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Slidecast: DDN Strategic Vision for High Performance Storage

Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN

“For more than a decade, DDN’s innovative, proven technology has been at the forefront of solving big data storage challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments,” said Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN. “Today, our vision and roadmap is being increasingly influenced by our enterprise and commercial HPC customers who are demanding new features in addition to the highest availability, reliability, scalability and best price/performance.”

DDN Boosts Object Storage with WOS 360 2.0

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Today DataDirect Networks announced the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. WOS 360 2.0 includes a new, low-cost capacity node, increased efficiency and an OpenStack Swift API.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 26

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include new benchmarks for 100GB Ethernet, the Open MPI roadmap, and Docker containers.

Mellanox Benchmarks Ceph on 100Gb Ethernet

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Today Mellanox announced a set of 100Gb/s network storage performance benchmark results for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

New HP Apollo 4000 Systems Fulfill Booming Big Data Analytics & Object Storage Requirements

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High Performance Computing and Big Data analytics touch us every day. We each rely on daily weather forecasts, banking and financial information, scientific and health analyses, and thousands of other activities that involve HPC and Big Data analysis.

Bright OpenStack Integrates with Ceph

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Today Bright Computing announced that its OpenStack management software integrates with Ceph to provide OpenStack with highly available and self-healing storage backend for volumes and objects.

Video: Towards Inevitable Convergence of HPC and Big Data

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology discusses Big Data at the NCSA Blue Waters Symposium. “The trend towards convergence is not only strategic however but rather inevitable as the Moore’s law ends such that sustained growth in data capabilities, not compute, will advance the capacity and thus the overall capacities towards accelerating research and ultimately the industry.”

DDN User Group Comes to ISC 2015 July 14

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The DDN User Group meeting will take place July 14 at ISC 2014 in Frankfurt.

Software Defined Storage Improves Efficiency

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Software defined storage (SDS) is a concept that can cut costs and improve efficiency in many organizations. The ebook, Software Defined Storage for Dummies, is a great introduction to how SDS can benefit organizations and reduce TCO.

Video: Accelerating OpenPOWER Using NVM Express SSDs and CAPI

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“We present results for a platform consisting of an NVM Express SSD, a CAPI accelerator card and a software stack running on a Power8 system. We show how the threading of the Power8 CPU can be used to move data from the SSD to the CAPI card at very high speeds and implement accelerator functions inside the CAPI card that can process the data at these speeds.”