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ThinkParQ Names Advanced Clustering Technologies Platinum Partner

Kaiserslautern Germany, May 11, 2021 – ThinkParQ, the company behind the parallel file system BeeGFS, announced today the advancement of its partner in the United States, Advanced Clustering Technologies to Platinum Level status.

Advanced Clustering Technologies originally signed on as a Gold partner to ThinkParQ in May 2018, and shortly following at SC18 was awarded the BeeGFS Rising Bee Partner award. The company has further excelled in the North American marketplace offering their customers HPC turn-key, innovative high performance computing solutions with BeeGFS.

“We get excited when a new partner joins us, and then when you see that partner scale within your landscape so quickly and move up to Platinum Partner level, it is a real delight for the entire team” says Frank Herold, CEO, ThinkParQ. “We really appreciate the active interaction with the technical-,sales- and management team of Advanced Clustering Technologies, providing detailed feedback about the product and customer requirements. It is fantastic to see Advanced Clustering Technologies be awarded Platinum Partner status, and I look forward to a continued successful relationship with them.”

Established in 2001, Advanced Clustering Technologies’ commitment to exceeding client expectations has earned them the reputation as one of the nation’s premier providers of HPC systems. As a Platinum Partner of ThinkParQ, Advanced Clustering Technologies team of experts are highly trained and certified BeeGFS Systems Engineers, who not only deliver BeeGFS to their customers, but also provide 1st and 2nd level support.

“It is gratifying to have reached this higher level of partnership with ThinkParQ,” said Kyle Sheumaker, President and CTO at Advanced Clustering Technologies. “BeeGFS is a strong parallel file storage solution that has helped us overcome so many of the storage challenges our customers face. For us as a systems integrator, the number one feature of BeeGFS is the ease of setup and maintenance. This file system is very easy for a novice to understand and doesn’t require a full-time storage sysadmin to maintain.”

About Advanced Clustering Technologies
For 20 years, Advanced Clustering Technologies has been a leading HPC integrator building custom, turn-key HPC systems for customers within higher education, national laboratories, government agencies and private industry. The company offers full clusters as well as blades, servers, storage solutions and workstations. Advanced Clustering also offers HPC on demand with its ACTnowHPC cloud solution.

About ThinkParQ GmbH
ThinkParQ GmbH strives to create and develop the fastest, most flexible, and most stable solutions for every performance-oriented environment. Established in 2014 as a spinoff from the Fraunhofer Center for High-Performance Computing, ThinkParQ drives the research and development of BeeGFS, and works closely with system integrators to create turn-key solutions.

About BeeGFS
BeeGFS is one of the leading parallel cluster file systems, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management. If I/O-intensive workloads are your problem, BeeGFS is the solution.

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