Advanced Clustering deploys 1.28PB storage system at the University of Minnesota
Last week, we were pleased to have the opportunity to install a 1.281 petabyte (PB) usable storage system at the University of Minnesota's Supercomputing Institute. This storage solution combines our own Pinnacle blade servers with high-capacity shelves from Panasas, our partner in high performance parallel storage.
Panasas' ActiveStor 14 parallel storage appliance provides users of this campus-wide resource 25GB/s read/write performance and 270,000 IOPS, allowing researchers faster access to their data and facilitating scientific research.
Our Pinnacle servers will function as data movers to efficiently channel data between MSI users and external consumers and producers of data, striking a balance between bandwidth and IOPS. Because of this high performance, the new storage system will allow users to generate data on MSI's flagship Itasca system and use an MSI laboratory queue to visualize it. Given the explosion of research with large data requirements, these capabilities are key to enabling research of the future.
Are you in the market for a high-capacity storage solution for your cluster? If so, please email
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For more details about Panasas storage appliances, please visit their website at www.panasas.com.