Open Source vs. Commercial Parallel File Systems: Truth and Fiction in a HPC World

In the fast-paced world of HPC, data storage is an essential component in guaranteeing business critical deliverables. HPC data storage systems rely on parallel file systems to deliver maximum performance – but CIOs have two options to choose from, as Jim Donovan explores

High-Performance Computing (HPC) and its ability to store, process and analyse vast amounts of data in record time is driving innovation all around us. With enterprises increasing their use of emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and augmented reality to improve productivity and efficiency, they are looking for the best high-performance data storage infrastructure to support business operations and make automated decisions in real-time.

HPC data storage systems rely on parallel file systems to deliver maximum performance and there are two options to choose from: open source or commercial parallel file systems. Opinions abound on both, so it’s worth examining what’s hype and what’s real.

Read the full article, by Jim Donovan, on Techerati.com.

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