. The storage should be performance savvy, scalable, should support to run analytics and also should support tiering to ensure when data ages it moves to economical viable tiers. Spectrum Scale as well as...

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Video Surveillance - Ensuring right storage at the backend.

When it comes to video surveillance workload , you ought to get the backend storage right. The storage should be performance savvy, scalable, should support to run analytics and also should support tiering to ensure when data ages it moves to economical viable tiers. Spectrum Scale as well as...

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Monitoring Spectrum Scale Object metrics

As you know "mmperfmon" command (with query option) in IBM Spectrum Scale is used to view metrics associated with GPFS and the protocols. In this post, I will share details on how to monitor object protocol (account, container, object) metrics (GET/PUT/POST/DELETE) using mmperfmon command. In...

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How does one optimize the storage layer for good metadata IO performance in IBM Spectrum Scale?

This article attempts to address this question when customers or solution architects have option of storing the file metadata on the same storage as data or on separate storage. Yes, IBM Spectrum Scale provides you a way to store metadata and data on separate disks where metadata disks can only...

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I Love Performance - Can You Hint Best Practice for Spectrum Scale Filesystem Block Size

Spectrum Scale is state of the art unified file and object solution which differentiates with the rest in the industry based on its performance and scalability. One thing that one needs to know is the best practice to configure spectrum scale filesystem block size. The best way to figure out...

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Enhancing IP Network Performance with LACP

Originally posted by: Achim-Christ By Achim Christ, Joerg Walter and Nils Haustein With the advent of high-performance Ethernet network technology, such as 10 GbE and 40 GbE, more and more performance critical workloads are being migrated to such Ethernet-based IP networks. While...

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Is a scale out NAS system the same as a scale out file system?

Originally posted by: Nils Haustein by Nils Haustein and Frank Kraemer I recently had some discussions with my peers about the difference of “scale out file systems” and “scale out NAS systems”. One of the key observations is: there is a significant difference between NAS and...

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Don't be afraid of flash

Originally posted by: seb I recently read a wikibon article I must have missed two and a half months ago when it was published. Scott Lowe wrote IBM’s FlashSystem Isn’t For Mainstream CIOs…yet . In summary he appreciates IBM's efforts to drive flash technology forward but he clearly...

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