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DDN Launches New S3 Gateway to WOS Object Storage

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Today DDN introduced WOS S3, which adds support for the industry standard Amazon S3 API. With this latest release, DDN offers the broadest range of supported interfaces to an object storage platform in the industry, enabling users from Enterprise to Academia and Research to Government, Private and Public Cloud the optimal connectivity choices for their existing datacenters.

Slidecast: DDN GS7K – Scale-Out Parallel File System Storage Appliance

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“High performance computing is critical in commercial markets, spanning a wide range of applications across multiple industries, and this trend is only growing. The GS7K from DDN will help bring the latest high-performance storage technologies to more of these markets, connecting companies to their next innovations faster while satisfying their enterprise standards.”

Video: SFA12KX and Lustre Update

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“DDN presents some key features of the SFA12KX such as partial rebuild and QoS for reads which are quite unique in HPC. We also discuss the latest performance results from Lustre benchmarking, particularly as they apply to awkward workloads such as seen in genomics or energy exploration, that require both streaming and transactional performance. In this talk, we present an evaluation of transactional performance and scalability in Lustre today, including random read and write performance, small file performance, and metadata performance as run on DDN SFA12KX systems.”

This Week in HPC: Cray Unveils Next Generation Supercomputer and DDN Extends Product Line with Scale-out Appliance

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the next generation Cray XC40 supercomputer with DataWarp technology as well the introduction of a new Scale-out Storage Appliance from DDN based on GPFS.

Video: Adventures in Parallel Filesystems

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In this video from the 2014 HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, James Coomer from DDN presents: Adventures in Parallel Filesystems. “IT is currently in the middle of a rapid evolution in both hardware (flash-technolo- gies) and software (object-storage approaches). With respect to parallel filesystems these advances can potentially both speed up IO and better cope with the volume of data – all at lower cost. We report the results of a number of technology evaluations around parallel filesystems and provide some insights into how flash and object-stores will impact HPC in the coming years.”

EMSL Lab adds 2.7 Petabytes of DDN Storage

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The Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory has upgraded its Cascade supercomputer with DDN storage to power data-intensive research.

Video: DDN – The HPC Storage Leader

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“Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is next-generation storage system being designed by DDN to meet the needs of exascale supercomputers. IME employs innovative methods to obtain the superior performance efficiency from non-volatile memory technologies. These methods include optimistic non-blocking writes and means for dynamic load balancing output streams.”

DDN User Group Returns to Leipzig on June 24

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DataDirect Networks will once again host their DDN User Group at ISC’14 on June 24 at 7:30 – 10:00 in the Leipzig Congress Centre.

Cambridge Goes With Double Data Protection from OCF

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OCF has teamed with IBM and DDN to provide a secure, offsite, replicated data archive for the University of Cambridge.

User Site Census Report Offers New Perspectives on HPC Storage Market

This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of HPC user sites.