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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.
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HUF 2020
The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2020.

HPSS 9.1 Release
HPSS 9.1 was released on September 24th, 2020 and introduces a few new features.

HPSS 8.3 Release
HPSS 8.3 was released on March 31st, 2020 and introduces one new feature and many minor changes.

HPSS Release 8.2
8.1 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 2019!
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 Release 8.1
8.1 was released on October 1st, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

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.

July 2019
Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement from the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to HPSS tape.

HPSS 7.5.3 Release
HPSS 7.5.3 was released in December 2018 and introduces many new and exciting features.

HPSS Training
IBM Houston is looking at hosting an HPSS System Administration Course from October 1st through October 4th, 2019. Are you interested in attending? Learn more.

IBM TS1160
On November 20, 2018 IBM announced the new enterprise tape technology supporting 20 TB of native capacity and 400 MB/s of native bandwidth. Learn more.

Best of Breed for Tape Feature - Library efficiency
HPSS 7.5.2 and 7.5.3 improvements raise HPSS tape library efficiency to 99% on both IBM and Spectra Logic tape libraries.

HPSS Vendor Partnership Grows
HPSS begins Quantum Scalar i6000 tape library testing in 2018. Other HPSS tape vendor partners include IBM, Oracle, and Spectra Logic.

SwiftOnHPSS
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.

Best of Breed for Tape Feature - RAIT
Throughout 2018 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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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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