DataDirect Networks has upgraded its EXAScaler array to run the latest version of Intel’s Lustre software.
EXAScaler is DDN’s high-performance computing (HPC) array, with GRIDScaler being the companion hardware running IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS, that was); Lustre being a distributed file system used in high-performance computing.
EXAScaler v3.0 uses Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 3.0, and features, DDN says, “the world’s highest sustained Lustre performance, in a converged appliance that is simple to install, scale and manage.”
Added DDN features are:
- High availability enhancements to improve mean time to data access.
- Metadata scaling.
- Project quotas.
- Support for the differentiated storage services framework.
DDN says it will open source some Lustre stuff later this year:
- Lustre automatic test system to help developers run regression tests in parallel on hundreds of test nodes.
- Lustre monitoring framework platform based on industry standards such as Collectd.
- Elastic search capabilities for NoSQL databases and Hadoop.
- Visualisation on Grafana.
- Parallel copy tools and internal Lustre mechanisms to move/copy data between OSTs and across namespaces more effectively and in parallel.
Check out a webinar on ExaScaler v3.0 and Lustre v3.0 here. ®