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High Performance Computing (HPC)

Introduction

In today’s competitive business landscape, enterprises transition to High Performance Computing (HPC) leveraging advanced computing technologies to perform complex computational tasks at a large scale. This helps to resolve complex problems in significantly shorter time than traditional computing methods. Infortrend's storage solutions are specially optimized for intensive HPC workloads. Our versatile products, including EonStor GS U.2 NVMe hybrid flash storage and EonStor GS SAS HDD storage, can efficiently handle simultaneous requests from multiple servers and store the analyzed data. With a focus on performance, capacity, and cost-effectiveness, our solutions provide timely HPC results, giving you a competitive edge.


Solution Highlights

A suitable storage solution helps to overcome the common challenges presented by HPC, such as:

  • Poor storage performance, downtime, or data loss, causing delays in data analysis and slowed down innovations
  • Insufficient capacity to store both raw and analyzed data, which can reach massive sizes ranging from terabytes to petabytes
  • Complicated and time-consuming storage management, resulting in reduced productivity
Faster HPC Outcomes to Drive Insights and Innovations

Our storage solutions are ideal choice for HPC applications, as they support high-speed NVMe SSD, 100GbE RDMA, delivering high performance and reduced latency.

Designed for extremely intensive HPC workloads, EonStor GS U.2 hybrid flash series delivers up to 1.1M IOPS at an exceptionally low latency of 300 microseconds and 12GB/s in write throughput, helping to drive faster HPC outcomes.

Faster HPC Outcomes to Drive Insights and Innovations
PB-Level Capacity for Massive Amounts of Analyzed Data

A single GS appliance in 4U 90-bay design can provide 1.5PB of usable storage capacity. When connected to JBOD expansion enclosure, one GS can hold over 800 drives. The system can be scaled out with 4 GS appliances and accommodate more than 3000 drives, providing up to 70PB of capacity to store raw and analyzed data.

PB-Level Capacity for Massive Amounts of Analyzed Data
Uninterrupted Data Analysis

With high-availability storage featuring redundant and hot-swappable controller design, our storage solutions ensure continuous operations even in the event of a controller failure, minimizing the risk of analysis interruptions.

Uninterrupted Data Analysis
Work Seamlessly with HPC File Systems

Our storage solutions integrate with industry-leading HPC file systems, such as Lustre, BeeGFS, GPFS, and StorNext, meeting their strict requirements for reliable high-performance storage and enabling efficient parallel processing of large data sets by multiple servers.

Work Seamlessly with HPC File Systems
Optimized Storage Efficiency

Storage auto-tiering function automatically allocates currently running projects on the high-performance SSD tier, while moving finished projects to the less expensive HDD tier, which allows enterprises to avoid wasting expensive storage resources on data that doesn't require it.

To accelerate access to applications and files from ongoing HPC workflows, our storage solutions offer SSD cache, acting as cache to HDDs.

Optimized Storage Efficiency
Data Protection

With RAID on drives, your projects are protected from data loss. Intelligent SSD management allows for prolonging their lifespan and prevents multiple SSD failure. A built-in supercapacitor provides power to write data to drives during power outage.

These features ensure data integrity, prevent errors, and guarantee that your files remain secure and accessible over time.

Data Protection

Related Products

EonStor GS – U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series

For Medium-Scale HPC in AI/Machine Learning, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Genomic Sequencing, and More: Elevate your HPC experience with high-performance IOPS and throughput using the EonStor GS U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series.

The solution is usually deployed using CIFS/NFS network file protocols in applications involving 5-10 HPC servers. The diagram below illustrates how our GS U.2 NVMe hybrid flash series connects to client servers in medium-scale HPC projects.

EonStor GS U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series for Medium-Scale Deployments
EonStor GS U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series for Medium-Scale Deployments

EonStor GS U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series is a unified storage solution equipped with U.2 NVMe SSD that offers 1.1M IOPS at a low latency of 300 microseconds and 12GB/s in write throughput, with support for 100GbE RDMA for high-speed data transfers.

The series is available in GS 4000U, GS 3000UT, GS 3000U, and GS 2000U, with GS 4000U delivering the highest performance.

EonStor GS U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Series

EonStor GS – SAS HDD Series

For Large-Scale HPC in Oil and Gas, Weather Forecasting and Monitoring, Research Labs, and More: If your application requires high throughput performance and ample capacity, the EonStor GS SAS HDD Series is the ultimate solution.

