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HPSS Data Archive


The High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is a modern, flexible, performance-oriented Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) product developed by the HPSS Collaboration. It provides scalable HSM, archive, and file system services using cluster, LAN and SAN technologies to aggregate the capacity and performance of many computers, disks, disk systems, tape drives and tape libraries. It has been used at NERSC for archival storage since 1998. HPSS is intended for long term storage of data that is not frequently accessed.



NERSC Tape Archives Make the Move to Berkeley Lab’s Shyh Wang Hall

February 8, 2019

NERSC has embarked on a two-year archival data transfer project from its former home in Oakland, Calif. to two new tape libraries in Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall. Read More »