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Incremental Scalability
Based on storage needs and deployment schedules, HPSS scales incrementally by adding computer, network and storage resources. A single HPSS namespace can scale from petabytes of data to exabytes of data, from millions of files to billions of files, and from a few file-creates per second to thousands of file-creates per second.
About HPSS   :    HPSS Version 8.2.0

The latest version of HPSS introduces a few new features to the software. The following is an overview of three new features that can be found in HPSS 8.2.0.

New to HPSS 8.2.0

Rumbler API Support

HPSS provides an API to allow unified storage namespace (USN) applications to incorporate snapshots of the HPSS namespace.

USN applications provide a higher-level view of storage in data centers, including parallel file systems, project space, community and campaign stores, and archive namespaces. Such applications provide high-speed search capabilities and additionally allow annotation of data sets with custom metadata for multiple purposes including, but not limited to:

  • Assign provenance e.g. Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)
  • Describe access frequency (hot, warm, cold) to drive data migration policies
  • Classify data with arbitrary tags to assist with workflow automation
  • Calculate/apply hashes for purposes of data integrity checking, de-duplication, etc.

Parallel FTP Update: Support for MLST

MLST functionality is added to PFTP. MLST provides data about exactly the object named on its command line and no others.

Parallel FTP Update: Support Checksum

The PFTP client and server now support setting and getting HPSS file hash information. This information is the E2EDI file hash metadata stored along with the bitfile - this is not the legacy User-defined Attributes-based file hash.

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2020 HUF - VIRTUAL
The 2020 HPSS User Forum (HUF) will be hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be hosted online for six days spread across three weeks in October 2020 with no admission cost. This will be a great opportunity to hear from HPSS users, collaboration developers, testers, support folks and leadership (from IBM and DOE Labs) - Learn More. Please contact us if you are not a customer but would like to attend.

HPSS @ SC20 - VIRTUAL
The 2020 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be hosted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SC20 will be on November 16th through 19th, 2020 - Learn More. As we do each year, we are scheduleing and meeting with customers via IBM Single Client Briefings. Please contact your local IBM client executive or contact us to schedule a virtual HPSS Single Client Briefing to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

HPSS @ STS 2021
The 3nd Annual Storage Technology Showcase is in the planning stage, but HPSS expects to support the event in March of 2021. Checkout their web site - Learn More. We expect an update later in 2020.

HPSS @ ISC21
The 2021 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 27st through July 1st, 2021 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to schedule a face-to-face meeting with us in Frankfurt.

What's New?
HUF 2020 - The HPSS User Forum will be hosted virtually at no cost in October 2020.

HPSS 9.1 Release - HPSS 9.1 was released on September 24th, 2020 and introduces a new features.

HPSS 8.3 Release - HPSS 8.3 was released on March 31st, 2020 and introduces a new features.

HPSS 8.2 Release - HPSS 8.2 was released on December 6th, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

New Globus DSI - Version 2.9 of the HPSS DSI is now available from the GitHub release page. It provides the capability to resume interrupted Globus transfers.

Lots Of Data - In November 2019 IBM/HPSS delivered a system to a customer in Canada and demonstrated a sustained tape ingest rate of 11,574 MB/sec (1 PB/day peak tape ingest) while simultaneously demonstrating a sustained tape recall rate of 8,832 MB/sec (791 TB/day peak tape recall). HPSS pushed four 13-frame IBM TS4500 tape libraries (scheduled to house over 500 PB of tape media) to 2,168 mounts/hour.

HPSS 8.1 Release - HPSS 8.1 was released on October 1st, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

July 2019 - Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement from the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to HPSS tape.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with 511 PB spanning 370 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 59 PB spanning 1.475 billion files.

Explosive data growth - HPSS Collaboration leadership from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) helped author the "NERSC Storage 2020" report, and NERSC trusts HPSS to meet their immediate and long term data storage challenges.

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