National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has deployed Hammerspace to provide a high-performance computing storage solution within a research and development group.
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and secure national defense. NSF is the only federal agency whose mission supports all fields of fundamental science and engineering disciplines, from mathematics, engineering and geosciences to biological, behavioral and computer sciences.
Organizations in government, research and development and commercial endeavors all face challenges of extending high-performance workflows beyond a single data center for distributed use cases. Whether it is the need to bridge multiple data centers, or to bridge on-premises data centers with one or more cloud resources, or even to manage multiple-vendor storage silos within a single data center, each of these use cases creates problems of increased latency for users and complexity for IT staff.
Hammerspace is designed to help research organizations and other HPC environments create, process, and manage even extreme volumes of HPC data, and to enable collaboration across a decentralized environment. Its software is designed from the ground up to scale up and out to accommodate even extreme workload requirements, enabling HPC customers to parallelize performance across any vendor storage, network, or cloud resource they prefer.