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Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 20

Today Panasas introduced ActiveStor 20, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance, featuring a 65 percent increase in flash and a 25 percent increase in hard drive capacity. High-density flash drives and 10 terabyte (TB) HGST Ultrastar He10 helium-based hard drives deliver superior unstructured sequential file and mixed-workload performance with rapid access to large and small files alike. Scalabiltity increases to more than 45 petabytes (PB) in a single namespace and performance ramps up to 360 gigabytes per second (GB/s) and 2.6M IOPS.

Cowboy Supercomputer Powers Research at Oklahoma State

In this video, Oklahoma State Director of HPC Dana Brunson describes how the Cowboy supercomputer powers research. “High performance computing is often used for simulations that may be too big, too small, too fast, too slow, too dangerous or too costly, another thing it’s used for involves data. So you may remember the human genome project it took nearly a decade and cost a billion dollars, these sorts of things can now be done over the weekend for under a thousand dollars. Our current super computer is named Cowboy and it was funded by a 2011 National Science Foundation Grant and it has been serving us very well.”

Panasas Joins IRODS Consortium to Bolster Life Sciences

Today Panasas announced that it has joined the iRODS Consortium as a contributing member. The iRODS Consortium leads development and support of the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization.

Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18 Scale-out NAS Appliance

Today Panasas announced ActiveStor 18, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance. By adopting 8 terabyte drive technology, ActiveStor 18 increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes and 200 gigabytes per second. According to Panasas, ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance.

Why Storage Matters to HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that the era of data-centric HPC is upon us. He then investigates how data storage companies are rising to the challenge. In August 2014, a ‘Task Force on High Performance Computing’ reported to the US Department of Energy that data-centric computing will be […]

Different Approaches to Data Storage

This the fifth article in a series from the editors of insideHPC on HPC storage. This week we different approaches to data storage. A different approach to data protection is clearly required if the limitations of hardware-based RAID are to be overcome.

Panasas Ships ActiveStor 16 Hybrid Scale-Out NAS Appliance

Today Panasas announced that its ActiveStor16 hybrid scale-out NAS appliance is now shipping.

How to Maintain HPC Storage Performance at Scale

In scale-out NAS, HPC storage performance can be driven by several factors including elimination of file processing bottlenecks, parallel data paths and more. Learn how to maintain storage performance as you scale.

Video: Panasas HPC Storage — Simplicity and Performance

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Jose Carreira from Panasas presents: Panasas HPC Storage — Simplicity and Performance. “NAS products for technical enterprise and research environments must deliver fast time to results and efficiently and linearly scale to extremely high levels of aggregate performance. While performance is critical, performance that comes at the expense of manageability can hamper workflows and impact productivity.”

Storage for Achieving Performance at Scale

Storage and data management have arguably become the most important HPC “pain points” already, with access densities a particularly troubling issue. Many HPC sites are doubling their storage capacities every two to three years, but adding capacity does not address the access density, data movement, and related storage issues many HPC buyers face. When this happens, your investments in processing, networking, middleware and applications are choked off by bottlenecks in your storage infrastructure. If you’re looking to maximize throughput of your technical computing infrastructure, storage performance often holds the key.