Accelerating the implementation of big data solutions, Intel announced the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software to make performance-based storage solutions easier to deploy and manage.
Lustre is an open source parallel distributed file system and key storage technology that ties together data and enables fast access. Lustre has become the popular choice for storage in HPC environments for its ability to support tens of thousands of client systems and tens of petabytes of storage with access speeds well over 1 terabyte per second. That is the equivalent to downloading all "Star Wars" and all "Star Trek" movies and television shows in Blu-Ray format in one-quarter of a second.
The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software is a validated and supported distribution of Lustre featuring management tools as well as a new adaptor for the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop.
The Intel Manager for Lustre provides a consistent view of what is happening inside the storage system regardless of where the data is stored or what type of hardware is used. This tool enables IT administrators to easily manage tasks and reporting, provides real-time system monitoring as well as the ability to quickly troubleshoot.
When paired with the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software allows Hadoop to be run on top of Lustre, improving speed in which data can be accessed and analyzed. This allows users to access data files directly from the global file system at faster rates and speeds up analytics time.
Intel will contribute development and support as well as community releases to the development of Lustre.
The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre will be available in early in the third quarter of this year.