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Rutgers University chooses Xyratex Clusterstor 1500

Xyratex, a provider of data storage technology, has announced that its ClusterStor 1500 solution has been selected by Rutgers University to support its growing high-performance computing needs.

Launched in May, ClusterStor 1500 is the newest member of the ClusterStor family of scale-out HPC storage solutions. Features include a unique architecture that 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. This approach enables the system to scale both performance and capacity while reducing administrative overhead. In addition, it can scale performance from 1.25GB/s to 110GB/s and has raw capacity from 42TB to 7.3PB.

'We chose the ClusterStor 1500 by Xyratex for its new HPC cluster, an Intel-based system using InfiniBand, because it is a cost-effective, high-performing system from a vendor with significant experience implementing and supporting such systems,' said Don Smith, CIO of Rutgers University, in New Jersey, USA.

'As companies of all sizes are increasingly utilising complex simulation and modelling applications running on Linux-based compute clusters, traditional enterprise storage systems cannot meet the performance and scalability needs of these environments,' added Ken Claffey, senior vice president and general manager of the ClusterStor business at Xyratex. 'We engineered and built the ClusterStor 1500 to bring the performance power of Lustre to this growing market.'

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