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Industry IT hardware,
IT services
Founded California, United States (1984)
Founder Larry Lesser
Headquarters Lake Forest, California, United States
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Alex Lesser (Vice president),[1]
Larry Lesser (President),[1]
Janice Lesser (CEO),
Eric Lesser (Director of Operations)
Products Computing clouds, supercomputers, big data storage servers[2]

PSSC Labs is a California-based company that provides supercomputing solutions in the United States and internationally. Its products include "high-performance" servers, clusters, workstations, and RAID storage systems for scientific research, government and military, entertainment content creators, developers, and private clouds.[3] The company has implemented clustering software from NASA Goddard's Beowulf project in its supercomputers designed for bioinformatics, medical imaging, computational chemistry and other scientific applications.[4]


PSSC Labs was founded in 1984 by Larry Lasser. In 1998, it manufactured the Aeneas Supercomputer for Dr. Herbert Hamber of the University of California, Irvine (the physics and astronomy department[5]); it was based on Linux and had a maximum speed of 20.1 Gigaflops.[6][7]

In 2001, the company developed CBeST, software packages, utilities and custom scripts used to ease the cluster administration process.[8]

In 2003 the company released the third version of its cluster management software with support for 32-bit and 64-bit AMD and Intel processors, Linux kernel and other open source tools.[9]

In 2005, PSSC Labs demonstrated its new water-cooling technology for high-performance computers at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference in Seattle, Washington.[10]

In 2007 the company focused on supercomputer development for life sciences researchers and announced its technological solution for full-genome data analysis, including assembly, read mapping, and analysis of large amounts of high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing data.[11]

In 2008 PSSC Labs designed the Powerserve Quattro I/A 4000 supercomputer for genome sequencing.[12] In 2013 it released CloudOOP Server Platform for Big Data Analytics / Hadoop Server which offers up to 50TB of storage space in just 1RU.[13]

The company Joined Cloudera Partner Program the following year and certified the CloudOOP 12000 in 2014 which is compatible with Cloudera Enterprise 5. In the same year MapR started using CloudOOP 12000 platform for record setting time series data base ingestion rate[14] and the company Joined Hortonworks Partner Program.

In 2015 the company was CloudOOP 12000 certified which is Comaptible with Hortonworks HDP 2.2.


  1. ^ a b Ken Farmer (20 July 2006). "Five Questions for Alex Lesser, Vice President of PSSC Labs". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Jae K. Shim, Siegel. Information Systems Management Handbook Supplement Series. Prentice Hall PTR. p. 168. ISBN 9780130124180. 
  3. ^ Sorin Nita (3 November 2011). "OCZ's Deneva 2 SSDs Get Qualified to PSSC Labs Systems". Softpedia. SoftNews NET. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Steve Silva (2008). Web Server Administration. Cengage Learning. p. 64. ISBN 9781423903239. 
  5. ^ Herbert W. Hamber (14 December 2000). "Aeneas Supercomputer". University of California at Irvine. Department of Physics. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Marc H. Levine, Jae K. Shim; Anique Qureshi (2004). The International Handbook of Computer Networks. Global Professional Publishing. p. 103. ISBN 9781858820590. 
  7. ^ "Conquering Computing: AENEAS Supercomputer". The DrAnteater Newsletter. The Office of Research & Graduate Studies. 1998. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Nathan Eddy (5 July 2012). "Ingram Micro, PSSC Labs Partner on HPC Products". The VAR Guy. Penton Media. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "PSSC Labs Releases CBeST 3.0". Sysadmin. R&D Publications. 12. 2003. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Kim Peterson (16 November 2005). "Colossal computers turn on technologists at SC|05". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "CLC, PSSC Offer New Full-Genome Data Solution". Contract Pharma Magazine. Rodman Media. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "PSSC Labs Looks to Expand its Reach in the Life Sciences Market with New Hardware Release". BioInform. Genomeweb LLC. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "High density hadoop server". Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Loading time series database 100 million points second". Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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