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Supermicro® Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS

Lustre is the Parallel file system of choice for High Performance Computing (HPC) and large file applications. To meet the capacity and throughput requirements of HPC workloads, Lustre has traditionally required adoption of custom proprietary storage products leading to vendor lock-in and reduced innovation. The evolution of software defined high availability platforms like ZFS running on Linux now make it possible to meet the performance requirements of HPC on open industry standard x86 platforms, reducing storage costs by up to 90%. Supermicro in Partnership with Intel offers a total solution for Lustre on ZFS with Supermicro’s industry leading hardware, software and services infrastructure and Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre*. The total solution provides customers pre-designed, pre-tested Lustre configurations optimized for Supermicro systems reducing complexity and risk, controlling acquisition and operational costs and accelerating solution time to market.
Scalable Building Block Architecture
Serverware® is Supermicro® distributor, Server, Storages, Network, Lustre
Highlights
• First fully integrated Lustre open <Software/Defined> solution
• Simple building block architecture delivers predictable scaling to specific requirements
• Supports large datasets and high performance storage environments
• Total Solution including Systems, Software and Services – Including Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre*
• Industry leading storage density with fully redundant High Availability design
• Highest Density storage using 90 Bay 4U design and the latest high performance SAS3 interconnect

Open Industry Standard <Software/Defined> Architecture
First fully integrated Open Lustre Software Defined solution available on the market.
Reduce storage costs by up to 90% with Lustre on ZFS based on Supermicro open industry standard hardware and software.
Software defined storage targets using cost effective high density JBOD enclosures configured with ZFS RAIDZ2 targets.
Best in Class System and Software Infrastructure
Leverages the best of Supermicro’s expansive Server and Storage product portfolio
Based on hardened Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software on ZFS optimized for Supermicro systems increasing single node performance by 30%
Flexible architecture providing high performance, redundancy and serviceability
High bandwidth utilizing 12Gb/s SAS3 and 56Gb/s FDR Infiniband
Total Solution (Software, System and Service)

Pre-designed and pre-tested Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS provides customers the insight on where and how to deploy Lustre on ZFS reducing complexity and risk, controlling costs and accelerating solution time to market.


Lustre Solution SKUs

Cluster Role
Metadata and Mgmt Server Pod (MDS/MGS)
Object Storage Server Pod OSS – 2×1
Object Storage Server Pod OSS – 2×2
Solution SKUs SRS-MDSHWR-Lustre-01 SRS-OSS190-Lustre-01 SRS-OSS290-Lustre-01
Description
Single MDS Pod can support hundreds of OSS Pods and thousands of clients Multiple Pods can be added to meet capacity requirements

Linear scaling of throughput and capacity

Multiple Pods can be added to meet capacity requirements

Linear scaling of throughput and capacity

2X storage capacity/OSS

Capacity/Pod
3.2TB raw capacity, 1.6TB usable 720TB raw capacity, 576TB usable 1.4PB raw capacity, 1.1PB usable
Form factor
6U Configuration

Redundant Metadata servers

shared SAS3 JBOD (8x lanes per node)

8U Configuration

Redundant Object Storage Servers

1X 90-bay Object Storage Target (OST) (16x lanes per node)

12U Configuration

Redundant Object Storage Servers

2x 90-bay Object Storage Target (OST) (16x lanes per node)

Technical Specifications
Metadata Server (MDS/MGS)
Serve SuperStorage Server (SSG-6028R-LUSTRE-MDS1)
CPU/Memory Dual E5-2667v4, 3.2 GHz, 8 core/ 128GB
Fabric One FDR Infiniband per node (2X Total) – Other Fabrics Available
Storage Interconnect 12Gb/s (SAS 3) LSI/Avago Syncro hardware RAID controllers
Metadata Target (SSG-927R-E2CJB) 2U 24 2.5″ Drive JBOD with shared redundant expander
Object Storage Server (OSS)
Server SuperStorage Server (SSG-6028R-LUSTRE-OSS1)
CPU/Memory Dual E5-2667v4, 3.2 GHz, 8 core/ 128GB
Fabric One FDR Infiniband per node (2X Total) – Other Fabrics Available
Storage Interconnect 12Gb/s (SAS 3) redundant IT mode controllers
Object Data Target SC946ED-R2KJBOD – 4U, 90 3.5″ drive JBOD(s) with shared SAS 3 redundant expander
Management Server
Software Intel Manager For Lustre, Supermicro Server Manager
Server Ultra (1U, 2P)
SYS-6018U-TR4+ / SYS-6018U-TR4T+ / SYS-6018U-TRT+ / SYS-6018U-TRTP+

 

Management Software

 

  • Intel Manager for Lustre
  • Open Industry Standard server management (SSM)
  • Remotely manage hardware and OS configuration & health Manages power consumption of nodes in cluster
  • Manages firmware provisioning through BMC/IPMI Execute commands on multiple target systems in parallel

 

Rack Integration and Proof of Concept Services

 

  • Consulting service on solution architecture design
  • Test equipment including servers, storage, network switches, cabinets, PDUs, and power meters
  • Engineering support on installation, configuration and testing
  • Remotely manage hardware and OS configuration & health

 

Support

 

  • Flexible and customizable service level agreements (SLA): 4-Hour and Next Business Day Onsite Service
  • Media Retention, Onsite deployment, Preventative Maintenance, and Remote Management Service options available
  • Live, domestic call center response