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Seagate & Supermicro Optimize SQL Databases

This week Seagate and Supermicro announced a preconfigured SQL server reference architecture for data warehouse deployments, as part of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 Fast Track program.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Video: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Mark Canepa presents: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results.

Video: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Robert Triendl presents: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN.

Video: Genomic Storage – Wide Bands, Long Tails

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Hanif Khalak from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar presents: Genomic Storage: Wide Bands, Long Tails. CAC challenged DDN to provide a scalable, centralized storage infrastructure solution for a wide range of departments and applications.

Video: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Joel Zysman from Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami presents: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler. “DDN’s GRIDScaler parallel file system is a leading massively scalable parallel file system and NAS solution.”

Video: Early IME Experience with an Oil & Gas Code

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ICHEC is using DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) to accelerate Read and Write speeds in order to test ICHEC’s codes used by Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading independent oil company. In this talk, Browne shows how IME accelerated current workflows and reduced run time, opening the door to significantly faster resource discovery.

Video: Scalable Informatics Steps Up IO at SC14

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“By working with ThinkParQ, we have been able to leverage one of the best and highest performance storage systems for scale-out deployment,” said Dr. Joseph Landman, CEO of Scalable Informatics. “When testing a write-dominated workload using fio, IOR, and io-bm,a single rack of FastPath Unison with BeeGFS running on spinning disks sustained in excess of 40GB/s for multi-terabyte sized writes,far outside of cache. This level of performance comes from the combination of FastPath Unison hardware design, the Scalable Informatics Operating System (SIOS), and the excellent BeeGFS filesystem.”

Hyped Technologies that Won’t Shine in 2015

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“100% Flash in the Datacenter? It won’t happen any time soon. Many (most?) tier one workloads will be moved to flash of course, but data is adding up so quickly that it’s highly unlikely you will be seeing a 100% datacenter any time soon. It will take a few years to have about 10/20% of data stored on flash and the rest will remain on huge hard disks (cheap 10+TB hard disks will soon be broadly available for example).”