Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode systems providescale-out storage that supports petabytes ocapacity and gigabytes per second o throughput.
To support the throughput needs o computeclusters with hundreds or thousands o CPUsand extreme NFS and CIFS perormancedemands, you can increase throughput tomultiple gigabytes per second by addingstorage controllers to your cluster. Youraggregate bandwidth available rom thesingle global namespace scales linearlywith the number o nodes in the system.Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode systems useclustered le-system technology to providemaximum I/O throughput and remove thebottlenecks that impact production. Youcan stripe volumes across any or all o thestorage controllers and disks in the system,enabling balanced levels o throughput oreven a single le or volume and allowingyour technical teams to run multiple compute jobs concurrently. When many computenodes simultaneously require data, you canuse load-balancing mirrors within the DataONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode system or addour FlexCache
storage accelerators inront o the system to deliver much higherread throughput.
SIMPlIFY SToRaGE aND DaTaMaNaGEMENT
Our ully integrated storage solutions areeasy to install, manage, and maintain. Withour global namespace capability, you cansimpliy client-side management by mappingall data volumes in the cluster into a le-system tree structure that automaticallymaps or remaps servers to their data, eveni that data is moved. By oering a singlesystem image across multiple storagenodes, the global namespace eliminatesthe need or complex automounter mapsand symbolic link scripts.
IMPRovE DaTa aCCESS
We virtualize storage at the le-system levelto enable all compute nodes to mount asingle le system, access all stored data,and automatically accommodate physicalstorage changes that are ully transparentto the compute cluster. Each client or servercan access a huge pool o data residinganywhere in the Data ONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode system through a single mountpoint.
KEEP RESouRCES IN BalaNCEwIThouT DISRuPTING oPERaTIoNS
As you add storage nodes to the system, youcan easily keep all physical resources—CPUs,cache memory, network I/O bandwidth,and disk I/O bandwidth—in balance. DataONTAP 8.0 Cluster-Mode systems enableyou to add storage and move data betweenstorage controllers and tiers o storagewithout disrupting users and applications.This lets you increase capacity, balanceworkloads, and can eliminate storageI/O hot spots, all without the need toremount shares, modiy client settings, orstop compute jobs, as is typically requiredto rebalance workloads on other high-perormance computing (HPC) storagesystems.
SIMPlIFY INSTallaTIoN aND MaINTENaNCE
You can use standard NFS and CIFSprotocols to access Data ONTAP 8.0Cluster-Mode systems and do not need toinstall any special clients or code on eachserver in the compute cluster. The Data
Global Namespace, File/Directory StripingScalable FlexCache Acceleration Layer
Linux ClusterUNIXFC FC FCSATA SATA SATA