Stanford University has been
awarded with Storage Networking World's "Best Practices in Storage" Award
for their successful design, implementation and management of a high
performance computing (HPC) infrastructure using Panasas ActiveStor
Parallel Storage Clusters. The award was determined by IDG's Computerworld
Magazine's advisory group and alumni panel.
Stanford received this recognition for its deployment of Panasas'
parallel clustered storage solutions in their world class research facility
which focuses on solving engineering challenges that require massively
parallel computing resources for large-scale simulations such as
computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Panasas' solution has allowed Stanford
scientists to perform quick, efficient analysis of the physics included in
simulations allowing them to make critical decisions on prioritizing future
calculations and simulations.
Panasas' ActiveStor Parallel Storage Cluster has helped Stanford's HPC
center win this prestigious award by dramatically improving our ability to
tackle complex simulations and speed results that were not possible with
previous storage solutions," said Steve Jones, HPC manager at Stanford
University. "Stanford's HPC center was able to integrate Panasas parallel
storage into the Center's infrastructure in less than two hours, with
minimal administrative requirements. We now receive accelerated results
across a variety of complex scientific applications. With Panasas,
large-scale storage clusters can be assembled and running within days
instead of weeks or months."
All Panasas storage clusters contain the object-based PanFS(TM)
parallel file system. Using Panasas storage, customers can achieve maximum
application performance while reducing total cost of ownership by driving
the cost and complexity out of their storage infrastructure. The
fully-parallel Panasas DirectFlow(R) protocol provides direct access
between Linux cluster nodes and Panasas storage to eliminate costly
performance bottlenecks that legacy storage systems can create when used
with parallel applications. Additionally, a single global namespace
dramatically simplifies cluster management.
"Recognizing Stanford for their HPC Center implementation illustrates
how Panasas parallel storage solutions provide the highest performance to
tackle demanding simulation and modeling applications, which results in
substantially faster research and development," said Len Rosenthal, chief
marketing officer at Panasas. "We are honored to play a significant role in
Stanford's preeminent High Performance Computing Center and look forward to
a continued close partnership with Stanford."
Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, helps
commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to
results leading to real world breakthroughs that improve people's lives.
Panasas' high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the
benefits of Linux clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created by
legacy network storage technologies. The Panasas ActiveStor(TM) Parallel
Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale(R) Operating
Environment and PanFS(TM) parallel file system, offer the most
comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for High Performance Computing
(HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with
research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Minneapolis,
Minn. For more information, please visit http://www.panasas.com