HP has extended its alliance agreement with Seagate Technology to resell its high performance computing (HPC) solutions with Seagate's ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 storage systems.
The partnership will support HP's Apollo portfolio of products and services, which manage HPC workloads in complex computing environments.
Seagate's ClusterStor combines a scale-out storage architecture with the Lustre parallel file system and optimised Seagate storage media to deliver the scalability and performance required by the HPC market. By removing the complexities associated with deploying and maintaining traditional high performance storage systems, ClusterStor reduces the time and operational costs required to meet mission-critical needs, said Seagate.
The HP solutions with ClusterStor capabilities are expected to benefit users in the fields such as bio informatics, pharmaceutical discovery, upstream oil and gas modeling, weather simulation, academic and government research.
"As HPC moves into a new era of data-centric computing, there will be an increasing need for high performance and scalable storage systems, [such as the solutions offered through our partnership with HP]," said Ken Claffey, Vice President and General Manager of Seagate HPC systems business.
"Solutions for HPC workloads are often required to provide scalability for growth while being easy to use, in terms of efficiently managing and deriving value from hyperscale and HPC," said Bill Mannel, Vice President and General Manager of HP. "Since Seagate ClusterStor is targeted to address these types of requirements, we're confident that our enhanced combined offerings will enable customers to achieve a high level of performance for HPC workloads."
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