• COMPUTING CENTER CONNECTS
      HPC AND VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS
      WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE
      SCALABLE STORAGE

TACC

QUICK FACTS
Industry: Higher Education

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas in Austin is one of the leading advanced computing centers in the world. Founded in 2001, TACC enables discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. UT has a long supercomputing history with one or more systems in the Top500 almost every year since 2006. TACC data under management grows rapidly – on average 40% per year.

 

CHALLENGES

  • The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) required a high-speed, scalable research data repository that was both datacenter and budget-friendly. The solution needed to meet current research storage needs, and also be able to scale for the next generation of scientific research.

SOLUTION

  • Working closely together, the solution comprised DDN’s SFA storage engine and Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel® Xeon® processors to support the sophisticated TACC compute and visualization systems

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • Rack-dense, energy-efficient solution helps minimize physical footprint and power consumption

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Massively scalable storage provides 1.2 PB of capacity, with a file system that can potentially support up to 10 PB.
  • High performance, including up to 6 GB/sec of aggregate file system performance and over 1 GB/sec of per-client performance, helps support supercomputing sites worldwide across a wide range of scientific disciplines.