Sun Rolls Out Storage & Archive Solution for HPC

The new Sun Storage and Archive Solution for HPC enables you to manage the balance between high-performance access to your data when needed and cost effective, lower-performance storage for large amounts of data over the long term. Built with an architecture that supports multiple storage tiers, the solution provides high-performance storage for current use, bulk disk storage for low-performance needs, and long-term storage on power-efficient tape for data requiring only occasional access. Data movement or migration is managed through anautomated policy engine to help ensure that the right data is in the right place at the right time.
What makes this offering unique is that it’s a complete storage solution for HPC requirements:
“That’s really its strength,” said Chris Wood, CTO of Sun Data Storage. “It’s not a just a NAS filer, it’s not a tape drive, it’s not a box–it’s a complete solution that addresses the very specific data types you run into in an HPC environment. And not to forget, Sun recently has brought into its family the Lustre file system, a very, very high performance scratch file system for HPC. We of course are seamlessly integrated with Lustre, so you can use them both. And what you get out of that is the multiple-petabyte scratch capability of Lustre, with the complete, system-managed, multi-tiered archive of the SAM-QFS side of the house, with the seamless ability to move the data between the two at extraordinarily high bandwidth.” Full Story.


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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