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Distributed metadata in a high performance computing environment

United States Patent

9,703,788
July 11, 2017
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A computer-executable method, system, and computer program product for managing meta-data in a distributed storage system, wherein the distributed storage system includes one or more burst buffers enabled to operate with a distributed key-value store, the co computer-executable method, system, and computer program product comprising receiving a request for meta-data associated with a block of data stored in a first burst buffer of the one or more burst buffers in the distributed storage system, wherein the meta data is associated with a key-value, determining which of the one or more burst buffers stores the requested metadata, and upon determination that a first burst buffer of the one or more burst buffers stores the requested metadata, locating the key-value in a portion of the distributed key-value store accessible from the first burst buffer.
Bent; John M. (Los Alamos, NM), Faibish; Sorin (Newton, MA), Zhang; Zhenhua (Beijing, CN), Liu; Xuezhao (Beijing, CN), Tang; Haiying (Beijing, CN)
EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA)
14/ 230,800
March 31, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between EMC Corporation and Los Alamos National Security, LLC. The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.