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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.
About HPSS
Who developed HPSS?
HPSS is the result of over two and a half decades of collaboration among five Department of Energy laboratories and IBM, with significant contributions by universities and other laboratories worldwide.

Who is using HPSS?
To see a list of the publically disclosed HPSS deployments, click on the link above to view HPSS statistics and the HPSS World Map.

HPSS Big Picture
An overview of the supported RHEL platform, metadata storage, disk cache and tape technologies, and HPSS interfaces.

HPSS is best of breed for tape!
HPSS is considered best of breed for tape because of our efficient use of tape hardware and media. HPSS increases hardware and media efficiency by maximizing tape transfer performance, reducing wasted movement of tape media and tape robotics, cutting the cost of redundant tape, and protecting against silent data corruption on tape.

Space manage and protect Spectrum Scale (GPFS) from disaster with HPSS
Not only is HPSS a highly scalable standalone file repository, a single HPSS may also provide disaster recovery and space management services for one or more Spectrum Scale file systems - this allows all tape libraries and tape drives to be shared.

HPSS Service Offering from IBM
A description of the HPSS services and software offered by IBM.

Minimizing downtime caused by hardware failures
Details of the high availability option for HPSS.

HPSS brochures and presentations
HPSS brochures and presentations that provide overview material on various topics.

HPSS RAIT Technology
Details about using RAIT technology with HPSS striped tape with parity for redundancy.

HPSS Releases
Details about the HPSS releases back to HPSS 7.5.2.

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Come meet with us!
2022 HUF
The 2022 HPSS User Forum (HUF) will be an in-person event scheduled October 24-28, 2022, in Houston, TX. Please check back for registration details. This will be a great opportunity to hear from HPSS users, collaboration developers, testers, support folks and leadership (from IBM and DOE Labs). Please contact us if you are not a customer but would like to attend.

HPSS @ SC22
The 2022 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Dallas, TX from November 14th through 17th, 2022 - Learn More. As we have each year (pre-pandemic), we are scheduling and meeting with customers via IBM Single Client Briefings. Please contact your local IBM client executive or contact us to schedule a HPSS Single Client Briefing to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

HPSS @ STS 2023
The 4th Annual Storage Technology Showcase has been postponed, but HPSS expects to support the event when it returns. Check out their web site - Learn More.

HPSS @ MSST 2023
The 37th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California in May of 2023 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS at Santa Clara University.

HPSS @ ISC 2023
ISC 2023 is the event for high performance computing, machine learning, and data analytics, and will be in Hamburg, Germany from May 21st through May 25th, 2023 - Learn More. As we have done each year (pre-pandemic), we are scheduling and meeting with folks attending the conference. Please contact us meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

What's New?
HPSS 9.3 Release - HPSS 9.3 was released on December 14th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

HUF 2021 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2021.

DOE Announces HPSS Milestone - Todd Heer, Deputy Program Lead, Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Facilities, Operations, and User Support (FOUS), announced that DOE High Performance Storage Systems (HPSS) eclipse one exabyte in stored data.

Atos Press Release - Atos boosts Météo-France’s data storage capacity to over 1 exabyte in 2025 to improve numerical modeling and climate predictions. Want to read more?

HPSS 9.2 Release - HPSS 9.2 was released on May 11th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 679 PB spanning over 457 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 73 PB spanning 1.665 billion files.

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