LANL Selects Panasas for Cielo Project

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panasasPanasas announced today that Los Alamos National Laboratory  [LANL] selected their NAS storage solutions for the newly awarded Cielo supercomputer project.

We are looking forward to working with Panasas to provide the data storage capability for Cielo essential for its success in support of national security,” said John Morrison, high performance computing division leader at LANL. “This continues the work that Panasas has performed in providing Los Alamos National Laboratory with the backbone of its parallel data storage capability — including innovative technology in support of the LANL Roadrunner system and other computing platforms at LANL. The file system provided by Panasas for Cielo will support users at all three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories in their use of the system.”

Design, procurement tasks were performed via the NNSA’s New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale.

We consider LANL’s decision to purchase Panasas storage a validation of our unique architecture and ability to address the bandwidth challenges of the world’s fastest computers,” said Randy Strahan, CEO of Panasas. “We are excited to be in on the ground floor of the Cielo project with our multi-petabyte storage solution — managing massive amounts of data and providing the highest levels of performance, scalability and manageability.”

The system is due to be installed in Q3 of this year, with additional capability arriving in 2011.  For more info, read their full release here.