Benefits of the new ES14K include:
Leveraging Lustre 2.7 pre-installed and fully optimized for DDN's high-density storage appliances, ES14K delivers 4x the performance and up to 2x higher density than competitive offerings and offers robust management and monitoring interfaces, HPC-level performance that optimizes both mixed and parallel IO performance, and complete DDN/Intel integrated support.
"With more than a decade of experience in designing, installing and supporting Lustre-based storage, DDN is the most experienced Lustre provider and has worked closely with us over many years to design optimized Lustre-based storage systems. DDN's latest ES14K offering delivers a high-performing, high density appliance for the HPC market built on Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre", stated Brent Gorda, GM of Intel's High Performance Data Division. "Lustre has strong and accelerating momentum in the market and is being widely adopted in the high performance technical computing arena by national labs and universities, as well as traditional industries like research, oil and gas, manufacturing, and financial services. Intel is delighted to see DDN expand its Lustre offering with the new ES14K appliance, and we look forward to continuing our strong collaboration to deliver advanced, performance-driven technologies and solutions to customers worldwide."
Leveraging DDN's proven performance leadership, the EXAScaler family offers the perfect balance of open source software coupled with tight performance hardware integration to deliver the best cost/performance in the industry. IO path optimization at every level in the EXAScaler architecture ensures consistent high performance for bandwidth-intensive, IOPs-intensive and mixed IO workflows, and minimizes the performance impact of adverse conditions like drive failures. Developed to overcome the toughest storage and data management challenges, the ES14K was designed from the bottom up to accommodate the rapid deployment of new technologies like Omni-Path, 100 Gb/E, faster processors, new SSDs and burst buffer integration.
Leading high-performance computing organizations depend on DDN and Intel Lustre's cutting-edge solutions to solve some of today's toughest data-intensive storage challenges, including the University of Tokyo, The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, CEA and TACC.
The new ES14K is generally available today and will be showcased at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), booth #1010, in Frankfurt, Germany June 19-23, 2016.