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Seagate and HP Ramp Up Joint High-Performance Computing Initiatives


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Seagate Technology plc, a provider of storage solutions, has extended its alliance agreement with HP to equip its high performance computing (HPC) solutions with ClusterStor scale-out storage capabilities. Building on an existing partnership, HP will resell Seagate’s ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances along with its HPC solutions.

This partnership will support HP’s Apollo portfolio of products and services, which manage HPC workloads in complex computing environments.

“As a result of this partnership, customers can now purchase a complete end-to-end HPC storage solution born from two of the most trusted technology companies in the business,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager of Seagate HPC systems business. “Aligning our expertise is more valuable than ever before as HPC moves into a new era of data-centric computing, which is increasing the need for high performance, scalable storage systems.”

Seagate’s ClusterStor combines a scale-out storage architecture with the Lustre parallel file system together with optimized Seagate storage media to deliver the most scalable and highest performance storage solution for the HPC market. By removing complexities associated with deploying and maintaining traditional high performance storage systems, ClusterStor significantly reduces the time and operational costs required to meet mission-critical needs. The vendors anticipate the enhanced HP HPC solutions will benefit a wide range of users in fields such as bio informatics, pharmaceutical discovery, upstream oil and gas modeling, weather simulation, academic and government research.

For more details, go to www.seagate.com.


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