SC16: HPC MATTERS

RE-ENERGIZING HPC WORKFLOWS TODAY AND WELL INTO THE FUTURE

As anticipated, SC16 proved to be the outstanding event of 2016 for HPC users. From all the lively DDN booth discussions and demos to the stimulating User Group presentations, not to mention an unforgettable after-party, the DDN team left the conference re-energized—and we hope you did too! Listed below are some of our favorite highlights from the show.

Come back to this page for our recorded DDN booth theater presentations. They will be posted soon!

DDN Re-Energizing HPC Workflows at SC16
Laura Shepard discusses DDN's latest innovations with Rich Brueckner of insideHPC at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah
DDN Storage @SC16
Laura Shepard discusses optic storage, Bust Buffer, OpenStack, IME, NVMe Flash, SSD, and DDN WOS from SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah

GROUND-BREAKING, CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR TOUGHEST HPC CHALLENGES

Voted year after year as the most innovative HPC storage company in the world, DDN has become a trusted partner and industry leader in HPC since our inception in 1998. DDN re-energizes HPC workflows through cutting-edge initiatives that help customers dramatically boost workflow speeds, achieve reliable performance, and shrink latency. Organizations all over the world leverage DDN’s people, technology, performance, and innovation to achieve their most challenging objectives.

If you didn’t have the opportunity to meet with DDN’s technical team during SC16, it’s not too late. We would embrace the opportunity to help you solve your most difficult data problems. Contact us today!

DDN RANKS AMONG THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND INNOVATIVE HPC COMPANIES

DDN was honored to receive four of the coveted HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, taking our number of awards to date to 35! These accolades underscore DDN’s consistent execution to help users leverage rapidly increasing compute power, network bandwidth, and the latest generation storage media speeds to break through data center bottlenecks. See the list of awards we won here.

THE WORLD’S FASTEST, COST-OPTIMIZED NVMe/SSD

Drive game-changing latency reduction, more bandwidth, unmatched IOPS, and more comprehensive data protection capabilities than any other burst buffer solution with IME®. DDN provides you with three options, so you can choose what’s right for your environment. Along with IME14KX™, which can scale up to 48NVMe SSDs, delivering an expected performance starting at 10GB/sec for entry performance and scaling up to 50GB/sec in each 4U appliance, DDN offers IME240™, which realizes the same benefits but in a smaller 20GB/x bandwidth building block. If you prefer maximum deployment flexibility, IME is also available as software-only, ideal for repurposing existing hardware and open-platform environments. Most importantly, whether you decide to use IME14KX, IME240, or software-only, IME is the industry’s only burst buffer that is not locked into a specific server or storage hardware vendor.

THE WORLD’S FASTEST HYBRID SSD AND DISK, EMBEDDED AND HYPER-CONVERGED

The revolutionary DDN SFA14KX® hybrid and hyper-converged solution is the highest performance architecture in the industry that delivers 60GB/s, 6 million IOPs, and industry-leading density in a single 4U appliance. Delivering the fastest performance with the lowest latency, SFA14KX boasts an unmatched number of SSD and spinning drives in the least amount of space, making it also the most dense storage solution on the market. This extreme level of density makes the SFA14KX ideal for data centers with limited space.

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ACCELERATING PERFORMANCE WHILE MEETING STRINGENT SECURITY DEMANDS

In response to the growing need for HPC workflows that require HPC-level execution but with increased security requirements, DDN’s Multi-Level Security (MLS) Lustre* Solution provides the performance, scale, and openness you need while also allowing you to meet the highest multi-level security requirements. The newest member of our EXAScaler ES14KX™ Lustre* file system arrays, the MLS is built on DDN EXAScaler 3.0 and incorporates community-based Lustre and embedded DDN software code. Simpler to administer and more cost effective than maintaining a siloed infrastructure for sensitive data, this complete solution delivers up to 2x the performance of competitive offerings.

MOST FLEXIBLE, RELIABLE LUSTRE* AND SPECTRUM SCALE™ EMBEDDED SOLUTIONS

Developed to overcome the toughest storage and data management challenges in extreme, data-intensive environments, our new GS14KX™ and ES14KX™ solutions scale up and/or out, leveraging a SSD-accelerated, hyper-converged, parallel architecture to deliver industry-leading performance and efficiency for HPC Big Data workflows.

PARTYING IN STYLE WITH DDN

We billed it as the most anticipated event at SC16…and we were right! More than 730 people enjoyed this special evening of live entertainment, food, and drinks—including champagne poured from the ceiling—hand-rolled cigars, darts, and so much more!

THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST GIVEAWAY: OCULUS VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Congratulations to our daily winners!

  • Matthieu Schaller
  • Robert Michael
  • David Swanson

DDN USERS SHARE HOW DDN IS RE-ENERGIZING HPC WORKFLOWS

With more than 200 attendees, our User Group meeting featured how leading global organizations are leveraging technology to raise the bar for next year’s HPC innovations and best practices. A special thank you goes to our outstanding lineup of user presenters:

  • Compute Canada
  • NCAR
  • University of Tsukuba & JCAHPC
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • University of Warsaw ICM

Watch videos from the SC16 DDN User Group.