Whamcloud to Support Lustre at Swiss CSCS

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Whamcloud has announced a Lustre support agreement with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). Founded in 1991 and situated in Lugano, Switzerland, CSCS develops and promotes technical and scientific services for Swiss research.

CSCS is one of the shining stars in the European HPC community. We are thrilled to be working with them at the leading edge of Lustre technology,” said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud. “The combination of Cray compute and Lustre is a winning combination and affords CSCS and Whamcloud to focus down on metadata performance optimization and reliability for the benefit of the entire community.”

CSCS has a Lustre-based scratch file system for their flagship supercomputer system, Monte Rosa, a 47,872 core Cray XE6. For the file system, they have use the latest Intel Sandy Bridge server hardware, FDR InfiniBand, and Lustre v2.2. Read the Full Story.