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DDN Powers Big Data and Machine Learning at UTC in Tennessee

Last week at SC17, Data Direct Networks announced that The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC) has selected DDN’s GS14KX parallel file system appliance with 1.1PB of storage to replace its aging big data storage system and to support a diversifying range of data-intensive research projects. The Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering (SimCenter) at UTC needed a big data storage solution that could scale easily to support growing research programs focused on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), machine learning, data analytics, smart cities and molecular biology.

Video: ZFS Improvements for Lustre

In this video from LAD’17 in Paris, Adreas Dilger from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for Lustre. “Lustre is the Parallel file system of choice for High Performance Computing and large file applications. To meet the capacity and throughput requirements of HPC workloads, Lustre has traditionally required adoption of custom proprietary storage products leading to vendor lock-in and reduced innovation. The evolution of software defined high availability platforms like ZFS running on Linux now make it possible to meet the performance requirements of HPC on open industry standard x86 platforms.”

Video: Project Cyclops comes to SC17 in a Quest to Build the World’s Fastest Node

In this video from SC17, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC describes Project Cyclops, a benchmarking quest to build the world’s fastest single node. The single-node Cyclops supercomputer demonstrates the computational power that individual scientists, engineers, artificial intelligence practitioners, and data scientists can deploy in their offices. Cyclops looks to rank well on the HPCG benchmark.

HPE Steps Up with AI Innovation at SC17

Today at SC17, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced new high-density compute and storage solutions that enable enterprises to harness the power of high performance computing and artificial intelligence applications. “Today, HPE is augmenting its proven supercomputing and large commercial HPC and AI capabilities with new high-density compute and storage solutions to accelerate market adoption by enabling organizations of all sizes to address challenges in HPC, big data, object storage and AI with more choice and flexibility.”

WekaIO Partners with HPE to Develop All-Flash Storage for HPC and AI

Today WekaIO announced a partnership with HPE to deliver integrated flash-based parallel file system capabilities that can significantly accelerate compute-intensive workloads. The WekaIO Matrix software-defined storage solution is validated for deployment within HPE environments – including the HPE Apollo Gen10 System platform that delivers rich capabilities for high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) use cases.

Toshiba to Demo NVMe Over Fabrics at SC17

Today Toshiba Memory America announced plans to demonstrate High Performance Computing NVM Express over Fabrics at SC17 in Denver. “NVMe-oF brings direct-connect NVMe SSD performance to the storage fabric with the flexibility of disaggregated storage. It provides scale-out, cloud data centers with software-defined, NVMe-oF storage that centralizes and virtualizes NVMe SSDs across the network, making them highly available to compute nodes at near direct-attached storage (DAS) performance.”

DDN Powers Radio Astronomy at Pawsey Centre in Australia

Today DDN announced that Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has deployed a pair of DDN GRIDScaler parallel file system appliances to help deliver the first colored panoramic view of the universe. “The GRIDScaler solution comprises 5PBs of storage as well as an additional 2PBs of DDN capacity to support diverse research, simulations and visualizations in radio astronomy, renewable energy and geosciences, among several other scientific disciplines. At Pawsey, DDN’s GRIDScaler delivers the performance and stability needed to address 50 large data collections and contribute towards scientific outcomes for some of the thousand scientists who benefit from Pawsey services.”

HPE Teams up with DDN for High Speed Storage

Today DDN announced it has entered into a partnership with global high-performance computing leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Under the agreement, HPE will integrate DDN’s parallel file system storage and flash storage cache technology with HPE’s HPC platforms. The focus of the partnership is to accelerate and simplify customers’ workflows in technical computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning environments. “With this partnership, two trusted leaders in the high-performance computing market have come together to deliver high value solutions as well as a wealth of technical field expertise for customers with data intensive needs,” said Paul Bloch, president, DDN.

Cavium ThunderX Cluster to Crunch Big Data at University of Michigan

Today Cavium announced a new partnership that will position the University of Michigan as a leader in data-intensive scientific research by creating a powerful Big Data computing cluster using dual socket servers powered by Cavium’s ThunderX ARMv8-A workload optimized processors. The cluster consists of 40 servers each containing 96 ARMv8 cores and 512 GB of RAM per server. 

Panasas Doubles Metadata Performance on ActiveStor Scaleout NAS

Today Panasas introduced the next generation of its ActiveStor scaleout NAS solution, capable of scaling capacity to 57PB and delivering 360GB/s of bandwidth. This flexible system doubles metadata performance to cut data access time in half, scales performance and capacity independently, and seamlessly adapts to new technology advancements.