Ace Computers Teams with BeeGFS for HPC

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Ace Computers and BeeGFS have teamed to deliver a complete parallel file system solving storage access speed issues that slow down even the fastest supercomputers. BeeGFS eliminates the gap between compute speed and the limited speed of storage access for these clusters–stalling on disk access while reading input data or writing the intermediate or final simulation results.

We are building clusters that are more and more powerful,” said Ace Computers CEO John Samborski. “So we recognized that storage access speed was becoming an issue. BeeGFS has proven to be an excellent, cost-effective solution for our clients and a valuable addition to our portfolio of partners.”

An Ace Computers computational physics client was one of the first to take advantage of the Ace/BeeGFS solution. The client said, “We are continually adding capacity to our Ace Computers servers and when we do, the BeeGFS solution scales seamlessly. Basically all you have to do is plug in more servers. It is 100% redundant. If there is a crash, everything just fails over. There is no downtime, which is why we are switching everything over to this.”

ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS enables storage clustering by transparently distributing data across an arbitrary number of storage servers. This delivers the aggregate throughput of all the servers in the system; resulting in high streaming throughput and high IOPS; and allowing parallel data access from all compute nodes at the same time.

BeeGFS has a number of instrumental features that make it ideal for demanding, high-performance, high-throughput workloads typically found in applications such as HPC, life sciences, deep learning, big data analytics and financial services.

Leveraging our supercomputers with BeeGFS is a win for all sides, most especially our clients,” Samborski said.

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