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Cray Sonexion Storage System

Cray® Sonexion® Scale-out Lustre Storage System

Brought to you by Cray, the world’s leading experts in parallel storage solutions for HPC and technical enterprise, the Cray® Sonexion® 2000 system provides a Lustre®-ready solution for popular x86 Linux® clusters and supercomputers through Cray Cluster Connect™. As a leader in open systems and parallel file systems, Cray builds on open source Lustre to unlock any industry-standard x86 Linux compute cluster using InfiniBand™ or 10/40 GbE utilizing proven Cray storage architectures.

The Cray Sonexion 2000 system provides 50 percent more performance and capacity than the Sonexion 1600 system in the same footprint.


  • Through its fully-integrated and pre-configured design, Cray Sonexion storage gets customers deployed faster and reduces the total number of components to manage.
  • The Sonexion system's compact design reduces the total hardware footprint of petascale systems by 50 percent over component-based solutions.


  • Performance scales from 7.5 GB/s to 1 TB/s in a single file system.
  • Capacity scales in modular increments; the Sonexion 2000 system stores over two usable petabytes in a single rack. Fewer drives and components reduce capital costs as capacity grows.


  • New software-based GridRAID offers higher levels of data protection and up to 3.5 times faster rebuild times than traditional RAID6 and MD-RAID storage.
  • Cray ensures quality, reliability and stability at scale through exhaustive thermal and real-world stress testing, system hardening and availability, and tight hardware and software integration.

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"Based on its acceptance in research environments, Lustre is already the most commonly named technology for scaling data infrastructures in the high performance computing industry. With the supported, optimized Cray Cluster Connect solution, Cray is leveraging its storage experience and has the opportunity to increase Lustre's presence in commercial environments with a wider range of production workloads in HPC and Big Data."

—Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research