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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.


Publicaly Disclosed HPSS Deployments Listed by Capacity with File Counts

Sites - 3Q2022
Petabytes
M Files
Since
(ECMWF) European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
712.72
474.5
2002
(UKMO) United Kingdom Met Office
543.99
1,227.3
2009
(SSC) Shared Services Canada
434.50
42.1
2017
(Meteo-France) Meteo France - French Weather and Climate
425.27
877.2
2015
(NOAA-RD) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research & Development
290.34
113.7
2002
(LBNL-User) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - User
282.20
243.6
1998
(MPCDF) Max Planck Computing and Data Facility
231.31
106.9
2011
(BNL) Brookhaven National Laboratory
220.24
222.0
1998
(CEA TERA) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Tera Project
185.31
37.6
1999
(ORNL) Oak Ridge National Laboratory
163.19
615.4
1997
(CEA TGCC) Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique - Très Grand Centre de calcul
122.73
33.5
2010
(IN2P3) Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules
118.83
111.2
1999
(LANL-Secure) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Secure
114.39
1,130.7
1997
(LLNL-Secure) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Secure
109.50
1,539.1
1998
(IU) Indiana University
105.25
246.8
1999
(ANL) Argonne National Laboratory
99.80
1,062.6
2008
(DWD) Deutscher Wetterdienst
88.96
36.0
2011
(LLNL-Open) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Open
75.09
1,685.6
1997
(Purdue) Purdue University
72.55
545.4
2011
(JAXA) Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
67.20
291.3
2009
(SLAC) Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
64.27
20.8
1999
(KIT) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
58.51
364.6
2015
(HLRS) High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
51.86
12.7
2008
(SciNet) SciNet HPC Consortium
45.20
58.3
2011
(KEK) High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
38.23
100.5
2001
(LBNL-Backup) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Backup
36.68
20.5
1997
(PNNL) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
35.52
162.9
2010
(CNES) Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
26.53
30.5
2015
(NOAA-CLASS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System
22.36
1,035.9
2014
(ASDC) NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center
15.99
58.7
2018
(IITM) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
15.71
147.6
2020
(LaRC) NASA Langley Research Center
13.01
48.9
1998
(NCMRWF) India's National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting
12.25
260.9
2020
(LANL-Open) Los Alamos National Laboratory - Open
11.77
200.4
1997
(SNL-Open) Sandia National Laboratory - Open
10.43
208.4
1996
(SNL-Secure) Sandia National Laboratory - Secure
8.30
103.0
1996
(NCEI) National Center for Environmental Information
6.77
121.6
1998
(UTAS) University of Tasmania Research Data Management System
4.49
66.5
2020

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What's New?
Celebrating 30 Years - 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) Collaboration.

HPSS 10.1 Release - HPSS 10.1 was released on September 30th, 2022 and introduces fourteen new features and numerous minor updates.

Lots of Data - In March 2022, IBM/HPSS delivered a storage solution to a customer in Canada, and demonstrated a sustained tape ingest rate of 33 GB/sec (2.86 PB/day peak tape ingest x 2 for dual copy), while simultaneously demonstrating a sustained tape recall rate of 24 GB/sec (2.0 PB/day peak tape recall). HPSS pushed six 18-frame IBM TS4500 tape libraries (scheduled to house over 1.6 Exabytes of tape media) to over 3,000 mounts/hour.

HPSS 9.3 Release - HPSS 9.3 was released on December 14th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

HUF 2021 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted virtually at no cost in October 2021.

DOE Announces HPSS Milestone - Todd Heer, Deputy Program Lead, Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Facilities, Operations, and User Support (FOUS), announced that DOE High Performance Storage Systems (HPSS) eclipse one exabyte in stored data.

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?

HPSS 9.2 Release - HPSS 9.2 was released on May 11th, 2021 and introduces eight new features and numerous minor updates.

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 712 PB spanning over 474 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 75 PB spanning 1.685 billion files.

Older News - Want to read more?
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  • PNNL
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  • IU"
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  • JAXA"
  • KEK"
  • KIT"
  • Met
  • MPCDF"
  • Meteo
  • NASA
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  • NOAA
  • NOAA
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  • Purdue"
  • SciNet"
  • SSC"
  • SLAC"
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