Major Top500 Super Computing Center Announces Partnership for Object Storage

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JICS and WARP Mechanics partner to explore next generation open source object storage solutions.

The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences ( between The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( is partnering with WARP Mechanics ( to study next generation object storage technologies for use in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments.

The planned work focuses on studying performance characteristics, finding optimal use cases, defining best practices, evaluating software options, and conducting empirical testing of various storage systems.

This partnership is expected to better position both JICS and WARP Mechanics to provide high-quality, open-source storage solutions for use by the national scientific and engineering communities.

About JICS:

The Joint Institute of Computational Sciences of the University of Tennessee located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, runs the National Institute for Computational Sciences, a leading academic supercomputing center that deployed the first Academic petaflop supercomputer, Kraken (#3 on Nov. 2009 Top500). In Nov. 2012, JICS sited the Beacon system, which set a record for power efficiency and took #1 on the Green500 list.

About WARP Mechanics:

A leading provider of HPC solutions. The company mission is to bring super computing technologies into broader IT markets.

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