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Introduction to HPSS presentation PDF Icon

HPSS with GPFS presentation PDF Icon

HPSS road map through versions 7.3 and 8 presentation PDF Icon

HPSS VFS Interface PDF Icon

Introductory Presentation for the HPSS Administrators Course PDF Icon

HPSS Basics PDF Icon

HPSS Changes for Release 7.3 PDF Icon

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HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) Architecture version 1 PDF Icon

The above RAIT document identifies HPSS RAIT architecture concepts that may or may not be implemented. There is no commitment to implement or deliver the capability as part of any HPSS release. HPSS Terminology is defined in the "HPSS Basics" document provided on this web page.

HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) Network Analysis PDF Icon

The above RAIT document identifies HPSS RAIT architecture concepts that may or may not be implemented. There is no commitment to implement or deliver the capability as part of any HPSS release. HPSS Terminology is defined in the "HPSS Basics" document provided on this web page.

Storage Networking in European Grid Projects PDF Icon
Ex@Grid is a proposal for a high-performance computation and storage grid of the German Gauss Alliance, www.gcfs.eu, serving industry and research institutions especially in Germany's high-technology region surrounding the federal Center for High Performance Computing (HLRS) and the University of Stuttgart. The projected mass storage system at HLRS is baselined to use GPFS and HPSS, including the new GPFS-HPSS Interface.

MDSS: Massive Data Storage Service at Indiana University PDF Icon
IU upgrades their HPSS installation and makes expanded storage services available to TeraGrid. Spanning two campuses, IU is positioned with 1.8 petabytes of disk and tape capacity and 2GB/sec network data rate. New function includes a drag-and-drop front end for campus use that makes the HPSS directory visible on the desktop. This is supported by Samba, Secure FTP, Globus GridFTP Apache and Gleicher Enterprises' HSI services that directly interface with HPSS.

Yes, Virginia, There is an HPSS in Your Future PDF Icon
This paper discusses why HSM/archives are economically required in HPC environments, review the HPSS architecture, capabilities and scalability experience, and outline the HPSS roadmap to meet Petascale environment requirements. The paper was presented by Dr. Richard W. Watson of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, co-chair of the Executive Committee of the HPSS Collaboration, at the U.S. Department of Energy Salishan Conference on High Speed Computing in Salishan, Oregon, April 24-27, 2006.

Relational Database Active Tablespace Archives Using HSM Technology PDF Icon

HPSS Interfaces and Capabilities PDF Icon

High Availability PDF Icon
Provides hardware redundancy for HPSS core servers.

HPSS Interfaces Presentation PDF Icon

GANESHA, a multi-usage with large cache NFSv4 server PDF Icon
GANESHA is a user-space NFSv2, NFSv3, and NFSv4 server. It runs on Linux, BSD variants, and POSIX compliant UNIXes. It is available under the CeCILL license, which is a French transposition of the GPL and is fully GPL-compatible. The protocol implementation is fairly complete, including GSSAPI security hooks. GANESHA is currently in production at our site, where, thanks to a large cache and a lot of threads, it delivers up to a hundred thousand NFS operations per minute. This paper describes the current implementation as well as future developments. This includes GANESHA as a NFS Proxy server and NFSv4.1 enhancements, but also the access to LDAP and SNMP information using the file system paradigm.

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HPSS @ SC15 - SC15 is the 2015 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC15 will be in Austin, Texas, from November 16th through 19th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center

Swift On HPSS - OpenStack Swift Object Server implementation enables objects created using the Swift API to be accessed by name in HPSS - /account name/container name/object name. Legacy HPSS files can be accessed using the Swift API. Contact us for more information.

2015 HPSS Users Forum - The HPSS User Forum 2015 will be hosted by SciNet in Toronto, Canada from Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2. For more information.

HPSS @ ISC15 - ISC15 is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. ISC15 will be in Frankfurt, Germany, from July 12th through 16th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center

2015 HPSS Training - The next HPSS System Administration course from August 24th - 28th. For more information and registration.

HPSS @ MSST 2015 - MSST 2015 is the 31st International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology. This year's theme is Media Wars: Disk versus FLASH in the Struggle for Capacity and Performance. Learn More

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.

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