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DDN Powers International Fusion Energy Research

Today Data Direct Networks announced it was selected to provide the high-performance storage infrastructure for the International Fusion Energy Research Center, an international nuclear fusion facility. The DDN-supported supercomputer system will be located in Rokkasho, Japan and will be made available to more than 1,000 European and Japanese fusion energy researchers.

Simulation codes in plasma physics — a key to demonstrating fusion power is a viable and sustainable energy source — produce vast amounts of data and require extreme I/O performance and scalability,” said Francois Robin of CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. “DDN’s Storage Fusion Architecture, in combination with the Lustre file system, has the performance, scalability, and data integrity features necessary to process, generate and use massive amounts of data without creating bottlenecks.”

The IFERC supercomputer is being developed by DDN partner Bull, a European leader in mission-critical digital information technology systems. Read the Full Story.

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