Seagate, Los Alamos Lab Enter Supercomputer Data Archiving Tech R&D Agreement

DataCenterSeagate Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research-and-development agreement to study a new storage tier both entities believe could help supercomputers at the lab house data at reduced energy usage rates.

Seagate said Monday it will collaborate with LANL to create a power-managed disk and software system and design the technology to archive large volumes of data with low energy consumption.

“We see huge opportunities to bring power-aware cold storage to the market as organizations—including and beyond the Department of Energy—seek new ways to address data storage in resourceful ways,” said Gary Grider, head of the lab’s high-performance computing division.

Deb Oliver, president of Seagate’s government solutions subsidiary, said the partnership seeks to build new systems to meet the data management needs of federal agencies.

Seagate will base the project on its automated hierarchical storage management system ClusterStor A200 that is designed to help high-performance computing systems carry out retrieval functions.

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