NCI spends big on Fujitsu/NetApp and HPE systems in supercomputing deal
The National Computational Infrastructure ( #NCI ) has spent millions on high-performance storage solutions from #Fujitsu / #NetApp, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( #HPE ), in a bid to augment its supercomputer and storage capabilities. The data storage revamp for Australia’s high-performance supercomputer, cloud and data repository follows a $7 million boost from the Australian Government’s NCRIS Agility Fund in 2016. This was then matched dollar-for-dollar by the NCI Collaboration, Funded by Australian National University, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Research Council. The new storage systems, purchased from Fujitsu/NetApp and HPE will replace NCI’s original 8 Petabyte Lustre filesystem, named gdata1, which was purchased in 2011 and has reached its operational end of life. The first stage of the gdata1 replacement, from Fujitsu, will use the NetApp E-series storage arrays to provide a Lustre file system design in excess of 10 PB.