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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.

HPSS Services  :   Consulting Services

As part of IBM's Global Services organization, the HPSS team in Houston offers a variety of services, including storage systems consulting services. HPSS systems engineers collectively represent over one hundred years of experience dealing with mass storage system deployment, hierarchical storage management, data storage system technology insertion and sunsetting, data repository migration, and related requirements for customers world-wide. Using proven systems engineering methods, the engineers follow a rigorous process to analyze requirements, develop a system-level architecture, propose design alternatives, validate requirements against possible solutions identifying remaining gaps, and provide recommendations for follow-on actions and closure. Services are tailored to specific needs, including phased approaches that logically sequence tasks allowing the scope of services to be adjusted based on time and budget constraints.

For additional information on how the HPSS team can serve your storage systems needs, please contact Jim Gerry at jgerry@us.ibm.com.

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Come meet with us!
HPSS @ STS 2020
The 2nd Annual Storage Technology Showcase will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico from March 2nd through March 5th, 2020 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting in Albuquerque.

HPSS @ 2020 IBM FoT/NA
The first IBM Future of Tape / North America conference on April 21st and April 22nd, 2020 in Tucson, AZ - Learn More. Please contact us if you plan to addtend and would like to schedule a meeting in Tucson.

HPSS @ MSST 2020
The 36th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California from May 4th through May 8th, 2020 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to meet with us in Santa Clara.

HPSS @ ISC20
The 2020 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 21st through 25th, 2020 - 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.

2020 HUF
The 2020 HPSS User Forum (HUF) is being hosted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany from September 7th through September 10th, 2020. This is a great place to meet HPSS users, collaboration developers, testrs, 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
The 2020 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Atlanta, Georgia from November 16th through 19th, 2020 - 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 Atlanta.

What's New?
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 Shared Services Canada (SSC) for Environment 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 451 PB spanning 312 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 57 PB spanning 1.414 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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