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The following documents are meant for HPSS users.

HPSS User's Guide - This manual discusses all information that users of an HPSS system need in order to make proper use of the system. It explains the storage concepts of HPSS and documents the user interfaces and utilities that HPSS provides (ex. ftp, lshpss, etc...).

HPSS Programmer's Reference Guide - This manual is a programmer's reference to the APIs that are provided by HPSS. These include the Client API, MPI-IO, HPSS math libraries, and others.

On-line Documents

HPSS 7.4.3.2

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7.4.3.2 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 463KB)

7.4.3.2 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.77MB)

HPSS 7.4.3.1

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7.4.3.1 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 463KB)

7.4.3.1 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.77MB)

HPSS 7.4.3

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7.4.3 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 463KB)

7.4.3 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.77MB)

HPSS 7.4.2.1

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7.4.2.1 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 463KB)

7.4.2.1 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.77MB)

HPSS 7.4.2

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7.4.2 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 334KB)

7.4.2 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 2.0MB)

HPSS 7.4.1

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7.4.1 User's Guide

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 324KB)

7.4.1 Programmer's Reference

PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.7MB)

HPSS 7.3.3

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7.3.3 User's Guide
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 548KB)

7.3.3 Programmer's Reference
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.6MB)

HPSS 7.3.2

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7.3.2 User's Guide
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 472KB)

7.3.2 Programmer's Reference
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.4MB)

HPSS 7.3.1

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7.3.1 User's Guide
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 472KB)

7.3.1 Programmer's Reference
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.4MB)

HPSS 7.3

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7.3 User's Guide
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 474KB)

7.3 Programmer's Reference
PDF Version (8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1.4MB)

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What's New?
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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