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hsi/htar for HPSS access:

Sample command:

hsi put local_file : hpss_file
hsi get hpss_file

The number of parallel streams you use is determined by which HPSS "class of service" you are using. To adjust the TCP buffer size, look for SendSpace/RecvSpace in your hpss.conf file: For example:

Network Options = {
Default = {
NetMask = 255.255.0.0
RFC1323 = 1
SendSpace = 4MB
RecvSpace = 4MB
WriteSize = 128KB
TcpNoDelay = 1
}
}


Note that in general PFTP is faster than hsi/htar.  Like HSI, PFTP is generally only available at large supercomputer centers. 

For best performance across a WAN, use the GridFTP interface to HPSS at sites where it is available.