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Life Sciences

THE COMPLETE LIFE SCIENCES DATA LIFESYCLE PLATFORM

The current wave of machine generated Life Sciences data is providing insight to biological and chemical systems which will expand understanding, end suffering and drive funding for Genomics, Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research. However, data-Ingest, distribution and analysis of the petabytes of machine generated data are adding a new layer of complexity, cost and derived inefficiencies. This rapid expanse in data has weakened the data centers ability to meet the needs of today’s researchers.

A series of recent innovations by DataDirect Networks is changing how life science data is stored, shared, and analyzed. DDN is recognized worldwide by Genomics research facilities – such as Life Technologies®, Sanger®, TGen® and Cornel®, as the go-to visionary-partner and trusted-advisor for best in class storage solutions. To put that statement in context, DDN is the number one supplier of high performance data-storage systems to the genomics research community. Our platforms reduce the time to discovery and our subject matter experts help researchers and scientists accelerate their discovery process, while mitigating day-to-day risk associated with the Ingest, distribution and analysis of Big Data. DDN backs its platforms up with advanced configuration & monitoring solutions and Enterprise class 24/7 service and support making DDN the supplier of choice in Life Science.

Today, DataDirect Networks has three highly specialized teams – focused on Genomics, Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research. We understand the technology, the workflows, business issues and concerns being faced today and in the future. Find out how DDN can accelerate your discovery process while simplifying all aspects of your R&D pipeline.

INGEST, ALIGN, COLLABORATE & ARCHIVE ALL IN ONE PLATFORM TO ACCELERATE WORKFLOWS AND SIMPLIFY YOUR ENVIRONMENT

The continued global quest to reverse engineer “the code of life” is producing massive genomic and proteomic datasets that are globally distributed and expanding exponentially. This explosion in data is driven by efforts like the Thousand Genome Project, Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub), TCGA, EMBL, NCBI and others.

DDN has developed a comprehensive product portfolio for Big Data Genomics applications that accelerate and consolidate data-intensive genomics environments for alignment, search and collaboration. DDN has taken a multi-pronged approach to reduce time to discovery in genomics, by delivering a best in class high performance storage appliances that simplify collaboration while accelerating data analytics.

Our Genomics Research customers have documented massive increases to their big data genomics pipelines: up to 2x faster and much simpler and more cost-effective to scale as dat sets move from TB to PB in size. DDN powers 7 of the Top 10 fastest supercomputers, more than 60 percent of the Top 100 and delivers more bandwidth to the TOP500® than all other vendors combined. Our SFA™ appliances are the most widely deployed, high performance storage systems for genomics. They provide a complete solution for alignment, search and collaboration in a unified appliance that can scale effortlessly to petabytes.

ACCELERATE DISCOVERY & TIME TO MARKET WITH HIGHER PERFORMANCE, SCALABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

One of the measurements of success in Pharmaceutical Research is in the number of new chemical entities (NCE), or new molecular entities (NME) discovered. In silico programs like AutoDock™ and OpenEye™, ROCS are important in narrowing the field of NCE/NME candidates for high-throughput in vitro screening. These in silico programs are extremely disk intensive, accessing billions of small files per run. Further, their results need to be shared with other departments, divisions or facilities on a global scale. This requires a storage-solution that can deliver high performance while facilitating collaboration.

GRIDScaler™ provides a comprehensive storage solution optimized for Pharmaceutical work-flows. Based upon our state-of-the-art Storage Fusion Architecture, the GRIDScaler appliance delivers best in class performance for a wide range of disk-intensive applications, such as analytics work-flows. Case in point, SAS Grid “running SAS Grid on DDN SFA platforms offered the most consistent and predictable performance of any shared file system tested to date”.

GRIDScaler™ is also extremely versatile with an extensible collaboration interface that federates HPC file systems with WOS® object storage. This highly scalable, big data solution can seamlessly interface to smaller feature rich deployments, allowing pharmaceutical companies to store their content in a peer-to-peer private cloud environment with confidence and security.

Our storage solutions have driven discovery, improved productivity and have always exceeded our customer’s performance expectations. Today, we continue that tradition with the DirectMon™ suite of advanced system monitoring tools that deliver actionable information to maintain the health and optimize the performance of your storage investment. We have a world-class staff of subject matter experts to ensure you continually maximize your data center investments and minimize TCO. DDN is the go-to partner for analytics, access and collaboration. Let us show you how to consolidate and accelerate your discovery process today.

LIFE SCIENCES FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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COMPLETE LIFECYCLE PLATFORM

With over 15 years of expertise in HPC research, DDN is the Gold Standard.

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ACCELERATE DISCOVERY, ALL ON ONE PLATFORM
big data genomics

DEVELOPMENT CONFIGURED GENOMICS SYSTEM

Proven and in-production to accelerate discovery and workflows in leading commercial, university and national labs.

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ACCELERATE DISCOVERY, ALL ON ONE PLATFORM

PURPOSE-BUILT LIFE SCIENCES STORAGE PLATFORMS

Eliminate the storage bottleneck and simplify & accelerate discovery and workflows.

