Scalable Storage for HPC Servers, Clusters thru Nor-Tech

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In general scalability is the measure of a system’s ability to increase or decrease storage resources to accommodate demand. Nor-Tech offers a number of robust, user-friendly scalable storage solutions including Synology and BeeGFS.

 

Synology Storage and Backup Solutions

Synology offers innovative solutions for data storage and backup, file collaboration, video management, and network infrastructure – all designed with a centralized platform to simplify IT administration while driving digital transformation for organizations worldwide.

  • Synology’s Business File Server: To collaborate and share files across teams or locations while also considering data governance and privacy, Synology Business File Server combines the flexibility of the cloud with control of on-premises file services.
  • DiskStation Manager (DSM): DSM provides better IT management flexibility and usability. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA and abnormal DSM login detection deliver a more powerful but secure DSM.

 

BeeGFS

When adding high performance storage to an HPC cluster, file systems can become a limiting factor; the cost of the storage expansion can sometimes be as expensive as the cluster itself. This is where BeeGFS and other parallel file systems come in as a cost-effective, highly scalable, high performance alternative to traditional storage platforms.

BeeGFS runs on any Linux server/cluster and consists of several components that include services for clients, metadata servers and storage servers. In addition, there is a service for the management host as well as one for a graphical administration and monitoring system. .

As a parallel file system, BeeGFS spreads user data across multiple servers to simplify I/O intensive workloads. By increasing the number of servers and disks in a system, users can scale the performance and capacity of their storage–making it possible to start with a small storage cluster and seamlessly expand into an enterprise-wide, multi-Petabyte system.

Compared to other parallel file systems, the performance of BeeGFS in terms of simplicity and functionality stands alone. It offers the best overall combination of features, performance, and scalability, combined with ease of deployment and management. It is truly a turnkey storage solution.

 

Nor-Tech

Nor-Tech’s engineers have decades of experience optimizing, integrating and deploying scalable storage solutions for HPC servers and clusters. Nor-Tech is on CRN’s list of the top 40 Data Center Infrastructure Providers along with IBM, Oracle, Dell, and Supermicro and is also a member of Hyperion Research’s prestigious HPC Technical Computing Advisory Panel. The company is a complete high performance computer solution provider for 2015 and 2017 Nobel Physics Award-contending/winning projects.  Nor-Tech engineers average 20+ years of experience. This strong industry reputation and deep partner relationships also enable the company to be a leading supplier of cost-effective Lenovo desktops, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks to schools and enterprises.  All of Nor-Tech’s high performance technology is developed by Nor-Tech in Minnesota and supported by Nor-Tech around the world. The company is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. Nor-Tech holds the following contracts: Minnesota State IT, GSA, University of Wisconsin System, and NASA SEWP V. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit https://www.nor-tech.com.

 

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