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ClusterStor™ solves your toughest storage challenges

The advantage of Cray’s ClusterStor HPC storage system line is its ability to make storage simpler. ClusterStor reduces the complexity in the storage system to enable seamless system design, easy installation, workload management, data flow, scalability, system efficiency, and faster time to results. ClusterStor systems balance the value equation to achieve the right performance levels, scalability and availability, all at the right budget without the complexity typically associated with high-performance data storage architecture.


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Nobody beats ClusterStor technology on performance. Cray reliably delivers the highest performance in the most demanding, data-intensive HPC and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) environments.

ClusterStor storage was first to predictably deliver sustained HPC-performance throughput over 1 TB/s.

ClusterStor technology supports the fastest HPC-sustained throughput in the industry — up to 1.7 TB/s with data storage capacity over 80 petabytes (PB).

Efficiency/TCO Savings

Cray ClusterStor technology delivers the most efficient parallel file systems and lowest overall TCO. ’Other vendors deliver about 50% of the performance throughput per drive compared to ClusterStor storage, meaning that vendor systems require 2× the number of drives to achieve the same level of performance. These solutions waste valuable power, cooling resources and datacenter floor space.

By contrast, the unique ClusterStor system architecture requires less hardware, provides efficient flow among all components, and typically requires fewer soft costs such as time to resolution if issues arise. Cray builds each system based on your specific needs, delivering the greatest performance efficiency along with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Infinite Scalability

Unlike most cobbled-together legacy systems, ClusterStor storage is infinitely scalable. We’ve scaled systems up to 100 PB with no loss of efficiency or performance! Because all of our HPC storage storage systems are engineered to work together seamlessly, we can help you scale as much or as little as you need, exactly when you need it. Best of all, we simplify the user experience through the ClusterStor Manager, enabling administrators to easily monitor performance of the entire system from a single dashboard.

Reduced Complexity

There's no arguing that HPC storage is hard. The complexity involved in designing an efficient system with the right performance levels, parallel file systems, speed, scalability and data availability can be daunting. But if your HPC legacy system is also cobbled together, as most are, with each component manufactured for its independent performance, then chaos reigns. Sometimes it’s better to start fresh.

ClusterStor L300

ClusterStor L300 storage is a complete engineered solution. Designed to provide accessible data and actionable insights, and seamlessly meet your data storage and movement needs, the fully optimized L300 system achieves incredible bandwidth of 63 GB/s per rack. The result is the best performance density solution available. 

ClusterStor L300N

Available for the Lustre environment, the L300N is the newest ClusterStor innovation to best manage performance across unpredictable workloads. Our new NXD flash accelerator software handles mixed I/Os (random, unaligned, small blocks, etc.) making it the most flexible system to handle any workload, anytime. Because it is a true hybrid system incorporating the right balance of SSD and HDD storage, the L300N system provides the best performance with the best value.

GridRAID provides up to 400% faster rebuild times, meaning less management and downtime, along with improved productivity, which is critical.

ClusterStor SL220

Capable of supporting multiple petabytes of storage capacity, the ClusterStor SL220 storage system is the first in the industry to be ICD 503-compliant and meet multi-level security (MLS) requirements.

For example, ClusterStor SL220 storage enables government agencies to pool data into a single compute and storage system while retaining the ability to segregate it based on security classification levels. Enterprises can wall off confidential financial information that’s often stored with consumer preference data, so data analysts only have access to the information they really need.

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New Cray Storage Solutions Address Key Customer Needs for Improved Productivity and Unparalleled Data Access

Nov. 13, 2017 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced new HPC storage solutions including Cray View for ClusterStor – providing customers with dramatically improved job productivity; Cray ClusterStor L300N – a flash-based acceleration solution; and Cray DataWarp for the Cray XC50 supercomputer – exponentially reducing data access time.

Cray Takes Aim at Fast-Growing HPC Storage Market With Completion of Strategic Transaction of Seagate’s ClusterStor Storage Business

Sept. 25, 2017 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStor high-performance storage business.

eBook: Parallel, Object and NAS Storage Technology Comparison

This ebook is designed to help you understand the differences between the different types of storage — parallel, object and network attached storage (NAS) — in order to identify what is best for your budget and the performance you need … today and in the future.

