High Performance Storage System

HPSS Logo
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.
HPSS Services  :   HPSS System Administration Course 101
Course Details
Duration: 4.5 Days
Dates: Contact us
Times: Monday - Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM CDT
Friday: 8:30AM - 12:00PM CDT
Delivery Method: Instructor-led Classroom and Virtual Classroom
Language: English
Class Location: Option 1:
       Virtual Classroom (web-based)
Option 2:
       IBM Corporation
       12301 Kurland Drive, Suite 300
       Houston, Texas 77034

Intended Audience:

This course is targeted for IT professionals who are responsible for the configuration and administration of an HPSS solution (e.g., current or future HPSS administrators) but also for people who are interested in learning more about HPSS.

Educational Objectives:


After completion of the course, the student will be able to:


  • Understand the purpose of major HPSS software components
  • Plan, install and configure a basic HPSS
  • Manage an HPSS
  • Identify and resolve common operational problems
  • Utilize HPSS utilities and the HPSS command line interface

Delivery Type / Course Format:

The HPSS System Administration course will either be delivered via a traditional instructor-led format with hands-on exercises, or via virtual classroom (web-based) delivery without the benefit of hands-on exercises and face-to-face collaboration with other students and instructors.

For the instructor-led virtual classroom option, registered students will have access via the web and will be sent a URL for the training session. The instructor will lead the class through the course material, which will be displayed for all students using IBM Connections Cloud (see below). Students attending virtually will have the ability to participate to a large extent as if on-site (e.g., ask/answer questions electronically or verbally) but without benefits of exercises as well as collaboration and networking with other people.

Course Description:

The HPSS System Administration course offers an overview of the components that make up the HPSS software and the dependencies of these components on their environment in order to perform data storage services. The class covers the latest HPSS release.

The class consists of the following:

    Classroom Lectures

    Discussion sessions with the HPSS experts: HPSS team members share their field experiences with HPSS/Db2 systems engineering, management, and troubleshooting.

    System Installation

    Instructors will lead classroom students through the installation process to configure a basic HPSS. The system will be used to demonstrate HPSS functionality throughout the class. There will be hands-on exercises for students. Each student attending in-person for classroom instruction should bring a laptop to participate in the hands-on exercises. Virtual classroom students will be unable to participate in hands-on exercises.

Important Prerequisites:

Students should have previous Linux system administration experience or training.

The virtual classroom (web-based) training will utilize IBM Connections Cloud, which supports various browsers, depending on your operating system. View cloud computing system requirements for complete details.

Participation in hands-on exercises is included with the course. Exercises are usually performed in small groups. To participate in hands-on exercises, students attending the course in Houston must bring a laptop computer with them to access Houston HPSS lab machines and training resources as we are unable to provide students with laptops or other computer resources to participate in exercises.

Training Inquiries:

Please contact us for any HPSS training inqueries.

< Home

Come meet with us!
HPSS @ SC18
The 2018 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Dallas, Texas from November 11th through 15th, 2018 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS in Dallas.

HPSS @ MSST 2019
The 35th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California in May of 2019 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS at Santa Clara University.

HPSS @ ISC19
The 2019 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 16th through 20th, 2019 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS in Frankfurt.

2019 HUF
The 2019 HPSS User Forum details are coming soon. The HUF is typically hosted by HPSS customers in the September/October timeframe. The 2018 HUF was hosted by the UK Met Office in Exeter, United Kingdom from October 15th through October 18th, 2018.

What's New?
Best of Breed for Tape - HPSS 7.5.2 and 7.5.3 improvements raise HPSS tape library efficiency to 99% on both IBM and Spectra Logic tape libraries.

HPSS 7.5.2 Release - HPSS 7.5.2 was released in June 2018 and introduces many new and exciting improvements.

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.

HPSS Vendor Partnership Grows - HPSS begins Quantum Scalar i6000 tape library testing in 2018. Other HPSS tape vendor partners include IBM, Oracle, and Spectra Logic.

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 385 PB spanning 356 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 46 PB spanning 1.208 billion 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.
Home    |    About HPSS    |    Services    |    Contact us
Copyright 2018, HPSS Collaboration. All Rights Reserved.