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The Society of HPC Professionals lunch and learn event


Lunch & Learn – March 2021

Unexpected Changes to the HPC Storage Landscape in 2021

Thursday, 25 March 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Live stream due to COVID-19

About the Event


At the next Monthly Lunch and Learn, Panasas will be updating the Society on the changing HPC Storage Landscape, including all the advancements at Panasas recently:

  • Twice as fast as Lustre, BeeGFS and GPFS
  • Easiest management, best reliability and uptime at the lowest TCO
  • Dynamic Data Acceleration Technology that places small files on SSD Flash
  • Enterprise-grade support


The ability to handle mixed workloads can be one of the major requirements in HPC – one of the key advantages of Panasas is its proven ability to efficiently and effectively handle mixed workloads without the need for constant tuning. HPC organizations no longer need to trade off performance and price-performance for simplicity, uptime, and great support. With PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra, HPC organizations can have it all.

About the Speaker


Robert Murphy
Director of Product Marketing, Panasas

Bob Murphy is Director of Product Marketing at Panasas. Previously, he was the Big Data Program Manager for General Atomics Energy and Advanced Concepts and was responsible for High Performance Data and Analytics in IBM’s Software Defined Environments organization. Before IBM, he held positions with increasing levels of responsibility at Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems.

Bob holds a Biomedical Engineering Degree from Purdue University.


FREE for Members and U of H Student Members

$15 for Non-Members
This is a good time to consider joining SHPCP since members get free lunch, ability to live stream events, and copies of presentations and videos (when approved by presenter)
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Due to COVID-19, this month’s Lunch & Learn is a live stream event only. 

For members, the link is on the Member Resources page when you log in.

For non-members, the link will be provided after you register