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Cluster Connect

At the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, supercomputer provider Cray has launched Cluster Connect – a Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters.

A compute agnostic storage and data management offering, Cluster Connect allows customers to use their Linux compute environment of choice, while also leveraging Cray’s expertise in big data and supercomputing, 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.'

Cray says Cluster Connect provides customers with a complete, end-to-end Lustre solution consisting of hardware, networking, software, architecture and support. Compatible with commodity x86 Linux clusters to high-end supercomputers, Cray Cluster Connect is designed to provide an optimal experience and a single point of service.

The company performs comprehensive testing and full qualification of systems at scale, ensuring a reliable and available storage solution. Customers also receive a trusted 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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