Caltech Accelerates Discovery with Panasas Parallel Storage

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Today Panasas announced that Caltech’s Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) has installed the company’s ActiveStor 11 to deliver high performance parallel storage as part of its newly upgraded HPC facilities.

We needed a high performance storage solution that was big enough and fast enough for our I/O demands, and that would not get in the way of our research. It was key to be able to take file system usability and customer support as a given,” said Sharon Brunett, senior scientist at CACR who was tasked with the overall Panasas ActiveStor selection and installation. “ActiveStor is an extremely reliable parallel storage platform. It has eliminated many of our file system administration and system management hassles, as well as user complaints about lackluster performance and application response times.”

CACR operates large-scale computing facilities and provides support services for numerous campus research groups that require reliable I/O, including the aeronautics, applied mathematics, astronomy, biology, engineering, geophysics, materials science, and physics departments. Read the Full Story.