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NEC Goes with Dot Hill for LXFS Lustre-Powered Storage

Today SAN storage provider Dot Hill Systems announced that it has been selected by NEC’s HPC group in Europe to supplement the LXFS parallel file system based on Lustre technology. The joint solution integrates Dot Hill Assured SAN 3000 and 3003 storage arrays with NEC’s file system products.

Technical and scientific computing creates huge amounts of data at a high rate, therefore scalable file systems became critical components for building HPC systems. Dot Hill storage complements our LXFS parallel file system by exceeding our customers’ expectations in terms of scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness,” said Dr. Erich Focht, Senior Manager R&D and Storage Products for NEC High Performance Computing Europe. “We take advantage of the 6GB SAS host interface option offered by the AssuredSAN platform connected in a DAS configuration which provides a robust and scalable infrastructure for our performance-intensive applications.”

According to NEC, all Linux HPC Clusters with InfiniBand infrastructure can now be equipped with LXFS, a high performance parallel file system based on Lustre technology. Jointly developed with a customer in the automotive industry, LXFS complements the performance of Lustre by adding outstanding reliability.

The Dot Hill storage portfolio offers up to 288 terabytes of capacity in a single system. Read the Full Story.

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