Terascala Rolls out Lustre 2.5.3 to Production

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Intelligent Storage Bridge Fills Workflow Performance Gap

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Dell is pleased to continue growing our HPC Storage Solution (HSS) for the enterprise and provide Lustre 2.5 with Terascala. -- Neil Klosterman, HPC product manager, Dell Enterprise Solutions

Terascala, the industry leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management software, today announced that it has released open-source parallel file system Lustre® version 2.5.3 as part of its software stack that includes its Terascala® TeraOS HPC storage management software. Main features of this Lustre version include a Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) interface and a POSIX-compliant, client-side copy tool that uses this interface to move data between a high performance Lustre file system and lower performance, low cost, scale-out storage.

An ongoing problem with Lustre and other parallel file systems is that end-to-end workflows can be inefficient, as there is a bandwidth gap between Lustre®-based scratch storage and scale-out storage. Policy engines like RobinHood and Lustre® client-side copy tools make it easier to define when and how to move data, but the actual data movement is limited by the substantially slower scale-out storage. Terascala has solved this bandwidth disparity with its Intelligent Storage Bridge(ISB). The ISB is a highly available, clustered data mover that moves files in parallel up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s) for each node in the ISB cluster. It replaces copy tools and has a command line interface for easy workflow integration. It is already being used by customers to reduce workflow execution from days to hours.

“Dell is pleased to continue growing our HPC Storage Solution (HSS) for the enterprise and provide Lustre 2.5 with Terascala,” said Neil Klosterman, HPC product manager, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. “These solutions enable customer innovation by delivering the latest Lustre® functionality and shortest time to insight.”

“This new Lustre release allows our customers to transparently interact with scale-out storage from their high performance storage infrastructure,” noted Steve Butler, Terascala's chief executive officer. “Our focus on the end-to-end solution allows customers to get the most return on their HPC investment.”

About Terascala
Terascala—the High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management company—has pioneered software that lowers total cost of ownership by managing and optimizing data, performance, and reliability. Savings are quickly realized through minimizing downtime, moving data very fast between scratch and inexpensive backup storage, and optimizing workload throughput. The company’s TeraOS software provides system-level high availability to reduce costly degraded performance and downtime. It integrates workload, network, storage, and file system monitoring, analysis, pre-emptive failure alerts, and fast failover. Terascala’s real-time analysis and phone-home support keeps these highly complex systems up and running at peak performance. Support costs are minimized with no HPC or parallel file system expertise required.

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