Posts by Rick Braddy

Breaking the Million IOPS Barrier on AWS with NVMe for HPC

Breaking the Million IOPS Barrier on AWS with NVMe for HPC

In this post, we look at how to leverage AWS i3en instances for performance-sensitive workloads that heretofore would only run on specialized, expensive hardware in on-premises datacenters. This technology enables both commercial HPC and research HPC, where capital budgets have limited an organization’s ability to leverage traditional HPC. It also bodes well for demanding AI and machine learning workloads, which can benefit from HPC storage coupled by 100 Gbps networking directly to GPU clusters.

Why We’re Here

As the founder of a company, it's common to be asked "why did you start SoftNAS?"  People are curious as to what drives a person to start a company,...