High Performance Storage System

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.
HPSS Documentation
The following HPSS user documentation is for the current release of HPSS. Customers have access to older versions of these documents on the HPSS Administrator Wiki.



HPSS 10.2.0 Installation Guide

Covers the initial planning, installation, and configuration of HPSS, GHI, and HSI/HTAR.

HPSS 10.2.0 Management Guide

Deals with maintenance and troubleshooting of an HPSS deployment.

HPSS 10.2.0 Error Manual

This manual lists log messages generated by HPSS servers along with a description of the message, action HPSS will take, and action the administrator should take. It also lists the name of the HPSS source files that generated the message for reporting purposes. This manual is useful when troubleshooting HPSS problems.

HPSS 10.2.0 Conversion Guide

Covers the steps needed to upgrade HPSS to newer versions.

HPSS 10.2.0 Users Guide

This manual discusses information that HPSS users need in order to make proper use of the deployment. It explains the storage concepts of HPSS and documents the user interfaces and utilities (e.g., ftp, lshpss, etc.).

HPSS 10.2.0 Programmer's Reference

This manual is a programmer's reference to the HPSS Client APIs. These include the Client API, PIO, and others.



HSB 1.2 Installation Guide

Installation guide that documents the steps for installing the HSB interface.

HSB 1.2 Administrator's Guide

Administrator manual that documents the steps for configuring the HSB interface.

HSB 1.2 Users Guide

HSB user's reference guide.



HPSS HPSSFS-Fuse v2.2.0 Administrator's Guide

This manual provides information for HPSS administrators and power users on the installation, tuning, and use of HPSSFS-Fuse.



GHI 3.4 Installation Guide

This manual documents the steps for installing the GHI interface.

GHI 3.4 Management Guide

Deals with maintenance and troubleshooting of a GHI deployment.



HSI/HTAR 10.2 Installation Guide

This manual documents the steps for installing the HSI/HTAR interface.

HSI 10.2 Reference Manual

This is an HSI command reference guide. This includes synopsis, description, aliases, options, keywords, usage notes, examples, and other related commands.


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2023 HUF
The 2023 HPSS User Forum (HUF) will be an in-person event scheduled October 30th through November 3rd, 2023, in Herndon, VA. This will be a great opportunity to hear from HPSS users, collaboration developers, testers, support folks and leadership (from IBM and DOE Labs). Would you like to Learn More? Please contact us if you are not a customer but would like to attend.

The 2023 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will be in Denver, CO from November 12th through 17th, 2023 - Learn More. As we have each year (pre-pandemic), 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.

HPSS @ STS 2024
The 5th Annual Storage Technology Showcase is in the planning phase, but HPSS expects to support the event. Check out their web site - Learn More.

HPSS @ MSST 2024
The 38th International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology will be in Santa Clara, California in May of 2024 - Learn More. Please contact us if you would like to meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS at Santa Clara University.

HPSS @ ISC 2024
ISC 2024 is the event for high performance computing, machine learning, and data analytics, and will be in Hamburg, Germany at the Congress Center Hamburg, from May 12th through May 16th, 2024 - Learn More. As we have done each year (pre-pandemic), we are scheduling and meeting with folks attending the conference. Please contact us meet with the IBM business and technical leaders of HPSS.

What's New?
HPSS 10.2 Release - HPSS 10.2 was released on February 16th, 2023 and introduces six new features and numerous minor updates.

HUF 2022 - The HPSS User Forum was hosted by IBM Houston in October 2021, at their IBM Houston Kurland building.

Celebrating 30 Years - Fall 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.

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?

Capacity Leader - ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) has a single HPSS namespace with over 824 PB spanning over 556 million files.

File-Count Leader - LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) has a single HPSS namespace with over 78 PB spanning 1.746 billion files.

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