LSI & Whamcloud to Improve Lustre Performance

This week LSI Corporation today announced a collaboration with Whamcloud aimed at advancing Lustre parallel file system performance for data-intensive scientific research. LSI and Whamcloud are working together to conduct Lustre performance testing on the LSI Engenio 2600 storage array using the Hyperion testbed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

The partnership brings together a storage industry leader in LSI, which has deployed more than 200 petabytes of storage in HPC environments, with Whamcloud, a venture-backed company of HPC storage and Lustre industry veterans, focused on evolving Lustre and advancing HPC storage.  Utilizing the Hyperion large-scale testbed, LSI and Whamcloud are testing an Engenio 2600 system capable of achieving 4GB/s sustained throughput. The system consists of two LSI 6Gb/s SAS-based controllers, one Engenio DE5600 SAS drive enclosure and 24 2.5-inch SAS drives in a 2U rack space.

A major technical challenge confronting the HPC community is how to meet our storage performance requirements and manage the enormous volumes of data generated by the ever more powerful supercomputer systems.  Only by working with industry leaders, such as LSI and Whamcloud, can we meet these challenges and advance the next-generations of HPC storage and parallel file systems,” said Matt Leininger, who leads the Hyperion project at LLNL.

LSI HPC storage system technology demonstrations will be available at the SC10 conference (Booth #2946)

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