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DDN Acquires Lustre Business Unit from Intel

Today DDN announced that the company has acquired Intel’s Lustre File System business and related assets. “This important acquisition reinforces DDN’s presence as the global market leader for data at scale, while providing Lustre customers with enhanced field support and a well-funded technology roadmap. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre’s leading position from high performance computing (HPC) and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid cloud.”

Radio Free HPC Previews ISC Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. “Now in its seventh year, the Student Cluster Competition enables international STEM teams to take part in a real-time contest focused on advancing STEM disciplines and HPC skills development at ISC 2018 from June 25-27.”

DDN’s Yvonne Walker joins CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel List

Today DDN announced that CRN has named Yvonne Walker, DDN’s partner and customer relations manager, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The professionals who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. “Growing our channel program is one of our top objectives year after year. It is our goal to offer the most innovative and cost-optimized storage solutions that our partners can provide for their end customers,” said Kurt Kuckein, senior director of marketing at DDN. “Yvonne works closely with our partners to ensure they have the tools necessary to help them achieve their goals.”

DDN and Parabricks Accelerate Genome Analysis

Today DDN announced a Parabricks technology solution that provides massive acceleration for analysis of human genomes. The breakthrough platform combines GPU supercomputing performance with DDN’s Parallel Flash Data Platforms for fastest time to results, and enables unprecedented capabilities for high-throughput genomics analysis pipelines. The joint solution also ensures full saturation of GPUs for maximum efficiency and provides analysis capabilities that previously required thousands of CPUs to engage.

DDN GridScaler Powers Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at Harvard

Today DDN that Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) has deployed DDN’s GRIDScaler GS7KX parallel file system appliance with 1PB of storage. The installation has sped the collection of images detailing synaptic connectivity in the brain’s cerebral cortex. “DDN’s scale-out, parallel architecture delivers the performance we need to keep stride with the rapid pace of scientific research and discovery at Harvard,” said Scott Yockel, Ph.D., director of research computing at Harvard’s FAS Division of Science. “The storage just runs as it’s supposed to, so there’s no contention for resources and no complaints from our users, which empowers us to focus on the research.”

DDN Powers Data Solutions for AI at the GPU Technology Conference

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, James Coomer from DDN describes how the company delivers high performance data solutions for machine learning and AI applications. “DDN customers are leveraging machine learning techniques to speed results and improve competitiveness, profitability, customer service, business intelligence, and research effectiveness. The performance and flexible sizing of DDN solutions are well-suited for large-scale machine learning programs. They have the power to feed massive training sets to high core count systems as well as the mixed I/O capabilities necessary to handle data efficiently for CPU, GPU, and mixed multi-algorithm environments from simple linear regressions to deep neural nets.”

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.”

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.”

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.”