Los Alamos National Labs Selects Aeon Computing’s High-Performance Lustre on OpenZFS Storage to Support Next Generation of Supercomputing Infrastructure

Aeon Computing delivers two site-wide Lustre File Systems to meet existing and future demands for parallel access data storage performance for laboratory’s technical computing program

SAN DIEGO--()--Aeon Computing, a leading HPC and Lustre file system storage vendor, has been awarded a contract by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANL) to provide two Lustre file systems to enhance LANL’s technical and supercomputing capabilities in support of its national security mission. Each of the two Lustre file systems provides 14 Petabytes of data storage capacity and is capable of up to 160 Gigabytes per second of parallel data access performance. These next-generation systems push the limits of Lustre storage performance.

The two 14 Petabyte Lustre file systems will serve the intense data IO workloads of both the facility-wide open research computing and the security-focused computing missions. Each file system is connected to a high-speed computing fabric, with 2.35 Terabits per second of fabric bandwidth using Infiniband. The two Lustre file systems employ OpenZFS and high-availability for data integrity and redundancy. Both are powered by end-to-end enterprise-grade technology, including 5020 6 Terabyte Enterprise 12G SAS disk drives. The file systems are integrated into site-wide monitoring infrastructure without the need for cumbersome or closed vendor APIs.

“We were targeting an open solution that would utilize our Tri-Lab Operating System TOSS with Lustre, and provide a great performance to cost ratio,” says Kyle Lamb, Infrastructure Team Lead in the High Performance Computing Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Utilizing commodity hardware and OpenZFS for RAID provides a cost-effective high performance solution with the added benefit of compression to increase available usable capacity. This allows us to provide the high density performance required for our existing clusters as well as our future Commodity Technology Systems.”

According to Jeff Johnson, co-founder of Aeon Computing, “We were able to architect a Lustre file system to meet LANL’s needs that was affordable and employed open standards in hardware and software. We were able to deliver a solution that met and exceeded LANL’s rigorous demands of multi-system HPC data IO and provide a system that was truly open.”

The Aeon Lustre Scalable Unit is a 12U fully redundant and hot-swappable dual Lustre OSS system, including hot-swap OSS nodes. The Lustre Scalable Unit features 12G SAS storage technology and supports single and dual rail FDR and EDR Infiniband, as well as Intel’s Omnipath fabric and 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet. The Aeon Computing Lustre Scalable Unit is available for sale and can be used in a wide range of Lustre file system designs.

About Aeon Computing

Aeon Computing is based in San Diego, California and manufactures high-performance compute and storage systems for research and technical computing in government, financial, biotech, and results-driven computing institutions.

Contacts

Aeon Computing
Doug Johnson
Co-founder
858-412-3810
doug.johnson@aeoncomputing.com
www.aeoncomputing.com

Release Summary

Los Alamos National Labs selected Aeon Computing to deploy the largest known ZFS-based Lustre file system that does not rely on hardware-based or proprietary RAID storage technology.

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Contacts

Aeon Computing
Doug Johnson
Co-founder
858-412-3810
doug.johnson@aeoncomputing.com
www.aeoncomputing.com