Storage Hardware

The storage at OSC consists of servers, data storage subsystems, and networks providing a number of storage services to OSC HPC systems. The current configuration consists of:

  • A NetApp Network Attached Storage (NAS) for home directories (0.8 PB of storage, 10 GB/s bandwidth)
  • A DDN GRIDScaler for project storage (3.4 PB of storage, 40-50 GB/s bandwidth)
  • A DDN GRIDScaler for global scratch (1.1 PB of storage, 100 GB/s bandwidth)
  • An IBM ESS to provide additional project and scratch storage, and add support for various protected data requirements (8.4 PB of storage, 100 GB/s bandwidth)
  • Local disk storage on each compute node
  • One IBM 3584 tape robot for backups and archival:
    • 20 LTO-6 tape drives
    • 11+ PB of LTO tapes

 

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