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HLRN Orders up Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage Solution

adaptive-storageToday Cray announced a contract to deliver a Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) solution to the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN). As an open storage and archiving solution for big data and HPC environments, Cray TAS gives HLRN a long-term data management solution for its High Performance Computing Center (RRZN) located at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

It is important that our supercomputing infrastructure includes a flexible, scalable and simple storage archiving solution that supports the massive demand for supercomputing resources from across the northern states of Germany,” said PD Dr. Steffen Schulze-Kremer, head of HPC department at RRZN. “Cray’s Tiered Adaptive Storage solution seamlessly integrates with our existing supercomputing systems, and is expected to fulfill our storage needs now and into the future.”

The Cray TAS solution will provide RRZN’s users with a large-scale archiving system to actively access, manage and preserve important data resulting from the Center’s scientific research in the fields of environmental research, climate and ocean modeling, physics, chemistry, bioinformatics, engineering, and fluid dynamics.

Based on open standards, TAS is built to serve large-scale enterprise and HPC data sets with a need for unified data access,” said Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research. “As such, it offers one of the most advanced and full-featured tiered storage solutions in the industry.”

Starting with one petabyte of data storage, the RRZN installation is reportedly upgradeable to more than 75 petabytes within the delivered architecture.

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