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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.”

New Rocket Supercomputer Powers HPC at Newcastle University

Researchers at Newcastle University are benefitting from a new HPC machine, called Rocket. “Workloads are driving an ever-growing set of data intensive challenges that can only be met with accelerated infrastructure,” said Werner Hofer, Dean of Research & Innovation at Newcastle University. ”Rocket provides the significant memory and fast processing we need for bulky, complex numerical computation. My post-doctoral researcher was able to process half a million CPU hours’ worth of calculations which was not at all possible with our previous processing power.”

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.”