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Video: Lustre File System on ARM

Carlos Thomaz from DDN gave this talk at LAD’17 in Paris. “With the first set of Arm-based HPC servers debuting at SC17 in Denver, the platform is being evaluated for Lustre performance by a number of other organizations including Cray, DDN, and ORNL.”

Experiences in providing secure multi-tenant Lustre access to OpenStack

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC17, Dr. Peter Clapham from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute presents: Experiences in providing secure multi-tenant Lustre access to OpenStack. “If you need 10,000 cores to perform an extra layer of analysis in an hour, you have to scale a significant cluster to get answers quickly. You need a real solution that can address everything from very small to extremely large data sets.”

MeDiCI – How to Withstand a Research Data Tsunami

Jake Carroll from The Queensland Brain Institute gave this talk at the DDN User Group. “The Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure (MeDiCI) project is a data storage fabric developed and trialled at UQ that delivers data to researchers where needed at any time. The “magic” of MeDiCI is it offers the illusion of a single virtual data centre next door even when it is actually distributed over potentially very wide areas with varying network connectivity.”

Video: DDN Applied Technologies, Performance and Use Cases

James Coomer gave this talk at the DDN User Group at SC17. “Our technological and market leadership comes from our long-term investments in leading-edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end-to-end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers. To meet these ever-increasing requirements, users are rapidly adopting DDN’s best-of-breed high-performance storage solutions for end-to-end data management from data creation and persistent storage to active archives and the Cloud.”

DDN’s HPC Trends Survey: Complex I/O Workloads are the #1 Challenge

Today DDN announced the results of its annual HPC Trends survey, which reflects the continued adoption of flash-based storage as essential to respondent’s overall data center strategy. While flash is deemed essential, respondents anticipate needing additional technology innovations to unlock the full performance of their HPC applications. Managing complex I/O workload performance remains far and away the largest challenge to survey respondents, with 60 percent of end-users citing this as their number one challenge.

BioBurst: Leveraging Burst Buffer Technology for Campus Research Computing

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC17, Ron Hawkins from the San Diego Supercomputer Center presents: BioBurst — Leveraging Burst Buffer Technology for Campus Research Computing. Under an NSF award, SDSC will implement a separately scheduled partition of TSCC with technology designed to address key areas of bioinformatics computing including genomics, transcriptomics, […]

DDN Simplifies High Performance Storage at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, James Coomer from DDN describes how the company is driving high performance storage for HPC. For more than 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed, and optimized systems, software, and solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities, and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.

Video: Australian Bureau of Meteorology moves to a new Data Production Service

Tim Pugh from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology gave this talk at the DDN User Group in Denver. “The Bureau of Meteorology, Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency, relies on DDN’s GRIDScaler Enterprise NAS storage appliance to handle its massive volumes of research data to deliver reliable forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory.”

Video: A Petascale HPC System at BASF

Dr. Stephan Schenk from BASF gave this talk at the DDN User Group at SC17. “With 1.75 petaflops, our supercomputer QURIOSITY offers around 10 times the computing power that BASF currently has dedicated to scientific computing. In the ranking of the 500 largest computing systems in the world, the BASF supercomputer is currently number 71.”

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.