• POLISH NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING
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WCSS

“With our DDN-powered solution, we can take advantage of DDN’s extensive Lustre experience, and Industry-leading storage performance and density to reduce computation time while offering six times greater capacity for storing complex scientific models. Our upgraded storage system helps support incredibly important research, including the Prognocean+ service, which produces real-time predictions of sea level change with lead times up to three months.”

Pawel Dziekonski
Senior IT Specialist, HPC Department
Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing (WCSS)

Read their success story to learn how high-performance DDN® storage has helped the Wroclaw Centre for Networking and Supercomputing:

  • Deploy high-density, scalable storage to increase research support while reducing energy consumption for lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Secure data collection and processing of project data along with highly efficient scaling to keep pace with data growth
  • Increase bandwidth throughput with extremely fast data transfer rates of 65 GB/s read/write performance

 

CHALLENGES

  • Supporting the processing and collection of increasingly large, complex, data-intensive scientific weather and geographic models
  • Temporary or scratch storage was required to address data growth across diverse scientific projects
  • Deliver access and capacity to support the work of over 1,000 researchers
  • Escalating need to address mixed workloads across complicated, heterogeneous ecosystem of hardware and applications

SOLUTION

DDN SFA12KX® high performance storage and an EXAScaler parallel file storage appliance featuring open-source Lustre® file system.


DDN’S END-TO-END DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION ENABLES

  • DDN’s SFA12KX family of high-performance storage delivers industry-leading performance, capacity and density
  • DDN EXAScaler file system ensures ample storage available to all network nodes with fully parallel I/O across clients, servers and storage
  • Support for Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre software to resolve HPC storage and throughput challenges
  • Robust storage meets needs for shared access to project data from several hundred jobs at the same time

CUSTOMER RESULTS

  • Upgraded storage infrastructure enables 1,000 users to push boundaries of science including quantum chemistry, theoretical physics, life sciences, geo-sciences, cryptography and many others
  • Expanded file sharing system quadruples speed of accessing vital research data
  • Achieved high density, DDN infrastructure offers six times more storage capacity in the same rack cabinet
  • Running larger and more complex simulations faster and more easily with its Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre deployment
  • Upgraded storage infrastructure delivers improved bandwidth, scalability and handling of mixed workloads

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INDUSTRY

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