WHAT IS HIGH PERFORMANCE STORAGE SYSTEM?
Enabling Growth and Performance
Who developed HPSS?
HPSS is the result of over three decades of collaboration among five Department of Energy laboratories and IBM, with significant contributions by universities and other laboratories worldwide.
Best of breed for tape!
HPSS is considered best of breed for tape because of our efficient use of tape hardware and media. Tape hardware and media efficiency translates to fewer tape drives to meet requirements, faster transfers, and happier users.
Not licensed by capacity!
HPSS is delivered and supported as an IBM service offering, so 2 PB or 200 PB disk and tape tiers are licensed the same. This keeps the annual support fee for HPSS relatively flat from year-to-year as your hardware footprint grows.
MEET WITH HPSS AT THESE INDUSTRY EVENTS
May 12-16, 2024Location: Hamburg, Germany
ISC 2024 is the event for high performance computing, machine learning, and data analytics, and will be in Hamburg, Germany at the Congress Center Hamburg, from May 12th through May 16th, 2024 Please contact us to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.
September 9th-September 12th, 2024Location: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Campus North
The 2024 HPSS User Forum (HUF) will be an in-person event scheduled September 9th through September 12th, 2023, in Karlsruhe, Germany. This will be a great opportunity to present your site report, hear from other HPSS sites, talk with HPSS collaboration developers, testers, support folks and the HPSS leadership (from IBM and DOE Labs). Please contact us if you are not a customer but would like to attend!
HPSS 10.3 was released on September 30th, 2023 and introduces seven new features and numerous minor updates.
HPSS 7.5.2 and 7.5.3 improvements raise HPSS tape library efficiency to 99% on both IBM and Spectra Logic tape libraries.
IS HPSS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The two fastest supercomputers on the planet (Top500) use HPSS software to meet their long-term storage requirements!
Single instances of HPSS supports users ingesting and simultaneously recalling petabytes per day. If you currently store all your data on spinning disk, and you have growing storage needs that currently exceed five petabytes or your current tape solution is delivering abysmal tape performance, an HPSS best of breed tape storage solution from IBM may help lower your storage costs. HPSS can transfer files to tape faster and recall files from tape more efficiently so fewer tape drives are needed to meet storage requirements. Simply stated, extreme-scale capacity or extreme-scale file-count requirements are NOT the only reason customers use HPSS!