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Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, helps commercial, government and academic organisations accelerate their time to results, leading to real-world breakthroughs that improve people's lives. Panasas high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximise the benefits of high-performance computers and clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created with legacy network storage technologies. Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the PanFS™ parallel file system, offer the most comprehensive portfolio of high-performance storage solutions for compute-intensive environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit

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  • editor's comments:- September 2012 - Panasas designs and markets high capacity, high availability hybrid 10GBe storage racks (populated SSD ASAPs). The company's recently launched ActiveStor 14 has less than 4% of its capacity as SSD.
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"What we need to do now is recognize that in very large systems, with lots of components failures are no longer a rare anomalous event - they are a frequent normal condition - and we need to quote performance and availability and reliability assuming that there is always some repair going on and we need to acknowledge that all these redundancy schemes reduce the probability of data loss they don't eliminate data loss..."
Garth Gibson, founder and chief scientist, Panasas Long Live RAID (video) (May 2012)
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In October 2009 - Panasas announced support for SSD acceleration within its Series 9 ActiveStor hybrid storage systems (ASAPs). A single 42U rack configured with the new Series 9 system is capable of delivering an estimated 80,000 NFS operations per second, as well as 6 gigabytes per second of throughput.

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