ThinkParQ and Eduline Accelerates Yeditepe University with BeeGFS

June 22, 2021

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, June 22, 2021 — ThinkParQ, the company behind a leading parallel file system BeeGFS, is pleased to announce the recent installation of BeeGFS at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey.

With the ease of use, speed, and scalability of BeeGFS, Yeditepe University’s Material Science and Nontechnology Engineering department experience the benefits of their recent BeeGFS deployment.

“As an end-user of BeeGFS we found this solution is more controllable and scalable compared to other parallel filesystems”. Said Dr. Taner Akbay, Professor, Yeditepe University “I am very impressed with how BeeGFS just operates transparently in the background. We submit a job, and it immediately starts without delay, and due to BeeGFS capabilities we can immediately see the output of the files being written in our local working directory”.

Since early Spring 2021, the department started live production with their cluster driven by BeeGFS. The system, deployed by Eduline, ThinkParQ’s local partner in Istanbul, worked closely with Yeditepe University to provide a turnkey solution that delivered what the customer required; a solution that was easy to use and manage, that also provide a scalability pathway so it could grow with them.

The cluster at Yeditepe University is made up of 1 head node, 7 compute nodes, each has dual CPU’s of 24, each node has 48 cores and 2 storage nodes, all with an InfiniBand interconnect. On the two storage nodes, BeeGFS is installed in buddy mirror, metadata on PCIe NVMe disks, and storage targets on spinning disks. Whilst Eduline deployed the solution, their team of BeeGFS certified engineers continues to provide 1st and 2nd level support to Yeditepe University whilst 3rd level support is carried out by ThinkParQ.

“Eduline has been delivering HPC solutions in Turkey for over 15 years now. Previously we represented other file systems, however, due to recent changes in the market and the ongoing demand for BeeGFS, we switched our offerings to BeeGFS.” Said Zehra Durmus, Solution Consultant, Eduline.

Celebrating Yeditepe University’s 25th Anniversary in 2021, the Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering department’s goal is to contribute to the education of qualified engineers especially in the new era of nanotechnology where there is a need for high-quality education and training as well as research.

About Yeditepe University

Having been founded in 1996 by Istanbul Egitim ve Kultur Vakfi (ISTEK – Istanbul Educational and Cultural Foundation), Yeditepe University, in line with Ataturk’s principles, with its pioneering and distinguished academic and administrative staff, aims to raise young people that are modern, inquisitive, equipped with all the qualifications that are needed in the business world and all the technological skills necessary, well-versed in different cultures and personally well developed. With its contemporary academic programs and applications, our University offers an education that is necessary for people of the age of information. Learn more: https://yeditepe.edu.tr/en/university-general/about-yeditepe

About Eduline

Eduline, a privately owned and operated company, has each year outperformed itself to become one of the most prominent and challenging IT companies in Turkey. The activities initiated in Istanbul, in 2006, with Sun Microsystems partnership dedication. In 2006 Eduline realised its first HPC Project. In 2010 Eduline moved its focus to Dell and HPC systems and added Dell’s end-to-end product portfolio to its solutions. Learn more: www.eduline.com.tr

About ThinkParQ GmbH

ThinkParQ GmbH strives to create and develop the fastest, most flexible, and most stable solutions for every performance-oriented environment. Established in 2014 as a spinoff from the Fraunhofer Center for High-Performance Computing, ThinkParQ drives the research and development of BeeGFS, and works closely with system integrators to create turn-key solutions. Visit http://www.thinkparq.com for further information.

About BeeGFS

BeeGFS is one of the leading parallel cluster file systems, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management. If I/O-intensive workloads are your problem, BeeGFS is the solution. For more information, visit www.beegfs.io


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