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Introduction to HPSS presentation PDF Icon

HPSS with GPFS presentation PDF Icon

HPSS road map through versions 7.3 and 8 presentation PDF Icon

HPSS VFS Interface PDF Icon

Introductory Presentation for the HPSS Administrators Course PDF Icon

HPSS Basics PDF Icon

HPSS Changes for Release 7.3 PDF Icon

HPSS Planning PDF Icon

HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) Architecture version 1 PDF Icon

The above RAIT document identifies HPSS RAIT architecture concepts that may or may not be implemented. There is no commitment to implement or deliver the capability as part of any HPSS release. HPSS Terminology is defined in the "HPSS Basics" document provided on this web page.

HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) Network Analysis PDF Icon

The above RAIT document identifies HPSS RAIT architecture concepts that may or may not be implemented. There is no commitment to implement or deliver the capability as part of any HPSS release. HPSS Terminology is defined in the "HPSS Basics" document provided on this web page.

Storage Networking in European Grid Projects PDF Icon
Ex@Grid is a proposal for a high-performance computation and storage grid of the German Gauss Alliance, www.gcfs.eu, serving industry and research institutions especially in Germany's high-technology region surrounding the federal Center for High Performance Computing (HLRS) and the University of Stuttgart. The projected mass storage system at HLRS is baselined to use GPFS and HPSS, including the new GPFS-HPSS Interface.

MDSS: Massive Data Storage Service at Indiana University PDF Icon
IU upgrades their HPSS installation and makes expanded storage services available to TeraGrid. Spanning two campuses, IU is positioned with 1.8 petabytes of disk and tape capacity and 2GB/sec network data rate. New function includes a drag-and-drop front end for campus use that makes the HPSS directory visible on the desktop. This is supported by Samba, Secure FTP, Globus GridFTP Apache and Gleicher Enterprises' HSI services that directly interface with HPSS.

Yes, Virginia, There is an HPSS in Your Future PDF Icon
This paper discusses why HSM/archives are economically required in HPC environments, review the HPSS architecture, capabilities and scalability experience, and outline the HPSS roadmap to meet Petascale environment requirements. The paper was presented by Dr. Richard W. Watson of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, co-chair of the Executive Committee of the HPSS Collaboration, at the U.S. Department of Energy Salishan Conference on High Speed Computing in Salishan, Oregon, April 24-27, 2006.

Relational Database Active Tablespace Archives Using HSM Technology PDF Icon

HPSS Interfaces and Capabilities PDF Icon

High Availability PDF Icon
Provides hardware redundancy for HPSS core servers.

HPSS Interfaces Presentation PDF Icon

GANESHA, a multi-usage with large cache NFSv4 server PDF Icon
GANESHA is a user-space NFSv2, NFSv3, and NFSv4 server. It runs on Linux, BSD variants, and POSIX compliant UNIXes. It is available under the CeCILL license, which is a French transposition of the GPL and is fully GPL-compatible. The protocol implementation is fairly complete, including GSSAPI security hooks. GANESHA is currently in production at our site, where, thanks to a large cache and a lot of threads, it delivers up to a hundred thousand NFS operations per minute. This paper describes the current implementation as well as future developments. This includes GANESHA as a NFS Proxy server and NFSv4.1 enhancements, but also the access to LDAP and SNMP information using the file system paradigm.

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HPSS @ ISC17 - ISC17 is the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. ISC17 will be in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 18th through 22nd.

IBM single client briefing details found HERE.

Schedule a briefing by sending an email to Fabienne.Wegener@de.ibm.com

2017 HUF - The 2017 HPSS User Forum will be hosted by the high energy accelerator research organization Kō Enerugī Kasoki Kenkyū Kikō, known as KEK, in Tsukuba, Japan from October 16th through October 20th, 2017 - Learn More

HPSS @ SC17 - SC17 is the 2017 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC17 will be in Denver, Colorado from November 14th through 17th.

Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center - URL coming soon!

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 269 PB spanning 282 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 64 PB spanning 966 million 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.
 
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