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The ECA (French Atomic Energy Commission) chooses the technology LOCATED of Seanodes to optimize its infrastructure of storage The ECA (French Atomic Energy Commission) chose Seanodes to optimize its storage infrastructure using Exanodes ensuring optimal availability and performance for civil nuclear simulations.
Paris - June 29 2007- Seanodes, inventor of the concept of "Shared Internal Storage", announces that its Exanodes solution was adopted by a team of the Police station to Atomic Energy (ECA). The principal objective was to improve at lower cost the availability and the performance of the infrastructure of storage of three clusters, used daily by a hundred collaborators within the framework of their research.
The research orientation of this team of the ECA is the analysis of the hydraulic phenomena and thermo hydraulic. In this context, one of the principal objectives is to improve safety and longevity of the power stations by the means of simulations and calculations tested incident accident. The research deepened on the next generations of nuclear thermal power stations and on confidential military projects is also in hand.
Within this department, the management of the data and their storage become crucial with the improvement of the models of simulation used and the increase continues smoothness of calculations which induce volumes of data of results in strong and continuous growth. An evolution of the infrastructure of storage became inevitable to meet three key needs:
- Simplification of the use: different the clusters, conceived initially like autonomous entities, became heavy to manage and not very practical for the users who launch coupled calculations multi applicatifs,
- Improvement of the performance: the arrival of new generations of applications, made essential the acquisition of a storage powerful adapted to the parallel applications
- Reduction of the cost: the savings made by using clusters Linux made up of not very expensive nouds were not to be absorbed by the purchase of expensive storage the Exanodes solution was retained for its capacity to answer efficiently and not very expensive these constraints.
"One week of evaluation of Exanodes enabled us to note that the users of the cluster could reconcile ease of use and performances of foreground. While making it possible to re-use the discs already present in the cluster, Exanodes involves a tiny investment compared to the performances which it makes it possible to obtain", explains Emmanuel Dorlet, Data-processing Responsable for ECA DEN/DM2S/SFME.
"The installation and the deployment were carried out in 2 days hardly. This consolidated us in our choice. Exanodes is a product simple to put in opens: the internal disks are seen by the applications like traditional storage NAS. The practices of work do not change and there are thus no hidden costs associated the adoption of this new technology", Dorlet added.
"For Seanodes, this project also made it possible to put in opens the technological partnership recently signed between Seanodes and Mandriva. Indeed, at the ECA, Exanodes was installed on the last version of OS of Mandriva", explains Frank Gana, Director of Marketing at Seanodes.
"The confidence to which the ECA testifies to us is a new proof of the relevance of our concept and quality of our products. It shows once more that in many contexts, the use of the internal discs with Exanodes makes useless acquisition or the extension of an outvessel fuel infrastructure of storage whose cost is often high", added Gana.
Simple, powerful and inexpensive, Exanodes is available today through the network of partners of exploiting Seanodes for all the organizations of the clusters, the grids or the data-processing centers functioning under Linux.
Seanodes was formed in 2002 at the end of several years of research at the Institute of Research in Data processing of Toulouse (IRIT). Inventor of the concept LOCATED (Shared Internal Storage), the company opened new prospects in the world for the storage shared with launching for its first product, Exanodes.
Seanodes was distinguished on several occasions since its creation - in particular obtaining the 1st price of the 5th National Contest of Creation of Companies of Innovating Technologies, rewarding the young French innovating company most promising for the year - for its patented technologies and its revolutionary product Exanodes.