Storage solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) applications must be able to handle big data with frequently updated HPC workloads in cross-functional environments. At Dell, we offer numerous storage options — with some partner solutions that can easily be mapped to system size, workload and streaming requirements — that include highly reliable archive, snapshot, disaster recovery, backup and recovery solutions for active/active servers.
Dell™ HPC Solutions include many customizable options for attaching Dell PowerVault™ and EqualLogic™ storage systems in a variety of industry-leading storage platforms that can be used in either parallel or clustered file systems. We have options to help you find the right solution to match the value, volume and life cycle of your data.
- Dell | Terascala HPC storage solution (DT-HSS) delivers a tightly integrated, parallel file system platform with high-output storage based on the Lustre™ file system. Designed with an appliance-like approach, the DT-HSS is easy to deploy, configure and manage, and is scalable for both capacity and performance. Intelligent, intuitive management software simplifies Lustre-based environments and increases total reliability with specific failover capabilities for object and metadata server nodes.
- Dell HPC NFS Storage Solutions (NSS) provides superior performance and is optimized for throughput because it is based on our building block approach with Dell PowerEdge™ servers and Dell PowerVault™ storage platforms. We provide this solution as one complete package with hardware, software, a file system, spare drives and Dell ProSupport™.
Dell HPC Tiered Storage Solution (HTSS) delivers a tiered storage solution that supports moving data from primary NFS storage (NSS) to a different storage medium, typically a lower-cost option. The Dell HTSS can be used as a hierarchical storage manager (HSM), or as a classic archive solution, or as both hierarchical and classic solutions. The HTSS HSM integrates the Dell PowerVault DL2200 appliance with the Dell NSS/NSS-HA solution Stack, Dell PowerVault™ DX Object Storage and Dell PowerVault™ ML6000 Tape Library Device.
Dell PowerVault NX3500 offers an entry-level, cost-effective primary storage solution that uses the Dell Fluid File System (DSFS) for enterprises that need NFS/CIFS access. This includes data protection features such as replication and snapshots with high-capacity scalability.
- DataDirect Networks Storage provides outstanding performance and capacity scalability. Although DataDirect™ Networks Storage products are not validated as part of a preconfigured solution stack, we offer them for your use. The DataDirect™ Networks Storage products have been successfully deployed in many of our Dell HPC clusters.
- Panasas® Parallel Storage Cluster delivers exceptional capacity and performance scaling with an appliance-like ease of management. Although ActiveStor™ is not validated as part of a preconfigured solution stack, we offer the ActiveStor storage products and have deployed them in many Dell HPC clusters.