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Registration Opens for BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting

ThinkParQ will host the annual BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting on World Bee Day, May 20, 2020. BeeGFS is a parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management. “Following the overwhelming success of our inaugural BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting that took place last October, the team is excited with the content we are preparing to share with the community, and we are currently finalizing talks with innovative BeeGFS users who will present alongside us in May,” says Frank Herold, CEO, ThinkParQ.

Predictions for HPC in 2020

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Laurence Horrocks-Barlow from OCF predicts that containerization, cloud, and GPU-based workloads are all going to dominate the HPC environment in 2020. “Over the last year, we’ve seen a strong shift towards the use of cloud in HPC, particularly in the case of storage. Many research institutions are working towards a ‘cloud first’ policy, looking for cost savings in using the cloud rather than expanding their data centres with overheads, such as cooling, data and cluster management and certification requirements.”

Simula Research Lab to Manage Heterogeneous HPC Platform with Bright Computing

Today, Bright Computing announced that Simula Research Laboratory has chosen Bright Cluster Manager to manage its multi-architecture, multi-OS HPC environment. “After a careful evaluation, Simula chose Bright Cluster Manager to provide comprehensive management of eX³, enabling the organization to administer its HPC platform as a single entity; provisioning the hardware, operating systems, and workload managers from a unified interface. Further, the intuitive Bright management console will allow Simula to see and respond to what’s happening in their cluster anywhere, at any time.”

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.