SC Conference - Activity Details

Data Lifecycle Management

Primary Session Leader:
Tracey Wilson  (Computer Sciences Corporation)

Secondary Session Leader:
Ralph McEldowney  (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Birds-of-a-Feather Session
Tuesday,  05:30PM - 07:00PM
Room Ballroom F
As HPC systems continue to get larger and denser with multi-core processors, the amount of data stored in HPC centers is growing exponentially. The cost to increase the storage size to meet the demand is unmanageable. What options do centers have to quell this problem? A Data Lifecycle Management implementation contains information lifecycle management processes to manage data within a single site or a distributed HPC environment. This process incorporates tiered storage with defined policies, management of heterogeneous file systems, detailed and custom metadata schemes, replica management, and a common user interface. Users can use tools in the environment to create custom metadata describing their data, determine its longevity, and perform detailed searches. This BOF will discuss the storage issues affecting HPC centers, the benefits to users and centers of this implementation model, potential technologies in the market today, and future direction and features for tomorrow.
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