Academic supercomputer gets 27 PB of HPC storage
The University of Edinburgh-based HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) supercomputer has had an HPC storage upgrade that includes 7.8 petabytes (PB) in a DataDirect Networks array plus 19.5 PB of IBM tape.
HECToR is available to academic researchers across the UK. The new storage environment is designed to be available for use with successive supercomputers and includes 7.8 PB in a DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 10K-X storage appliance using IBM’s General Parallel File System, plus 19.5 PB in an IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library.
The storage environment was designed and built by Sheffield-based HPC storage specialist OCF.
Professor Arthur Trew of the University of Edinburgh said, “Data persists beyond any computer, including HECToR, so we’re prioritising data storage, management and analysis. Doing this enables us to upgrade HECToR and integrate its successor without fear of impacting access to research data.”
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