SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- November 9, 2004 -- Verari Systems(TM), the premier developer of powerful, platform-independent blade server systems, and Cluster File Systems(TM), the designers and developers of the Lustre(TM) file system, have announced today that they have partnered to deliver breakthrough price/performance capabilities in a shared file system for customers worldwide. Through this joint development, deployment and marketing relationship, Verari Systems and CFS(TM) have developed optimized architectures for Lustre using the Verari Systems BladeRack family of blade servers and the VS family of Fibre Channel attached storage systems.
The combined offering delivers dramatically improved price/performance advantages for clustered computing users seeking to leverage the system performance of the Verari Systems BladeRack systems. The Verari Systems BladeRack is a high-performance computing platform that leverages the advantages of open source computing, Verari Systems’ patented vertical cooling system and up to 176 powerful processors in a single rack.
Clustered computing processors, busses, and interconnects are becoming more powerful. Inherently this trend has been moving the performance bottleneck into data flow to and from the compute clusters. The Lustre shared file system architecture combined with high-performance servers delivers almost unlimited data throughput and allows for maximum utilization of the computing resources.
“This partnership brings together the resources of Verari Systems and CFS to deliver the Lustre shared file system capabilities as integrated hardware and software,” said David Driggers, CEO of Verari Systems. “This collaboration allows us to provide our blade computing customers with a balanced, supported infrastructure with low-cost, scalable performance.”
“Customers can immediately benefit from the partnership between CFS and Verari Systems,” said Phil Schwan, CEO of Cluster File Systems. “The Lustre file system, tuned for Verari’s cluster solutions, will make an ideal platform for Lustre users.”
About Cluster File Systems
Cluster File Systems is the development and support organization behind the Lustre File System. In its third year of business, Lustre has demonstrated acceptance and capability on the world’s fastest cluster supercomputers. Partnered with leading HPC storage, server, and software vendors, Cluster File Systems is poised for continued profitable growth as cluster customers worldwide realize the benefits of scalable, reliable storage with Lustre. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.
About Verari Systems
Verari Systems, previously RackSaver, is the premier developer of powerful, flexible, and scalable platform-independent blade server systems that are defining a new era in high-performance utility computing. Enterprises such as Boeing, ConocoPhillips, Industrial Light and Magic, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Motorola, NASA, NVIDIA, Northrop Grumman, Novartis, Pixar, and Shell, as well as top universities and research institutions worldwide, are among the 4,000+ customers who have chosen Verari Systems’ line of high-density blade server clusters, rack-optimized servers, and high-performance technical workstations. To learn more about Verari Systems and its unique solutions, please visit www.verari.com or call (888) 942-3800.