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How Versity Powers Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) Product

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New storage upstart Versity offers S3 object storage interface

As well as multi-threaded and SAM-QFS-based archiving software

The Register — June 21, 2016 – Versity is an archiving software startup using multi-threaded SAM-QFS.

It was founded in March 2011 by CEO Bruce Gilpin, with a VC background, and CTO Harriet Coverston. She is the tech brains of the outfit and worked at LSC (Large Storage Configurations) from 1986, which developed QFS (Quick File System).

QFS grouped disk drives and provided a file system for them. This software was bought by Sun, where Coverston worked and then found a home in Oracle when Sun was bought by Larry's company.

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Cray Awarded $80 Million Contract From King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Seattle, WA — November 17, 2014 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with multiple Cray systems that span the Company's line of compute, storage and analytics products. The contract with KAUST marks Cray's return to the Middle East for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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