Terascala Announces Industry’s First Software Suite and Open Framework for Deploying Lustre Appliances

Business Wire
Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Industry Leaders Dell and EMC Using LustreStack to Develop and Market High Throughput, High Performance Appliances for Fast Data Storage


Terascala, Inc., the Fast Data Company, today announced LustreStack, the industry’s first software suite and open framework for speeding the development and deployment of Lustre-based storage appliances on industry-standard hardware based on Intel® Xeon® processors.

LustreStack enables storage providers to deliver high throughput, high performance storage appliances to the High Performance Computing (HPC) and Fast Data markets that are easy to install and use, simple to support, and optimally tuned. Currently, LustreStack powers Dell’s Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (DT-HSS) and EMC® VNX® HPC series solution.

“LustreStack is the culmination of our seven-plus years of experience developing Lustre tools that are in use in some of the world’s most performance-driven environments. Today, industry giants such as Dell and EMC have validated LustreStack as the answer for quickly delivering world-class solutions to the HPC and Fast Data marketplaces,” said Steve Butler, CEO of Terascala. “No one questions the performance and scalability of Lustre — it powers 70 of the top 100 supercomputers in the world. With LustreStack, storage providers get an integrated software suite that fully enables a Lustre appliance on their hardware, and an open framework for developers to easily add high-value tools.”

Integrated Toolkit for Fast Data Storage

LustreStack provides an open system framework that delivers resources for a tight integration of tools to manage Fast Data infrastructure, applications and workflow.

The initial LustreStack suite incorporates a tightly integrated toolset for break/fix management of all Lustre file system hardware including comprehensive alerting and notification, complete Lustre file system management, a rich analytics capability for workload and application optimization, and an open, configurable Lustre Appliance Dashboard for appliance health status and diagnostic drill down.

In the coming months, Terascala and its partners will announce additional integrated tools designed to extend and ease Lustre’s adoption into mainstream datacenters and applications. LustreStack is currently available. Individual tools may be licensed separately or in bundles.

Customer Quote:

University of Minnesota

“Terascala's LustreStack appliance software enabled us to deploy a Lustre solution with minimal effort that met our performance and capacity needs just hours after the equipment arrived on site,” said Jeff McDonald, assistant director of high performance computing operations at the University of Minnesota. “With Terascala, we gain streamlined and simplified Lustre administration and monitoring along with redundant and robust hardware.”

Partner Quotes:


“We are proud to be Terascala's partner for the last several years and to be part of the launch of LustreStack,” said Tim Carroll, director and global lead for Dell's Research Computing Solutions. “One of Dell’s missions is to make high-performance computing available to all researchers as efficiently and easily as possible. LustreStack is a perfect match with our mission.”


“Terascala’s LustreStack technology is an integral part of the VNX HPC series solution for the HPC market. It’s widely known that Lustre is the world’s fastest parallel file system, but it can be difficult to deploy and manage,” said Jeff Boudreau, Vice President of EMC’s Unified Storage Division. “The combination of VNX HPC series and LustreStack makes Lustre easy to deploy, simple to manage and easy to tune for a wide variety of commercial HPC applications.”

Intel Corporation

“Terascala is building important Lustre enabling technology on top of servers with Intel® Xeon® processors for the HPC Ecosystem. Terascala’s LustreStack solution provides a platform that simplifies the deployment and management of Lustre appliances which ultimately helps to bring the benefits of HPC to a broader set of commercial users “ commented Mark Seager, CTO, HPC Ecosystems, Intel Corporation.


Terascala, Inc.
Maryellen Carew, 508-330-8667

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