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HPSS for exascale storage
An HPSS presentation was given at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST) conference in Long Beach, California. Learn more.

HPSS 7.4.1 is generally available
Key changes for HPSS 7.4.1 include: command line administration improvement, 64 bit support, automatic recovery of second copy tape, IPv6 support, new tape repack paradigm supporting sparse tape aggregation and merging tape aggregates, migration purge server enhancements, real time monitoring enhancements, graphical user interface enhancements, more logging details for STK library manager (STK PVR), LTO-6 support, and RAIT. Learn more.

HPSS at SC12
In the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry, HPSS provides a strategic advantage for meeting extreme-scale storage requirements. HPSS made history this year by having a presence at two IBM pedestals at the SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more. Schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center, in the Sheraton Hotel, on 150 West 500 South.

2012 HPSS Users Forum
The 2012 HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be hosted by CEA and held at the Hotel Pullman in Paris, France. The conference will run October 15th - 18th. Learn more.

Two new HPC centers in Japan go into Production

KEK now using GHI
Japan's high energy accelerator research organization (KEK) is now using the GPFS-HPSS Interface (GHI). Learn more about IBM @ KEK. GHI automatically space manages and backsup their massive GPFS file system. Learn more about GHI.

Library of Congress #1 goes production
The HPSS system at the Library of Congress, located in the downtown Washington, DC Madison Building, started accepting production data. Learn more.

HPSS at SC11
SC11 is the 2011 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC11 will be in Seattle, Washington. Learn more. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth or schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center, in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, on 1400 6th Avenue.

Garching Computing Center in production
The German computer center Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) has licensed HPSS with the GPFS Interface feature. As a joint computing center of the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, RZG offers services for Max Planck Institutes all over Germany including supercomputing, data management, mass storage, and data acquisition.

2011 HPSS Users Forum
The HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be held at Indiana University (IU) from October 18th - October 21st. Read more.

Purdue University in production
Information Technology at Purdue has upgrading their Fortress archive system from EMC's DiskXtender (DXUL) to IBM's High Performance Storage System (HPSS). The EMC DXUL legacy file metadata was converted to HPSS DB2 format, allowing HPSS to access the data on the legacy DXUL tapes. Read more.

NOAA R&D in Production

German Weather Service in production
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), has acquired HPSS as the next generation of their hierarchical storage management and tape archive. The Oracle SAM-FS legacy file metadata was converted to HPSS DB2 format, allowing HPSS to access the data on the legacy SAM-FS tapes. SciNet Canada in production with HPSS.

SciNet Canada in production with HPSS. Learn more.

2011 HPSS Training Class
The 2011 HPSS training class will be on May 17th - 20th.

 

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2017 HUF - The 2017 HPSS User Forum will be hosted by the high energy accelerator research organization Kō Enerugī Kasoki Kenkyū Kikō, known as KEK, in Tsukuba, Japan from October 16th through October 20th, 2017.

HPSS @ SC16 - SC16 is the 2016 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC16 will be in Salt Lake City, Utah from November 14th through 17th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center - Learn More

2016 HUF - The 2016 HPSS User Forum will be hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York City, New York from August 29th through September 2nd - For more information.

HPSS @ ISC16 - ISC16 is the 2016 International Supercomputing Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. ISC16 will be in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 20th through 22nd - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center - Learn More.

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 mor information, or Download Now.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with 216 PB spanning 257 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with 62 PB spanning 940 million files.

ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory cut redundant tape cost-estimates by 75% with 4+P HPSS RAIT and enjoys large file tape transfers reaching 872 MB/s.
 
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