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Expert Insight: HPC Uses, Storage Requirements, and Backup Tips
by Dell, Inc. and Intel

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Published on: April 20, 2012
Type of content: EGUIDE
Format: Unknown
Length: 5 pages
Price: FREE


Although high performance computing (HPC) systems have unique data analysis capabilities, they also have complex storage requirements that IT professionals must address. This expert e-guide discusses the primary uses for HPC and explains why many existing storage technologies are not well suited to support this type of environment.

Discover how scale-out storage can overcome the limitations of traditional alternatives and find out why the following steps are essential when tweaking data backups in OneFS-based HPC systems:

  • Configure network data management protocol (NDMP) backups to shorten data paths

  • Use an indirect NDMP backup topology if the direct method is not feasible

  • Implement an archiving tool to avoid backing up the same data repeatedly

  • And more

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