High Performance Storage System

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.
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HPSS Logo Use Agreement

International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) is the owner of all right, title and interest in and to the HPSS logo (“Logo”).

By downloading and using the Logo files, you agree to the following terms and conditions. IBM grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, right and license to use the Logo on marketing materials, communications (including your web site) and other items in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to promote your products and services related to the High Performance Storage System (HPSS).

You will have no ownership rights in the Logo and will acquire no ownership rights in the Logo from your use of the Logo. All use and the goodwill created from your use of the Logo will inure solely to the benefit of IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratories. The Logo is provided “as is” with no warranty or indemnification.

You agree: (a) not to take any action which will interfere with any of IBM’s rights in and to the Logo; (b) not to challenge IBM’s right, title or interest in and to the Logo or the benefits therefrom; (c) not to make any claim or take any action adverse to IBM’s ownership of the Logo; (d) not to register or apply for registrations, anywhere, for the Logo or any other Logo which is similar to the Logo or which incorporates the Logo; and (e) not to use any trademark, anywhere, which is confusingly similar to the Logo.

You agree that you will not use the Logo in any way that says or suggests that IBM has endorsed, certified, approved or warranted your products or services, your web site, or anything else, including the quality, reliability, or performance of any of the foregoing. You agree not to use the Logo on any portion of any Web site that is the same or similar in appearance, layout or design to the appearance, layout or design of any portion of IBM’s Web site.

You agree not to modify or create your own version of the Logo and to include the following attribution statement in connection with your use of the Logo: “The HPSS logo is a trademark of IBM Corporation and is used by permission.”

You may not, either directly or indirectly, sub-license, assign, or in any way encumber the Logo or assign this Agreement. Any attempt to do so shall be void and will result in immediate termination of this license.

IBM may terminate your rights under this Agreement on five (5) days written notice to you if you breach any terms of this Agreement and the breach is not cured within ten (10) days, or if you engage in tarnishment of the Logo, dilution of the Logo, or other conduct detrimental to IBM’s interest in the Logo, including: (i) challenging or taking any action adverse to IBM’s rights in the Logo, or (ii) using or applying to register any Logo confusingly similar to or incorporating the Logo.

Following termination, you will have three (3) days to remove the Logo from your web sites and other marketing materials in your possession, and to provide IBM with written confirmation that such actions have been taken. In the event that the rights granted to you under this Agreement are terminated, you shall have three (3) days after the date of termination to remove the Logo from your web sites and other materials in your possession. You shall forthwith provide IBM with written confirmation that such actions have been taken.

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States without regard to or application of the conflicts of laws principles.


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Come meet with us!
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.

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.

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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