June, 2013Alexander Sammer, Product ManagerBlazing Fast LustreStorage
Why Lustre? Demand for >100TB filesystems Demand for >100,000 clients Independently scale– Clients– Storage– Bandwidth Stable, reliable, and scales– Storage can be added to a live filesystem2NetApp High-Performance Computing Solution for Lustre
Lustre: The Premiere Parallel File System Used on ~60% of world’slargest supercomputers Open source software Runs on top of Linux® Lustre separates “data”from metadata to deliverscale and performance3NetApp High-Performance Computing Solution for LustreClientCompute Node1 – 250KObject StorageServer (OSS)Object StorageTarget (OST)MetadataStorage Server(MDS)MetadataStorage Target(MDT)FC, IB, SAS FC, IB, SASData Metadata
Why NetApp E5500? Designed for wide-ranging compute-and bandwidth-intensive applications Leading rack density saves data centerfloor space and lowers operational costs Modular flexibility supports configurationscustomized for customer needs Bullet-proof reliability and availabilitydesigned to make sure of continuoushigh-speed data delivery SANtricity® software combines robustperformance tuning with ease of use4High-Performance Storage for Data-Intensive Workloads
Intel Xeon® E5-2418L processorwith built-in XOR/P+Q RAID parityenginePCI Express Gen 3.0 x8 busesbetween processor and externalinterfaces provide 24GB/s ofinternal bandwidth per controllerDDR3 SDRAM DIMMs (three)provide up to 12GB of cachememory per controllerBattery-backed cache is destagedto flash upon power loss1234The E5500 Architecture52342 221
The E5500 Lustre Test bed (Boulder)6NetApp Confidential - Internal Use OnlyDell R420Dell R420Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320E-2600AE-2600BIB SwitchE-5560AE-5560BDell R520Dell R520Boulder Lab test 16x Compute Nodes (Dell R320) 4x OSS Nodes (Dell R520) 2x MDS Nodes (Dell R420) 1x E2600 MDS Storage 1x E5560 OSS Storage with 120 x 3TB drives File system size: 250TB Bandwidth File system >= 10GB/s (through CN)IB SwitchDell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R320Dell R520Dell R520
E5500 and Lustre7 Leading Industry Efficiency and Performance– Highest data throughput per footprint / spindle / watt / $– 7,200 sustained MBps Lustre (IOzone) from Compute Node– Performance optimized with SSD Cache option Modular, scalable, and dense architecture– 35% smaller footprint / Best density per MB/s– Granular, nimble, and virtually limitless expansion path– 50% lower power / cooling costs– IB and SAS connectivity Greater uptime– New AutoSupportTM feature to enhance NetApp service– Reliable and serviceable architecture (99.999% availability)– Drive Encryption for secure performance supporting AES-256– Data Assurance with T10 Diff Protection Information– Dynamic Disk Pools for faster rebuildsProven #1 in Performanceper Spindle!