SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

December 07, 2011 15:30 ET

RAID Inc. Releases Research on How HPC Clusters and Big Data Can Benefit From Parallel File Systems

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - RAID Inc. delivers a storage solution ideal for the supercomputing needs and big data needs of the enterprise. Dr. Ercan Kamber, Chief Technology Officer of RAID Inc., releases his research on how HPC clusters and big data can benefit from parallel file systems and the differences in storage architecture between Lustre and GPFS.

The computational requirements of enterprises are increasing at an exponential rate and involve a large scale of data. However, the performance of I/O subsystems and communication capabilities of traditional solutions are not equipped to handle the growing challenges of scale and speed. The solution is parallel file systems, which are designed to provide CPUs with shared access to data in parallel. These systems enable high performance by allowing system architects to use various storage technologies and high-speed, low latency interconnects to obtain the desired performance, accommodating any and all demands of even the most intensive computing environments.

The continued advancement of parallel processing in CPU technology makes a compelling case for using a parallel file system in clustered environments or in other enterprise settings that have a number of discrete servers. "In either situation, the I/O subsystem will not only benefit in performance, but in scalability as the enterprise's storage needs grow and in the ability to share data in both heterogeneous and homogenous environments alike," said Dr. Kamber.

To read more of Dr. Kamber's research, visit

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Since 1994 RAID Incorporated has provided true 100% customized solutions for the HPC marketplace. The company specializes in optimizing total system performance by enhancing computational resources, interconnects, and I/O subsystems with a concierge support model that assures the highest level of personalized service. For more information about RAID Incorporated, visit or call 800-330-7335.

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