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BlueArc Adds Brookhaven Lab

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BlueArc Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that Brookhaven National Lab (Brookhaven), a multi-program laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Energy, has deployed a BlueArc Titan 2200 cluster with nearly 300 terabytes of storage. The BlueArc Titan system serves as a massively scalable and reliable foundation for the fastest available access to data resulting from research today—and in the future.

“We can’t afford to experiment when it comes to storage infrastructure,” said Robert Petkus, RHIC/USATLAS Computing Facility, Brookhaven National Laboratory. “As Brookhaven prepares to support some of the world’s most important particle physics research next year, we’ve replaced cutting-edge but inadequate systems with BlueArc Titan 2200 servers that can scale effortlessly and respond consistently to shifts in volume and demand.”

Approximately 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff and another 4,000 or more guest researchers per year depend on data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Computing Facility (RHIC) that Brookhaven operates at its U.S. facility. Brookhaven also has a major role in international projects such as the ambitious Large Hadron Collider (LHC) under construction by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the world’s premier particle physics research lab. Data from RHIC experiments is proliferating at an astounding rate, and Petkus anticipates that by 2012, Brookhaven will have more than 4,000 nodes on its storage area network. With so many users and many means of accessing data, Petkus sought a unified storage environment and a single vendor to help him retain control over the implementation.

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