Computer storage company DataDirect Networks will supply computer storage systems to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Financial terms of the deal between DataDirect, in Chatsworth, and Los Alamos were not disclosed.
Los Alamos National Laboratory performs research on national security, space exploration, renewable energy, medicine and supercomputing.
DataDirect storage will provide 4.3 petabytes for 11 separate computing clusters supporting the lab’s unclassified study of biology, earth science, physics, oceans and cosmology. One petabyte is equal to one quadrillion bytes of information.
The storage will allow Los Alamos to take “advantage of the highest levels of storage performance, reliability and scalability to ensure fast and efficient data access and sharing while accelerating scientific discoveries,” said Jeff Denworth, vice president of marketing at DataDirect, in a prepared statement.