Distributed File Storage for High Performance Computing

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Qumulo delivers a high performance cloud-native distributed file system that meets the performance and capacity demands of HPC environments, in the data center and in the cloud.

Key Benefits

Performance to support HPC workloads with extreme low latency with all-NVMe nodes

Effortlessly manage mixed I/O performance for billions of small and large files

Scale across on-prem and the cloud - Burst compute, collaborate, archive

Real-time visibility across billions of files; eliminate data blindness

Improve efficiencies by unifying NAS, home directories, instruments, processing and AI/ML with a single namespace

The High Performance Computing (HPC) market is one of the fastest growth sectors in the IT world today.

Research and academic institutions, national labs, energy companies, financial institutions, manufacturing and government organizations, use HPC to help solve complex problems. For example, finding cures for disease, better understanding the universe, building better machines that further innovation, or predicting the weather.

The problem

HPC data explodes to exascale levels

As technology advancements expand in artificial intelligence and machine learning, the amount of small and large files produced will continue to explode to exascale levels and beyond. Collaborative by nature, HPC environments can employ multiple dispersed teams which share resources to process massive amounts of data and run millions of simulations. As a result, reliable accessibility to data is critical.

Today’s HPC workloads require modern, enterprise-level file storage solutions that can manage billions of small and large files, provide reliable compute performance and simple modular scalability to keep up with massive data growth. They also need to provide a seamless way to employ cloud environments, as and when needed.

The solution

Qumulo meets the performance and capacity demands for HPC

Qumulo’s file storage efficiently manages mixed IO performance for billions of small and large files at petabyte scale to accelerate productivity for scientific research, genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence across multiple industries. In addition, Qumulo’s real-time analytics eliminate data blindness for organizations, helping to save time and money by providing visibility across billions of files.

Unlike inherently complex parallel file system environments, Qumulo’s software is simple to install and manage. Offering a wide variety of protocols, including NFS, SMB, FTP, HTTP and S3 (through partnership with Minio), Qumulo’s software can interface with existing applications easily, to create the smoothest workflow possible for HPC environments.


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Qumulo’s file system delivers extreme low latency, IOPS, and throughput performance for today’s HPC workloads. Supports mixed IO performance and handles billions of small files as efficiently as large ones.

Real-time visibility and control

Qumulo’s real-time analytics eliminates data blindness, providing instant visibility across billions of files. Organizations gain control with real-time information about the entire storage system to predict usage and capacity trends, and more proactively manage current and future requirements. System administrators can identify trends for chargebacks and apply quotas in real-time.

Scale across on-prem and the cloud

Qumulo’s cloud-native distributed file storage delivers fast, consistent access to data across the entire system. Scale-out architecture to expand performance and capacity across on-prem and cloud environments. Burst compute performance, collaborate, and archive.

Unify and consolidate

Qumulo’s single namespace consolidates legacy NAS and parallel system storage silos, and unifies workloads with a single SMB share or NFS mount for NAS, home directories, instruments, processing and AI/ML. Data is consolidated and collaboration is accelerated.

How it works

Qumulo hybrid cloud file system for research and active archive storage

Related resources:

Energy Laboratory Chooses Qumulo’s File Storage For its Computational Science Center
Sinclair Oil Expands its Digital Repositories with Qumulo
Visionary Research Institute Cuts Image Processing Time with Qumulo

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