Autonomous Vehicle Development

Company: Global automotive supplier

Overview: A global leader of electronics for next-generation vehicles, saw its research undergo rapid evolution as active safety systems were proving to reduce accidents and make cars safer. The company recently saw its progress in this important program threatened when data volumes dramatically increased, colliding with the need for faster testing and more sophisticated analysis.

Challenge:

  • Massive data growth created by higher sensor and camera resolutions and more devices per car
  • Data volume increasing from 1PB today to over 20PB in 10 years
  • Fast daily ingest from test vehicles—up to 20TB per car, per day—for engineering access
  • High-performance support of engineering testing and analytics computing

Solution:

  • Quantum XcellisTM Workflow Director, powered by StorNext
  • StorNext QXSTM-5600 performance storage
  • StorNext AEL6000 archive storage

Customer Benefits:

  • Shared storage simplifies workflow, eliminating storage silos
  • High-speed ingest and faster performance support high-performance computing (HPC) analytics and accelerate development
  • Automated data protection without backup software
  • Easier collaboration with international teams using common data sets
  • Cloud-ready—public and private
  • Performance and capacity can be added independently for future needs and budget control
  • Total cost: 10x less than the alternative solution
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NASA Captures Massive Datasets for Science

Company: NASA

Overview: Every day, five of NASA’s initial Earth Observing System satellites beam down terabytes of scientific data about the earth, oceans, and atmosphere. This data is processed and made available to climate researchers around the world using NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Core System—one of the most ambitious data gathering and distribution systems ever conceived. The storage of this irreplaceable information, which spans multiple media types and locations, is entrusted to Quantum’s data management software.

Challenge:

  • Every Day:
    • The EOSDIS system receives 3 terabytes of new data from its five satellites
    • NASA distributes 2 terabytes of data from its four linked data centers to researchers around the world
  • NASA provides hundreds of thousands of global users access to more than 20 million files which together contain over a petabyte of information
  • This data bank is the richest set of information ever collected on the Earth’s climate, therefore it needs to be protected
  • By the end of the decade the system is expected to hold 10 petabytes of data

Solution:

  • Quantum’s Data Management Software
  • Tape Storage: Automated tape libraries
  • Server and Storage Environment: SGI IRIX servers

Customer Benefits:

  • Vendor support
  • High reliability and scalability
  • Support of multiple media types
  • High speed search and retrieval capabilities
  • To the users data appears as though it were stored in a single database
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