Enabling Science

PADS is a petabyte (10ˆ15-byte)-scale online storage server capable of sustained multi-gigabyte/s I/O performance, tightly integrated with a 9 teraflop/s computing resource and multi-gigabit/s local and wide area networks. Its hardware and associated software enables the reliable storage of, access to, and analysis of massive datasets by both local users and the national scientific community.