Tape not dead yet - NCSA Taps 380 Petabyte Fast Tape Storage

With data volumes and pressure to reduce power all increasing, it is back to the future with NCSA380 Petabyte High Performance Storage System. The world’s largest automated near-line data repository which has multiple automated tape libraries, dozens of high-performance data movers, a large 40 Gigabit Ethernet network, hundreds of high-performance tape drives, and about a 100,000 tape cartridges.

The system is being used with the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer making it the world’s largest HPSS now in production,