9 Nov 2016 Bezons, Salt Lake City - Atos, through its technology brand Bull, launches Bull Director for HPSS, first component of the future range of Bull Data Management software dedicated to High Performance Computing. Bull Director for HPSS optimizes current large scale storage solutions and frees up compute time for users. This launch confirms Atos strategic commitment to develop innovative solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA). The beta version of Bull Director for HPSS is revealed at the SC16 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, which takes place 14-17 November.
Bull Director for HPSS includes the following features:
As data sets with hundreds of terabytes or many petabytes of data become increasingly common-place, Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) becomes a cornerstone of successful intensive data management systems. HSM is a data storage technique that automatically moves data between high-performance / high-cost storage devices and low-end / low-cost storage devices. To optimize costs, HSM systems store the bulk of data on slow, economical devices such as robotic tape libraries, and copy data to faster disk drives whenever they are needed for processing.
High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is an HSM system born from a Collaboration between IBM Global Business Services and 5 American DOE laboratories, augmented lately by the French CEA/DAM.
"In a context of data explosion, storage is often a bottleneck and has a negative impact on application performance. Atos has a long experience of implementing HPSS in challenging environments where long-term data preservation and re-use of massive data sets are key. Our ultimate objective with Bull Director for HPSS and the other future components is to get rid of these bottlenecks and free up compute time for users", explained Eric Eppe, Head of Products and Solutions for extreme computing at Atos.
Atos will exhibit the full breadth of its HPC offer at SC16. You can visit the Atos booth to discover the latest Bull sequana blades, the BXI high performance interconnect, and extreme factory, the HPC-as-a-service solution from Bull.
Bull Director for HPSS V1.0 will be available in December 2016. Bull Director for HPSS V1.1 with HPSS Tape Order Recall (TOR) support will be available in Q1-2017.