Nick works on NERSC archival storage system deployment. Prior to joining NERSC Nick worked as a systems analyst at Wells Fargo Bank and ran weather forecasting systems for an Internet data provider based in San Francisco. Before joining the Storage Systems Group Nick managed Linux compute platforms in the Computational Systems Group and administered FreeBSD systems in the NERSC Server Team.
N. Balthaser, W. Hurlbert, T10KC Technology in Production, May 9, 2013,
- Download File: LTUG-2013-T10KC.pdf (pdf: 1 MB)
N. Balthaser, Introduction to NERSC Archival Storage, February 15, 2013,
- Download File: introtohpss-v41.pdf (pdf: 1.2 MB)
How to authenticate with the NERSC archive, store and retrieve data, and avoid common usage mistakes.
N. Balthaser, J. Hick, W. Hurlbert, StorageTek Tape Analytics: Pre-Release Evaluation at LBNL, LTUG 2012, April 25, 2012,
A report to the Large Tape Users Group (LTUG) annual conference on a pre-release evaluation of the new software product, StorageTek Tape Analytics (STA). We provide a user's perspective on what we found useful, some suggestions for improvement, and some key new features that would enhance the product.
N. Balthaser, D. Hazen, “HSI Best Practices for NERSC Users”, May 2, 2011, LBNL 4745E
- Download File: HSIBestPractices-Balthaser-Hazen-2011-06-09.pdf (pdf: 245 KB)
In this paper we explain how to obtain and install HSI, create a NERSC authentication token, and transfer data to and from the system. Additionally we describe methods to optimize data transfers and avoid common pitfalls that can degrade data transfers and storage system performance.