Panasas HPC Storage
Panasas ActiveStor Appliances
Panasas® ActiveStor™ is the world’s fastest parallel storage system, bringing plug-and-play simplicity to large scale storage deployments. Based on a unique storage blade architecture and the Panasas® PanFS™ storage operating system, ActiveStor delivers unmatched parallel file system performance in addition to the scalability, manageability, reliability, and value required by demanding technical computing organizations in the energy, government, finance, manufacturing, bioscience, and other research sectors.
Maximum Performance and Scalability
ActiveStor appliances eliminate the bottlenecks found in traditional NAS systems, accelerating application I/O performance by enabling HPC cluster nodes to directly access a single, scalable file system in parallel. Simply add individual blade chassis or entire racks to non-disruptively scale the capacity and performance of the file system as storage requirements grow.
ActiveStor systems provide a single point of management for a single, scalable file system, allowing storage administrators to focus on managing data instead of their storage systems. Capacity and performance planning, mount point management, and data load balancing across multiple pools of storage are all common administration problems that are easily solved by deploying Panasas storage.
End-to-End Data Integrity with Object RAID
Key to their high reliability and availability, ActiveStor appliances store data as objects, with RAID performed on a per-file basis as an integral part of PanFS, instead of depending on legacy hardware RAID controllers. Intelligent Object RAID optimizes data placement, boosting performance and reliability while unique horizontal (blade) and vertical (disk) parity calculations compensate for media errors, greatly improving drive reliability. ActiveStor systems deliver industry-leading rebuild times, quickly restoring fault tolerance to the system. This robustness makes ActiveStor an ideal choice for a variety of technical computing applications.