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DDN’s Storage Adopted for ‘AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure’ Supercomputer in Japan

Chatsworth, CA — DDN, provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and data management software and hardware solutions enabling Intelligent Infrastructure, today announced that its AI-focused storage solution, EXAScaler, has been adopted as the dedicated storage of the supercomputer system “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure,” which is currently being developed between Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science […]

Univ of Florida Implementing DDN HPC Storage with Nvidia DGX SuperPOD Architecture for AI-Centric Supercomputing

DDN today announced its AI400X all-NVME flash storage system will help amplify capabilities of the University of Florida’s flagship supercomputer, “HiPerGator,” to make it the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in academia, according to DDN and Nvidia. Building on DDN’s partnership with UF, this third-generation HiPerGator will integrate 10 DDN AI400X appliances intended to deliver maximum […]

At SC20: DDN Installs 30 SFA18K Series HPC Storage Hardware for Fugaku

DDN, the AI and data management software and hardware specialist, today announced its SFA18K Series has been adopted as the second-tier storage system for the supercomputer Fugaku, named today the world’s most powerful supercomputing by Top500. Fugaku is in joint development with RIKEN Center for Computational Science and Fujitsu Limited, aiming to start operation in 2021. […]

CMKL University, Thailand, Deploys Nvidia and DDN for AI Supercomputing and Research

Oct. 6, 2020 – DDN, provider of AI and data management software and hardware solutions, announced its A3I all-flash and hybrid storage system alongside Nvidia’s DGX POD will help amplify capabilities at CMKL University, Thailand (CMKL), the number-one AI University in Southeast Asia, to support an increasingly diverse set of research projects spanning from machine learning, connected and automated transportation, […]

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

DDN Data Storage in 7th-ranked Nvidia Supercomputer

DDN announced that its data infrastructure is used in the NVIDIA supercomputer that achieved the seventh position in the most recently announced TOP500 supercomputing list announced last week during ISC 2020 Digital conference. DDN AI400X all-flash systems complement the high-performance capabilities of the NVIDIA DGX A100 cluster, dubbed Selene, the largest industrial supercomputer in the United States. The […]

DDN Unveils New Branding, Expands Market Positioning into the Enterprise – ‘Intelligent Infrastructure’

The long march of HPC-class technologies into high end enterprise IT took another step forward today with the unveiling by HPC storage stalwart DataDirect Networks of new corporate branding and  market positioning focused on the broader enterprise market.

Calling itself a “premier provider of AI and data management software and hardware solutions enabling intelligent infrastructure,” privately held DDN’s announcement caps a series of acquisitions in recent years to address standard IT workloads, such as virtualization, databases and file sharing, in support of its expanded market mission. In 2019, DDN purchased the IntelliFlash business from Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), as well as Nexenta, maker of software defined storage (SDS) for 5G and IoT.

Agenda Posted for OpenFabrics Virtual Workshop

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has opened registration for its OFA Virtual Workshop, taking place June 8-12, 2020. This virtual event will provide fabric developers and users an opportunity to discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address today’s challenges. “The OpenFabrics Alliance is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. This virtual event will provide fabric developers and users an opportunity to discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address challenges.”

HPC at Scale Enabled by DDN A3i and NVIDIA SuperPOD

William Beaudin from DDN gave this talk at GTC Digital. “Enabling high performance computing through the use of GPUs requires an incredible amount of IO to sustain application performance. We’ll cover architectures that enable extremely scalable applications through the use of NVIDIA’s SuperPOD and DDN’s A3I systems. The groundbreaking performance delivered by the DGX SuperPOD enables the rapid training of deep learning models at great scale.”

DDN and Atos to Boost Weather Prediction Capabilities at ECMWF

Today DDN announced the company has collaborated with Atos to enhance weather prediction capabilities for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF will be equipped with an enhanced computing capacity to help predict the occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events significantly ahead of time, with an improved infrastructure comprised of more than 91PB of DDN EXAScaler storage, connected to BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer from Atos. “Our new supercomputing capabilities will enable us to deliver much-improved numerical weather predictions while maximizing energy efficiency.”