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.