Panasas Announces Petascale Storage System

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Panasas announced a new addition to their high performance network attached storage [NAS] product line.  The PAS HC device, as its called, is a multi-petabyte scalable NAS system aimed at organizations requiring very large capacities for technical applications.  The new addition is based on the new Nehalem microarchitecture and is designed to play nice with all the current Panasas products.

Panasas logoPanasas’ high performance storage system is a key element of our supercomputing infrastructure which enables multiple petaflop/s class systems, including the new CIELO supercomputer, to perform critical calculations needed to ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile,” said Gary Grider, deputy division leader for the High Performance Computing Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “We’ve been a long time customer of Panasas and the PAS HC will provide the high performance with 160GB/second throughput, and the capacity to meet our current multi-petascale needs.”

According to the release, Panasas can stuff almost one petabyte of raw capacity into a space roughly the size of a single data center floor tile.  They’re currently running pilots of the new device with several of their high profile customers [but no specific mentions of who].  For those interested, the PAS HC will become generally available this summer.

For more info, read their full release here.