Storage for HPC

A comprehensive portfolio of dedicated storage products that enable the full power of HPC computing.

HPC requires high performance storage

High performance computing (HPC) is dramatically different than enterprise compute. Enterprise compute involves small file sizes and enterprise application support. HPC runs batch jobs with large data sets against large distributed compute clusters, possibly involving thousands of nodes. HPC compute typically requires a parallel distributed file system to provide high speed concurrent access to data. Without it, expensive CPUs starve for data and processing is delayed.

Key differences between HPC and enterprise storage

Enterprise storage

HPC storage

Typical workload


Job (Data Set)

Performance requirement



Typical file size



Typical file access



Data movement



Meet the varied storage requirements of HPC

Storage supports compute by storing the data needed for applications and users, and by managing the data workflows. Craft HPC storage solutions that meet IO requirements, minimize TCO, and streamline data workflows by leveraging HPE expertise.

WekaIO Matrix

Leverage a high-performance storage solution optimized for flash technology and designed to provide the storage throughput needed for large data sets and next-generation workloads. WekaIO Matrix provides a high-performance, scalable parallel file system offering high IOPS and low-latency throughput ideal for HPC and AI workloads.

HPE Data Management Framework

Optimize storage resources by enabling a hierarchical, tiered storage management architecture. The HPE Data Management Framework optimizes storage resource utilization for lower TCO and streamlines data workflows with time proven automated data movement.

Services to take your storage further

Storage Consulting Services

Storage Consulting Services

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Big Data Consulting Services

Big Data Consulting Services

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Analyst White Paper : HPE's storage solutions for the HPC sector: Meeting the unique requirements of an increasingly demanding and diverse applications space

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Download the Hyperion research report and learn about the growing importance of HPC storage and how HPE is meeting the requirements that are unique to the HPC sector.

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Analyst White Paper : Technology spotlight flash storage trends and impacts

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Learn about trends in chip technology and architectures, coupled with the flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) devices that use them particularly in high performance storage systems.