Spectra Logic at Supercomputing 2019: Storage Technology in Large Scale Environments

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Spectra executives meet customers and partners in the booth.

Spectra Logic last week exhibited at one of its largest industry trade shows of the year: Supercomputing 2019 (SC19). An international event dedicated to showcasing work in high performance computing (HPC), networking, data storage and analysis, this year’s event was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

The week was memorable for Spectra for a number of reasons. On Tuesday afternoon, Senior Director of Hardware Engineering Matt Ninesling gave a presentation at the DDN Storage booth theater, sharing shifts in the tape drive market and trends in data center infrastructure and data migration. Tuesday evening was marked by Spectra’s participation in a Supercomputing Birds of a Feather session titled “Looking Ahead to Tape Technology’s Role in HPC – Future Advancements, Challenges, and Roadmap”. For the Birds of a Feather session, Spectra CTO Matt Starr was joined on stage by Versity’s Bruce Gilpin, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Dave Bonnie and IBM’s Ed Childers and Jim Gerry. They discussed data growth trends in large scale environments, tape technology, performance and accessibility, and cloud storage.

On Wednesday morning, Spectra hosted a Technology Advisory Panel (TAP) at the Hilton Denver City Center Hotel, where users in data-intensive fields and large tape environments discussed technology advancements. That same evening, Spectra customers participated in a networking happy hour co-hosted by Spectra Logic and StrongBox Data Solutions at the Corner Office Restaurant.

Spectra showcased in booth antique pinball machines from CEO Nathan Thompson’s collection.

Between a purposefully crafted schedule of events and great conversations with customer and partners on the show floor, SC19 was a great success for Spectra Logic all around. We had many customers, partners, and press/analysts visit our booth, meet with our executives, and express interest in our solutions. We are excited to see what trends develop in HPC in 2020, and look forward to next year’s show!

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