DDN User Group @ ISC 2017


The DDN User Group at ISC is an annual conference that brings together the best and brightest scientists, researchers and technologists to share and learn how leading global HPC organizations are executing cutting-edge initiatives that are transforming the world.

Join your HPC community colleagues and DDN executive and technical leadership during this year’s ISC conference to discover how HPC organizations are assessing and leveraging technology to raise the bar on HPC innovations and best practices. From exciting user presentations to engaging roundtable conversations and groundbreaking technology updates, this can’t-miss event provides you with ideas and inspiration to help your cutting-edge HPC initiatives transform the world. Come back and visit this page often—a complete agenda and more event details to come!


12:30 Check-in and Lunch
13:00 Welcome
  Stephanie Brewer, Customer Advocacy Program Manager, DDN
13:05 DDN HPC Leadership and Innovation: Enabling Scientific Discovery and Exascale Initiatives
  Alex Bouzari, CEO, Chairman and Co-founder, DDN
13:20 IME Roadmap
  Jessica Popp, GM of IME business unit at DDN
13:35 IME Update: I/O Profiling of applications
  James Coomer, Director EMEA at DDN
13:50 IME Benchmarking
  Rosemary Francis, founder and CEO at Ellexus
14:00 I/O Challenges in Brain Tissue Simulation  (IME Neuromapp)
  Judit Planas, Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
14:20 DDN and Intel Flash Co-Development Projects
  Alexey Sergeev, Application Engineer at Intel
14:35 Product Updates
  Robert Triendl, VP Worldwide HPC Strategy, DDN
14:45 LUSTRE Security: Evaluating Lustre 2.9 and OpenStack
  James Beal, Systems Administrator at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
15:05 Technical Challenges in Complex Bioinformatics Environments
  Dean Flanders, Head of Informatics/CIO at Friedrich Miescher Institute
15:25 Evolution of Persistent Storage in Data Centric Era
  Bret Weber, Executive Vice President, Global Engineering Operations and Chief Technical Officer at DDN
15:45 Wrap Up-Reception following and Don’t forget to get your ticket to the DDN Party!
  Stephanie Brewer, Customer Advocacy Program Manager, DDN

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Date:  Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Time: 12:30 – 17:00


Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt City
Den Haager Str. 5
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Watch featured presentation videos from the DDN User Group at ISC 2016:

Data Storage Infrastructure at University of Queensland
David Abramson, Director, Research Computing Center, University of Queensland

PDFiconDownload the David Abramson University of Queensland Customer Use Case (PDF)

DDN Portfolio Advancements: Accelerating Time to Results, Increasing Efficiency
Robert Triendl, SVP, Worldwide HPC Strategy, General Manager, DDN Japan

PDFiconDownload the Robert Triendl DDN Presentation (PDF)

Weather and Climate with SGI
David Barkai, Director Earth Sciences, SGI

PDFiconDownload the David Barkai SGI Presentation (PDF)

IME Update: I/O Profiling of Applications
James Coomer, Director, Pre-Sales Engineering EMEA, DDN

Profiling Genome Pipeline I/O with DDN and the Sanger Institute
Rosemary Francis, Ellexus

Big Lab Problems Solved with IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
Jeff Yamamoto, WW Business Development Manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM


Join DDN at ISC 2017, to learn 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 brand new DDN products and solutions are changing the landscape of HPC and delivering the most value with the greatest operational efficiency.

Schedule an appointment with us at ISC 2017 to meet with our team of technologists to see how DDN is seamlessly merging the latest SSD, processors, interconnect, storage, file systems, objects and cloud to take scientific discovery to the next level.



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