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Panasas and Los Alamos National Lab to Examine Big Data I/O Requirements for Exascale Computing at GigaOM's Structure:Data 2012

Panasas to Host Big Data Webinar, Tuesday, March 13; Register at

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 12, 2012 – Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, today announced that Dr. Garth Gibson, Panasas co-founder and CTO, and Gary Grider, high performance computing (HPC) division deputy leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), will take part in the “Faster Memory, Faster Compute” panel at the GigaOM Structure:Data conference to be held in New York, NY, March 21 and March 22, 2012.

The panel will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:50 p.m., and will be moderated by Rich Brueckner, president of These high-performance computing experts will discuss how Panasas and LANL optimize data processing performance in national lab environments for big data workloads and how I/O requirements will evolve in order to meet future exascale demands.

“Big data has traditionally been the backbone of discovery in the national laboratories and is now spreading to commercial environments in the energy, science, finance, and manufacturing fields, to name a few.  What is HPC today will be mainstream technology in short order,” said Dr. Garth Gibson, co-founder and CTO at Panasas. “Big data—the use of data to extract business value—is a phenomenon that is here to stay.”

Panasas will host a big data webinar, "Taming the Big Data Beast," on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Robin Harris, noted storage analyst, writer, and principal at, will join Panasas chief marketing officer, Barbara Murphy, to discuss the many facets of big data and the storage systems required to support big data applications. For more information and registration, please visit For additional information on why big data requires big storage, visit the Panasas big data resource portal at

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