DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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top500Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market with new TOP500 deployments Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, HLRS, and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers relying on DDN storage infrastructure solutions, according to the most recent TOP500 rankings list.

High performance computing environments are under massive scrutiny and budget pressure to accelerate insights and business results. To be continually chosen over alternatives is a huge endorsement of DDN’s ability to meet and exceed the requirements of the most data-intensive workflows in the world. What’s more, the longevity of DDN’s leadership position attests to the fact that we innovate and deliver industry-leading solutions generation after generation.”

As the premier global list that ranks supercomputers by performance, the TOP500 list illustrates the computer power of massively scalable computer systems being used within high performance computing (HPC) markets.
DDN’s founders, Alex Bouzari and Paul Bloch, have demonstrated the capability to deliver leadership within the TOP500 year after year. Their commitment is reflected in the company’s ability to consistently out-innovate its competition, and to meet and exceed the technology requirements for the most data-intensive workflows in the world.

Increasingly, many of these workflows depend on site-wide file systems to help address peak and mixed I/O demands on the storage infrastructure of HPC environments according to a recent DDN end user survey. With major HPC and Big Data deployments worldwide, DDN is meeting the needs of HPC storage users with massively scalable centralized storage that serves multiple clusters, lowers TCO and simplifies management and administration.

Many TOP500 organizations including National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are building on DDN’s unparalleled leadership in delivering extreme performance with early review, testing and adoption of DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IMETM) burst buffer and application acceleration technology. This technology offers a wide range of advances that enable the next generation of high performance computing capabilities, including game-changing application acceleration, performance optimization, SSD utilization and high-performance storage.

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