The scientist are extremely happy. The ability to provide their users with their data with very short time scales have changed the way the experiments are done at the beamline.

—Steve Aplin, Senior Scientist , DESY

Business Challenge story

DESY was looking to automate data flow, speed up management and storage, and analyze data more quickly.


IBM Spectrum Scale™ and IBM Elastic Storage™ Server enabled DESY to automate the dataflow from the PETRA III experiment hall to the computer center.


DESY can now start the analysis of a running experiment within minutes instead of hours which allows timely feedback needed by the users.

Solution Category

  • Systems Software
  • Solution Components

    • IBM Spectrum Scale
    • STG Lab Services: Storage