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Why Data Gravity Plays a Role in HPC

Data volumes have a certain weight — data gravity — which can lead to unique storage challenges, especially in the HPC arena.

December 14, 2021

Data storage in the high-performance computing sector has always been one of the poorly lit corners of the industry. The enormous need for speed and the overall magnitude of the challenge require very differentiated technical solutions.

One of the difficulties arising from the complexity of HPC data storage includes explaining the problems that arise and the necessary solutions in such a way that even those who are not experts in this field can understand.

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Panasas Joins Thales Accelerate Partner Network to Collaborate on Storage Security for High-Performance Computing

Collaboration will safeguard HPC storage systems and customer data with Panasas hardware-based encryption at rest with Thales enterprise key management solution

December 1, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 1, 2021 – Panasas®, a leader in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, announced today that it has joined the Thales Accelerate Partner Network and is working with Thales on the adoption of integrated storage security solutions.

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Panasas Names Bret Costelow EVP of Global Sales

Lustre Parallel File System Veteran to Head Global Sales for HPC Storage Leader

November 16, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 16, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Panasas® today announced the appointment of Bret Costelow as executive vice president of global sales. In his new role overseeing sales and business development worldwide, Costelow will leverage his more than 25 years of experience to further boost Panasas’ high-performance computing (HPC) storage revenue growth.

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Lock Down High-Performance Computing Security Before It’s Too Late

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

Thanks to their vast computational ability to perform process-intensive tasks, high-performance computing (HPC) clusters now play increasingly important roles beyond their historical representation in research and scientific settings. But given how the amount of information organizations collect has grown exponentially in the last few decades, the enormous amount of data stored in HPC systems presents rich targets of opportunity for attackers.

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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

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