RCAC awarded $500,000 grant for composable and HPC workflow storage
Lead computational scientist Erik Gough is the PI on a $500,000 NSF award that establishes a model for Software Defined Storage as a Service (STaaS) at the campus level, offering unified access to and on-demand provisioning of block, object and filesystem storage across the Geddes Composable Platform and Community Cluster resources.
The storage system will be used for both research and instruction via residential learning programs on Purdue's campus. To support workforce development, undergraduate students will play a key role in the deployment and integration of the new storage infrastructure.
"This new storage offering will impact the breadth of our user base, providing new data access methods through an S3 endpoint as well as user defined provisioning of storage for both cloud and HPC workflows," says Gough.