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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.
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These are the publicly disclosed HPSS deployments that have accumulated a petabyte or more of data. Each entry represents a single instance of HPSS; the capacity numbers for a single HPSS namespace.

Sites Petabytes M Files Since
(ECMWF) European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 318.63 330.05 2002
(UKMO) United Kingdom Met Office 239.49 241.50 2009
(NOAA-RD) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research & Development 133.86 94.26 2002
(BNL) Brookhaven National Laboratory 132.75 146.45 1998
(LBNL-User) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - User 123.75 224.57 1998
(Meteo-France) Meteo France 108.41 370.78 2015
(CEA TERA) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Tera Project 103.96 20.79 1999
(MPCDF) Max Planck Computing and Data Facility 88.69 230.80 2011
(NCAR) National Center for Atmospheric Research 86.11 274.90 2011
(LANL-Secure) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Secure 77.29 742.68 1997
(LLNL-Secure) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Secure 74.55 1029.35 1998
(DKRZ) Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum 73.94 19.37 2009
(ORNL) Oak Ridge National Laboratory 65.47 70.36 1997
(ANL) Argonne National Laboratory 61.90 392.62 2008
(SSC) Shared Services Canada 60.48 11.76 2017
(IN2P3) Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules 60.00 74.71 1999
(DWD) Deutscher Wetterdienst 50.99 52.15 2011
(CEA TGCC) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Très Grand Centre de calcul 48.79 20.92 2010
(NCSA) National Center for Supercomputing Applications 46.97 302.03 2012
(LLNL-Open) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Open 42.81 1115.39 1997
(IU) Indiana University 40.76 291.13 1999
(SLAC) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 40.14 14.00 1999
(HLRS) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart 39.46 11.56 2008
(JAXA) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 27.39 102.74 2009
(Purdue) Purdue University 24.77 106.07 2011
(LBNL-Backup) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Backup 22.51 19.67 1997
(KEK) High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 15.50 66.51 2001
(LaRC) NASA Langley Research Center 12.43 52.32 1998
(SciNet) SciNet HPC Consortium 11.61 36.86 2011
(PNNL) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 10.97 109.26 2010
(NOAA-C Asheville) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Asheville 10.35 288.72 2014
(NOAA-C Boulder) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Boulder 10.22 282.55 2014
(CNES) Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales 9.43 5.78 2015
(LANL-Open) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Open 7.17 96.10 1997
(KIT) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 6.04 52.21 2015
(NCEI) National Center for Environmental Information 3.94 93.47 1998
(ASDC) NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center 3.25 17.81 2018
(SNL-Open) Sandia National Laboratory - Open 2.99 21.38 1996
(SNL-Secure) Sandia National Laboratory - Secure 2.23 10.39 1996

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Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with 318 PB spanning 330 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 41 PB spanning 1.084 billion files.

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