Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


STFC Machine Learning Group Deploys Elastic NVMe Storage to Power GPU Servers

At SC19, Excelero announced that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has deployed a new HPC architecture to support computationally intensive analysis including machine learning and AI-based workloads using the NVMesh elastic NVMe block storage solution. “Done in partnership with Boston Limited, the deployment is enabling researchers from STFC and the Alan Turing Institute to complete machine learning training tasks that formerly took three to four days, in just one hour – and other foundational scientific computations that researchers formerly could not perform.”

NetApp looks to BeeGFS for High Speed Storage

ThinkParQ is expanding its global reach of BeeGFS by partnering with NetApp. The new partnership will provide an easy to deploy, cost effective and easy-to-manage high performance turnkey solution, that incorporates the NetApp’s E-Series storage (including the new EF600 system) powered by BeeGFS, with enhanced technical support from NetApp. The NetApp E-Series storage with BeeGFS will accelerate workloads and provide customers with consistent, near-real-time access to their data whilst lowering TCO.

Excelero Integrates NVMesh and BeeGFS for Accelerated I/O

Today Excelero and ThinkParQ announced benchmark results from their combined technologies for HPC, AI, ML, and analytics. “With Excelero’s NVMesh, our customers have access to an ultra-low latency, high performance approach to scale-out storage,” said Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ. “We’ve been impressed with NVMesh’s ability to deliver the high IOPS and ultra-low latency of NVMe drives over the network with highly available volumes – as well as options for distributed erasure coding and BeeGFS’ unmatched ability to efficiently handle all kinds of access patterns and file sizes.”

BeeGFS – Dealing with Extreme Requirements in HPC

Frank Herold from ThinkParQ gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Together with our partners around the globe, we work hard to create the fastest, most stable and most flexible turn-key solutions for every performance-oriented environment. Therefore, you can find BeeGFS powered solutions not only in HPC, but also in all other markets where performance matters: Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Oil & Gas, Media & Entertainment, and Automotive.”

ThinkParQ Brings BeeGFS to E8 Storage

Today E8 Storage announced a technology partnership with ThinkParQ to enable the integration of BeeGFS with E8 Storage’s NVMe-oF solution. The combined solution will offer customers new levels of improved performance and scalability for data intensive workloads. “With the combination of E8 Storage’s RAID functionality and ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS file system, customers can scale out by adding as many nodes as needed to meet or exceed capacity requirements.”

Inspur to Offer BeeGFS Storage Systems for HPC and AI Clusters

Today Inspur announced that it will offer integrated storage solutions with the BeeGFS filesystem. BeeGFS, a leading parallel cluster file system with a distributed metadata architecture, has gained global acclaim for its usability, scalability and powerful metadata processing functions. “BeeGFS has unique advantages in terms of usability, flexibility and performance,” said Liu Jun, General Manager of AI&HPC, Inspur. “It can easily adapt to the different business needs of HPC and AI users. The cooperation between Inspur and ThinkParQ will provide our HPC and AI cluster solutions users with an integrated BeeGFS system and a range of high-quality services, helping them to improve efficiency with BeeGFS.”

BGFS File System Shows Momentum in Asia with Pacific Teck

Today ThinkParQ announced its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck in APAC. Founded in 2013, Pacific Teck brings cutting edge technology products from around the world to the APAC region and since 2017, Pacific Teck has been paramount in the success and growth of BeeGFS in the deployments in APAC.

ThinkparQ Teams with QCT to Demonstrate BeeGFS

Today ThinkParQ announced that the company is working with Quanta Cloud Technology on a prototype HPC system to demonstrate the power of their combined technologies. Using the BeeGFS parallel file system, the demo cluster will be built around the Intel Rack Scale Design. “Utilizing BeeGFS with its ease of use, maximum scalability and flexibility such as BeeGFS on demand (BeeOND), buddy mirroring or the newly introduced storage pool concept, this demo environment provides a maximum flexibility for various customers cases to prove the value of a combined QCT and ThinkParQ solution,” said Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ.

Nyriad and ThinkParQ Announce Partnership to Certify GPU-accelerated Storage

Today Nyriad and ThinkParQ announced a partnership to develop a certification program for high performance, resilient storage systems that combine BeeGFS with NSULATE, Nyriad’s solution for GPU-accelerated storage-processing. “We believe this is the beginning of a fantastic partnership between two innovative software companies with similar roots in the high performance computing community said ThinkParQ CEO Frank Herold. “BeeGFS was developed at the Fraunhofer Center for High Performance Computing, while Nyriad’s NSULATE was originally developed from a partnership with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. We want to bring our expertise to the wider storage industry by creating new standards for performance and reliability suitable for the coming generation of exascale systems.”

TUK in Germany installs NEC LX Supercomputer with Intel Omni-Path

NEC Deutschland GmbH has delivered an LX series supercomputer to Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), one of Germany’s leading Universities of Technology. “The new HPC cluster consists of 324 compute nodes totaling nearly 7,800 cores of the latest-generation Intel Skylake CPUs, and comprises a highly optimized Intel Omni-Path Interconnect architecture for low-latency, high-bandwidth communication. Additional GPGPU compute nodes equipped with the latest NVIDIA VOLTA 100 GPUs contribute to a total peak performance of the HPC cluster at approximately 700 Teraflops.”