Speed Big Data Results with the New NetApp HPS Rack Solution

Today, NetApp announced the new High-Performance Storage (HPS) Rack. Prepackaged and preconfigured, the HPS Rack includes 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.

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.”

The NetApp HPS Rack is built on the NetApp E-Series platform. 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.

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.

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