The Cray® Cluster Connect™ system (C3) provides a complete, scalable Lustre® 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.
High-performance storage and data management solutions drive insight from data — and Cray brings you the workflow-driven storage solutions you need to optimize the entire I/O path from applications to disk.
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.