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Incremental Scalability
Based on storage needs and deployment schedules, HPSS scales incrementally by adding computer, network and storage resources. A single HPSS namespace can scale from petabytes of data to exabytes of data, from millions of files to billions of files, and from a few file-creates per second to thousands of file-creates per second.
About HPSS
Who developed HPSS?
HPSS is the result of over two and a half decades of collaboration among five Department of Energy laboratories and IBM, with significant contributions by universities and other laboratories worldwide.

Who is using HPSS?
To see a list of the publically disclosed HPSS deployments, click on the link above to view HPSS statistics and the HPSS World Map.

HPSS Big Picture
An overview of the supported RHEL platform, metadata storage, disk cache and tape technologies, and HPSS interfaces.

HPSS is best of breed for tape!
HPSS is considered best of breed for tape because of our efficient use of tape hardware and media. HPSS increases hardware and media efficiency by maximizing tape transfer performance, reducing wasted movement of tape media and tape robotics, cutting the cost of redundant tape, and protecting against silent data corruption on tape.

Space manage and protect Spectrum Scale (GPFS) from disaster with HPSS
Not only is HPSS a highly scalable standalone file repository, a single HPSS may also provide disaster recovery and space management services for one or more Spectrum Scale file systems - this allows all tape libraries and tape drives to be shared.

HPSS Service Offering from IBM
A description of the HPSS services and software offered by IBM.

Minimizing downtime caused by hardware failures
Details of the high availability option for HPSS.

HPSS brochures and presentations
HPSS brochures and presentations that provide overview material on various topics.

HPSS RAIT Technology
Details about using RAIT technology with HPSS striped tape with parity for redundancy.

HPSS Version: 7.5.2
Details about the previous HPSS version, 7.5.2, and the features it contains.

HPSS Version: 7.5.3
Details about the previous HPSS version, 7.5.3, and the changes it contains.

HPSS Version: 8.1.0
Details about the previous HPSS version, 8.1.0, and the changes it contains.

HPSS Version: 8.2.0
Details about the previous HPSS version, 8.2.0, and the changes it contains.

HPSS Version: 8.3.0
Details about the previous HPSS version, 8.3.0, and the changes it contains.

HPSS Version: 9.1.0
Details about the most recent HPSS release, 9.1.0, and the changes it contains.

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Come meet with us!
HPSS @ STS 2021
The 3nd Annual Storage Technology Showcase is in the planning stage, but HPSS expects to support the event in March of 2021. Check out their web site - Learn More. We expect an update later in 2020.

HPSS @ ISC21
The 2021 international conference for high performance computing, networking, and storage will be in Frankfurt, Germany from June 27th through July 1st, 2021 - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and contact us if you would like to schedule a face-to-face meeting with us in Frankfurt.

2021 HUF
The 2021 HPSS User Forum (HUF) is being hosted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany from September 27th through September 30th, 2021. This is a great place to meet HPSS users, collaboration developers and testers (from IBM and DOE Labs), support folks, and leadership. More details coming soon.

HPSS @ SC21 - VIRTUAL
The 2021 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in St. Louis, MO from November 15th through 18th, 2021 - Learn More. As we do each year, we are scheduling and meeting with customers via IBM Single Client Briefings. Please contact your local IBM client executive or contact us to schedule a HPSS Single Client Briefing to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

What's New?
Atos Press Release - Atos boosts Météo-France’s data storage capacity to over 1 exabyte in 2025 to improve numerical modeling and climate predictions. Want to read more?

HUF 2020 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2020.

HPSS 9.1 Release - HPSS 9.1 was released on September 24th, 2020 and introduces a few new features.

HPSS 8.3 Release - HPSS 8.3 was released on March 31st, 2020 and introduces one new feature and many minor changes.

HPSS 8.2 Release - HPSS 8.2 was released on December 6th, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

New Globus DSI - Version 2.9 of the HPSS DSI is now available from the GitHub release page. It provides the capability to resume interrupted Globus transfers.

Lots Of Data - In November 2019 IBM/HPSS delivered a system to a customer in Canada and demonstrated a sustained tape ingest rate of 11,574 MB/sec (1 PB/day peak tape ingest) while simultaneously demonstrating a sustained tape recall rate of 8,832 MB/sec (791 TB/day peak tape recall). HPSS pushed four 13-frame IBM TS4500 tape libraries (scheduled to house over 500 PB of tape media) to 2,168 mounts/hour.

HPSS 8.1 Release - HPSS 8.1 was released on October 1st, 2019 and introduces a few new features.

July 2019 - Argonne Team Breaks Record for Globus Data Movement from the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to HPSS tape.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 556 PB spanning over 405 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 63 PB spanning 1.525 billion files.

Explosive data growth - HPSS Collaboration leadership from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) helped author the "NERSC Storage 2020" report, and NERSC trusts HPSS to meet their immediate and long term data storage challenges.

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