Scalable Capacity
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.

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. or

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What's New?
HPSS @ ISC17 - ISC17 is the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. ISC17 will be in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 18th through 22nd.

IBM single client briefing details found HERE.

Schedule a briefing by sending an email to Fabienne.Wegener@de.ibm.com

2017 HUF - The 2017 HPSS User Forum will be hosted by the high energy accelerator research organization Kō Enerugī Kasoki Kenkyū Kikō, known as KEK, in Tsukuba, Japan from October 16th through October 20th, 2017 - Learn More

HPSS @ SC17 - SC17 is the 2017 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC17 will be in Denver, Colorado from November 14th through 17th.

Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center - URL coming soon!

Swift On HPSS - Leverage OpenStack Swift to provide an object interface to data in HPSS. Directories of files and containers of objects can be accessed and shared across ALL interfaces with this OpenStack Swift Object Server implementation - Contact Us for more information, or Download Now.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with 269 PB spanning 282 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 64 PB spanning 966 million files.

RAIT - Oak Ridge National Laboratory cut redundant tape cost-estimates by 75% with 4+P HPSS RAIT (tape stripe with rotating parity) and enjoy large file tape transfers beyond 1 GB/s.

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