Storage clusters for providing high-performance disk space for computing clusters.

It is composed of approximately 4 servers connected to a 5-disk array.

IBM GPFS is a software which manages the distribution of files of all system components to maximize their performance.

List of components:

  • 4 Dell PowerEdge R730 Server with 4 SAS Ports, 2 FC Ports, and a QDR Infiniband Port.
  • 4 Dell PowerVault MD3200 Disk array with 48 x 3TB NL-SAS disks
  • 1 DDN S2A9900 StorageScaler System with 2 controllers and 1PB disk space
  • QDR Infiniband network (40Gbps) to communicate server-to-server and servers-to-clients



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