Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

In High-Performance Computing, the efficient delivery of data to and from the compute nodes is critical and can be complicated. Researchers generate and consume data in HPC systems at speeds that can bottleneck storage components, and these demands are rapidly escalating. Increasing the throughput and scalability of storage requires a great deal of planning and configuration, and managing and monitoring such complex systems can create a burden for administrators and researchers.

Today at Supercomputing 2014 we announced the Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre. This storage system utilizes Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers and the latest generation of high density Dell storage products. With full hardware and software support from Dell and Intel, this offering delivers a superior combination of performance, reliability, density, ease of use and cost-effectiveness.

The Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre helps bring the benefits of a fast HPC file system to a broad range of enterprise organizations. Dell’s enterprise-ready Lustre parallel file storage solution delivers a higher level of computing power and throughput, and makes information and insights derived from big data and compute-intensive applications (such as advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis) available to a wider population users.  It Provides:

  • Extreme scalability without losing performance. Scale efficiently both up and down to suit your business workloads without losing performance or capacity. Start small with from a minimum of 120TB and scale to tens of thousands of clients and petabytes of data in the toughest HPC and Big Data environments.
  • High data throughput. Run larger and more complex applications faster and easier with faster throughput and capacity. The Dell Storage for HPC with Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre software solution delivers Sequential IO performance (1 MB stripe) of up to 6GB/s peak Write and 10.5GB/s for peak Read; and Random IO performance (4 MB stripe) of up to 10K IOPS peak Write and 65K IOPS peak Read.
  • Build flexible storage for today’s demanding workloads. This fully supported, commercial-ready Lustre file system has been rigorously tested by Dell Engineering in the most demanding enterprise environments.

Build a Lustre solution that fits your enterprise environment

We’re excited about and please to enable researchers, scientists and engineers to focus on workloads rather than infrastructure. If you’re at SC14, we hope you’ll take the time to stop by the Dell booth and talk to our experts about the Lustre software storage offering. If you’re not able to join us in New Orleans this year, you can contact your Dell Sales Representative for more information on how this solution can meet your high performance storage needs, or have a Dell HPC specialist contact you.

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