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.

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Cray Cluster Connect Brochure

Cray Cluster Connect is a complete, end-to-end Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters.

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.

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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.

Product Brochure

Cray Cluster Connect Brochure

Cray Cluster Connect is a complete, end-to-end Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux clusters.

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.

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.

Full Report - Breaking IO Bottlenecks

Data bottlenecks impact workflow and productivity, and drive up costs if allowed to persist. Creating data is easy — getting it to the right place quickly often is not.