HPSS Included Among 9 R&D100 Awards for ORNL

July 18, 1997

  Oak  Ridge, TN -- Researchers and engineers at the Department of Energy's
(DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at the Y-12 Plant have won
nine R&D 100 Awards, pushing their total to a combined 103 since the awards
began in 1963. The awards, announced by ORNL Director Alvin W. Trivelpiece,
are presented annually by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year's most
significant technological innovations. Of the nine awards, six were submitted
by ORNL, two by Y-12 and ORNL as joint entries, and one was submitted jointly
by a North Carolina company and the laboratory.

  Among the award-winners was the High Performance Storage System (HPSS),
developed by ORNL's Randall Burris and Ken Kliewer of the Center for
Computational Sciences and by Daniel Million, Deryl Steinert and Vicky White
of the Information Technology Services Division. Other HPSS developers are
from Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories and IBM
Global Government Industry.

  This system manages enormous amounts of data produced and used in modern
high-performance computing, data collection and analysis, imaging and
enterprise environments and with capability to serve next-generation
platforms. The most innovative characteristic of the system is its
scalability, meaning it can be customized to meet specific needs for data
transfer rate, storage capacity, file size, the number of files, directories
and storage server nodes. It can also serve more than one client
simultaneously.

  Since 1963, ORNL has been named on 94 R&D 100 awards; Y-12, 11 and
K-25(now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park), one. ORNL, which is
managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, is one of DOE's
multiprogram research laboratories. Y-12 is managed for DOE by Lockheed
Martin Energy Systems.


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