DotHill Based Solution
Cray ClusterStor and this solution us the same base 5U84 enclosure, but the controller is SW is based on tech from DotHill, not ClusterStor.
The number-two disk drive supplier is starting 2018 at a gallop with a dense, ClusterStor-like array, a raft of consumer drives at CES and upgraded estimates for its first-quarter results. Seagate's 5U84 drive enclosure and operating system provide up to 1PB of capacity in a 5U chassis (8PB/rack) with 84 x 3.5-inch bays, …
"we might see the 5U84 appearing in a Cray ClusterStor-branded system."
Er... it already does, and always has.
This is really nothing new, and if I were a certain President I’d be calling it fake news. Seagate had to do something to add some intelligence back into the 5U84 JBOD, because all the clever IP went to Cray when Seagate transferred the ClusterStor line and all its associated IP. As a previous commenter stated, it looks like Seagate has shoehorned in some Dothill software to try and add value.
Half of Seagate’s press release this week could have been written 6 years ago when the 5U84 (called 2584 then) was first released by Xyratex.
And this product announcement isn’t aimed at HPC, its aimed at large scale cloud providers, where Seagate can ship truckloads of “self healing” 5U84’s, instead of the dozen or so you’d sell into an HPC site on a good day.
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