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Panasas Joins Financial Services Industry’s STAC Benchmark Council

SUNNYVALE, CA –Panasas, a high performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions company, announced today that the company has joined the STAC Benchmark Council. The council is comprised of more than 400 financial institutions including the world’s largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, asset managers and vendors. The STAC Benchmark Council […]

Stop the Lab Worship: Commercial HPC is Sexy, Too

There’s a trend in the data storage world to call out a growing “divide” between HPC and enterprise storage. We believe that’s an oversimplification. What’s worse, it reinforces popular myths coursing through the HPC landscape that revel in what we call “lab worship” at the expense of more mainstream enterprise customers.  

Getting More Quantitative Analysis Modeling and Backtesting by Fixing Your Storage

HPC storage is under strain to deliver fast, shared dataset access for backtesting quantitative trading strategies. One solution is Panasas’ ActiveStor Ultra – a scalable, parallel, data storage system for reduced backtest times and higher accuracy modeling.

Panasas Expands Senior Team with Addition of Tech Veterans Todd Ruff and Brian Reed  

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 1, 2021 – Panasas announced today that Todd Ruff, vice president of marketing, and Brian Reed, vice president of product and alliances, have joined the company’s senior management team. Richio Aikawa has also joined Panasas as director of vertical solutions, a key role as the company looks to expand its focus […]

What Do You Mean “What’s My Workload?” I Have Hundreds of Them!

In this sponsored post, Curtis Anderson, Senior Software Architect at Panasas, Inc., takes a look at what Panasas is calling Dynamic Data Acceleration (DDA) and how it dramatically improves HPC performance in a mixed-workload environment. DDA is a new, proprietary software feature of the Panasas PanFS® parallel file system that utilizes a carefully architected combination of technologies to get the most out of all the storage devices in the subsystem.

Panasas Names Tom Shea President/CEO, Succeeds Faye Pairman

High performance vendor Panasas today announced that COO Tom Shea has succeeded Faye Pairman as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Shea has more than 20 years of business and engineering experience in the storage industry, including tenures as CEO of Gear6 and Mirra, Inc. He has […]

Panasas Picked for SUNY Supercomputing Center

The University at Buffalo  has chosen Panasas ActiveStor Ultra  HPC data storage for the university’s Center for Computational Research (CCR), a supercomputing center serving the 64 campuses of the State Universities of New York (SUNY) network and affiliated partners, including industry. In its announced, the university (UB) said it moved to Panasas because it was challenged by higher […]

I Really Don’t Care About TCO … It’s RCO I am Worried About

In this sponsored post by Adam Marko, Director of Life Science Solutions – Panasas, Inc., we look at what we are calling Research Cost of Ownership (RCO) and the effect of HPC storage downtime and reduced productivity on the overall scientific mission.

Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview

Panasas has released this timely new white paper “Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview.” The report takes a “breadth-first” tour of the architecture of the PanFS® parallel file system, looking at its key components then diving deep into the main benefits. HPC environments, by their very nature, tend to be large and are usually quite complex. […]

Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview

The PanFS® parallel file system delivers the highest performance among competitive HPC storage systems at any capacity, and takes the complexity and unreliability of typical high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems off your hands, and it does so using commodity hardware at competitive price points. In this white paper, we’re going to take a “breadth-first” tour of the architecture of PanFS, looking at its key components then diving deep into the main benefits.