Nirvana commercializes metadata intensive storage technology originally developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), which was founded and operated by General Atomics.
About General Atomics
Founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics is now a privately owned technology and product company headquartered in San Diego, California. With more than 20 locations worldwide, General Atomics and its affiliated companies develop and manufacture a variety of high technology products for commercial and government applications. 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 series of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Some examples of how the SRB is currently being implemented:
- Aerospace agency managing terabytes of satellite data and imagery
- Earthquake modeling and prediction
- Data collection within a national virtual observatory
- Integrating wireless real-time oceanographic and environmental data
- United Kingdom Data Grid, with over 30 sites linking their data together
- Management of corporate document center with more than 4 million pages of documents
- Support in merging radar images with satellite images residing in distributed locations
- Data Archiving Project at Washington University, developing software to address data acquisition rate of 10GB to 20GB per week