Cray Cluster Connect

Cray Cluster Connect (C3) Storage Solution

A complete Lustre scalable storage solution for x86 Linux clusters

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Complete Lustre® Solution for Linux® Clusters

The Cray® Cluster Connect™ system (C3) provides a complete Lustre® scalable storage solution for x86 Linux® clusters. Customers utilize their Linux compute environment of choice through the Lustre Client by Cray and choose options for data and storage management.

  • Fully Qualified End-to-End: Complete Lustre storage solution from drive to client. Includes comprehensive fully qualified architectures tested at scale.
  • Infrastructure Choice: Cray's solution offers choice in x86 compute, networking and storage and includes data management for HSM and other storage connectivity products.
  • Optimal Experience: Cray tests and qualifies Lustre at scale to ensure robust, reliable and continuous operation.

Single Point of Cray Support: Cray provides end-to-end support for the complete solution — including all hardware and software such as Lustre.

Featured Resources

Cray Cluster Connect Brochure

Cray offers a complete, end-to-end Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters called Cray Cluster Connect (C3).

Making the Business Case

Lustre file systems are poised to penetrate commercial markets.

A Triple Play for I/O Optimization

Cray’s expertise spans three interdependent disciplines — compute, networking, and storage — coming together to form adaptive yet massively scalable storage solutions for big data and HPC.

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Lustre® Leadership

Lustre® is the file system of choice for the world’s fastest supercomputers, powering over 60 percent of the top 100 systems. That number is growing and expanding to big data and high performance computing deployments not measured on the Top500® list. Lustre provides the world’s leading storage I/O scalability, and it is chosen by most of our customers.

Cray’s Lustre model ensures stability and validation of real-world customer configurations through extreme testing, software enhancement and collaborative innovation. We aggressively test, validate and update Lustre — delivering changes back into the common Lustre source base through OpenSFS (Open Scalable File Systems), a key consortium for advancing Lustre. As an original founder and board member of OpenSFS, Cray jointly leads and funds development of key features to ensure Lustre's success.

Briefs, White Papers and Industry Perspectives

Cray's Lustre Expertise for Big Data and HPC
Making the Business Case: Lustre File Systems are Poised to Penetrate Commercial Markets
Cray Brings Leadership and Customer Focus to Lustre Scalability
insideHPC: Why Cray is Backing Lustre and OpenSFS

Product Brochure

Cray Cluster Connect Brochure

Cray offers a complete, end-to-end Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters called Cray Cluster Connect (C3).

Case Studies

Brazil’s Petrobras Enhances Seismic Processing with Cray Technology

To help solve the challenge of managing and processing massive datasets for seismic processing, Petrobras deployed Cray Cluster Connect and two Sonexion storage systems.

Cray Expands Storage to HPC Clusters for Oil and Gas

In oil and gas as in other industries, storage performance needs to keep pace with compute. Cray Cluster Connect delivers results.

Webinars

Webinar — Breaking I/O Bottlenecks

Data bottlenecks can affect workflow and productivity while driving up costs. Uncover new ways to deal with old problems right now.

Industry Perspectives & White Papers

Excerpt from Breaking I/O Bottlenecks

Cray’s approach to I/O optimization builds on holistic system expertise developed across the entire I/O stack, from applications down to storage.

Cray Offers Scalable High Performance Storage for Energy

All of Cray’s storage systems are integrated with Lustre, and together they offer an array of storage solutions for seismic processing and modeling applications.

Cray Storage in Earth Sciences

Cray supercomputers (XE, XK, XC and CS series) are well established in the earth sciences market, especially for the larger weather and climate centers that require extreme levels of computing.

Making the Business Case

Lustre file systems are poised to penetrate commercial markets.

A Triple Play for I/O Optimization

Cray’s expertise spans three interdependent disciplines — compute, networking, and storage — coming together to form adaptive yet massively scalable storage solutions for big data and HPC.

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Cray Blog - Storage

Commentary and insight from Cray’s top experts and customers