Nirvana Welcomes D-GRiD Institutions as Participants of Its Academic and Research Use Program for Storage Resource Broker(R) (SRB(R))
Nirvana Empowers Researchers With Free Use of Its Enterprise Data Middleware
RENO, NV--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Nirvana Storage, a division of General Atomics,
today announced that its Academic and Research Use Program, which has
received wide interest from academic and research communities around the
world, has signed on MediGRID institutions. MediGRID is a part of the
German D-GRiD Initiative that enables data sharing and collaboration in
SRB connects diverse and distributed data systems for unified access,
extracts and manages metadata to facilitate search and discovery, and
automates a number of data management tasks for reduced administration and
With SRB, multiple data stores can be merged into a large data repository,
which is accessible from any CIFS or NFS environment (e.g., Windows, MacOS,
LINUX, etc.) as a virtual file system. Data management tasks, such as
replication, synchronization, migration and backup, can be carried out
transparently without user interruption. With its versatile interfaces and
broad compatibility, SRB is a powerful integration tool.
Nirvana's Academic and Research Use Program brings the power of SRB to
researchers at qualified institutions with a free permanent license. For
further details, please visit http://www.ga.com/nirvana.
The German D-Grid Initiative was founded by the German Federal Ministry of
Education and Research (BMBF) in March 2004, as a long-term strategic grid
research and development initiative. The goal is to design, build and
operate a network of distributed integrated and virtualized
high-performance resources and related services to enable the processing of
large amounts of scientific data and information.
About Nirvana and General Atomics
Nirvana Storage was established in 2000 as a division of General Atomics.
It commercializes data grid technology originally developed at the San
Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), which was founded and operated by
General Atomics for many years. Nirvana Storage is located in San Diego,
California, and provides advanced data solutions to government, research
and industry customers around the world. General Atomics and its
affiliates supply services ranging from research in magnetic fusion and
inertial fusion energy, to defense programs, high power lasers, UWB
communications, and manufacturing of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.
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