Terascala and Dell Upgrade High Capacity Storage Solution for HPC
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Terascala and Dell Upgrade High Capacity Storage Solution for HPC

Fast data company Terascala announced updates to the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS) that improve storage management in technical computing environments.

Terascala announced updates to its joint high capacity storage solution for high performance computing with Dell that improve storage management in technical computing environments. The software and hardware improvements reflect the growing demands of University and HPC customers for a high-throughput efficient storage environment that supports large-scale data sets.

Keeping with what the Terascala products are known for, the iterative advances maximize data throughput speeds in storage for big data needs. Hardware improvements in the HSS offering include arrays that feature a quad port 12 Gbps Serial SAS interface, compared to the 6 Gbps in previous arrays. With that improvement the company says that peak read performance is up 59.7 percent to 10.7 Gbps, and write performance increased 74 percent to 6.09 Gbps. The HSS appliances have also been advanced from the Dell MD32xx line to the new Dell MD34xx series.

To compliment the hardware improvements the TeraOS intelligent operating system helps speed big data workflows by simplifying management of Lustre-based storage. Lustre is the Linux-based parallel, distributed file system designed for high-capacity storage environments used in HPC applications.

The updated HSS product includes Lustre 2.1.6 and TeraOS version 5.3.1. To further augment high speed data movement demands, Terascala introduced its Intelligent Storage Bridge product earlier this year - which further accelerates big data with automated transfers and support for connecting Lustre, NFS, CIFS and cloud file systems.

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