Intel® Foundation Edition for Lustre* software

Get the performance and scalability of the community release of Lustre, the most widely used file system for HPC, with unrivaled technical support and expertise from Intel.

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, scalable storage software. Simply put, today’s HPC workloads require storage infrastructure that scales endlessly and delivers unmatched I/O levels.

Product Components

Purpose-built to deliver benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage.

  • The community release of Lustre* Software: The world’s most widely used parallel file system for high performance computing—purpose-built for data-intensive computing.
  • Technical services and support from Intel®: Unrivaled global technical support and services from Intel, the foremost Lustre software experts.


Highest Performance
Intel Foundation Edition 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. Fast, scalable storage allows organizations to accelerate time to results, and compute resources are used more efficiently—with Lustre delivering the sustained data rates needed to feed processors.

Nearly Limitless Capacity
The object-based storage architecture of Intel Foundation Edition for Lustre software scales to tens of thousands of clients and petabytes of data.

Innovation Leadership
Strengthened by many years of innovation leadership, Intel’s technical expertise and experiences with Lustre are well known. Intel Foundation Edition for Lustre software is based on the proven community release of Lustre software, and is hardware, server, and network fabric neutral.

Maximum Flexibility
Institutions and enterprises can select Intel Foundation Edition for Lustre software knowing they’ll have the broadest range of solutions, from very large to highly customized, built on a solid Lustre foundation.

Proven Stability and Maturity
Lustre* has been in use in the world’s largest datacenters for well over a decade and hardened in the most demanding configurations. Intel Foundation Edition for Lustre software is rigorously tested, reliable, and backed by Intel, the leading provider of technical support for Lustre software.

Intel Services and Support
Your innovation-driven advantages—fueled by Intel Foundation Edition for Lustre software—are protected by the Lustre team inside Intel. Known worldwide as the driving force behind Lustre, our support expertise is extensive, responsive, and vast. Get the advantages of Lustre, backed by the Lustre experts from Intel, to ensure storage infrastructure meets demanding levels of productivity, availability, and overall performance.

Key Features

The full community release of Lustre software combined with unrivaled technical support from Intel.

  • Global 24/7 technical support
  • Enormous storage capacity and I/O
  • Throughput approaching 2 TB/second
  • Resilient, highly available storage configurations
  • Rigorously tested, stable software purpose-built for performance and scale
  • Framework for policy-driven tiered storage, known as hierarchical storage management (HSM)
  • Flexible software platform allows you to choose the storage vendors that meet your technical and budget requirements

The Advantage of the Community Release + Support

High performance storage is critical for solving today’s most challenging computing problems. Whether you’re modeling the effects of climate change on the coastline of China or searching for new sources of energy, maximizing the significant potential benefits of your storage system requires support.

As the recognized experts in the development and support of Lustre software, Intel has the technical expertise and experience to support even the most complex configurations. From standards-based, community configurations to Intel-enhanced deployments, you can count on the proven Lustre technical support to ensure that your storage solutions are always on and available.

Together with our global network of OEM, integrator, and reseller partners, Intel provides enterprise-grade support and services for Lustre-powered storage solutions of all sizes and complexity. Intel technical support and services can help you:

  • Lower TCO and increase ROI
  • Increase productivity
  • Decrease time to deploy
  • Lower risks
  • Achieve flexible, extensible, maximum performance and nearly limitless capacity

Contact us or talk to your Intel HPDD storage partner to learn more about the Lustre support portfolio from Intel.

A Holistic HPC Solution

Fuel your insight with future-ready performance from the Intel® Scalable System Framework (SSF).

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