Seagate Breaks Records at SC16, Winning Six HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards

Seagate wins six HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards at SC16

Yes, we said six! That’s more than three times as many as we received at SC15 — and more than double what any other vendor achieved this year… Incredible! Needless to say, we’re pretty excited and humbled.

Upon bringing a whole new line of ClusterStor products to the high-performance computing (HPC) storage space less than five years ago, we committed to venturing beyond expectations and pushing boundaries — and we’ve done exactly that. By thinking differently, committing extensive R&D dollars to solving the toughest HPC storage challenges and focusing on providing products and technologies that will set the pace leading to exascale, we’ve become the most awarded and most popular choice in the industry. Our customers in energy, life sciences, manufacturing, academia, government and climate/weather have given us these honors.

Best HPC Storage Product or Technology – Seagate ClusterStor L300 with Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre

Best HPC Collaboration Between Government & Industry – LANL and Seagate’s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) develops power-managed disk and software solutions for deep data archiving and other next gen technologies.

Best Application of Energy-efficient HPC – By working with Seagate, German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) increased performance 5x and capacity 4x with Seagate ClusterStor 9000, while reducing energy consumption per petabyte 5x over the previous system.

Best Use of HPC Application in Life Sciences – Seagate collaborated to provide Hudson Alpha with a high performance, high density storage solution to manage large amounts of data generated from Illumina next-gen sequencers.

Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch – Seagate ClusterStor L300

Top Vendors to Watch – Seagate

As the VP and GM of Seagate’s Systems group, I couldn’t be more proud of winning the Best HPC Storage Product award. Since we introduced ClusterStor in late 2011 we’ve been relentlessly working to improve the efficiency of HPC storage systems and in five short years we have made a 10x improvement from what was available in the industry at the time, and have significantly closed the gap between what the underlying media and the system delivers with up to 83% efficiency.

R&D leadership in HDD, SSD, systems and software

I couldn’t agree more that Seagate is a top vendor to watch. Seagate invests roughly one billion dollars in R&D across its HDD, SSD, systems and software business and at the same time we work very closely with the pioneers in HPC, cloud and the enterprise to make sure our solutions address the pain points these large-scale companies need to solve. The exascale reality will be quickly upon us and in order to address these grand challenges it will take a cohesive investment strategy across all layers of the stack which only Seagate can provide.

Those who attended our 3rd Annual HPC User Forum in Salt Lake City last week heard first-hand how Seagate is working with leading industry visionaries to drive innovation as we march toward exascale. We also demonstrated several key technologies in our booth at SC16. Please visit our SC Resource page here for more information. 

Seagate wins six HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards at SC16


About the Author:

John Paulsen
John Paulsen is a "Data for Good" advocate, with nearly 20 years in the data storage industry. He's helped launch many industry-firsts including HAMR technology, 10K-rpm and 15K-rpm hard drives, drives designed specifically for video and for gaming, Serial ATA drives, fluid dynamic HDD motors, 60TB SSDs, and MACH.2 multi-actuator technology.