Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage Systems
Is HPC storage a major pain point in your HPC environment?
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 parallel storage solution typically achieves the given HPC storage requirements with significantly fewer storage drives than alternative storage offerings. That means for 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 Cray ClusterStor E1000 Storage System embeds the open-source parallel file system Lustre®. Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides enterprise-grade customer support in-house for Lustre that scales out (nearly) linearly, without software licensing for the file system per terabyte capacity or per storage drive. This allows customers to reap the benefits of the open-source movement while getting enterprise-grade support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
- Up to 30/30 GB/sec Read/Write aggregate file system throughput from 212 7.2K RPM SAS HDD in a 10 rack unit form factor.
- Up to 80/60 GB/sec Read/Write aggregate file system throughput from 24 NVMe Gen4 SSD in a 2 rack unit form factor.
- More than one terabyte per second aggregate file system performance in a single rack.
- More than 10 petabyte usable storage capacity in a single rack.
- Attaches to any supercomputer or HPC cluster that supports either 200 Gbps Cray Slingshot or HDR/EDR InfiniBand or 200/100 Gigabit Ethernet.
- In-house, enterprise-grade support for performance-accelerating features like 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, less racks, and less power/floor space consumption.
Up to 30/30 Read/Write aggregate file system throughput from 212 7.2K RPM SAS HDD in a 10 rack unit form factor with the Scalable Storage Unit SSU-D2. A very cost-effective way to deliver 30 GB/sec from just 212 HDDs to your compute nodes.
Up to 80/60 Read/Write aggregate file system throughput from 24 NVMe Gen 4 SSD in a 2 rack unit form factor with the Scalable Storage Unit SSU-F. A very efficient way to deliver 80/60 GB/sec from just 24 SSDs 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 the 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 now can 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 Cray Slingshot, HDR/EDR InfiniBand, or 200/100 Gigabit Ethernet enabling deployment of one shared storage system for all HPC clusters.
Mix and match both all-flash and HDD Scalable Storage Units in the same file system allows you to tailor the solution to the workload mix (simulation, artificial intelligence, high performance data analytics) running on the compute nodes, enabling infrastructure consolidation of silos.
Choose between raw performance and a richer feature set with support for either LDISKFS or ZFS as backend file system for Lustre.
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 the technical specifications.
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