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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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2014 HPSS Users Forum - The HPSS User Forum 2014 will be hosted by Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) in Munich, Germany from Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31. For more information and registration.

HPSS at SC13 - SC13 is the 2013 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC13 will be in Denver, Colorado, from November 18th through 21st - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center

2013 HPSS Users Forum - The 2013 HPSS Users Forum (HUF) will be hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, Colorado. The conference will run from November 4th - 7th. For more information and registration.

HPSS @ SEG13 - SEG13 is the 2013 annual meeting for the Society of Exploration Geophysics International Exposition. SEG13 will bring together all of the major companies involved in oil, gas, and mineral exploration, and new areas of civil engineering, environmental and archaeology. The conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, from September 22nd through 25th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing.

2013 HPSS Training - The next HPSS System Administration course from September 23rd - 27th. For more information and registration.

NCSA in production with RAIT - A massive 380 petabyte HPSS system was successfully deployed. -- the world's largest automated near-line data repository for open science. Learn more from NCSA, and HPCwire. The new HPSS system went into production using HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) tiers, which is similar to RAID, providing redundancy for a tape stripe. RAIT allows HPSS customers to meet their performance and redundancy requirements without doubling their tape cost. Learn more about RAIT.

HPSS VFS for RHEL 6 is available - HPSS Virtual File System (VFS) allows a computer to use the UNIX mount command to mount the HPSS name space, much like NFS is mounted. Learn more about VFS.

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