Active Archives Play an Essential Role for HPC Environments – Learn More at SC19

October 22nd, 2019 by Meredith Bagnulo

Traditional storage solutions are becoming too costly for today’s exploding data volumes and they don’t scale to meet the demands of high-performance computing (HPC) environments. HPC systems and applications require high I/O bandwidth, high capacity, low latency, shared access and data protection. They handle large volumes of data and extremely large data sets over short periods of time, while also providing simultaneous access from multiple servers. As such, these environments require multiple levels of storage systems to provide a complete solution – and all this must be done while closely managing storage costs.

An active archive solution can solve this complexity by:

• Leveraging an intelligent management layer;
• Realizing the full economic benefits and long-term reliability of tape, the performance benefits of HDD and flash, and the flexibility of cloud; and
• Supporting onsite, offsite and cloud environments; while
• Lowering costs, strengthening data protection, improving performance, and reducing complexity.

The following Active Archive Alliance members and sponsors will be at SC19 and would love to discuss how active archive solutions leverage hybrid infrastructures to help HPC organizations solve their content growth challenges. Stop by the following booths to learn more!

Spectra Logic Booth #535
Qumulo Booth #355
Western Digital Booth #1275
StrongBox Data Booth #237

For more information on active archives or the Active Archive Alliance, visit

Alliance Members & Sponsors