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Lustre User Group coming to China and Japan in October

The Lustre User Group is coming to China and Japan in October. Sponsored by DDN and OpenSFS, the events offer a valuable opportunity for contributors and users to meet together and exchange information and get the latest information from the worldwide Lustre community.

DDN Acquires Tintri for High-Speed Virtualization

Today DDN announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tintri for $60 million. “Tintri offers the best analytics with predictive, efficient and intuitive insight for virtualized environments and databases. Combining these capabilities with DDN’s market-winning performance, efficiency and integration at scale for AI, technical computing and the enterprise is incredibly enabling for customers.”

DDN Powers Breakthroughs in Autonomous Cars at the University of Michigan

Today DDN announced a new data management solution at the University of Michigan that will help support research projects spanning machine learning, transportation, precision health, chemistry, computational flow dynamics, life sciences, physics and public policy.

DDN storage is performance-optimized and able to handle large volumes of data,” said ARC-TS director Brock Palen. “We can scale DDN storage capacity in small increments to reduce cost, while maintaining the ability to grow to more than 1,700 drives behind a single pair of controllers and meeting rigorous performance requirements—that’s pretty unusual in the industry.”

Video: Accelerated Any-Scale Ai Solutions from DDN

In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC 2018, James Coomer from DDN presents: A3I – Accelerated Any-Scale Solutions from DDN. “Engineered from the ground up for the AI-enabled data center, DDN’s A3I solutions are fully optimized to handle the spectrum of AI and DL activities concurrently: data ingest and preparation, training, validation, and inference. The DDN A3I platform is easy to deploy and manage, highly scalable in both performance and capacity, and represents a highly efficient and resilient solution for all of your current and future AI requirements.”

DDN Building New Flash Enterprise Virtualization and Analytics Division

Today DDN announced it is rapidly hiring engineers, support and sales team members for its newly-created Server Virtualization, Analytics, VDI, Container and DevOps division. The new division will focus on helping enterprises get the most value out of their flash, virtualized and containerized hybrid cloud environments. The company is targeting to complete this round of hiring by the end of September. “We are well on our way to achieving a critical team size of 100 people for our development, support and delivery of leading flash-based enterprise virtualization, analytics, and containerized storage solutions,” said Alex Bouzari, DDN CEO and co-founder.

Enabling a Secure Multi-Tenant Environment for HPC at the Sanger Institute

Dr. Peter Clapham from the Sanger Institute gave this talk at the DDN User Group at ISC 2018. “The DDN User Group at ISC is an annual conference that brings together the best and brightest scientists, researchers and technologists to share and learn how leading global HPC organizations are executing cutting-edge initiatives that are transforming the world. The goal of the event is to gather the community during ISC to discover how HPC organizations are assessing and leveraging technology to raise the bar on HPC innovations and best practices.”

Penguin Computing to Deploy Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

Today Penguin Computing (a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings) announced that it will deliver the new national supercomputer to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. “With 11 supercomputers in the Top500 list and a bare-metal HPC Cloud service since 2009, we knew we could rely on Penguin Computing’s HPC expertise to address our needs in an innovative way.”

DDN Steps Up to HPC & AI Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, James Coomer from DDN describes the company’s latest high performance storage technologies for AI and HPC workloads. “Attendees at ISC 2018 learned how organizations around the world are leveraging DDN’s people, technology, performance and innovation to achieve their greatest visions and make revolutionary insights and discoveries! Designed, optimized and right-sized for Commercial HPC, Higher Education and Exascale Computing, our full range of  DDN products and solutions are changing the landscape of HPC and delivering the most value with the greatest operational efficiency.”

Video: Lustre / ZFS at Indiana University

Steve Simms from Indiana University gave this talk at the DDN User Group meeting in Frankfurt. “ZFS backed OST’s can be migrated to new hardware or to existing reconfigured hardware by leveraging ZFS snapshots and ZFS send/receive operations. The ZFS snapshot/send/receive migration method leverages incremental data transfers, allowing an initial data copy to be “caught up” with subsequent incremental changes.”

Video: Whamcloud is Back – Lustre Today and Future

Robert Triendl from DDN gave this talk at ISC 2018. “With their new Whamcloud Business Unit, DDN has already brought key Lustre developers on board to accelerate their high performance computing solutions. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre’s leading position from HPC and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid cloud.”