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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.

Understanding the value of tape
Tape remains the most economical long-term higher-latency storage media. Tape also offers an air-gap security barrier for your data.

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.

Latest HPSS Version: 7.5.2
Details about the previous HPSS version, 7.5.2, and the improvements it contains.

Latest HPSS Version: 7.5.3
Details about the most recent HPSS version, 7.5.3, and the improvements it contains.

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Come meet with us!
HPSS @ MSST 2019
The 35th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California in May of 2019 - 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 @ ISC19
The 2019 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 16th through 20th, 2019 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS in Frankfurt.

2019 HUF
The 2019 HPSS User Forum details are coming soon. The HUF is typically hosted by HPSS customers in the September/October timeframe. The 2018 HUF was hosted by the UK Met Office in Exeter, United Kingdom from October 15th through October 18th, 2018.

HPSS @ SC19
The 2019 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Denver, Colorado from November 18th through 21st, 2019 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS in Denver.

What's New?
HPSS 7.5.3 Release - HPSS 7.5.3 was released in December 2018 and introduces many new and exciting improvements.

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 - HPSS 7.5.2 and 7.5.3 improvements raise HPSS tape library efficiency to 99% on both IBM and Spectra Logic tape libraries.

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.

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.

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 385 PB spanning 356 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 46 PB spanning 1.208 billion 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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