Computer science professor Dr. William Jones
was awarded a subcontract from Clemson University's Cyberinstitute under a grant from the Department of Energy to work on integrating redundancy features into OrangeFS, a production-quality parallel file system developed by Clemson University and Omnibond. “As the size of supercomputing clusters continues to grow to include 100's of thousands of processor cores and millions of individual components, failures within the system become increasingly the norm rather than the exception. As a result, ensuring continued service in the presence of such numerous faults will be an absolute requirement for future supercomputers.”, says Dr. Jones. “I'm very excited about involving CCU students in this research, and to bring what we learn in the process back to the students in our department.” Brian W. Atkinson
and Ben Whetstone
will work with Dr. Jones at Clemson University on this project.