Seagate today announced the ClusterStor 300N storage system for HPC customers. The Seagate ClusterStor 300N utilizes technology from the company’s previous acquisitions and is equipped with its Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager The software-based Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager utilizes caching and high performance networking to enable the storage system to run multiple mixed workloads simultaneously on the same storage platform. As a result, HPC customers can efficiently run different workloads on large clusters with the same storage.
Here is an excerpt from the Seagate press release:
Seagate Technology plc today introduced the ClusterStor 300N storage system with Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager, the newest addition to its family of scale-out storage systems for high-performance computing (HPC) and the first with a flash cache accelerator.
Powered by the software-based Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager, the ClusterStor 300N seamlessly runs multiple mixed workloads simultaneously on the same storage platform, eliminating performance bottlenecks that can result when data demands outpace what the existing storage architecture can accommodate. As a result, organizations can use it to automatically support multiple applications that generate a diverse range of I/O workloads on the same storage platform without negatively impacting performance. It’s particularly suitable for the kinds of mixed and unpredictable workloads found in many of today’s most demanding, data-intensive HPC applications like seismic processing, financial transition modeling, machine learning, geospatial intelligence and fluid dynamics.
Ideal for organizations seeking both peak performance and cost efficiency when managing large data sets at scale with unpredictable workloads, the ClusterStor 300N represents the convergence of Seagate’s market leading enterprise class hard drives, innovative solid state designs and the industry’s most sophisticated system software within a platform purpose built to help organizations manage and move massive amounts of critical data while maintaining workload efficiency and minimizing the cost per terabyte. The Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager software delivers up to 1,000 percent input/output workload acceleration over traditional HPC storage systems and can quickly scale to accommodate any workload at any time.
“Maximizing value of data in the kinds of extraordinary environments represented by supercomputing is all about being able to handle extreme, unpredictable storage bandwidth and capacity needs at scale,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate HPC systems business. “Seagate’s ClusterStor 300N expands on our proven, engineered systems approach that delivers performance efficiency and value for HPC environments of any size, using a hybrid technology architecture to handle tough workloads at a fraction of the cost of all-flash approaches.”
The ClusterStor 300N is architected specifically as a common platform for both the ClusterStor, Lustre and IBM Spectrum Scale storage systems as the L300N and G300N, respectively.
The 300N will be widely available in January 2017. Learn more at Seagate’s booth #1209 at the Supercomputing 2016 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14-17. Other Seagate technology demonstrations at the event will include the highest density 720 terabyte, two-rack unit (RU) Lustre storage system technology configuration, making it possible to build the world’s first 15 petabyte, 42RU system, as well as a single NVMe over a Fabric, 24-drive all flash array shared storage system delivering 4.8 million IOPS with single-digit microsecond latency.