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June 17, 2012

Xyratex unveils new data storage application

ClusterStor 6000 delivers two times the Lustre file system performance over other designs, the company claims

By CBR Staff Writer

Data storage technology provider Xyratex has introduced a new High Performance Computing (HPC) data storage application, ClusterStor 6000.

The new application delivers two times the Lustre file system performance compared to other designs and also delivers a new standard in file system performance, scalability and efficiency.

The company said, ClusterStor 6000 architecture brings together what were previously discrete server, network and storage platforms with their own separate software layers, into a single integrated modular scale out storage building block.

The new HPC application offers support for installations with linear performance scalability from 6 gigabytes per second to one terabyte per second file system processing capability, as well as linear data storage capacity from terabytes to tens of petabytes.

Xyratex’s new release is optimised for users who want to build efficient petascale computing applications for high performance computing applications.

ClusterStor Manager is a system management application that is part of ClusterStor’s distributed management framework and is responsible for pulling everything together as a singly managed system.

It consolidates management of the entire storage infrastructure, RAID data protection layer, operating system, and the Lustre file system into a single, easy-to-use, administrator interface.

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Xyratex ClusterStor Business Line senior director Ken Claffey said the ClusterStor 6000 is developed to address the need for massively scalable storage systems within the HPC and Big Data market.

"ClusterStor provides two levels of integration. The first combines file systems and RAID data protection onto our embedded server modules and the second consolidates these capabilities into our high density storage platform as a Scalable Storage Unit. These levels of integration enable linear scalability delivering 1TB/sec file system performance with 30% less power, and floor space of competitive systems," said Claffey.

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