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Seagate Offers Powerful New Lustre Choice for HPC Storage

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced it will incorporate Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre® (IEEL), a big data software platform, into its market-leading ClusterStor® storage architecture for high-performance computing (HPC). The move will strengthen Seagate’s HPC data storage product line and provide customers with an additional choice of Lustre parallel file systems to help drive advancements in the HPC and big data market.

“We believe this agreement will benefit both our customers and the Lustre community, and we look forward to seeing new capabilities and new opportunities for our storage products as a result of this partnership.”

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Lustre software is a Linux-based, open-source parallel file system at the heart of most HPC storage systems, and powers 40 percent of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Seagate incorporates this software within the broader Seagate ClusterStor architecture. To date, both Seagate and Intel have managed their own Lustre distributions based on the Open SFS community release, with both companies providing the benefit of additional levels of testing and complementary software capabilities.

Through this new collaboration, Seagate will now adopt IEEL as its baseline Lustre distribution, bringing together the capabilities of the two leading Lustre distributions, development and support teams. The Lustre community, in turn, will benefit from two leading corporations collaborating to further advance the Lustre community roadmap.

“This collaboration represents the leader in storage technology teaming up with the leader in compute technology to drive innovation in the data center,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate HPC systems business. “Driving the growth of HPC is a key focus for both companies. This focus reflects how we see the data center of the future...