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LANL Looks to Aeon Computing for Lustre

aeonToday Aeon Computing announced that the company will provide two Lustre file systems to enhance LANL’s technical and supercomputing capabilities. Each of the two Lustre file systems provide 14 Petabytes of data storage capacity and are capable of up to 160 Gigabytes per second of parallel access performance. According Aeon, this next generation system pushes the limits of Lustre storage performance.

The two 14 Petabyte Lustre file systems will serve the intense data IO workloads of both the facility-wide open research computing and the security focused computing missions. Each file system is connected to the high-speed computing fabric with 2.35 Terabits per second of fabric bandwidth using FDR14 InfiniBand. The two Lustre file systems employ OpenZFS and high-availability for data integrity and redundancy. Each Lustre file system contains 40 Lustre OSS nodes, each capable of 4 Gigabytes per second of sustained data performance. The two Lustre file systems are powered by end to end enterprise grade technology including LSI/Avago 12G SAS (serial attached SCSI), Mellanox FDR14 InfiniBand, HGST 12G Enterprise SAS disk drives, SanDisk 12G SAS SSDs and Intel server technologies. The file systems are integrated into site-wide monitoring infrastructure without the need for cumbersome or closed vendor APIs.

“We were targeting an open solution that would utilize our Tri-Lab Operating System TOSS with Lustre, and provide a great performance to cost ratio,” says Kyle Lamb Infrastructure Team Lead in the High Performance Computing Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Utilizing commodity hardware and OpenZFS for RAID provides a cost effective high performance solution with the added benefit of compression to increase available usable capacity. This allows us to provide the high density performance required for our existing clusters as well as our future Commodity Technology Systems.”

Aeon Computing has delivered two site-wide Lustre File Systems to meet existing and future demands for parallel access data storage performance for laboratory’s technical computing program.

According to Jeff Johnson, co-founder of Aeon Computing. “We were able to architect a Lustre file system to meet LANL’s needs that was affordable and employed open standards in hardware and software. We were able to deliver a solution that met and exceeded LANL’s rigorous demands of multi-system HPC data IO and provide a system that was truly open.”

The Aeon Lustre Scalable Unit is a 12U system containing 120 enterprise SAS disk drives and two Lustre OSS system nodes that are fully redundant and hot-swappable including hot-swap OSS nodes. The Lustre Scalable Unit features 12G SAS storage technology and supports single and dual raid QDR, FDR and EDR Infiniband as well as Intel’s Omnipath fabric and 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet. The Aeon Computing Lustre Scalable Unit is available for sale and can be used in a wide range of Lustre file system designs.

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