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Multi-tier storage system including 60PB of object storage

Ask Me Anything: Pawsey’s multi-tier storage capability

6 September 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre invites you to join us for a Pawsey Hour (Ask. Me. Anything.), our way of reaching out to the research community.

Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on Pawsey’s new multi-tier storage capability.

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Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will become home to one of the largest research-focused object storage systems in the world, with 130 petabytes of online and offline storage as part of the facility’s $70 million capital refresh project.

It includes the addition of object storage technologies to the Pawsey mix, making it easier for research groups to share and access data in flexible ways.

  • The 130 PB data storage system, currently being installed, includes:
    A disk-based system powered by Dell, named Acacia after Australia’s national floral emblem the Golden Wattle – Acacia pycnantha, providing 60PB of high-speed object storage for hosting research data online. This multi-tiered cluster separates different types of data to improve data availability.
  • Offline storage, named Banksia, after another Australian wildflower with a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae, provided by Xenon, incorporating Pawsey’s current object storage infrastructure, including two mirrored libraries each holding 70PB of data, duplicated for data security.

If you are interested in why Pawsey has opted for this solution, its underlying infrastructure and how it will be deployed; this AMA is for you!

If you have any issues with registering or do not receive the Zoom details upon registration, please email us at help@pawsey.org.au.

The event will take place at 1:00 pm AWST / 3:00 pm AEST

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