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Architecting HPC Data Storage Solutions

Dec 19, 2011 |

Innovation has been the cornerstone of success in our heritage in the data storage industry for the last twenty-five years.   About two years ago, Xyratex initiated an investigation into additional market opportunities for enterprise class data storage solutions.  Our research yielded interesting data points that aligned with the strengths of Xyratex.  We discovered that not only was the High Performance Computing (HPC) a high growth area for storage, it also represented a dynamic market opportunity with a substantial need for better data storage design. We also learned that the way data storage was being implemented at many of these sites was unduly complicated in terms of initial installation, performance optimization and ongoing management.

Lustre Vendors Consider File System’s Future

Nov 22, 2011 |

Thanks to the efforts of many in the HPC community, Lustre appears to be here to stay. We contacted three leading Lustre vendors about what lies ahead for the popular HPC open source file system, asking Xyratex Storage Software Director Peter Bojanic, Whamcloud CEO Brent Gorda, and Terascala Marketing and Product Management VP Rick Friedman for their perspectives on what Lustre needs for broader commercial use as well as how it can make its way into the world of exascale supercomputing.

A Letter from Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex to the HPC Community

Sep 12, 2011 |

Xyratex has a long history of designing, developing and manufacturing modular, scalable, high-density data storage solutions for server and storage OEMs. Our products are generally aimed at the enterprise market where the need for reliability, availability and serviceability is important to the viability of the overall solution.

A Letter from Steve Barber, CEO of Xyratex to the HPC Community

Sep 12, 2011 |

Xyratex has a long history of designing, developing and manufacturing modular, scalable, high-density data storage solutions for server and storage OEMs. Our products are generally aimed at the enterprise market where the need for reliability, availability and serviceability is important to the viability of the overall solution.

Xyratex Unveils Lustre Storage Appliance for HPC

Jun 14, 2011 |

Storage maker Xyratex has announced the ClusterStor 3000, a rack-scale Lustre storage solution purpose-built for high performance computing. The product is the culmination of an effort that began with the aquisition of Lustre startup ClusterStor in 2010. We asked Xyratex Director of Strategic Business Development Ken Claffey to fill us in on his company’s newest storage solution.