NetApp Storage Supercomputer

The US Department of Energy announced yesterday that NetApp will provide the storage foundation for a new government supercomputer called Sequoia at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. The Sequoia, which will be deployed in 2012, is predicted to be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers with a primary mission of ensuring the safety and security of the United States’ aging nuclear arsenal without underground testing. Sequoia will also be used for other important programs, such as non-proliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, and climate change.

“The NetApp E-Series storage platform will play a vital role in Sequoia’s ability to process, manage, and store the immense amount of data and information required for its various workloads,” says Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research.

According to HPC Wire, the NetApp storage system will total a massive 55PB in an E-Series solution, putting NetApp in the upper echelons of supercomputing storage companies.

NetApp traditionally provides enterprise-class storage arrays for organization and businesses that require end-to-end unified storage solutions. The NetApp FAS2000 series is aimed at remote offices and mid-sized business, while the NetApp FAS3200 line is designed for more demanding business environments. The NetApp FAS6000 and NetApp FAS6200 is designed for the most demanding enterprise environments.

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