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As architects continue to exploit hierarchical storage systems to scale critical data stores beyond a petabyte (1015 bytes) towards an exabyte (1000 petabytes), there is a equally critical need to deploy a high performance, reliable and scalable HSM.
Highlights

Who developed HPSS?

HPSS is the result of over a decade of collaboration among five Department of Energy laboratories and IBM, with significant contributions by universities and other laboratories worldwide.

What do HPSS users store?

HPSS provides storage management for a diverse set of digital library, science, engineering and defense applications and safeguards a range of data including nanotechnology, genomics...

Who has a petabyte or more?

These HPSS Collaboration Members' sites have accumulated a petabyte or more of data, in a single HPSS file system. Some have passed fifteen petabytes, heading for twenty.
What is High Performance Storage System?
HPSS is software that manages petabytes of data on disk and robotic tape libraries. HPSS provides highly flexible and scalable hierarchical storage management that keeps recently used data on disk and less recently used data on tape. HPSS uses cluster, LAN and/or SAN technology to aggregate the capacity and performance of many computers, disks, and tape drives into a single virtual file system of exceptional size and versatility. This approach enables HPSS to easily meet otherwise unachievable demands of total storage capacity, file sizes, data rates, and number of objects stored.

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What's New?

HPSS @ SC13 - SC13 is the 2013 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC13 will be in Denver, Colorado, from November 18th through 21st - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center


2013 HPSS Users Forum - The 2013 HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, Colorado. The conference will run from November 4th - 7th. For more information and registration.


HPSS @ SEG13- SEG13 is the 2013 annual meeting for the Society of Exploration Geophysics International Exposition. SEG13 will bring together all of the major companies involved in oil, gas, and mineral exploration, and new areas of civil engineering, environmental and archaeology. The conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, from September 22nd through 25th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing.


2013 HPSS Training - The next HPSS System Administration course from September 23rd - 27th. For more information and registration.

NCSA in production with RAIT - A massive 380 petabyte HPSS system was successfully deployed. -- the world’s largest automated near-line data repository for open science. Learn more from NCSA, and HPCwire. The new HPSS system went into production using HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) tiers, which is similar to RAID, providing redundancy for a tape stripe. RAIT allows HPSS customers to meet their performance and redundancy requirements without doubling their tape cost. Learn more about RAIT.

HPSS VFS for RHEL 6 is available - HPSS Virtual File System (VFS) allows a computer to use the UNIX mount command to mount the HPSS name space, much like NFS is mounted. Learn more about VFS.
 

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