The solution can be integrated into an HPC infrastructure with tens of computing servers utilizing parallel file systems, such as Lustre and BeeGFS. The diagram below illustrates how our GS SAS HDD series works with a parallel file system in large-scale HPC projects.

EonStor GS SAS HDD Series for Large-Scale Deployments
EonStor GS SAS HDD Series for Large-Scale Deployments

EonStor GS SAS HDD Series is a unified storage solution that offers up to 16GB/s read and 12GB/s write throughput performance on a single appliance, with support of 100GbE RDMA. You can maximize capacity within the same rack space using the series' high-density form factors, including 4U 40/60/90-bay, which can provide up to 1.5PB of usable storage capacity in 4U space.

The series is available in GS 4000 G3, GS 3000 G3, GS 2000, and GS 1000 Gen2, with GS 4000 G3 delivering the highest performance.

EonStor GS SAS HDD Series

Use Cases
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
  • Scenario: A genetic research company implements HPC processing for analyzing vast genomic datasets. To securely and efficiently store, access, and analyze genetic data, they require a storage solution providing 5GB/s file write throughput and featuring a dual-controller design to avoid downtime. The storage solution should support Windows, Mac, and Linux server access.
  • Our Advantages: Infortrend offers the GS U.2 NVMe hybrid flash solution, loaded with 24 x 15.36TB U.2 NVMe SSD and connected through 100GbE network interface. The storage system can deliver high throughput for fast data transfer and 5GB/s write performance. With a redundant controller design, data availability is ensured, and failover time requirements are met. CIFS/NFS protocols provide file access to different OS server platforms.
  • Recommended Products: EonStor GS 4000U U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Storage
University Research
University Research
  • Scenario: A university conducts HPC research projects in various fields. They seek a suitable storage solution supporting the Lustre parallel file system to connect to computing servers and provide a file throughput of 50GB/s in read and 36GB/s in write. To ensure continuous availability, storage should feature redundant controller design.
  • Our Advantages: Infortrend’s GS U.2 NVMe hybrid flash storage is fully compatible with the Lustre parallel file system. It provides 24/12 GB/s block-level read and write throughput. For this use case, three GS storage appliances are integrated in the university’s HPC data center through 100GbE, and they fully satisfy the application’s performance requirements. Each GS appliance is loaded with 24 x 7.68TB U.2 NVMe SSD. Moreover, the solution features redundant controller design and RAID protection to ensure data availability.
  • Recommended Products: EonStor GS 4000U U.2 NVMe Hybrid Flash Storage
Semiconductor Manufacturing
Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Scenario: A semiconductor equipment company deals with data-intensive processes, simulations, and analysis throughout the semiconductor manufacturing pipeline. For these purposes, they require a reliable high performance storage solution capable of running GPU computations on different OS platforms, such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. It should be able to work with the StorNext parallel file system and provide file throughput of 30GB/s for both read and write.
  • Our Advantages: Infortrend's high-density GS SAS HDD unified storage solution delivers more than 10 GB/s block read and write throughput. For this use case, three GS appliances, each loaded with 60 x 18TB HDD and connected via FC, satisfy requirements of the demanding HPC workloads of semiconductor manufacturing. The solution is fully compatible with the StorNext parallel file system. With a redundant controller design and RAID protection, data availability is ensured.
  • Recommended Products: EonStor GS 4000 SAS HDD High-Density Storage
Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas
  • Scenario: An oil and gas company utilizes HPC to conduct a seismic survey in order to map geological structures beneath the earth's surface. To optimize exploration and production workflows, they need a high-performance and affordable storage solution that can work with the Lustre parallel file system and support 100 computing nodes.
  • Our Advantages: Infortrend offers three appliances of GS G3 SAS HDD enterprise unified storage, supporting 100GbE network interface. Each GS is loaded with 90 x 20TB HDD and 4 x 7.68TB U.2 NVMe SSD, acting as an SSD cache to speed up performance. The solution ensures fast data transfer with 48/30 GB/s in read/write throughput. High-density design provides 5.4PB capacity in 12U rack space.
  • Recommended Products: EonStor GS 4000 G3 SAS HDD High-Density Storage

Success Stories
Portrai Inc.
Portrai Inc.

“In the course of pharmaceutical drug development, Spatial Transcriptomics and AI analysis generate massive amounts of data…We are extremely satisfied with Infortrend’s storage solution,” said Daeseung Lee, CEO of Portrai Inc.

Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica

“Capacity requirement for researchers’ data grows very fast. And Infortrend provides the best price/performance for scaling up,” said IT specialist of Academia Sinica.


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