Enabling Scientific Discovery and Exascale Initiatives

From HPC to analytics, machine learning, and AI, the center of gravity in the data center has shifted to data. As a provider of high-performance storage solutions for two-thirds of the Top 500 largest supercomputing sites, DDN® is known for its leadership and innovation in addressing the scalability and performance needs of this data-centric era.

Held in Frankfurt, Germany, the focus of ISC 2017 was on international supercomputing—an excellent fit with DDN solutions that help support a variety of applications all over the world. Whether it is data-intensive research at HLRN, groundbreaking analytics and processing at CEA, or a flash-native data cache to solve I/O scale and bottleneck challenges cost-effectively at JCAHPC, we serve an ever growing international set of customers by helping to solve their most difficult data management challenges.

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DDN Storage Ushers in the Data-Centric Computing Era with New Innovations to Enable Performance and Reliability at Scale

As such, DDN showcased these solutions at ISC 2017. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees saw at our stand:

  • Performance, security, and feature updates to the DDN Enterprise Lustre* Distribution, EXAScaler®, the industry’s de facto Lustre distribution standard for the technical computing, big data, and AI markets
  • HPC performance and scale for blazing fast analytics with DDN GRIDScaler® parallel file solutions powered by IBM® Spectrum Scale™
  • Acceleration of HPC workflow speeds by 1000x with IME® flash-native cache, the world’s fastest flash NVMe/SSD workflow accelerator
  • Optimization of cloud and collaboration with new WOS® data protection and multi-site connectivity options that lower archive and disk backup costs and outperform public cloud for data transfer speed and reliability
    We also hosted some memorable events:

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DDN User Group

The DDN User Group brought together the best and brightest scientists, researchers, and technologists from around the world who shared how leading global HPC organizations are executing cutting-edge initiatives that are transforming the world. Speakers included representatives from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). For more details and to watch the presentation videos, visit DDN User Group web page.


Hosts DDN and Intel sponsored a special evening of food and drinks at the hottest party at ISC. This event was by invitation only, though complimentary tickets were available at the DDN User Group or at the DDN stand.

Women in HPC Video

In this interview, Jessica Popp shares her thoughts about diversity in HPC.


Congratulations to Marcus Tacke and Mikko Hakala, winners of the Lego Mindstorms EV3 core sets!

Workshop on Performance and Scalability Storage Systems (WOPSSS)

The WOPSSS and I/O in the Data Center workshops gathered users who shared workflow best practices and R&D for improving hardware and software. The intention of WOPSSS was to encourage discussion of storage issues and solutions through submissions of researchers or practitioners from both academia and industry. Topics of interest included storage systems modeling and analysis tools, feedback and empirical evaluation of storage systems, application I/O characterization, parallel I/O and storage systems, low-latency storage systems usability and analysis, file system design, and more. To see the full WOPSSS agenda, click here.


June 18 – 22, 2017


Frankfurt, Germany