Storage for HPC

A comprehensive portfolio of dedicated storage products that enable the full power of HPC by supporting clustered computing and distributed parallel computing.


HPC requires high performance storage

High performance computing (HPC) compute differs dramatically from enterprise compute. Enterprise involves small file sizes and the movement of a few files. HPC has large data sets run in parallel across multiple servers within a cluster and distributed across multiple storage servers, with all data accessible to all servers. HPC requires a parallel distributed file system to provide the necessary high speed concurrent access to the data. Without it, expensive CPUs starve for data and processing is delayed

Storage for High Performance Computing can handle HPC demands

Enterprise storage can't handle HPC

Imagine an 800 horsepower engine running on bicycle tires. The tires couldn’t handle the power and it would be wasted. HPC is like that engine. Enterprise storage can’t handle its power. To achieve the full value of HPC, you need storage designed for HPC.

HPE storage for HPC delivers

We offer a comprehensive set of easily deployed turnkey HPC storage solutions that can optimize your resources and scale with you.

Simple deployment

Leverage turnkey deployment with factory integration and configuration to get up and running quickly and easily.


Automatically move data to the lowest cost storage based on administrator-defined policies. Data demanding fast response can use SSDs, while slower response data can be placed on hard drives.

Streamlined workflows

Do less repetitive, time consuming work and speed processing by leveraging automatic staging of data as needed for an application.

Key differences between HPC and enterprise storage

Enterprise storage

HPC storage

Typical workload


Job (Data Set)

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Typical file access



Data movement



Meet the stringent storage requirements of HPC 

Call upon our vast HPC expertise to help craft HPC storage solutions that meet data accessibility requirements, minimize costs, and provide for future storage technology.

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

Analyst White Paper | PDF | 275 KB

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

Flash Storage Trends – Hyperion
Analyst White Paper | PDF | 903 kB

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.