Dell | Terascala Beef Up Lustre-Powered HSS Storage Appliance

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terascalaToday Terascala announced updates to the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS), a high performance computing system that helps customers manage the influx of data in technical computing environments. Now in version 5.5, HSS allows customers to meet unprecedented storage challenges with a fully supported, high performance, and cost-effective parallel file system that is easy to deploy, configure, and manage.

Dell is focused on partnering with the best in the business to create very high throughput appliances that are required for customers’ technical computing environments,” noted Neil Klosterman, Dell’s HPC storage product manager. “The upgraded HSS 5.5 storage appliance has TeraOS validated on Dell hardware through rigorous testing by Dell HPC Engineering and Terascala. This will ensure that superior high performance computing technology is available to our research and academia customers for mission-critical work.”

Software and hardware improvements to the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution include:

  • Upgrade to Lustre parallel file system version 2.1.6 plus the latest version of TeraOS (v5.3.1) for appliance performance and reliability management.
  • Quad-port 12 gigabit per second (Gbps) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, compared to 6 Gbps SAS interface in the previous Dell PowerVault MD32xx arrays.
  • Peak read performance is 10.7 gigabytes per second (GBps), up 59.7% over the previous generation; the peak write performance is 6.09 GBps, up 74%.
  • Enhanced hardware stack performance with new Dell MD34xx series driving metadata performance.

In this competitive marketplace, to be nimble implies providing continuous innovation,” stated Alan Swahn, Terascala’s vice president of marketing. “This upgraded storage appliance is a great example of Dell being nimble and listening to their customers. We are pleased to be a Dell partner and provide the software stack for their latest roll in and run HPC storage appliance line.”

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