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Panasas file system PanFS optimized for HPC storage

Storage without bottleneck

September 27, 2021

The Panasas file system PanFS is unusual in many respects. The parallel file system for object storage has neither an API to AWS S3, as is now widely offered, nor data compression, which is also standard. But according to Curtis Anderson, Panasas software architect, the system is optimized for fast data access, even in the context of mixed workloads (HPC/AI), and is designed to reduce operating costs while reliably maintaining high performance.

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The next bright idea

When it comes to the data storage industry, is there any scope left for real innovation? Storage magazine gathered the thoughts of a selection of industry leaders

September 14, 2021

Over the past nine decades, the storage industry has brought to market numerous ground-breaking technologies and architectures – many of which are still in use today, years after they first appeared on the market. Every day, vendors announce new products that seemingly offer something different from the myriad of competing solutions already available; but are these simple updates to existing technologies, with a few tweaks and additions? Or are they truly original? At a time when so much has already been developed, can data storage vendors still be innovative?

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Panasas adds security and tweaks performance in PanFS 9

August 25, 2021

HPC storage supplier Panasas has made available PanFS 9, the latest version of its parallel file system, introducing security features that it promises will not impact performance. There are also enhancements to its Dynamic Data Acceleration (DDA) technology to improve performance.

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Panasas Delivers Uncompromised Performance and Security with PanFS 9, a Next-Generation Portable Storage Platform

New release offers customers multiple layers of security with zero performance impacts or price increases, meeting the intensive requirements of contemporary HPC and AI/ML workloads.

August 24, 2021

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 24, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasas® today announced the availability of its next-generation PanFS® portable parallel file system, a major release delivering customers performance enhancements, optimizations, and a multi-layer security foundation. These advancements are designed to meet the demanding requirements of today’s HPC and AI/ML workloads while safeguarding sensitive and confidential data, and providing the underpinnings needed to deploy a secure multi-tenancy environment.

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How The Data Deluge Is Turning High-Performance Computing Into Table Stakes

August 3, 2021

Tom Shea is President and CEO at Panasas. He has over 20 years of success delivering transformational storage technologies.

If you’re in the recruiting business, you’ll see much more interest these days in roles like director of scientific computing or director of research computing.

In years past, that job function might have fallen to someone inside the IT department. However, this task is being moved out of IT’s shadow because it’s just too important to the future as companies take advantage of high-performance computing (HPC) in their operations.

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Panasas, University of Wollongong Establish Partnership to Support Cryo-EM Research

July 13, 2021

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 13, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasas® and the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have announced a five-year strategic alliance to support medical and scientific research initiatives that deploy cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM).

Cryo-EM is a powerful technique that lets researchers study high-resolution density maps of frozen-hydrated specimens of viruses, cellular structures and protein complexes that are maintained at cryogenic temperatures.

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Panasas Hires Industry Veteran Fred Vasofsky as it Steps Up Push into Federal and other Verticals

June 15, 2021

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 15– Panasas® has appointed industry executive Fred Vasofsky to spearhead the company’s rapidly expanding presence in key vertical markets.

Vasofsky, who takes on the role of Managing Director, Vertical Solutions, brings 25 years of experience working with the federal government and commercial customers to Panasas. During his career, Vasofsky has held senior executive roles in federal sales and channel management. This includes Fusion-io, where he helped deploy some of the earliest SSDs for performance storage into Federal customers environments, prior to its acquisition by SanDisk.

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A Better Singular Storage for Financial Services HPC Infrastructure

June 17, 2021
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Learn how Panasas delivers an ideal single Enterprise-level scratch and project space HPC storage solution for financial services and algorithmic trading by combining a parallel file system into an integrated price-optimized platform, balancing NVMe, SSD, HDD and NVDIMM technologies for dynamic mixed workload performance, linearly scaling out capacity and performance, and providing fast direct access to very large datasets from many concurrent clients. Learn More

UT Dallas Grows HPC Storage Footprint for Animation and Game Development

October 28, 2020
Computer-generated animation and video game development are extraordinarily computationally intensive fields, with studios often requiring large server farms with hundreds of terabytes – or even petabytes – of storage. At the University of Texas at Dallas, the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC) prepares students to become professionals in these fields – and now, it’s boasting a massive 490 TB Panasas storage solution to support these compute- and storage-intensive programs… Learn More

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Panasas ActiveStor Data Storage Supports Materials Research for Dozens of Scientists Conducting Intensive 4D Modeling Studies at MINES ParisTech University

October 7, 2020
Researchers at MINES ParisTech, one of France’s most prestigious engineering schools, have implemented Panasas® ActiveStor® high-performance computing (HPC) data storage to support the rapidly growing research efforts at the university’s Materials Research Center… Learn More

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Why commercial HPC is different: A look at the storage requirements in commercial HPC settings

October 6, 2020
For years, government research labs and major academic computing centers have been the proving ground for all new high-performance computing (HPC) technology such as the latest CPU’s and GPU’s, high-performance networking and parallel file system storage. These organizations continually push the envelope with custom technology builds that allow them to run the most realistic models and simulations, and work with the largest datasets. Eventually, most of the HPC technology used in these labs makes its way into commercial HPC settings… Learn More

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Panasas Picked for SUNY Supercomputing Center

September 1, 2020
The University of Buffalo in New York state has bought 1.5PB of Panasas ActiveStor Ultra to provide high-bandwidth parallel access file storage for its Center for Computational Research. This provides computing resources to the 64 campuses within the State University of New York network and supports UB researchers and affiliated partners… Learn More

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