2011 HPSS Users Forum
The HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be held at Indiana University (IU) the 3rd week of October. There will be a reception on the evening of Monday, October 17th, to allow participants to pick up their registration packet. The conference itself will run October 18th through noon on October 21st. Expectation is that the web-site will be setup by early June to allow users to register, view the draft agenda, and obtain other related information about the meeting. The length of the conference has been expanded to 3 1/2 days to accommodate more presentations and additional topics.
Purdue University: Data Storage Archive
Information Technology at Purdue will be upgrading the Fortress archive system from EMC's DiskXtender (DXUL) to IBM's High Performance Storage System (HPSS). In addition to the new archive data, HPSS will manage and retrieve the legacy data on DXUL tapes. For more details, please visit http://www.rcac.purdue.edu/news/detail.cfm?NewsID=475
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. Installation is planned for the spring of 2011.
Library of Congress: Data Storage Archive
The Library of Congress has acquired HPSS for use in the National Audiovisual Conservation Center. The NAVCC is located in Washington, DC and at the Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, located in Virginia.
Deutscher Wetterdienst: Data Storage Archive
Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), has acquired HPSS as the next generation of their hierarchical storage management and tape archive. Legacy tapes from the previous Sun SAM-FS system will be transferred to HPSS management.
2010 HPSS Users Forum
The 2010 HPSS Users Forum (HUF) was held on September 27-29. The conference was held at DKRZ (German High Performance Computing Centre for Climate and Earth System Research), located in Hamburg, Germany. The conference was extended to a full 3 days to accommodate the growing list of subjects and material that were presented. The forum was a great success this year with over 60 in attendance. We greatly appreciate DKRZ hosting the forum this year and the wonderful job Ulf Garternicht, Hinrich Reichardt, Wolfgang Stahl, and all the other behind-the-scenes people did organizing a very successful event.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Data Storage Archive
The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national scientific user facility, has awarded a competitive contract for a Data Storage Archive to IBM Global Business Services - Business Consulting Group. EMSL, located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, provides integrated experimental and computational resources for discovery and technological innovation in the environmental molecular sciences to support the needs of DOE and the nation.
The Data Storage Archive consists of an enterprise-class IBM TS3500 tape library with LTO tape drives and media, together with IBM disk storage systems. A cluster of six IBM System x computers provide the platform for the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) software, developed jointly by GBS and several DOE national laboratories. Sold and supported exclusively by the GBS HPSS development lab in Houston, HPSS provides hierarchical and archival tape storage to six of the 10 largest supercomputers in the world. PNNL will use the Virtual File System feature of HPSS to provide a seamless interface for its users as the data storage archive grows to more than 4.5 petabytes during this multi-year contract. This presents tremendous opportunity for sales of xSeries servers and components, TS3500 High Density tape library, enterprise software, installation services, and maintenance for new equipment offered in this contract.
Library of Congress: Data Storage Archive
The Library of Congress Data Storage Archive has purchased High Performance Storage System (HPSS) from the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract. HPSS will replace an existing EMC DXUL archive.
HPSS will provide Hierarchal Storage Management and remote copy (data recovery) capabilities. The remote copy feature of HPSS provides the capability to have a local copy of a file and a remote copy that can be located off-site. The Library of Congress will use the General Parallel File System (GPFS)/HPSS Interface feature of HPSS, which provides a seamless interface between IBM's GPFS and HPSS for full Information Lifecycle Management. In addition to HPSS, the Library of Congress is purchasing IBM's GPFS, additional pSeries servers, enterprise software, installation services, IBM disk storage systems, and maintenance of new and legacy equipment as well as upgrading its existing TS3500 Library. This is a very prestigious win for IBM and the HPSS team.
2012 HPSS Users Forum - The 2012 HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be hosted by CEA and held at the Hotel Pullman (Paris Bercy) in Paris, France. The conference will run October 15th through noon on October 18th. The conference website is now available http://www-hpc.cea.fr/en/HUF2012/index.htm for users to register, view the draft agenda, and obtain other related information about the meeting. The length of the conference is the same as last year - 3 1/2 days, with time available in the evening to visit/tour Paris.
|Purdue University: Data Storage Archive- Information Technology at Purdue will be upgrading the Fortress archive system from EMC's DiskXtender (DXUL) to IBM's High Performance Storage System (HPSS). In addition to the new archive data, HPSS will manage and retrieve the legacy data on DXUL tapes. For more details, please visit http://www.rcac.purdue.edu/news/detail.cfm?NewsID=475|
|Library of Congress: Data Storage Archive - The Library of Congress has acquired HPSS for use in the National Audiovisual Conservation Center. The NAVCC is located in Washington, DC and at the Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation, located in Virginia.|