In this presentation from the Dell booth at SC13, Will Law from Stanford describes how Big Data gets handled for HPC at the University.
"As science drives a rapidly growing need for storage, existing environments face increasing pressure to expand capabilities while controlling costs. Many researchers, scientists and engineers find that they are outgrowing their current system, but fear their organizations may be too small to cover the cost and support needed for more storage. Join these experts for a lively discussion on how you can take control and solve the HPC data deluge."
Watch the video presentation: http://insidehpc.com/2013/12/03/panel-discussion-solving-hpc-data-deluge/