Commercial and Technical HPC Customers Can Achieve Big Data

Commercial and Technical HPC Customers Can Achieve Big Data Results
Faster With NetApp HPS Rack Solution 
New High-Performance Storage Rack Solution Brings Simplicity,
Economy, and Ease of Deployment to Data-Intensive Industries Looking
to Manage Growing Data Volumes 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 --  Technology advances
have made high-performance computing (HPC) more affordable, extending
the benefits beyond traditional scientific and military applications
to a broader set of commercial and university applications. As the
need to work with growing datasets becomes common, organizations are
discovering that the resources required to address big data
challenges exceed the capabilities of existing infrastructure, as
well as the expertise and process knowledge of supporting staff. And,
while the volume of data generated by emerging commercial industries
such as manufacturing, life sciences, and higher education can
provide key business insights, these organizations are limited by the
complexity of existing HPC systems in the market. 
Today, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) is helping customers with these
deployment and management challenges with the announcement of the
NetApp(R) High-Performance Storage (HPS) Rack. The prepackaged and
preconfigured storage solution delivers high performance that scales
to help manage ever-increasing data growth. The HPS Rack includes
preconfigured servers, management and monitoring software, and the
open-source Lustre parallel file system, enabling organizations to
shorten deployment time from months to days, lower risk, reduce total
cost of ownership, and speed time to results.  
"Storage system deployment and management needs to be simplified for
more industries to reap the benefits of high-performance computing,"
said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing,
NetApp. "The NetApp HPS Rack integrates critical building blocks and
removes many of the deployment challenges associated with HPC
management, ultimately helping customers deploy low-risk solutions
that unlock innovation quickly and gain critical competitive
advantage in their markets." 
The NetApp HPS Rack is built on the NetApp E-Series platform. NetApp
E-Series solutions efficiently process, analyze, manage, and access
data at scale to meet customers' needs in industries requiring
applications with dedicated workloads, including oil and gas,
financial services, media and entertainment, high-performance
computing, and the public sector. Customers can spark innovation,
make better decisions, and drive successful business outcomes at the
speed of today's business. 
Additionally, the NetApp HPS Rack can integrate Terascala LustreStack
software to provide proven management and extensive analytics. With
LustreStack, customers get a Lustre-based solution that deploys in
minutes, is easy to manage, and is optimally tuned for applications
and workflows. Administrators can get all the performance and
scalability benefits of Lustre without the need for any in-house
expertise, bringing rapid deployment, simplicity, and faster time to
results to big data and HPC environments.  
"For fast insight to action, the best software and hardware needs to
be employed to achieve the highest levels of performance for our
researchers," said Scott Kornblum, managing director, Thesys
Technologies, the infrastructure affiliate of Tradeworx. "Once we
started running our NetApp E5400 and E2600 with Terascala's
LustreStack, it became dramatically easier for us to manage
resources, helping us reduce costs. We can now monitor performance in
real time and provide 5GB per second of throughput to our research
group, giving them the tools they need to test and model new
algorithms concurrently." 
"By integrating with the NetApp HPS Rack, we make it fast and easy
for commercial organizations to install, tune, and manage
high-performance storage solutions," said Steve Butler, CEO,
Terascala. "There is a complete set of tools for system monitoring,
application tuning, and event logging and alerts, as well as data
workflow management. With improved throughput and less time spent
managing the system, customers can get to their results much faster." 
The NetApp HPS Rack will be demonstrated at next week's SC12
Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 10-16. Come and
visit NetApp at booth 4626.  
Key Highlights 

--  The NetApp HPS Rack is a preconfigured solution that allows customers
    to achieve faster time to results by reducing the time and resources
    needed to architect, design, and implement HPC storage configurations.
--  Optimized for Lustre, NetApp and Terascala solutions enable
    administrators to easily deploy, manage, and maintain their
    environment to achieve results faster and at low risk.
--  NetApp E-Series is optimized for performance, processing efficiency,
    and density needs.
--  The solution enables real-time data collection for application-driven

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