ThinkParQ Readies Version 7.2 of BeeGFS for SC19

November 13, 2019

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, Nov. 13, 2019 — ThinkParQ, the company behind the award-winning parallel file system BeeGFS, announced today the launch of v7.2 of BeeGFS for SC19, along with its product development plan, the company’s geographical, and vertical market growth and objectives.

Following the appointment of Frank Herold as CEO of ThinkParQ in 2018, Herold and his team focused on the execution of the company’s 3-year strategy, that has successfully included the geographical expansion of ThinkParQ into North America, whilst continuing its growth and further successes in EMEA and APAC.  The company has also successfully launched into new market verticals including AI and Life Sciences, along with strengthening and future-proofing the product development, and technologies behind BeeGFS.

With an anticipated GA of Q1, 2020, ThinkParQ will showcase v7.2 of BeeGFS at SC19. Key features of v7.2 of BeeGFS include:

  • New RDMA layer
  • Management communications over TCP instead of UDP for improved reliability
  • Improved handling of split-brain situations in Buddy Mirrored systems
  • Support for new distributions and OFED releases
  • New BeeGFS documentation interface

“Since BeeGFS original inception and the continued support from the community, BeeGFS has continually grown, and over the past 12 months we have happily seen more deployments of BeeGFS around the globe, especially with an increase of customer deployments not only in HPC, however in AI & Deep learning and Life Sciences” Says Frank Herold CEO, ThinkParQ.

During SC19, the architecture team behind BeeGFS will deliver a BoF session on Wednesday 20th November at 12:15,  ‘Architecture, Innovative Implementations and Development Plans’ that will include the product direction and plan of BeeGFS, along with guest speakers including Robin Goldstone, HPC Solutions Architect, Laurence Livermore National Laboratory (who will also be presenting; ‘I/O Characterization and Performance Evaluation of BeeGFS for Deep Learning’ on the BeeGFS booth #1373 on Wednesday 20th November at 15:00), and Dirk Petersen, Scientific Computing Director at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

“SC19 is leading up to be once again a very important event for us. Along with showcasing the latest version of BeeGFS on our booth, we also have over 15 partners in the show Including NetApp who will be showcasing BeeGFS working on the newly release EF600, Ace Computers demoing an NVMe powered system with BeeGFS, plus a line-up of partner presentations across the show floor including Dell, Inspur and Penguin Computers, to name a few” Continues Herold.

Launching this week, ThinkParQ’s new website www.thinkparq.com profiles the company’s core business objective to develop technology that empowers human development. BeeGFS will be exhibiting at SC19 on booth #1373.

About ThinkParQ GmbH

ThinkParQ 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


Source: ThinkParQ Gmbh and BeeGFS

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