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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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These are the publicly disclosed HPSS deployments that have accumulated a petabyte or more of data. Each entry represents a single instance of HPSS; the capacity numbers for a single HPSS namespace.

Sites Petabytes M Files Since
(ECMWF) European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 385.18 356.77 2002
(UKMO) United Kingdom Met Office 269.96 291.44 2009
(NOAA-RD) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research & Development 150.29 100.73 2002
(BNL) Brookhaven National Laboratory 147.90 162.59 1998
(LBNL-User) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - User 144.16 228.70 1998
(Meteo-France) Meteo France 131.27 434.24 2015
(CEA TERA) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Tera Project 122.37 23.44 1999
(MPCDF) Max Planck Computing and Data Facility 101.37 266.92 2011
(SSC) Shared Services Canada 95.47 17.87 2017
(NCAR) National Center for Atmospheric Research 91.05 285.06 2011
(DKRZ) Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum 90.88 20.54 2009
(LANL-Secure) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Secure 82.13 792.20 1997
(LLNL-Secure) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Secure 78.51 1105.38 1998
(ORNL) Oak Ridge National Laboratory 69.84 77.07 1997
(ANL) Argonne National Laboratory 66.91 395.64 2008
(IN2P3) Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules 64.69 78.80 1999
(IU) Indiana University 58.49 321.13 1999
(DWD) Deutscher Wetterdienst 56.83 49.32 2011
(CEA TGCC) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Très Grand Centre de calcul 50.78 24.30 2010
(NCSA) National Center for Supercomputing Applications 49.68 307.50 2012
(LLNL-Open) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Open 46.11 1208.25 1997
(SLAC) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 41.56 14.20 1999
(HLRS) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart 41.25 11.67 2008
(JAXA) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 30.21 115.45 2009
(Purdue) Purdue University 28.26 149.71 2011
(LBNL-Backup) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Backup 21.46 19.70 1997
(KEK) High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 20.20 79.73 2001
(SciNet) SciNet HPC Consortium 13.16 37.35 2011
(LaRC) NASA Langley Research Center 12.49 53.01 1998
(PNNL) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 11.51 114.04 2010
(NOAA-C Asheville) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Asheville 11.37 350.00 2014
(NOAA-C Boulder) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Boulder 11.37 349.99 2014
(CNES) Centre National d`Etudes Spatiales 10.02 9.67 2015
(LANL-Open) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Open 7.95 123.23 1997
(ASDC) NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center 7.84 36.78 2018
(KIT) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 6.95 57.12 2015
(NCEI) National Center for Environmental Information 4.28 96.89 1998
(SNL-Open) Sandia National Laboratory - Open 3.14 21.76 1996
(SNL-Secure) Sandia National Laboratory - Secure 2.88 34.33 1996

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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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