One major decision has been made to secure the future of the data collected by the Human Connectome Project. The HCP has reached agreement with BlueArc, a subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), to provide tiered data storage for the project that will extend at least five years beyond the lifespan of the project itself.
This decision was made after a lengthy evaluation process where multiple vendors submitted proposals, and provided on-site equipment for thorough benchmarking and head-to-head testing. The complexity of these systems, and the high demands of this project, which will serve at least one petabyte (one million gigabytes) of data on-demand to the scientific public, required a 90-day testing window before we could make an informed agreement.
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