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Now on Azure: Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* Software

4087.123015_1833_DeployingIn1The Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* Software is now available on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre Software on Azure is a scalable, parallel file system designed as the working file system for HPC or other IO intensive workloads. Built for use with the virtualized compute instances available from Microsoft Azure scalable cloud infrastructure, it is designed for dynamic, pay-as-you-go applications.

Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* software is a scalable, parallel file system purpose-built for HPC. Ideally suited for dynamic, pay-as-you-go applications, Intel CE for Lustre software helps maximize storage performance and cost-effectiveness with Azure.

  • The most widely used file system in supercomputing, now available on Azure for unparalleled scalability.
  • The Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* software combines the Lustre file system with Ganglia and the Lustre Monitoring Tool to form a complete file system solution for HPC and Enterprise Technical Computing.
  • Easily add, remove, or reconfigure Azure resources to match mixed workloads and budgets for optimal return on investment.

Using the streamlined simple-click Azure Marketplace UI, users can easily set up multi-node Lustre clusters.  Intel CE for Azure maximizes storage performance, offers scalability and optimizes return-on-investment by adding, removing, or reconfiguring Azure resources to match mixed workloads and budgets.  This Microsoft blog post highlights the benefits Azure delivers for Lustre users, provides step-by-step best practice deployment instructions, and shows how to mount and use this high performance shared filesystem from Linux client nodes.

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