University of Colorado Boulder - Supporting ground-breaking research with the pioneering PetaLibrary

Published on 12 Jan 2015

Without IBM GPFS and Tivoli Storage Manager, the PetaLibrary would simply not be possible.

Peter Ruprecht, Senior HPC Analyst, University of Colorado Boulder

Customer
University of Colorado Boulder

Industry
Education

Deployment country

Partner
Re-Store, LLC

Overview

Established in 1877, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is the flagship university of the State of Colorado. Offering 32 different bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to nearly 32,000 students as of 2013, CU Boulder boasts an illustrious academic history that includes five Nobel laureates.

Business need
Successful computational research calls for participants to store and share huge amounts of data. How could CU-Boulder provide scalable, accessible storage resources to multiple teams?

Solution

CU-Boulder met demand for large-scale, low-cost data storage with the PetaLibrary—a hierarchical storage system—with IBM tape, disk systems, and IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly IBM® GPFS™) software.

Benefits
An estimated capacity of 1.5 Petabytes is expected to accommodate data growth over four years; researchers have access to enterprise-class technology and data management support.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Scale, Tivoli Storage Manager

Hardware
Storage, Storage: DCS3700, Storage: Tape & Optical Storage

Solution
Educ: Technology Infrastructure, Educ: Secure and Flexible Infrastructure, Educ: Innovation in Research

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