Helmholtz Munich Selects DDN for AI-Driven Workloads

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German scientific research center Helmholtz Munich has selected DDN AI data management solutions to accelerate the organization’s AI-driven workloads. The research integrates AI methodologies and spans multiple data-intensive computational applications, such as decoding plant genomes, tissue sample testing or creature and epidemiology cohort studies.

 Helmholtz Munich, one of 19 research centers within the Helmholtz Association, has four fully populated DDN SFA ES7990X systems that span a global namespace, enabling control and management of large data sets, streamlined workflows and unmatched performance needed to reduce time to discovery. The center also implemented a DDN SFA NVMe ES400NVX system with GPU integration that delivers faster data throughput with direct data paths between storage and GPU specifically for its intensive AI applications. The DDN EXAscaler parallel filesystem appliances significantly accelerate Helmholtz Munich’s researchers’ ability to accelerate discovery processes while mitigating day-to-day risk associated with the ingest, distribution and analysis of Big Data.

“The knowledge that Helmholtz Munich gains from its research forms the foundation of tomorrow’s medicine and delivers concrete benefits to society and improvements to human health,” said Dr. Alf Wachsmann, head of DigIT Infrastructure & Scientific Computing, Helmholtz Munich. “DDN’s decades of experience, world-class customer support and high-performing and reliable architecture helps me help my researchers continue their work without disruption today, and well into the future.”

“DDN EXAscaler’s performance is just one part of the complete AI storage picture with unmatched capabilities in security, stability, user and data management, and was built to tackle today’s most demanding AI end-to-end requirements at any scale,” said Kurt Kuckein, vice president of marketing, DDN. “DDN is honored to assist Helmholtz Munich by delivering solutions that allow its researchers to focus on the scientific discoveries that improve the world of tomorrow.”

About Helmholtz Munich
Helmholtz Munich is a leading biomedical research center. Its mission is to discover breakthrough solutions for better health in a rapidly changing world. It is home to interdisciplinary research teams investigating the development of environmentally triggered diseases. With the power of artificial intelligence and bioengineering, the researchers accelerate the translation process to patients in the areas of therapy and prevention with a focus on diabetes, obesity, allergies and chronic lung diseases. Helmholtz Munich has more than 2,500 employees and is headquartered in Neuherberg, north of Munich. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organization in Germany with more than 43,000 employees and 18 research centers. Learn more about Helmholtz Munich (Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt GmbH): www.helmholtz-munich.de