SGI has announced an implementation of their Data Migration Facility storage product being deployed at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at the NASA Ames Research Center. NASA will utilize DMF to move older files to tape archive, thus making faster disk-based resources self-managing. The solution is pegged to eventually allow NASA to manage 40 Petabytes [yes... Petabytes] or data.
From satellite images of our home planet to simulating airflows over new wing designs, NASA research projects can regularly generate multiple Terabytes of data,” said Alan Powers, high-end computing lead at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility
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