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THREE POWERFUL FILE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
File SystemWOS AccessGRIDScalerEXAScaler
Feature &
Benefits
A policy based collaboration platform that supports Restful, iRODS, NFS and/or CIFS mount points. Policies can automate data-copy, archive, and collaboration schemes via an intranet or the internet.A GPFS™ based parallel file storage system appliance for centers with large sequencing farms or protein imaging centers. Native clients for GPFS, NFS or CIFS. Ideal for unstructured workloads that are both big data and random in nature.A Lustre® based parallel file storage system appliance which is excellent at processing larger files within very large compute clusters. It is also a more affordable alternative to GRIDScaler. Based on Open Source Lustre.
Application
Workload
Peer-to-peer or multi-drop collaboration of immutable objects (files) directly off the instruments. Once policies are set-up, a write to a given directory space will initiate the policy.Alignment (BWA) and related back-end applications. Process input from Sequencing pipelines such as Illumina® CASAVA™ and Life Technology® LifeScope™.The management and archiving of sequence data sets, ingest from proteomic CCD imaging instruments such as Confocal microscopy or X-ray Crystallography.

MANGE THE BIG DATA LIFECYCLE

Only DDN enables you to offload processed data from EXAScaler or GRIDScaler to WOS for multisite cloud-based collaboration, distribution & disaster recovery.

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COLLABORATE & DISTRIBUTE GLOBALLY
big data genomics
Leverage EXAScaler or GRIDScaler for the highest performance for parallel access
  • High Speed Ingest
  • Scale Up and Out Storage


Automated migration to WOS for cloud access
  • Multi-Site Collaboration
  • Geographic Distribution
  • Disaster Recovery

STORAGE BOTTLENECKS ON MIXED I/O

SFX® provides cache acceleration to remove latency and dramatically improve both performance and compute ROI with the fewest storage systems and media.

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ONLY DDN SFX OPTIMIZES FLASH UTILIZATION

WORLD RECORD ANALYTICS PERFORMANCE

Only SFA® enables you to eliminate data silos & shipping, accelerate I/O bound CPUs and reduce cost by up to 50%.

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SFA DELIVERS MASSIVE PERFORMANCE AT SCALE
BEST RUNTIME EVER SAS GRID® ANALYTICSUP TO 570% FASTER FSI BACK-TESTING & RISK MANAGEMENT
300% FASTER HANA QUERIES; BEST IN-MEMORY COMPUTING PLATFORMINGEST 700% FASTER WHILE CUTTING YOUR FOOTPRINT IN 1/2
COMPLEX QUERIES OVER 1T ROWS IN < 20S

SIMPLE, SCALABLE, SECURE MULTISITE COLLABORATION

Only DDN enables turn-key federation high performance parallel file systems and object storage to accelerate discovery.

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CLOUD-ENABLE HPC FILE SYSTEMS

THE PROVEN AT-SCALE SUPERCHARGED BLUEPRINT

More Supercomputing sites choose DDN than all other vendors combined.

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THE GOLD STANDARD IN HPC STORAGE
  • Combines DDN's award winning storage technology with the open-source Lustre File System
  • Eliminates vendor lock in
  • Thriving open source community consisting of OpenSFS, European Open File System and Intel's Whamcloud™
  • Impressive track record and roadmap of enhancements to Lustre scalability, reliability and data management features

LUSTRE MADE SIMPLE TO DEPLOY & MANAGE

Arrives at your door as a fully configured appliance, reducing Lustre deployments from weeks to hours.

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST STORAGE FOR LUSTRE
  • Proven at-scale in the world’s most data-intensive supercomputing & commercial HPC environments
  • Consolidates storage hardware, RAID, operating system, data protection features and the Lustre file system into a single, easy to use platform
  • Cloud ready – Policy-based HSM automatically migrates data to WOS for global collaboration and distribution
  • Delivers the flexibility to choose the right deployment model – from external servers and interconnect to DDN | In-Storage Processing™ that lowers TCO

A VARIETY OF RIGHT-SIZED STORAGE APPLIANCES

Choose from small, large and server-less configurations

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THE MOST FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATIONS
Scale capacity and performance with the right-sized building block to meet your application requirements and budget
For the Largest Environments
EXAScaler server nodes are paired with the SFA12K-40 for the ultimate performance and capacity
To Start Small & Scale
EXAScaler server nodes are paired with the SFA7700 to scale from terabytes to petabytes
Eliminate Servers with the File System Embedded Right Inside the SFA Controller
With the SFA12K-20E, there’s no need for file system gateways, reducing license expenditure, simplifying management

GO SERVERLESS WITH AN EMBEDDED FILE SYSTEM

Reduces cost, complexity and latency by embedding the file system right inside the storage controller.

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The First Open Array Architecture to Collocate Compute with Storage
  • Lowest latency
  • Eliminates file system gateways
  • Reduces license expenditures
  • Simplifies management

THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE OBJECT STORAGE

WOS enables greater data ingest and the fastest application response

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST OBJECT STORAGE APPLIANCE
Extreme performance for small and large files and the lowest latency:
  • Throughput Scales Linearly: To Multiple GB/s
  • Highest IOPS: Millions of Object Operations per Second

IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF STORAGE RESOURCES

Powerful reporting, tools and UI for storage management tasks. . .

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IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
  • DirectMon provides a targeted set of tools and statistical reports designed to simplify the management of DDN storage solutions
  • Storage provisioning (pool, vd & presentation) from a single interface across the entire cluster
  • Web alerts and monitoring provide information where and when you want it


RESOLVING BIG DATA GENOMICS CHALLENGES

Our SFA Architecture is designed to scale over 1TB/s and support 10/s of petabytes of storage capacity in a
compact and energy efficient data center footprint

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