HPC components form complex systems that interact with applications that have unique characteristics. Conventional HPC solutions focus on overcoming the I/O bottleneck that occurs between the compute cluster and the storage subsystem caused by the inability of scale-out NAS to deliver the multiple gigabytes per second of throughput performance that HPC requires. While high throughput is important, it is only part of the solution. Terascala's vision greatly expands on throughput performance to include the basic tenet that HPC is a connected system of hardware, data, applications and work flows that must be optimized in combination to achieve the best results.
Terascala's vision addresses these challenges:
"Some time ago, we recognized that for HPC to be effective in the enterprise, the industry would need to adopt a holistic approach to the HPC lifecycle", stated Steve Butler, CEO, Terascala. "The fastest storage is useless if the user applications are architected in such a way that they cannot take advantage of it. Terascala's vision of optimizing application work flows will maximize the return on investment organisations gain from their large investments in HPC infrastructure."
"Our vision involves delivering a Terascala product suite that gives organisations the capabilities and information they need to optimize their HPC work flows", concluded Steve Butler. "Our products provide greater performance and better information to tune applications and work flows for long-term return on investment."
Terascala sells their products through OEM partners to industries where HPC figures prominently, such as seismic processing, manufacturing, genomics sequencing, and financial services. Terascala offers TeraOS, the operating system and analytics that transform block storage and controllers into an easy-to-manage storage appliance that delivers multiple gigabytes per second of throughput for HPC workloads. TeraOS is integrated and offered with these partner products: