Data Archiving in a Supercomputing Environment: The Bit Stops Here
At LLNL, data isn’t just data; it’s collateral, and the Laboratory’s high performance computing users produce massive quantities of it, averaging 30 terabytes (the equivalent of 58 years worth of digital music) every day. Not only must the data be kept indefinitely, much of it is classified. The challenge is that desktops, servers, and local file systems are limited not only in size but also security, being subject to the vagaries of power supplies, bugs, hackers, and purges. The solution, then, is to archive. Learn more about this High Performance Storage System.