Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage Systems
Is your storage slowing down your HPC compute cluster?
The Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage System is purpose-engineered to meet the demanding input/output requirements of supercomputers and HPC clusters in a very efficient way. The E1000 parallel storage solution typically achieves the given HPC storage performance requirements, significantly reducing the number of storage drives. That means HPC users with a fixed budget for the HPC system can spend more of their budget on CPU/GPU compute nodes, accelerating time-to-insight. The E1000 Storage System embeds the open-source parallel file system Lustre to deliver this efficient performance. Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides enterprise-grade customer support in-house for Lustre that scales out (nearly) linearly, without software licensing for the file storage systems per terabyte capacity or per storage drive. This allows customers to reap the benefits of the open-source movement while getting enterprise-grade support.
- Up to 85/65 GB/sec read/write aggregate file system throughput from 24 NVMe Gen4 SSD in a 2 rack unit form factor.
- Up to 30/30 GB/sec read/write aggregate file system throughput from 212 7.2K RPM SAS HDD in a 10 rack unit, ultra-dense form factor.
- Attaches to any supercomputer or HPC cluster that supports either 200GbE HPE Slingshot, HDR/EDR InfiniBand, or 200/100 Gigabit Ethernet.
- Hybrid scalable storage unit combining flash and HDD storage that lowers TCO with Cray ClusterStor E1000.
- NVIDIA GPUDirect® support for improved application run times with HPE Apollo 2000 systems, HPE Apollo 6500 systems and/or HPE ProLiant DL rack servers.
- In-house, enterprise-grade support for performance-accelerating features like Distributed Namespaces, Data on Metadata (DoM) Targets, Progressive File Layout (PFL), Multi-Rail LNet, and many more.
The Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage System uses purpose-engineered NVMe PCIe 4.0 storage controllers that can extract more performance from the deployed storage drives than other storage solution. That means less enclosures, racks, and power/floor space consumption.
With up to 85/65 read/write aggregate file system throughput from 24 NVMe Gen4 SSDs in a 2-rack unit form factor with the scalable storage unit SSU-F. The Cray E1000 Storage System provides a very efficient way to deliver 80/50 GB/sec to your compute nodes from just 24 SSDs.
Up to 30/30 read/write aggregate file system throughput from 212 7.2K RPM SAS HDDs in a 10-rack unit form factor with the SSU-D2, an ultra-dense, cost-effective way to deliver 30 GB/sec from just 212 HDDs to your compute nodes.
Up to 24/24 read/write aggregate file system throughput from 186 7.2K RPM SAS HDDs in a 12-rack unit form factor with the SSU-M2, a datacenter friendly way to deliver 24 GB/sec from just 186 HDDs to your compute nodes.
Due to the open source parallel file system, no license charges are incurred for the file system per terabyte capacity or per storage drive. This enables you to remove software audit risk and cope with the constant growth in required capacity without exploding software licensing costs.
The Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage System ships to the customer as a fully-integrated Lustre storage solution after being soak-tested in the factory, decreasing time to results.
ClusterStor Manager is a single-system image management within the system management application that is provided with every system at no additional charge, allowing you to monitor and manage the different components of a Lustre storage system from a single pane of glass.
Users of supercomputers and HPC clusters from Hewlett Packard Enterprise can now get enterprise-grade support for their whole mission- or business-critical system (HPC compute and HPC storage) with one number to call, without the typical finger-pointing of different vendors during issue resolution.
Flexibility and Choice
The Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage System attaches to every HPC compute system of any HPC compute vendor as long as the compute system supports either HPE Slingshot, HDR/EDR InfiniBand, or 200/100 Gigabit Ethernet, enabling the deployment of one shared storage system for all HPC clusters.
Mix and match, all-flash, HDD and hybrid Scalable Storage Units in the same file system allows you to tailor the solution to the workload mix (simulation, artificial intelligence, and high-performance data analytics) running on the compute nodes, enabling infrastructure consolidation of silos.
Choose between datacenter friendly SSU-M utilizing 5U84 disk storage enclosure or maximum capacity with SSU-D utilizing 4U106 ultra-dense disk storage enclosure.
Choose between read-intensive (RI) or mixed-use (MU) SSDs in the E1000's SSU-F and/or MetaData Unit (MDU).
Choose between shipment of the system from the factory in Cray ClusterStor racks or installation in your data center racks, as long as they meet technical specifications.
Intelligent Data Movement
Choice of intra- and inter-file system data movement with Cray ClusterStor data services and HPE Data Management Framework (DMF) v7.
With Cray ClusterStor data services, quickly search-at-scale with HPE indexing technology to automate previously manual file system management tasks.
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