Supermicro Authorized WekaIO OEM Partner

Companies offer joint solution that delivers the best performance
density for deep learning workloads

the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for
data-intensive applications, today announced Supermicro, a global leader
in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green
computing technology, is an authorized OEM partner. The Supermicro
BigTwin™ Server featuring the WekaIO File System, WekaFS™, is the
industry’s first and only 2U multi-node system supporting the highest
performance processor, memory, storage, and I/O at an incredible 30
percent better thermal capacity with the ability to lower energy
consumption in the datacenter. This appliance is an integrated,
preconfigured solution that delivers unmatched performance at scale.

Supporting deep learning workloads is akin to high-performance computing
(HPC), but with unique storage requirements. Because these workloads
consist of billions of small files, the storage system must be able to
deliver high bandwidth, low latency, and excellent metadata performance
to keep the applications saturated with data. Storage for deep learning
must be able to deliver low latency and high performance I/O at extreme
scale—unattainable by legacy storage systems, but made possible with
WekaIO’s modern NVMe-optimized, distributed and parallel file system
running on Supermicro servers.

The Supermicro BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS is the platform that
broke performance records on both the SPEC
SFS benchmark suite
, and the Virtual Institute for I/O (VI4IO) IO-500
10 Node Challenge
, where it placed first among the world’s largest

“The BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS offering is a milestone in our
relationship with Supermicro. The solution is already in use by many
customers with deep learning applications and exceeding expectations for
performance and value. By offering this preconfigured solution with
Supermicro, we’ll be able to simplify the customers’ acquisition
experience,” said Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Marketing at WekaIO.

The WekaIO File System reduces time to innovation by delivering more
data to the applications that need it, faster than any other storage
system. With a single namespace that spans on premises storage and the
cloud, the software delivers simplified storage management and data
protection. Its performance is 3x that of local file systems and 10x
that of traditional NAS. With WekaIO Software, both data and metadata
are distributed across the entire storage infrastructure to ensure
massively parallel access. By offering the preconfigured Supermicro
BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS appliance, customers receive a
plug-and-play and cost-efficient system that helps extract greater value
from data.

Other benefits include:

  • Industry leading performance: WekaFS is the world’s fastest
    NVMe-native file system that delivers the best performance density per
    U and linear performance scaling as compute nodes are added to the
  • Advanced data protection: The software’s distributed data
    protection schema with end-to-end data integrity protects data better
    than RAID and the snap-to-object technology enables seamless workload
    migration, backup, and disaster recovery use cases.
  • Preconfigured and fully tested: The BigTwin Server featuring
    WekaFS offers best-in class components, the best economics with lower
    energy consumption and reduced data center footprint.
  • Exascale capacity in a global namespace: WekaFS delivers
    exabytes of scale across NVMe and object storage, with billions of
    files managed in a single directory.

“Supermicro enables customers’ deep learning workloads with highly
scalable, cost-effective enterprise-class storage solutions,” said
Michael McNerney, Vice President of Marketing at Supermicro. “The
BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS appliance is a great addition to our
Software-Defined Storage platforms offerings and making it available as
a preconfigured and fully tested appliance with a unique SKU enables the
channel community to rapidly deploy industry-leading hardware and

“Boston is excited to partner with WekaIO to deliver high-performance
scalable storage solutions, powered by Supermicro infrastructure,” says
Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited. “Boston carefully
considers partnerships for technical excellence, capability and
longevity; we have been partnering with Supermicro for over 25 years and
we believe this could be a magic triangle with WekaIO and Boston.”

For more information download the Supermicro
Matrix Appliance Reference Architecture

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI)

Supermicro (SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced
server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing,
Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide.
Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We
Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most
energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the

Supermicro, BigTwin, Server Building Block Solutions, and We Keep IT
Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro
Computer, Inc.

About WekaIO

WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center
so they can solve big problems. WekaIO built the world’s fastest shared
and parallel file system on new architecture optimized for flash that
leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering the best
performance density at any scale, for a fraction of the cost. With the
most flexible deployment models, the storage software is a modern file
system designed for modern I/O intensive and extreme technical computing


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