ArC - A Low Cost Scalable Archive Storage Management System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNG05CA11C
Agency Tracking Number:
033843
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
E3.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Archivas Inc.
200 West Street, Waltham, MA, 02451-1121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
136117871
Principal Investigator:
Neil Colstad
Principal Investigator
(781) 890-8353
ncolstad@archivas.com
Business Contact:
Neil Colstad
Business Official
(781) 890-8353
ncolstad@archivas.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NRC's Committee on Government Data Centers made a set of technology recommendations for data centers meet user needs and develop the long-term record of environmental change. ArC is a low cost scalable Archive Storage Management System that will help NASA respond to the NRC recommendations. The ArC architecture is innovative in the replacement of current tape-based archival systems with a highly distributed disk-based system that provides unprecedented ease of use implemented over commodity Linux clusters using scalable indexing and load balancing algorithms. The Phase II Technical Objectives are to develop a full-scope prototype system, evaluate its performance using the EOS Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) on OMIDAPS, and incorporate performance improvements. The prototype will provide a 36TB archival system that will enable archive administrators automate the day-to-day operations of the archive, ensure the preservation of authenticity, provide audit constructs, and achieve the lowest possible cost of operation.

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