Disk drives keep getting fatter, and the time to rebuild the data on them keeps taking longer and longer. And so the engineers at disk array maker Panasas have been working for the past several years to rework RAID data protection so it is more suitable to large scale parallel file systems. The culmination of Read more…
Like many other storage companies with roots in HPC, Panasas is leveraging its history in some of the most demanding environments to bridge the technical to commercial computing divide. According to the company’s Geoffrey Noer, just three years ago, most Panasas customers were in traditional HPC, scattered across a wide number of users in academia Read more…
In most industries today, (whether it is financial services, manufacturing, academic research, healthcare and life sciences, or energy exploration) data analysis, modeling, and visualization efforts are critical to success.
To gain a competitive edge, most organizations are incorporating ever-large data sets and more variable data formats into these computational workflows to help derive better information upon which to make smarter decisions.
<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.
Garth Gibson outlined the role of SSDs as storage vendors work toward the exascale vision on 2018.
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.
Exascale computing is not just about FLOPS. It will also require a new breed of external storage capable of feeding these exaflop beasts. Panasas co-founder and chief technology officer Garth Gibson has some ideas on how this can be accomplished and we asked him to expound on the topic in some detail.
Companies and institutions in the bioscience, energy, government, finance, manufacturing, and other research and development sectors are increasingly realizing the significant benefits of scalable clustered computing. As cluster sizes continue to grow, scaling storage I/O performance from large numbers of clients to the same file system—or even the same file—requires deploying high performance parallel storage designed specifically to address this need.
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.”
The wait for parallel NFS drags on, but storage vendors and users see big benefits ahead.