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DDN’s IME Software Scales I/O Performance on the Rocky Road to Exascale

Aug 28, 2014 |

Exascale, once just a gleam in the eyes of a few prescient computer scientists, is beginning to take shape. That arbitrary date of 2018 for a thousand-fold increase in computing power no longer seems far fetched. But as exascale comes into focus, some very specific roadblocks are being resolved and storage is one of them. Read more…

TSUBAME Prototype System Balances Benchmark Leadership

Jul 9, 2014 |

When it comes to large-scale supercomputing installations, Asia is the continent to watch carefully over the next few years. Already host to the top system in the world, China’s Tianhe-2, Japan and others have ambitions to take over the top ten list of systems. In the most recent rankings, Japan is home to 30 systems Read more…

Tackling Big Data Storage Problems with Site-Wide Storage

May 19, 2014 |

When it comes to storage problems, no one is exempt. The exponential growth of scientific and technical big data is not only having a major impact on HPC storage infrastructures at the world’s largest organizations, but at small-to medium-sized companies as well. The stumbling blocks at large organizations are highly visible. Over the years the Read more…

DDN Aims for Deeper, Cheaper Archives

Mar 7, 2014 |

When it comes to archiving of important research or mission-critical data, organizations are left with making tough decisions around investing in expensive tier-1 storage to keep up with data volume and performance requirements. Beyond that option, using file systems that might be too complex for data that isn’t often modified, moving to tape where access Read more…

A Blueprint for Centralized Research Data Storage and Sharing

Mar 3, 2014 |

The University of Colorado Boulder PetaLibrary storage system was recently deployed by the CU Research Computing (RC) group to address the increasing challenges that researchers face regarding large-scale data storage and data management. The PetaLibrary, in part funded by the National Science Foundation, provides a variety of services to campus researchers including high-performance short-term storage, Read more…

How the iForge Cluster is Manufacturing Results for Big Industry

Feb 26, 2014 |

When one thinks of major manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, John Deere, Caterpillar, Dow, GE and others, from a systems and software perspective, there is little doubt that the competitive edge lies in high performance computing. But for many of these companies, it’s not simply a matter of plugging engineering codes into high Read more…

TACC Spurs Data-Intensive Science with Corral

Oct 11, 2013 |

Corral, the DataDirect Networks storage system installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), recently crossed the one petabyte mark in total data stored, and it now hosts over 100 unique data collections.

Predictive Analytics Driving a Medical Revolution

Sep 23, 2013 |

“Today you buy Tylenol (500mg for almost everyone), but it doesn’t positively impact everybody because genetically we are all different,” says Rajiv Nema, Director of Marketing at SAP (HANA, Mobile Innovations). “$70B is spent on cancer medicine in the United States alone, and 40% – almost $30B – of that is wasted because the medicine does not positively impact the patient. “

The Move is On to Site-Wide File Systems

Sep 16, 2013 |

For the past few decades, the norm among the large government labs, academic research facilities and top commercial sites has been to deploy one large system per site at a time. However, more recently growing diversity of applications and end user community requirements, combined with non-overlapping budget and expanding technology lifecycles, has been driving a multi-cluster environment approach.

DDN, University College of London Aim at 100PB Research Network

Jun 3, 2013 |

The important scientific research questions of 2013 more often than not require a significant amount of collaboration and data sharing among the prestigious universities working on them. In that light, the University College of London (UCL) partnered with DataDirect Networks (DDN) to develop what will eventually turn into a 100-PB collaborative, cloud-based research network.