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DDN Named Intel Technology Partner of the Year

We are honored to be recognized by our strategic partner, Intel. This award further validates our position as the world’s leading provider of data-intensive at-scale solutions,” said Alex Bouzari, chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of DDN. “DDN’s data storage solutions provide our customers worldwide with the value-add flexibility, performance acceleration, advanced intelligent data management capabilities, and workflow simplification that are essential for on premise, hybrid cloud and public cloud requirements.”

RAID No More: GPUs Power NSULATE for Extreme HPC Data Protection

In this video from GTC 2018, Alexander St . John from Nyriad demonstrates how the company’s NSULATE software running on Advanced HPC gear provides extreme data protection for HPC data. As we watch, he removes a dozen SSDs from a live filesystem — and it keeps on running!

Video: The Challenge of Heterogeneous Compute & Memory Systems

Mike Ignatowski from AMD gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas conference. “We have reached the point where further improvements in CMOS technology and CPU architecture are producing diminishing benefits at increasing costs. Fortunately, there is a great deal of room for improvement with specialized processing, including GPUs and other emerging accelerators. In addition, there are exciting new developments in memory technology and architecture coming down the development pipeline.”

Jobs of the Week: Software/Hardware Architects for Research Infrastructure at University of Southern Denmark

The eScience Center at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is seeking Software/Hardware Architects for Research Infrastructure. “The eScience Center is now expanding its staff in all its core areas and expects to fill 6 or more positions. We address stimulating and interesting technological challenges, and offer a research-like environment where we encourage the study of innovative solutions. We firmly believe in open-source and web technology as means to reach our goals.

DDN feeds NVIDIA DGX Servers 33GB/s for Machine Learning

Today DDN announced that its EXAScaler DGX solution accelerated client has been fully integrated with the NVIDIA DGX Architecture. “By supplying this groundbreaking level of performance, DDN enables customers to greatly accelerate their Machine Learning initiatives, reducing load wait times of large datasets to mere seconds for faster training turnaround.”

DDN partners with SQream for “World’s Fastest Big Data Analytics”

“The complexities of big data and data science models, particularly in data-intensive fields such as life sciences, telecommunications, cybersecurity, financial services and retail, require purpose-built database applications, compute systems and storage platforms. We are excited to partner with DDN and bring the benefits of its unsurpassed expertise in large-scale, high-performance computing environments to our customers.”

Nyriad and ThinkParQ Announce Partnership to Certify GPU-accelerated Storage

Today Nyriad and ThinkParQ announced a partnership to develop a certification program for high performance, resilient storage systems that combine BeeGFS with NSULATE, Nyriad’s solution for GPU-accelerated storage-processing. “We believe this is the beginning of a fantastic partnership between two innovative software companies with similar roots in the high performance computing community said ThinkParQ CEO Frank Herold. “BeeGFS was developed at the Fraunhofer Center for High Performance Computing, while Nyriad’s NSULATE was originally developed from a partnership with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. We want to bring our expertise to the wider storage industry by creating new standards for performance and reliability suitable for the coming generation of exascale systems.”

NVMe Over Fabrics High performance SSDs Networked for Composable Infrastructure

Rob Davis from Mellanox gave this talk at the 2018 OCP Summit. “There is a new very high performance open source SSD interfaced called NVMe over Fabrics now available to expand the capabilities of networked storage solutions. It is an extension of the local NVMe SSD interface developed a few years ago driven by the need for a faster interface for SSDs. Similar to the way native disk drive SCSI protocol was networked with Fibre Channel 20 years ago, this technology enables NVMe SSDs to be networked and shared with their native protocol. By utilizes ultra-low latency RDMA technology to achieve data sharing across a network without sacrificing the local performance characteristics of NVMe SSDs, true composable infrastructure is now possible.”

GPU-accelerated Storage System goes “Beyond RAID”

Today Nyriad and Advanced HPC announce their partnership for a new NVIDIA GPU-accelerated storage system that achieves data protection levels well beyond any RAID solution. “Nyriad and Advanced HPC have brought together a hardware and software reference implementation around a GPU to mitigate rebuild times, enable large-scale RAID systems to run at full speed while degraded, reduce failures, and increase overall reliability, said Christopher M. Sullivan, Assistant Director for Biocomputing at Oregon State University’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB). “We look forward to their continued technology support and innovative approach that keeps CGRB at the forefront of computational research groups.”

Overcoming Roadblocks in Computational Networks

Mariam Kiran is using an early-career research award from DOE’s Office of Science to develop methods combining machine-learning algorithms with parallel computing to optimize such networks. “This type of science and the problems it can address can make a real impact, Kiran says. “That’s what excites me about research – that we can improve or provide solutions to real-world problems.”