SC17: HPC CONNECTS

ACCELERATE YOUR WORKFLOWS IN THE FLASH ERA

Join DDN at SC17 in booth #1325 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 your preferred meeting time to learn about the DDN innovations that are accelerating HPC workflows and providing deeper insights with the greatest operational efficiency and ROI. This is a great opportunity to see our latest technology and gain a better insight into DDN’s vision of the HPC storage future. Meet with our team of world-class solution architects and workflow experts, assess your unique requirements, and design, architect, and deploy the optimal solution for you.

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Limitless performance NVMe for your most demanding workloads.

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Optimized file system performance and capacity with hybrid flash and disk drives.

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LOWER COST

Lowest cost, globally distributed cloud and archive storage.

WHEN

November 12-17, 2017

WHERE

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202



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The DDN User Group at SC 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 SC 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.

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SC17 Technical Panel: Best Practices for Architecting Performance and Capacity in the Burst Buffer Era

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Room 201/203

Moderator: Addison Snell, Intersect360

Panelists:

  • Pamela Hill, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • Christopher Zimmer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Dirk Pleiter, Julich Supercomputing Center (JSC)
  • Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS)
  • James Coomer, DDN

Description

As supercomputing sites prepare for exascale – or are creating plans to take their environments to the next scale of performance – Burst Buffers and new methods for innovative deployments of Flash are rapidly becoming an expectation, and in some cases a mandatory requirement in large-scale HPC procurements. How will this game-changing technology disrupt the way high-performance compute, file and storage systems are architected? Incorporating a Burst Buffer inherently changes how you select, procure and aggregate compute/storage/networking components in order to achieve performance and capacity goals. This cache-centric approach promises to eliminate the performance roadblocks of today’s parallel file systems and dramatically lower costs by changing IO behavior and providing significant cost, power, space and cooling savings. This session will remove ambiguity around cache-centric approaches by exploring the burst buffer storage system design for use by large-scale HPC systems.