Industry: Academic Research
“The challenge of managing varied research needs is accommodating both very large parallel I/O jobs and millions of small, random read requests without imposing performance penalties on anyone. We needed high-performance storage that could address data volume, velocity and variety.”
Research Infrastructure Architect, Purdue University
Purdue University is a global leader in research, discovery and innovation with one-of-a-kind research and educational opportunities to catalyze and facilitate research breakthroughs for global impact. In supporting the needs of up to 1,000 researchers working on several hundred, concurrent research projects, the university’s IT team must ensure uninterrupted access to centralized compute, network and storage resources. As each research project requires access to scratch storage for project files along with archival storage for longer-term data retention, the decision was made to purchase one large, site-wide file system that could be accessed from multiple HPC systems. With such broad technology and connectivity requirements, Purdue’s new system needed to sustain the highest levels of performance for all researchers, regardless of the size or demands of the project.
Read their success story to learn how high-performance DDN® storage with SFX® technology has helped the Purdue University:
- Help academic researchers achieve quicker time to results with data inquiry results accelerated by 900%
- Dramatically reduces I/O bottlenecks by providing up to 300x more IOPS than rotating media and performs at speeds much closer to RAM