• EXPEDITING LIFE-SAVING
      DISCOVERIES BY DRAMATICALLY
      ACCELERATING
      MICROSCOPY-BASED RESEARCH

THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

“In years past, it could take a year or more before researchers could look at the protein structure and develop antibodies. With cryo-electron microscopy and the ability to collect and analyze data really fast, we can turn that discovery process around in a matter of weeks, which was unheard of previously.”

—Gabriel Lander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on biomedical research. With approximately 2,700 employees, TSRI has campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, who collaborate on ground-breaking discoveries. For more than a decade, TSRI has refined its high performance computing (HPC) and storage infrastructure to handle growing amounts of data accruing from instrumentation such as microscopy and sequencing. Poised to break new scientific ground, TSRI deployed state-of-the-art microscopes and faced a major surge in data acquisition, which created an urgent need to extend TSRI’s existing storage infrastructure.

Read their success story to learn how TSRI deployed a robust DDN solution that efficiently and cost-effectively managed the surge in data growth while maintaining accessibility for collaboration among their researchers.

Challenges

  • Advancements in cryo-electron microscopy created a major surge in data storage, producing four times more output than genomics research
  • Requirement to use older data to facilitate model reanalysis drove demand for robust storage archive
  • Modular, dedicated storage system required to keep pace with escalating requirements to ingest, process, store, archive, and share research

Solution

DDN’s GRIDScaler® with SFA7700X hybrid flash storage and WOS object storage

Results

  • Simple, fast access to 2PB of dedicated storage to address exponential storage growth and active archive requirements
  • Unlimited storage capacity available to keep pace with continual Cryo-EM technology advancements

Business Benefits

  • Major scientific breakthroughs in better understanding how to combat HIV, Ebola, and Zika
  • Scientific researchers are unlocking secrets to neurological diseases using Cryo-EM backed by robust HPC and storage environments

Technical Benefits

  • Legacy DDN storage delivers best performance-price ratio
  • SFA7700X provides maximum performance and value
  • Seamless tiering to WOS object storage is ideally suited for storing decades of research data in an active archive

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