In the quest to design the next generation of spacecraft, NASA researchers produce mountains of scientific and engineering data. The same goes for climate change studies, aeronautics analysis, and research into the earth’s atmosphere.
To manage, store and retrieve these vast quantities of information, NASA is deploying a data management solution from SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) . Currently being implemented at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at NASA Ames Research Center, the solution is based on the SGI(R) InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF). NASA will use the DMF solution to quickly and efficiently move older data files to a tape archive, making the much faster disk space self-managing.