Flash Acceleration of High Performance Computing Storage

A flash-based storage tier between the compute cluster and a slower disk-based storage tier can provide a faster storage resource to the supercomputer.

The Cray ClusterStor Difference: Better Quality, Better Design, Better ROI

Cray ClusterStor storage systems balance the value equation by providing enterprise-level performance with more capacity, fewer drives, less IT support required, and more access to data — all of which leads to the lowest TCO.

Cray ClusterStor L300 Storage System

Engineered to meet productivity-critical HPC data storage requirements, the Cray® ClusterStor™ L300 storage system provides unmatched performance, efficiency, reliability and support for the Lustre® file system user community.

Cray ClusterStor L300N Storage System

Available for the Lustre environment, the L300N is the newest ClusterStor innovation to best manage performance across unpredictable workloads. Our new NXD Flash Accelerator software handles mixed I/Os (random, unaligned, small blocks, etc.) making it the most flexible system to handle any workload, anytime.

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Flash Acceleration of High Performance Computing Storage

A flash-based storage tier between the compute cluster and a slower disk-based storage tier can provide a faster storage resource to the supercomputer.

eBook: Parallel, Object and NAS Storage Technology Comparison

This ebook is designed to help you understand the differences between the different types of storage — parallel, object and network attached storage (NAS) — in order to identify what is best for your budget and the performance you need … today and in the future.

The Cray ClusterStor Difference: Better Quality, Better Design, Better ROI

Cray ClusterStor storage systems balance the value equation by providing enterprise-level performance with more capacity, fewer drives, less IT support required, and more access to data — all of which leads to the lowest TCO.

Cray ClusterStor L300 Storage System

Engineered to meet productivity-critical HPC data storage requirements, the Cray® ClusterStor™ L300 storage system provides unmatched performance, efficiency, reliability and support for the Lustre® file system user community.

Cray ClusterStor L300N Storage System

Available for the Lustre environment, the L300N is the newest ClusterStor innovation to best manage performance across unpredictable workloads. Our new NXD Flash Accelerator software handles mixed I/Os (random, unaligned, small blocks, etc.) making it the most flexible system to handle any workload, anytime.

Infographic: Mind the Gap: Are You About to Fall Into a Budget Shortage?

High-performance computing (HPC) is growing rapidly — and so is the amount of data that needs to be accessed and stored. Are you investing properly to make sure your HPC storage system can handle it, now and in the coming years?

eBook: Parallel, Object & NAS Storage Technology Comparison - Life Science Applications

This ebook is designed to help you understand the differences between the different types of storage — parallel, object and network attached storage (NAS) — in order to identify what is best for your budget and the performance you need … today and in the future.

Cray HPC Storage for Life Sciences

High performance computing (HPC) is at the center of modern life sciences research. From genomic sequencing to large-scale genomic analysis to precision medicine, HPC plays a critical role in advancing many life sciences disciplines.

Infographic: Life Sciences Evolution Timeline

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Cray HPC Storage Solution for Energy

The oil and gas (O&G) industry has been undergoing fundamental changes in recent years. While declining oil prices have taken a toll, shifting regional demands and increased adoption of alternative energy are also affecting the industry in terms of profitability and business viability. All of these movements are pushing companies to speed discovery, explore new and alternative fuel sources, and invest in efficient technology in both upstream and downstream phases by using the most cost-effective approach. To better compete, the O&G sector must adopt new technologies and methodologies to improve yield and achieve better operational efficiency.

Cray HPC Storage Solution for Manufacturing

High performance computing (HPC) plays a critical role in transforming manufacturing by accelerating innovation and establishing a competitive advantage. Consider this: 40 years ago airplane design was typically done by manually drawing the blueprints and laborious physical tests. New generations of airplanes often took years to come to the market. Today, most aerospace design work is done with simulation software such as CAE and CFD applications. This is possible thanks to the maturity of the modeling software, as well as the availability of HPC compute and storage systems that can run those parallel applications effectively.

Cray Takes Aim at Fast-Growing HPC Storage Market With Completion of Strategic Transaction of Seagate’s ClusterStor Storage Business

Sept. 25, 2017 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStor high-performance storage business.

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