Panasas said ActiveStor is designed for technical computing applications and big data workloads and aims to help ATK address performance and scalability issues in its engineering workflow.
Scientists use the HPC cluster for computer-aided engineering tools in mechanical design, combustion modeling, computational fluid dynamics and flight simulation processes.
Previously, the center ran the cluster on a GPFS-based parallel file system.
“It is crucial that ATK engineers use state-of-the art systems in order to support our research and product design applications at the highest levels of performance and uptime,” said Ramesh Krishnan, an ATK senior staff engineer for engineering process and tools.
“I love Panasas storage because our users don’t even notice it’s there,” said Nate Fuhriman, an ATK system administrator.