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Panasas HPC Storage to Edge with 2U ActiveStor Ultra Edge Platform

Running PanFS parallel file system to deliver mixed HPC and AI/ML workload performance for HPC applications

Panasas, Inc. announced its ActiveStor Ultra Edge platform, an HPC and AI/ML storage solution designed for edge computing environments.

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The platform has a reduced footprint and lower entry cost, making it for organisations deploying HPC and AI/ML applications at remote locations, closer to where data is generated, to improve real-time decision-making. It will be showcased at ISC High Performance 2023 in Hamburg, Germany..

Global spending on edge computing is expected to reach $208 billion in 2023, an increase of 13.1% over 2022, according to the IDC Worldwide Edge Spending Guide. Organisations deploying edge HPC and AI/ML applications will require performance and system reliability at the edge. ActiveStor Ultra Edge offers a robust, compact, and high-performance solution at a competitive price point that enables organisations to scale and keep pace with growing demands of real-time data processing.

ActiveStor Ultra Edge is an addition to ActiveStor portfolio, designed to serve the evolving data requirements in today’s modern HPC ecosystem, which encompasses traditional HPC applications alongside AI/ML processing as well as cloud and edge computing technologies. The firm’s PanFS data engine, a parallel file system for Linux and the heart of the ActiveStor storage family, delivers infinitely scalable storage capacity and performance in the small form-factor Ultra Edge system to address diverse edge computing demands across industries.

Our customers require storage infrastructures that can dynamically adapt to a changing mix of both AI/ML and traditional HPC workflows, but also have the capacity to support workflows across core data centres, remote satellite locations, and into the cloud,” stated Tom Shea, CEO. “The reduced footprint of ActiveStor Ultra Edge delivers the required performance, reliability, and ease of management that Panasas is known for, making it ideal for smaller and remote HPC data centres.

The PanFS data engine, together with the PanView and PanMove data visibility and movement suite, is solving data location challenges while delivering simplicity and enhanced protection from drive, node, and site failure. From erasure coding to patented file-level RAID protection, the firm brings enterprise-grade reliability and ease of use to high-performance parallel storage at the edge, so organisations can make informed decisions faster to improve operational efficiency.

ActiveStor Ultra Edge is available for ordering and will be generally available later this quarter.

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