NetApp HPC solutions: AI performance on high

If you don’t think we’re living in exciting times, consider how high-performance computing (HPC) is pushing the boundaries of AI. From genomics to financial services, NetApp® HPC solutions continue to lead the way. 

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Why NetApp for high-performance computing?

Fast. Scalable. Reliable

Talk about keeping pace with extreme AI workloads—NetApp puts the “P” in HPC. Our HPC solutions can deliver up to 2 million random read IOPS and 24GBps sustained write bandwidth per scalable building block (two EF600 systems and two servers). 

Scale seamlessly from terabytes to petabytes by adding capacity in any increment—one or multiple drives at a time. And that's with a fault-tolerant design proven to deliver greater than 99.9999% availability. Hello around-the-clock reliability and AI flow state.

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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.

Accelerate time to insight

Eliminate design complexity and guesswork with our certified solution. Simplify deployment with full integration into NVIDIA Base Command Manager.

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Scale seamlessly as you grow

Quickly respond to changing workload demands and exponential data growth with a building-block architecture that scales performance and capacity as needed. 

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All the reliability you need

Our fault-tolerant design delivers greater than 99.9999% availability—proven by 1 million NetApp E-Series and EF-Series installations. 

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Get low TCO

Datasets growing exponentially? Costs spiraling out of control?

Our ultra-high-density architecture delivers the power, cooling, and support savings you need to succeed.

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NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD with NetApp

Even the fastest supercomputer can’t meet expectations if it doesn’t have equally fast storage to support it. Good news: NetApp EF600 all-flash NVMe storage combined with the BeeFGS parallel file system is certified for NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD. Now it's possible to deploy HPC solutions that meet the extreme demands of AI workloads from edge to core to cloud.

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Aruba Enterprise

Web hosting services demand availability and performance. It’s a lot of data to manage. NetApp AFF storage hardware and ONTAP management make data center management easier.

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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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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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Pioneered fast computing, including DGX SuperPOD and Magnum IO, to solve problems that normal computers can't solve. 

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Pixit Media

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

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.

Industries and 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.

Financial Services

Gain the high performance you need to combat fraud, determine credit- and loan-worthiness, and improve customer service and product innovation.  


Enhance genomic analysis, medical imaging, and drug discovery.  We'll get your data flowing swiftly and securely from diagnostic solutions at the edge, throughout clinical applications, to the cloud.


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

Media and entertainment

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


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

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. 

Natural language processing

Use high-performance computing for real-time and large-scale natural language processing and natural language understanding. 

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.

Next steps

Make Your Move

There couldn’t be a better time than right now for your digital transformation. And the smartest move you can make is to join forces with NetApp today for training, support, and services.  


Learn how NetApp services can streamline your path to AI adoption.


Whatever your support needs, we're always ready to help—all day, every day. 


Visit our AI technical documentation library for instructions, resources, and answers.

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