Wayne Hurlbert shares responsibility for the continued development of storage systems and environments at NERSC. Prior to his position at NERSC, Wayne built storage systems at Berkeley Lab and Sybase Inc., and did compiler development at Ana Systems Inc. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the State University of New York and a B.S. in computer science from San Francisco State University.
Nicholas Balthaser, Wayne Hurlbert, Melinda Jacobsen, Owen James, Kristy Kallback-Rose, Kirill Lozinskiy, NERSC HPSS Site Update, 2020 HPSS User Forum, October 9, 2020,
Report on recent projects and challenges running HPSS at NERSC, including recent AQI issues and upcoming HPSS upgrade.
Nicholas Balthaser, Damian Hazen, Wayne Hurlbert, Owen James, Kristy Kallback-Rose, Kirill Lozinskiy, Moving the NERSC Archive to a Green Data Center, Storage Technology Showcase 2020, March 3, 2020,
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Description of methods used and challenges involved in moving the NERSC tape archive to a new data center with environmental cooling.
Nicholas Balthaser, Wayne Hurlbert, Long-term Data Management in the NERSC Archive, NITRD Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC), February 5, 2020,
Description of data management practices contributing to long-term data integrity in the NERSC Archive.
Nicholas Balthaser, Wayne Hurlbert, Kirill Lozinskiy, Owen James, Regent System Move Update, NERSC All-to-All Meeting, December 16, 2019,
Update on moving the NERSC center backup system from the Oakland Scientific Facility to LBL Building 59.
Kristy Kallback-Rose, Tape Library and Media Evaluation and Planning - NERSC Site Update at the Linear Tape User Group, May 2, 2018,
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NERSC site update focusing on plans to implement new tape technology at the Berkeley Data Center.
Kristy Kallback-Rose, NERSC Site Report at HPC Advisory Council and HPCXXL User Group, April 12, 2018,
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NERSC Site Report focusing on plans for migration of tape-based system to new location and new technology, and collection of metrics for GPFS.
N. Balthaser, W. Hurlbert, T10KC Technology in Production, May 9, 2013,
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Report to 2012 Large Tape User Group meeting regarding our production statistics and experiences using the Oracle T10000C tape drive.
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.
D. Hazen, J. Hick, W. Hurlbert, M. Welcome, Media Information Record (MIR) Analysis, LTUG 2011, April 19, 2011,
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Presentation of Storage Systems Group findings from a year-long effort to collect and analyze Media Information Record (MIR) statistics from our in-production Oracle enterprise tape drives at NERSC. We provide information on the data collected, and some highlights from our analysis. The presentation is primarily intended to declare that the information in the MIR is important to users or customers to better operating and managing their tape environments.
Glenn K. Lockwood, Damian Hazen, Quincey Koziol, Shane Canon, Katie Antypas, Jan Balewski, Nicholas Balthaser, Wahid Bhimji, James Botts, Jeff Broughton, Tina L. Butler, Gregory F. Butler, Ravi Cheema, Christopher Daley, Tina Declerck, Lisa Gerhardt, Wayne E. Hurlbert, Kristy A. Kallback-
Rose, Stephen Leak, Jason Lee, Rei Lee, Jialin Liu, Kirill Lozinskiy, David Paul, Prabhat, Cory Snavely, Jay Srinivasan, Tavia Stone Gibbins, Nicholas J. Wright,
"Storage 2020: A Vision for the Future of HPC Storage",
October 20, 2017,
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J. Hick, J. Hules, A. Uselton, "DOE HPC Best Practices Workshop: File Systems and Archives", Workshop, September 27, 2011,
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The Department of Energy has identified the design, implementation, and usability of file systems and archives as key issues for current and future HPC systems. This workshop addresses current best practices for the procurement, operation, and usability of file systems and archives. Furthermore, the workshop addresses whether system challenges can be met by evolving current practices.