See who’s using Excelero
to accelerate their applications

InstaDeep

Technicolor

Imperial College London

TeutoStack

SciNet

NASA

CMA

InstaDeep

Imperial College London

SciNet

CMA

Technicolor

TeutoStack

NASA

Our Approach

Excelero’s customers are our most valuable assets: they have been helping us to improve our product, define use cases and enter markets with pent-up demand for a new approach to scale-out, high-performance storage. Here ’s a selection of our most interesting case studies.

Improving GPU utilization 4 times

 

“Our clients cannot achieve the performance they need if GPUs are starved by slow storage or copying data to and from systems. Excelero NVMesh solved that problem for us.”
—Amine Kerkeni, Head of AI Product at InstaDeep

Case Study

Use Case

NVIDIA DGX enables Instadeep to run AI workloads for customers across industries such as Medical, Energy, Manufacturing …
The DGX is used by multiple scientists who run workloads for many different customers.

The Challenge

Local DGX Storage is too limited: the DGX only has 4TB of local storage while customers’ workloads require larger data sets.
Traditional external storage requires moving data to/from the DGX, which interrupts the workflow and is time consuming.

Solution

DGX systems connected over Mellanox IB fabrics to a Boston NVMe server powered by Excelero NVMeshprovides access to hundreds of TB’s of external high-performance storage.
DGX systems fully utilized to make perfect use of their resources and speed up InstaDeepcustomers deep learning workload

Improving GPU utilization 4 times

 

“Our clients cannot achieve the performance they need if GPUs are starved by slow storage or copying data to and from systems. Excelero NVMesh solved that problem for us.”
—Amine Kerkeni, Head of AI Product at InstaDeep

Case Study

Use Case

NVIDIA DGX enables Instadeep to run AI workloads for customers across industries such as Medical, Energy, Manufacturing …
The DGX is used by multiple scientists who run workloads for many different customers.

The Challenge

Local DGX Storage is too limited: the DGX only has 4TB of local storage while customers’ workloads require larger data sets.
Traditional external storage requires moving data to/from the DGX, which interrupts the workflow and is time consuming.

Solution

DGX systems connected over Mellanox IB fabrics to a Boston NVMe server powered by Excelero NVMeshprovides access to hundreds of TB’s of external high-performance storage.
DGX systems fully utilized to make perfect use of their resources and speed up InstaDeepcustomers deep learning workload

High-performance metadata tier
for Research Data Store

 

Leveraging extreme efficiency and unlimited scalability of NVMesh to supercharge Research Data Store

PRESS RELEASECase Study

Use Case

The Research Data Store (RDS) provides robust, reliable storage services to efficiently manage large volumes of research data throughout its life-cycle.
A high-performance metadata tier with scale-out NVMe needs to guarantee extreme performance for the entire cluster.

The Challenge

The Research center knows how much storage they need now, but growth is unpredictable so the metadata tier needs to be scalable as needed.
Research funds are limited so ICL needs to ensure the highest ROI for their NVMe storage.

Solution

Excelero’s NVMesh software enables and extremely fast metadata tier that spans multiple Dell R740XD servers. ArcaStream’s PixStor combines the different storage tiers into a single integrated solution, leveraging Mellanox Spectrum and ConnectX technologies.

High-performance metadata tier
for Research Data Store

 

Leveraging extreme efficiency and unlimited scalability of NVMesh to supercharge Research Data Store

PRESS RELEASECase Study

Use Case

The Research Data Store (RDS) provides robust, reliable storage services to efficiently manage large volumes of research data throughout its life-cycle.
A high-performance metadata tier with scale-out NVMe needs to guarantee extreme performance for the entire cluster.

The Challenge

The Research center knows how much storage they need now, but growth is unpredictable so the metadata tier needs to be scalable as needed.
Research funds are limited so ICL needs to ensure the highest ROI for their NVMe storage.

Solution

Excelero’s NVMesh software enables and extremely fast metadata tier that spans multiple Dell R740XD servers. ArcaStream’s PixStor combines the different storage tiers into a single integrated solution, leveraging Mellanox Spectrum and ConnectX technologies.

Pooling NVMe Within GPFS NSDs enables new Science use cases

 

80 pooled NVMe devices give 250GB/s of throughput and 20M random 4k IOPS

PRESS RELEASECASE STUDY

Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 100s of compute nodes.

The Challenge

Finish check pointing faster and start running the job.
Achieve performance of 250GB/Sec at the lowest price.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables SciNet to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

Pooling NVMe Within GPFS NSDs enables new Science use cases

80 pooled NVMe devices give 250GB/s of throughput and 20M random 4k IOPS

PRESS RELEASECASE STUDY

Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 100s of compute nodes.

The Challenge

Finish check pointing faster and start running the job.
Achieve performance of 250GB/Sec at the lowest price.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables SciNet to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

62% reduction in Oracle licensing costs doing the same amount of processing

20-22 GB/s per RAC node
Create a 10TB table space in 34 minutes
Query scans are 9 times faster than the compared EMC solution for NVMesh

CASE STUDY

Use Case

High-performance, Database Storage.
Cluster performance is a key priority for large Oracle environments, especially for customers with tables that size up to billions rows and serve thousands of users driving analytics against that data.

The Challenge

Traditional AFA storage solutions give latencies of slightly less than 1 millisecond; customers often get thousands of queries a day and some of these can take over an hour to run.

