ArC - A Low Cost Scalable Archive Storage Management System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG05CA11C
Agency Tracking Number: 033843
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: E3.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Archivas Inc.
200 West Street, Waltham, MA, 02451-1121
DUNS: 136117871
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neil Colstad
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 890-8353
 ncolstad@archivas.com
Business Contact
 Neil Colstad
Title: Business Official
Phone: (781) 890-8353
Email: 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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