Panasas file system PanFS optimized for HPC storage
Storage without bottleneck
September 27, 2021
The Panasas file system PanFS is unusual in many respects. The parallel file system for object storage has neither an API to AWS S3, as is now widely offered, nor data compression, which is also standard. But according to Curtis Anderson, Panasas software architect, the system is optimized for fast data access, even in the context of mixed workloads (HPC/AI), and is designed to reduce operating costs while reliably maintaining high performance.