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Introducing ActiveStor 16 and PanFS 6.0

Geoffrey Noer

VP of Product Management

There’s no question that this is a big announcement: not only have we announced our new flagship platform ActiveStor 16 but we also announced PanFS 6.0, the biggest step forward for our storage operating system in many years.

The World of SSDs According to Garth and IDC

Barbara Murphy

CMO

Panasas founder and chief scientist, Dr. Garth Gibson, and Steve Conway, research vice president in IDC's high performance computing group took some time recently to discuss HPC trends and forces affecting storage in the HPC market. The role that solid state technology plays in HPC storage, now and in future scenarios is discussed in this second of three video chapters. pNFS was covered in the first installment and big data will be explored in the third and final chapter (coming soon).

SSDs and Parallel Storage, Part III

Geoffrey Noer

VP of Product Management

Now that we’ve talked about Solid State Disk (SSD) technology and what it’s good and not good for, it’s worth talking about how and why SSD technology is used in our new flagship parallel storage solution, ActiveStor 14.

SSDs and Parallel Storage, Part II

Geoffrey Noer

VP of Product Management

This post is the second in a series of many on solid state storage and its use in parallel storage solutions.

How SSDs Work

Inside all SSDs are two major components:  Number of NAND flash memory chips and a controller.  The number of memory chips determines the capacity of the drive.  The controller, being the “brain” of the SSD, has the responsibility of making the collection of NAND flash chips look like fast HDDs to the host system.

This is not easy.

SSDs and Parallel Storage, Part I

Geoffrey Noer

VP of Product Management

With the recent launch of the SSD-accelerated ActiveStor 14, we think it will be interesting to share some of our thoughts around SSD and its use in a parallel storage solution.  This post is the first in a series of many on solid state storage.

What is a SSD?

Future Forms of Solid State Technology

Admin

Panasas Marketing

There is a lot of excitement in the technology world about the promise of solid state - and it's not just flash. In this video, Panasas co-founder and CTO, Dr. Garth Gibson, discusses future forms of solid state technology and how they might benefit HPC storage.

 

Garth Gibson on Solid State Storage

Admin

Panasas Marketing

This is part two in a Q&A series with Panasas founder and CTO, Dr. Garth Gibson. He was recently asked by a large storage research center to comment on various HPC storage topics. Garth’s thoughts on solid state technology were captured in the following exchange.

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