Cray announced the launch of Cray Cluster Connect, a complete Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters. A compute agnostic storage and data management offering, Cray Cluster Connect allows customers to utilize their Linux compute environment of choice, while also leveraging Cray's scalable storage, the company says.
"Cray has a long, rich history in the HPC storage space, and we have built some of the largest and fastest Lustre file systems in the world," said Barry Bolding, Cray's vice president of storage and data management. "With Cray Cluster Connect, we are applying our Lustre expertise and innovation, and taking all that we have learned, developed and invested in parallel storage solutions to an expanded customer base. We can now deliver end-to-end, Lustre storage solutions for customers' existing x86 Linux environments. With the launch of Cray Cluster Connect, our storage and data management solutions are no longer limited to Cray supercomputer customers."
It provides customers with a complete, end-to-end Lustre solution consisting of hardware, networking, software, architecture and support. Cray performs comprehensive testing and full qualification of systems at scale, and customers also receive a single point of service and support, available globally, covering all aspects of their Lustre storage solution, including hardware, software and integration.
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