Supercomputing and Big Data Storage

Quobyte for High-Performance Computing

Quobyte enables fast and parallel storage, guarantees high availability, and is fully fault-tolerant. Its automation features eliminate any maintenance overhead.


  • Parallel POSIX File System: multitenancy, ACLs, quotas, runs any application
  • Linear Scalability: gain IOPS performance and maximize throughput and capacity just by adding nodes
  • Software-Driven: /scratch, /home, and /archive in software


  • Highly Available: no single point of failure, automatic failover, split-brain safe
  • Built-In Reliability: smart replication, erasure coding, end-to-end checksums, and full fault tolerance
  • Complete: UI, API, full-featured monitoring and device management

Quobyte for the Life Sciences

Learn more about how Quobyte boosts bioinformatics workloads in microscopy and genomic research. It helps you save time and get to those medical breakthroughs faster.

Quobyte Software Storage System

Next-Generation Parallel File System

Quobyte is a fully-featured parallel POSIX file system and can be used as a drop-in replacement for other HPC file systems. It runs any application out of the box, delivers maximum throughput, and brings linear performance increases with scale-out. Quobyte features Quotas, ACLs, multitenancy, and support for NFS and HDFS. A bonus are policies that control placement and block sizes down to the file level.

Quobyte is easy to use and manage: it holds a web console and an API for easy monitoring and device management.

The data center file system also shines when it comes to data safety: Quobyte can handle hardware failures thanks to automatic failover and even network partitions are no problem since Quobyte is completely split-brain safe. End-to-end checksums, erasure coding, and smart replication round out the picture.

You also don’t have to wreck your brain over which hardware to buy. Quobyte delivers high availability on standard x86 servers. That means you can get a fault-tolerant storage infrastructure that is without a single point of failure and matches your budget.

System Requirements

All you need to get started is

  • 1 hour of your time
  • 4+ servers with 1+ HDD or SSD
  • 16+GB RAM
  • IP network, starting at 10GB/s
  • Linux

Sample Architecture:
Archival Storage

  • 4U
  • Intel Xeon E5-2620v4
  • 32GB RAM
  • Avago 9300-8i
  • 48x 8TB SATA HDD
  • 2x 10GBit Ethernet

Sample Architecture:
High Throughput

  • 2U
  • 1x Intel Xeon E5-2640v4
  • 32GB RAM
  • Avago 9300-8i
  • 24x 8TB SATA SSD
  • 40/56Gbit Ethernet


Get your Quobyte test version and try out your improved storage infrastructure today!

Our Resellers and Solution Partners:

Partner DST Online
Partner Mellanox
Partner Rausch Netzwerktechnik
Partner Deltacomputer
Partner NEC

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Reference Architecture

Check out our joint solution with hardware specialist Rausch Netzwerktechnik and how it can boost your HPC workflow.

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