NetApp HPC solutions: Performance on high

If you don’t think we’re living in exciting times, allow NetApp® HPC® solutions to change your mind. High performance computing (HPC) is redefining what’s possible, and NetApp HPC is leading the way.

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Why NetApp for high performance computing?

Fast. Scalable. Reliable. Now

NetApp HPC solutions are capable of up to 1 million random read IOPS and 13GB/sec sustained write bandwidth per scalable building block. All the performance you need (and more) to keep pace with your extreme workloads.

NetApp HPC solutions allow you to scale seamlessly from terabytes to petabytes by adding capacity in any increment—one or multiple drives at a time. And with a fault-tolerant design proven to deliver greater than 99.9999% availability, NetApp HPC solutions offer the around-the-clock reliability you need to keep your business flowing.

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Key benefits

To process, store, and analyze massive amounts of data, your operations demand the lightning-fast, highly reliable IT infrastructure that NetApp HPC solutions deliver.

Fast is an understatement

HPC is transitioning from petascale to exascale computing. Keep pace with built-in technology that maximizes performance.

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All the reliability you need

Our fault-tolerant design delivers greater than 99.9999% availability—proven by more than 1 million systems deployed.

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Easy to deploy

Managing hundreds of parallel systems at once? You need an enterprise solution that makes storage simple. NetApp HPC delivers modular NetApp design, on-the-fly (cut-and-paste) replication of storage blocks, proactive monitoring, and automation scripts. It all adds up to fast, flexible, fluid data management.

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Scale seamlessly as you grow

Datasets continue to grow. That’s why we offer a price-performance–optimized, building-block approach to get to exascale. With the modular NetApp design, you take a granular, building-block approach to growth. Scale seamlessly from terabytes to petabytes as needed.

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Low total cost of ownership

Datasets growing exponentially? Costs spiraling out of control? NetApp HPC delivers 4x lower failure rates than commodity HDD and SSD devices—at the industry-leading price-performance density per storage rack unit. Our ultra-high–density architecture delivers the power, cooling, and support savings you need to succeed.

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National Computer Infrastructure (NCI)

Promoting reliable high-performance computing for Australia’s largest research depository.

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Bidding and delivering on larger media-and-entertainment projects with confidence.

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Fueling resource discovery with on-demand geoscience processing.

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Key partnerships

From best-in-class compute systems to enterprise-grade parallel file systems, these are the NetApp partners that will help take your HPC to the next level.

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Applied DataSystems

Best-in-class compute systems, high-performance network infrastructure, high-speed storage system, and easy-to-use management system.

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Leading parallel cluster file system developed specifically for workloads that have extreme I/O demands.

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IBM Spectrum Scale

Enterprise-grade parallel file system that spreads the workload across all storage nodes in a cluster, resulting in accelerated performance and better data access.

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Advanced technologies, services, and knowledge to move society and enterprises forward.

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Pioneered accelerated computing to solve problems that normal computers cannot solve, including DGX SuperPOD and Magnum IO.

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Pixit Media

Provides solutions to manage the toughest challenges of modern media workflows.

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System Fabric Works

The scalability of open source software, RDMA standards, commodity processors, PCI Express, and SAS/SATA/NVRAM/flash storage technologies.

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Unlock the power of cognitive computing to transform and analyze audio, video, text, and more into actionable insights.

Keep your data safe and sound

Unprotected data is a disaster waiting to happen. And traditional data protection approaches aren’t keeping pace with IT complexity and growing threats. With NetApp, you can be confident that your data is secure in the cloud without sacrificing application performance. Plan backups and disaster recovery. Increase privacy and compliance. Prevent ransomware. Stay ahead of emerging threats. Smart, right?

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Related products

E-Series hybrid-flash arrays

Built for dedicated, high-bandwidth applications like data analytics, video surveillance, and disk-based backup requiring simple, fast, reliable SAN storage.

EF-Series all-flash arrays

Deliver fast, consistent response times to accelerate high-performance databases and data analytics.


Secure, durable object storage lets you manage unstructured data at scale—optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs.

Primary use cases

You don’t have to look far to find NetApp HPC hard at work. From labs to the entertainment industry, see where NetApp HPC solutions are delivering extreme performance and scalability.


In labs and universities, NetApp high-performance computing solutions support massive performance and storage density—without sacrificing efficiency.

Media and entertainment

By providing high-performance storage behind media servers, NetApp helps broadcasters, studios, cable providers, and Internet-delivery networks solve their big-media challenges.

Oil and Gas

NetApp leadership in price-performance for throughput workloads is well suited for seismic data processing—in the field, in the data center, or near the cloud.

AI and machine learning

AI and machine learning demand parallel file systems to manage huge amounts of data. Ingest and process different-size datasets with maximum efficiency and minimum latency.

Financial Services

Gain the high performance you need to process large volumes of transactions and track fast-moving stock numbers.

Edge computing

Leverage high-performance computing next to the cloud for edge devices that ingest too much data for the cloud.


Process, store, and analyze massive amounts of data to bring higher quality products to market—faster and more cost-effectively.


Huge amounts of data demand parallel file systems. Ingest and process different-size datasets with maximum efficiency and minimum latency.

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