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New Study Exposes Hidden Costs of HPC Storage including Downtime and Labor Costs

Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing HPC storage systems, according to a new study published by Hyperion Research. “While performance still ranked first (57%), TCO tied with purchase price at 37% as the second most important consideration cited by users. This points to an important shift, as HPC storage buyers have historically given less credence to ongoing operating costs, particularly millions of dollars lost due to downtime. Almost half of the surveyed respondents experience storage system failures once a month or more, with some outages leading to downtimes that can last as long as a week. A single day of downtime costs can range from $100,000 to more than $1 million.”

Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

In this new whitepaper from our friends over at Panasas, we take a look at whether your storage infrastructure is ready for the robust requirements in support of AI workloads. AI promises to not only create entirely new industries, but it will also fundamentally change the way organizations large and small conduct business. IT planners need to start revising their storage infrastructure now to prepare the organization for the coming AI wave.

Case Study: Magseis Fairfield Uses a Sea of Data to Support Environmentally Responsible Energy Exploration

This whitepaper contains a compelling HPC data storage solution case study highlighting the use of Panasas ActiveStor® by Magseis Fairfield, a geophysics firm that specializes in providing seismic 3D and 4D data acquisition services to exploration and production (E&P) companies. The whitepaper, “Magseis Fairfield Uses a Sea of Data to Support Environmentally Responsible Energy Exploration,” […]

Adding Ultra Low Latency to PanFS for AI and HPC

Curtis Anderson from Panasas gave this talk at SC19. “Panasas PanFS, the operating environment for the Panasas ActiveStor architecture, delivers superior performance for today’s demanding workloads. A scale-out object back-end supports limitless scaling, while optimal data placement and an internally balanced architecture boost efficiency. All with frustration-free deployment, operation, and maintenance.”

Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview

Panasas has released this timely new white paper “Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview.” The Panasas ActiveStor architecture running the PanFS storage operating system breaks through the performance constraints of other parallel file systems. The comprehensive and tightly integrated solution enables high-performance direct parallel access to petabytes of data while avoiding the stability problems inherent in legacy NAS systems as they grow.

Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview

Our friends over at Panasas have released this timely new white paper “Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview.” The Panasas ActiveStor architecture running the PanFS storage operating system breaks through the performance constraints of other parallel file systems.

Exxact Teams with Panasas for Turnkey HPC Storage Clusters

Today Exxact Corporation announced the company is joining the Panasas Accelerate Channel Partner Program. Exxact will become a key distributor and integrator for the Panasas ActiveStor Ultra product line, providing installation, configuration and support services globally. The move broadens Exxact HPC solutions that can be customized to industry requirements and scaled to multiple sized organizations. “By partnering with Panasas, an industry leader in HPC storage, we are able to offer our customers a top tier, fully integrated and turnkey HPC storage solution, and ActiveStor Ultra with PanFS is a perfect fit for this,” said Jason Chen, Vice President at Exxact Corporation. “ActiveStor Ultra’s focus on HPC performance, while also offering reliability and simplicity in a single package gives our customers an HPC storage solution that’s easy to deploy and manage.”