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.