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International Supercomputing 2011, Hamburg, Germany (20th June, 2011). Boston Limited, now in its 20th year as a distribution partner for ISC 2011 Platinum Sponsor Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), will unveil the latest additions to their range of multi-award winning Igloo storage appliances, the Igloo L-Series have been optimized for large scale cluster computing based on the Lustre parallel distributed file system, at Stand 700.

Boston Igloo L-Series storage servers form a range of dedicated high performance parallel storage appliances that have been designed specifically for use within the high performance computing (HPC) arena for applications needing to implement high capacity shared storage in clustered environments by leveraging the power of the Lustre parallel file system.

Igloo L-Series solutions provide unprecedented storage performance to all nodes of a cluster for a wide range of data intensive HPC processing workloads where users have historically hit performance bottlenecks when delivering data to your nodes. By providing a single file system namespace to every client node in your cluster, Igloo L-Series appliances reduce the management overhead of multiple traditional file systems required to achieve scalability.

The Igloo L-Series supports a wide range of communication networks including Ethernet and InfiniBand. Typically, servers providing MDS and OSS services are connected to the cluster interconnect with all head and compute nodes. Files written by any node can be read and updated by any other node on the cluster similar to traditional NFS or CIFS storage solutions. To expand the capacity or performance of the Lustre file system additional OSS machines may be dynamically added when required – the file system simply expands into the new space as it is attached.

“By sporting interconnect options such as 10GbE, 1Gb Ethernet and InfiniBand the Igloo L-Series is a perfect match for any cluster infrastructure”, says Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited. “The Lustre parallel file system delivers exceptional levels of storage performance, ensuring for a wide range of data intensive HPC processing workloads. Delivering in excess of 10 Petabytes of raw storage capacity using industry standard 3TB enterprise SATA HDD’s, Lustre is undoubtedly the most scalable HPC file system around.”

About Boston Limited
Founded in 1992 Boston Limited is uniquely placed with nearly 20 years of experience in the design, build, and test of high performance solutions to meet clients’ exact needs possessing the unique ability to ascertain the detailed requirements and then create a fully bespoke platform based on Supermicro hardware with customer branding, documentation and packaging. In addition to the technical expertise, Boston is able to offer global on-site warranty and a range of financial solutions including leasing. Boston has key offices in the UK, Germany and India.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDQ: SMCI)

Supermicro, established in 1993, emphasizes superior product design to produce class-leading motherboards, chassis and server systems.


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