Solution

NVMesh offers latencies of single digit microseconds. This significantly speeds up database scans and queries. Running Oracle database on NVMesh enables customers to reduce the number of licenses needed for their clusters.

62% reduction in Oracle licensing costs doing the same amount of processing 20-22 GB/s per RAC node

Create a 10TB table space in 34 minutes

Query scans are 9 times faster than the compared EMC solution for NVMesh

CASE STUDY

Use Case

High-performance, Database Storage.
Cluster performance is a key priority for large Oracle environments, especially for customers with tables that size up to billions rows and serve thousands of users driving analytics against that data.

The Challenge

Traditional AFA storage solutions give latencies of slightly less than 1 millisecond; customers often get thousands of queries a day and some of these can take over an hour to run.

Solution

NVMesh offers latencies of single digit microseconds. This significantly speeds up database scans and queries. Running Oracle database on NVMesh enables customers to reduce the number of licenses needed for their clusters.

4K Streaming @ 60fps to 50+ Workstations Concurrently

“Now, with innovations like the shared NVMe storage such as Excelero provides, Technicolor can enjoy a hardware-agnostic approach, driving down costs and enabling flexibility for tomorrow while not sacrificing performance.” – Amir Bemanian, Engineering Director at Technicolor.

PRESS RELEASESOLUTION BRIEF

Use Case

Any-K production & post-production.
Streaming, editing and reel presentation to simultaneously active workstations.

The Challenge

4K & 8K video is changing requirements for storage performance and capacity.
Workstations need high BW & low latency performance for streaming, editing, and reel presentation.
Customers need future-proof solutions that will support 10k.

Solution

With just 6 standard servers powered by 3D NAND, NVMesh enabled 4K streaming @ 60fps to 50+ workstations concurrently.
The solution gives twice the performance of competing solutions at 50% of the cost and requires a much lower data center footprint.

4K Streaming @ 60fps to 50+ Workstations Concurrently

“Now, with innovations like the shared NVMe storage such as Excelero provides, Technicolor can enjoy a hardware-agnostic approach, driving down costs and enabling flexibility for tomorrow while not sacrificing performance.” – Amir Bemanian, Engineering Director at Technicolor.
PRESS RELEASESOLUTION BRIEF

Use Case

Any-K production & post-production.
Streaming, editing and reel presentation to simultaneously active workstations.

The Challenge

4K & 8K video is changing requirements for storage performance and capacity.
Workstations need high BW & low latency performance for streaming, editing, and reel presentation.
Customers need future-proof solutions that will support 10k.

Solution

With just 6 standard servers powered by 3D NAND, NVMesh enabled 4K streaming @ 60fps to 50+ workstations concurrently.
The solution gives twice the performance of competing solutions at 50% of the cost and requires a much lower data center footprint.

10x lower IO latency than Ceph through all layers in the virtual machine

Excelero’s NVMesh features a Cinder block storage driver that was designed to provide low-latency access to distributed, high-performance NVMe flash storage. Thanks to its unique RDDA technology and client-side archi- tecture, NVMesh enables 10 times lower IO latency and 20 times higher IOPs performance than Ceph.
PRESS RELEASECASE STUDY

Use Case

High-performance block storage for OpenStack.
New workloads such as machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating new opportunities for service providers but also bring unseen performance requirements for OpenStack Clouds.

The Challenge

Ceph is a popular storage solution for OpenStack, but the layered architecture has a big impact on the performance and makes the solution less attractive for new low-latency workloads.

Solution

TeutoStackCloud runs NVMesh on SuperMicroservers from Boston Limited along with MellanoxConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 NICs running 2x25Gb Ethernet to each client node. It uses OpenStack Cinder to manage storage though the NVMesh Cinder driver.

10x lower IO latency than Ceph through all layers in the virtual machine

Excelero’s NVMesh features a Cinder block storage driver that was designed to provide low-latency access to distributed, high-performance NVMe flash storage. Thanks to its unique RDDA technology and client-side archi- tecture, NVMesh enables 10 times lower IO latency and 20 times higher IOPs performance than Ceph.
PRESS RELEASECASE STUDY

Use Case

High-performance block storage for OpenStack.
New workloads such as machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating new opportunities for service providers but also bring unseen performance requirements for OpenStack Clouds.

The Challenge

Ceph is a popular storage solution for OpenStack, but the layered architecture has a big impact on the performance and makes the solution less attractive for new low-latency workloads.

Solution

TeutoStackCloud runs NVMesh on SuperMicroservers from Boston Limited along with MellanoxConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 NICs running 2x25Gb Ethernet to each client node. It uses OpenStack Cinder to manage storage though the NVMesh Cinder driver.

Pooling NVMe enables new Science use cases at NASA

“By reducing random access latency to large data sets, humans can interact with the computing environment in a more natural fashion”

PR - THE REGISTERCASE STUDY

Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 128 monitors from a 128 node cluster.

The Challenge

Interactive work is generally small IOs.
Introduction of high-performance local NVMe SSDs create the problem of data locality.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables NASA to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

Pooling NVMe enables new Science use cases at NASA

“By reducing random access latency to large data sets, humans can interact with the computing environment in a more natural fashion”

PR - THE REGISTERCASE STUDY

Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 128 monitors from a 128 node cluster.

The Challenge

Interactive work is generally small IOs.
Introduction of high-performance local NVMe SSDs create the problem of data locality.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables NASA to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

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