Media Alert: HGST to Demonstrate Big Data Storage Solutions at O'Reilly Strata Conference, Booth #1100

HGST End-User Harvard Clean Energy Project to Present "Big Data Maps to Renewable Energy"

Feb 11, 2014, 08:00 ET from HGST, A Western Digital Company

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Strata Conference (Booth #1100) -- Enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that at the O'Reilly Strata Conference (@strataconf) the company will demonstrate how its high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) and enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) are helping data centers manage explosive petabyte (PB) growth while balancing the right mix of performance, capacity and power to efficiently scale. Additionally, HGST end-user, Kai Trepte, lead software engineer for the Harvard Clean Energy Project, will lead a special session titled "Big Data Maps to Renewable Energy."



HGST exhibiting at the O'Reilly Strata Conference


 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Booth #1100

Product Showcase:

4.8TB FlashMAXTM II Capacity PCIe flash card offers unconditional performance and low latency combined with the industry's highest storage capacity in the smallest footprint

Based on the innovative HelioSeal™ platform, the  Ultrastar® He6,  is the world's first helium-sealed HDD that  delivers the highest HDD capacity on the market with the lowest customer TCO in a standard 3.5-inch form factor


February 11-13, 2014

Exhibits:  Tuesday, February 11 from 5 - 6:30 pm; Wednesday, February 12 from 10 am – 4:30 pm and 5:30 – 7 pm; and Thursday, February 13 from 10 am – 4 pm

Presentation:  Harvard's Clean Energy Project: Big Data Maps To Renewable Energy, Wednesday, February 12 at 2:20 pm PT in the Mission City M room.  Mr. Trepte will discuss the techniques Harvard is using to mine 400TB of data stored on HGST enterprise class Ultrastar® HDDs to develop the next generation of organic solar cells.

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About HGST HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Datacenter, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

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