QCT Joins Hands with ThinkParQ to Embrace I/O Intensive HPC Clusters
13 Nov. 2017

Leading Parallel Cluster File System on Proven Hardware Seamlessly Scales to Thousands of Nodes

San Jose, California; November 15, 2017 - Quanta Cloud Computing (QCT), showcases its QxSmart High Performance Computing (HPC)/ Deep Learning (DL) Solution with ThinkParQ BeeGFS®, the latest member in their portfolio of software-defined solutions at SuperComputing 2017. QCT has been a long-time supplier of HPC over the years, and QxSmart HPC/DL is the culmination of the company’s latest research and development.


QCT’s QxSmart HPC/DL solution is a scalable answer for HPC clusters, high-performance applications and data intensive analytics.This solution combines QCT’s best-in-class infrastructure to provide a scalable cluster architecture with unparalleled performance for supercomputing users.  It delivers optimized applications with pre-validated common open-source and commercial tools to simplify software deployment and management. The QxSmart solution is a fast and reliable way to build a HPC/Deep Learning environment across many industries, reducing the time of provisioning a cluster deployment.


Mike Yang, President of QCT said, “As HPC expands to various markets, QCT extends its synergistic spirits and collaborative efforts with ThinkParQ, who provide the industry’s leading parallel cluster file system, BeeGFS. With our company’s proven technology and the joining of ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS, we enable our clients with optimized and scalable choices in the HPC and deep learning market.”


"With the ever-growing amount of data that customers in HPC and Deep Learning have to deal with, we see a huge demand for reliable high-performance storage solutions,” said Sven Breuner, CEO of ThinkParQ. “Thus, we are very proud to partner with QCT as one of the market leaders to offer game changing solutions based on QxSmart, that boost the performance to the max for the customers."


BeeGFS, is a leading parallel file system that was designed specifically to deal with I/O intensive workloads in performance-critical environments, and currently powers hundreds of customers worldwide. BeeGFS transparently spreads user data across multiple servers and has a strong focus on easy manageability and high flexibility, including burst-buffering and hyper-converged environments where storage servers are also used for computing. Easily installed on QCT’s proven hardware, users can seamlessly scale performance and capacity to thousands of nodes through its simple graphical interface and based on the optimization QCT delivers in its QxSmart Solution.


BeeGFS offers a number of attractive features making it ideal for demanding, high-performance workloads found in HPC, deep learning, big data analytics, media & entertainment, financial services, and much more. BeeGFS is natively supported in a wide range of Linux distributions and runs on x86_64, and other architectures. It supports multiple networks (i.e. Ethernet, InfiniBand, etc) with dynamic failover and provides fault-tolerance through built-in replication and file system checks. BeeGFS includes both command-line and graphical tools, simplifying administration and monitoring with live statistic for IT managers. BeeGFS also has Samba/NFSv4/Hadoop support for flexible data access.


Visit the QCT Booth #1069 to learn more about the QCT’s QxSmart HPC/DL Solution and its seamless integration with BeeGFS at SuperComputing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, November 13-17th at the Colorado Convention Center.


About Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global data center solution provider. We combine the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation data center design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.

Product lines include hyperconverged and software-defined data center solutions as well as servers, storage, switches and integrated racks with a diverse ecosystem of hardware component and software partners. QCT designs, manufactures, integrates and services cutting-edge offerings via its own global network. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 corporation. www.QCT.io.

About ThinkParQ

ThinkParQ was founded as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Center for High Performance Computing by the key people behind BeeGFS to bring fast, robust, scalable storage to market. ThinkParQ is responsible for support, provides consulting, organizes and attends events, and works together with system integrators to create turn-key solutions. ThinkParQ and Fraunhofer internally cooperate closely to deliver high quality support services and to drive further development and optimization of BeeGFS for tomorrow’s performance-critical systems. Visit thinkparq.com to learn more about the company.