CERN to Discuss Quantum StorNext Software’s Role in Addressing High Performance Computing Needs

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At Storage Networking World, in Fall 2010, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will discuss the role of Quantum StorNext Software in addressing high performance computing needs.

CERN uses Quantum Corp’s StorNext data management software in their acceleration systems, to assist their research and discovery.

StorNext is part of Quantum’s backup, recovery and archive systems.

The CERN presentation will detail High-Speed Shared Workflows and Large-Scale, Multi-Tier Online Archiving in advanced data center environments.

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Data from the CERN ALICE project

CERN needs a reliable, scalable IT infrastructure, plus an efficient and effective way to record and analyze the billions of bits of data they generate every second, as they collect data from collisions between billions of particles.

One of CERN’s largest experiments is the ALICE project. The ALICE project is a collaboration involving 1,000 physicists, engineers and technicians from 30 countries. Some of the equipment in the ALICE produces 17 Terabytes of data per second, as they experiment to recount the birth of matter. With this many participants and the massive amounts of data, there are unprecedented demands for data acquisition, selection, transfer, storage and handling.

At Storage Networking World, Pierre Vande Vyvre, project leader for ALICE data acquisition, will discuss steps his team took to implement the right storage solution, the specific needs of high-performance computing environments, and how CERN was able to architect its storage system to fully understand and exploit massive amounts of data for new scientific discoveries.

A Quantum Corp. press release noted “At Storage Networking World, Pierre Vande Vyvre, project leader for ALICE data acquisition, will discuss steps his team took to implement the right storage solution, the specific needs of high-performance computing environments, and how CERN was able to architect its storage system to fully understand and exploit massive amounts of data for new scientific discoveries.”

Storage Networking World is held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, TX, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The 3pm session is called “Beyond High Performance Computing: What Matters to CERN.”

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