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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.
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These are the publicly disclosed HPSS deployments that have accumulated a petabyte or more of data. Each entry represents a single instance of HPSS; the capacity numbers for a single HPSS namespace.

Sites - 1Q2021 Petabytes M Files Since
(ECMWF) European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 556.21 405.15 2002
(UKMO) United Kingdom Met Office 444.22 826.68 2009
(SSC) Shared Services Canada 279.45 29.77 2017
(Meteo-France) Meteo France - French Weather and Climate 241.80 687.60 2015
(NOAA-RD) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research & Development 239.30 109.11 2002
(LBNL-User) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - User 218.85 235.26 1998
(BNL) Brookhaven National Laboratory 203.97 216.33 1998
(MPCDF) Max Planck Computing and Data Facility 187.84 334.48 2011
(ORNL) Oak Ridge National Laboratory 140.81 417.83 1997
(CEA TERA) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Tera Project 136.12 30.31 1999
(DKRZ) Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum 135.69 24.44 2009
(LANL-Secure) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Secure 98.76 989.84 1997
(IU) Indiana University 97.40 257.35 1999
(LLNL-Secure) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Secure 96.29 1368.58 1998
(ANL) Argonne National Laboratory 95.93 684.26 2008
(IN2P3) Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules 89.60 94.19 1999
(CEA TGCC) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Très Grand Centre de calcul 88.39 30.26 2010
(NCAR) National Center for Atmospheric Research 75.39 257.71 2009
(DWD) Deutscher Wetterdienst 67.37 40.06 2011
(LLNL-Open) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Open 63.16 1525.38 1997
(SLAC) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 52.26 14.89 1999
(JAXA) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 51.22 253.54 2009
(Purdue) Purdue University 50.26 382.65 2011
(HLRS) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart 45.23 11.68 2008
(KEK) High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 36.01 84.34 2001
(LBNL-Backup) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Backup 32.31 20.19 1997
(SciNet) SciNet HPC Consortium 30.90 47.53 2011
(KIT) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 25.52 302.21 2015
(PNNL) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 24.27 141.12 2010
(CNES) Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales 20.65 22.85 2015
(NOAA-C Asheville) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Asheville 16.93 754.68 2014
(NOAA-C Boulder) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System - Boulder 15.72 706.94 2014
(ASDC) NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center 15.40 52.02 2018
(LaRC) NASA Langley Research Center 15.33 52.80 1998
(LANL-Open) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Open 9.49 166.65 1997
(NCEI) National Center for Environmental Information 7.43 111.90 1998
(IITM) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology 6.73 66.24 2020
(NCMRWF) India's National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting 6.70 142.35 2020
(SNL-Secure) Sandia National Laboratory - Secure 6.35 86.59 1996
(SNL-Open) Sandia National Laboratory - Open 5.65 138.21 1996
(UTAS) University of Tasmania Research Data Management System 0.23 11.48 2020

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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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