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Welcome to the HUF2016 official Conference website!

HUF2016 will take place from Monday August 29th to Friday September 2nd, 2016 in New York City.

Conference Overview

The HPSS User Forum (HUF) is the annual gathering of the HPSS community, bringing together new and existing HPSS users from around the globe to discuss best practices for managing, operating, monitoring and supporting HPSS installations. Attendees will include technologists, researchers, faculty, postdocs, business and industry representatives involved in the development, implementation, and management of HPSS software.

What is HPSS?

The High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is a flexible, scalable, policy-based Hierarchical Storage Management product, developed as the result of over two decades of collaboration among five Department of Energy laboratories in the USA and IBM, with significant contributions by universities and other laboratories worldwide. It provides scalable hierarchical storage management (HSM), archive, and file system services using cluster, LAN and SAN technologies to aggregate the capacity and performance of many computers, disks, disk systems, tape drives and tape libraries.

HUF 2016 Highlights

HUF 2016 promises to be an exciting event with prime meeting space at the IBM Client Center located at 590 Madison Avenue. This is a short walk from hotel accommodations at The Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street.  Attendees will be invited to network at offsite dinner venues for socializing and a taste of New York!

Special Bonus: attendees will be invited for a day long excursion to tour the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) located on Long Island. Here secrets of the universe will be revealed courtesy of BNL’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)!

For more on BNL’s RHIC, please see video in link below:


65 West 54th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone +1 212-247-2700
Fax +1 212-247-2725