Seagate tightens IBM, HP high performance computing partnerships

By extending pacts with IBM and HP, Seagate is looking to extend its storage appliances into more HPC deployments.

Seagate extended partnerships with IBM and Hewlett-Packard as it tries to grab more of the high-performance computing (HPC).

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At the International Supercomputing Conference, hardware vendors are courting enterprises that increasingly need HPC to crunch big data and analytics workloads. HPC has traditionally been the domain of governments and academics.

On the IBM front, Seagate said it will integrate IBM's Spectrum Scale storage software with its ClusterStor HPC storage. By melding the two, Seagate aims to offer a software defined storage appliance for HPC workloads such as simulations, forecasting and research.

Seagate said its ClusterStor appliance will be available late in 2015.

With HP, Seagate said that the enterprise giant will resell its ClusterStor scale-out storage gear. Under that deal, HP will resell Seagate's ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances with its HPC wares. Seagate's gear will ride shotgun with HP's Apollo portfolio of hardware and services.

Seagate's news is part of a larger barrage of data center nuggets out of ISC.

Also see: The Evolution of Enterprise Storage