Seagate Technology Collaborates With Intel to Strengthen HPC Data Storage Product Line

By CIOReview | Friday, April 15, 2016

ClusterStor Storage architecture for High Performance ComputingCUPERTINO, CA: With an aim to enhance its software platform, Seagate Technology is in plans to incorporate Intel Enterprise Edition for Lusture into its ClusterStor Storage architecture for High Performance Computing (HPC).The incorporation will elevate Seagate’s HPC data storage product line and enable additional choice of Lustre parallel file systems for customers to assist drive advancements in the HPC and big data market.

Lustre software, a Linux based open source parallel file system is often present at the center of most HPC storage system that powers 40 percent of the fastest supercomputers. Collaboration of both the companies will benefit in additional levels of testing and complementary software capabilities.

The alliance allows Segate to select IEEL as its baseline Lustre distribution partner, enhancing the strength of two leading Lustre distributions, development and support teams.

“This collaboration represents the leader in storage technology teaming up with the leader in compute technology to drive innovation in the data center,” asserts Ken Claffey, Vice President and General Manager, Seagate HPC systems business.

“As Lustre maintains its leadership position on Top500 platforms, this agreement with Seagate will provide on-going collaboration and innovation for the Lustre community from two industry leaders,” says Brent Gorda, General Manager, High Performance Data Division, Intel.

ClusterStor L300 with IEEL provides up to 112 gigabytes-per-second (GB/sec) throughput per rack when integrated with Seagate’s ClusterStor HPC drives,. Moreover, it includes additional features to help maximize reliability and reduce data center footprint, power and cooling costs while simplifying management and services. It will also support Intel’s Omni-Path network built for Exascale computing.

“Enterprises looking to manage and derive value from their data as it explodes in volume, velocity and variety are increasingly turning to HPC, but they need solutions that are easy to manage and can help them quickly address business challenges,” quotes Bill Mannel, vice President and General Manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers.