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Panasas Unveils New Storage Appliance with SSD Acceleration

Sep 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Panasas_on_background.bmp” alt=”” width=”120″ height=”79″ />Panasas has launched ActiveStor 14, the company’s fifth-generation storage applicance aimed at high performance computing. The new offering adds solid state drives (SSDs) to what has been almost exclusively a hard disk-based (HDD) NAS storage line-up. The inclusion of SSDs into the company’s flagship offering is further proof that flash memory has become a mainstream storage technology for accelerating HPC workloads.

Inside a NASA Production Supercomputing Center

Jun 18, 2012 |

It takes a super workload management tool to power grid, cluster and on-demand computing environments for computational modeling and simulation applications at NASA. When providing supercomputing resources to 1,500 users, 24/7, workload management is a top priority. PBS Professional workload management software has been used since its inception at NASA.

Hitachi Data System Snatches Up Blue Arc

Sep 7, 2011 |

Today HDS announced that it had acquired NAS vendor Blue Arc.

Simulation Lab Gets Pushback on Chinese-Made Computer Parts

Aug 18, 2011 |

Huawei falls under scrutiny for deal with National Center for Computational Engineering.

Panasas Backfills ActiveStor Lineup

Jun 23, 2011 |

High performance parallel storage vendor Panasas is eyeing the technical computing and big data markets with the release of its ActiveStore 11 parallel storage system appliance, a step back from 12 that comes with a more balanced storage profile and lower price per terabyte than the performance-driven ActiveStor 12.

DataDirect Networks Gets Into NAS Business

Apr 11, 2011 |

DataDirect Networks, king of petascale HPC storage, has decided to expand into the realm of NAS appliances. On Monday, the company launched NAS Scaler, its first network attached storage solution. The new offering is intended to fill a gap in a product lineup that, until now, consisted almost exclusively of ultra-scale, ultra-performance block-level storage.

The Gathering Storm, Five Years On

Dec 9, 2010 |

Latest National Academy of Sciences report describes continuing decline of US science and technology leadership.

Panasas Takes Parallel Storage to the Next Level

Nov 10, 2010 |

In the midst of a management and business strategy revamp, Panasas is launching PAS 12, its newest parallel storage system. PAS, which stands for Panasas ActiveStor, is the company’s flagship NAS storage line meant to serve HPC and similar performance-critical enterprise applications. PAS 12 is the fourth generation of the product, and is being touted as “the world’s fastest parallel storage system.”

What NFS 4.1 and pNFS Mean for NAS Owners

Jun 8, 2010 |

The wait for parallel NFS drags on, but storage vendors and users see big benefits ahead.

Panasas Offers Petascale NAS

Apr 21, 2010 |

HPC storage vendor Panasas has launched PAS HC, a high capacity HPC storage solution for active archives and massive primary storage. The offering is aimed at organizations whose active data is expanding into the petabyte realm, outgrowing their traditional NAS or direct attached storage setups.

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