Not long ago storage for high performance computing (HPC) meant complexity and challenging management. HPC was the domain of government-sponsored research or data-intensive applications, like weather prediction or large-scale manufacturing in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Today, HPC has expanded beyond just national laboratories and research institutes to become a key technology for enterprises of all sizes as they seek to develop improved products or entirely new industries. Getting the maximum performance from HPC and data-intensive applications requires fast and scalable storage software. Simply put, today’s HPC workloads require storage infrastructure that scales endlessly and delivers unmatched I/O levels.

Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software (Intel® EE for Lustre software)unleashes the performance and scalability of the Lustre parallel file system for HPC workloads, including technical ‘big data’ applications common within today’s enterprises. It allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with the simplified installation, configuration, and management features provided by Intel® Manager for Lustre software, a management solution purpose-built by the Lustre experts at Intel® for the Lustre file system. Further, Intel® EE for Lustre software is backed by Intel®, the recognized technical support providers for Lustre, including 24/7 service level agreement (SLA) coverage.

Product Components

Intel® Manager for Lustre*

Intel® Manager for Lustre software includes simple, but powerful, management tools that provide a unified, consistent view of Lustre storage systems and simplify the installation, configuration, monitoring, and overall management of Lustre. The manager consolidates all Lustre information in a central, browser-accessible location for ease of use.

Integrated Apache Hadoop* Adapter

When organizations operate both Lustre and Apache Hadoop* within a shared HPC infrastructure, there is a compelling use case for using Lustre as the file system for Hadoop analytics, as well as HPC storage.

Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre includes an Intel-developed adapter which allows users to run MapReduce* applications directly on Lustre. This optimizes the performance of MapReduce operations while delivering faster, more scalable, and easier to manage storage.




Intel® EE for Lustre software has been designed to enable fully parallel I/O throughput across thousands of clients, servers, and storage devices. Metadata and data are stored on separate servers to allow optimization of each system for the different workloads they present. Improved metadata scalability using Distributed Namespace (DNE) feature is now integrated in Intel® Manager for Lustre. Intel® EE for Lustre can also scale down efficiently to provide fast parallel storage for smaller organizations.


The object-based storage architecture of Intel® EE for Lustre software can scale to tens of thousands of clients and petabytes of data.


Intel® EE for Lustre software is based on the community release of Lustre software, and is hardware, server, and network fabric neutral. Enterprises can scale their storage deployments horizontally, yet continue to have simple-to-manage storage.


Lustre has been in use in the world’s largest datacenters for over a decade and hardened in the harshest big data environments. Intel® EE for Lustre software is rigorously tested, reliable, and backed by Intel®, the leading provider of technical support for Lustre software. Intel® EE for Lustre software delivers commercial- ready Lustre in a package that can scale efficiently both up and down to suit your business workloads, with built-in manageability.

Key Features

Lustre powers 60% of the world’s top 100 fastest computers ( Unleash the Lustre parallel file system as an enterprise platform—offering higher throughput and helping to prevent bottlenecks.

  • Built on the community release of Lustre* software
  • Intel® Manager for Lustre simplifies install and configuration
  • Enormous storage capacity and I/O
  • Open, documented interfaces for deep integration
  • Throughput in excess of 1 terabyte per second
  • Resilient, highly available storage
  • Centralized, GUI-based administration for management simplicity
  • Integrated support for Hadoop* MapReduce* applications with Lustre* storage
  • Rigorously tested, stable software proven across diverse industries
  • Flexible storage solution based on Intel-enhanced community release software
  • Global 24/7 technical support


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