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National Laboratories

THE UNDISPUTED TECHNOLOGY, THOUGHT & MARKET LEADER IN HPC STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Our relentless focus for over a decade solving the toughest problems in computing and Big Data has made DDN the de facto choice for builders of leading-edge supercomputers. Proven and in production as the world’s fastest file storage systems, 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.

Recognized as the thought and technology leader, our continuous & leading edge innovation enables the world’s supercomputing leaders achieve the highest level of compute ROI and breakthrough performance boundaries to accelerate discovery.

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The DDN HPC storage solution portfolio is highly enabling and strongly differentiated by delivering:

  • An Open & Fully Agnostic File System Platform: The freedom to choose among four world-class parallel file systems & object storage to meet the full range of HPC application requirements.
  • The Highest Performance File & Block Appliance: Just one award winning SFA12KX system delivers up to 48GB/s of bandwidth & up to 1.7 Million random IOPS. Scale to 1TB/s in only 21 systems.
  • The Best Power Saving and Volumetric Efficiency: 3X higher performance & 40% power savings, with up to 3.35 PB per rack, to significantly reduce TCO and scale-out costs.
  • The Broadest Set of Partnerships: DDN meets any customer demand by partnering and deploying systems with IBM®, HP®, Dell®, Cray®, SGI®, Bull®, Fujitsu® and many others (compute); Mellanox® and Cisco® (networking); Intel® Whamcloud and IBM® (file systems).
  • The Most Trusted System Architect Team: With more than a decade of experience and hundreds of successful large scale HPC storage solutions deployments, the DDN worldwide team of HPC storage and systems architects and engineers design and deliver HPC systems on time and under budget, and better than any other technology company.

The Worldwide Leader in Supercomputing Storage

  • World’s fastest file storage systems in production
  • Most production Petascale systems
  • More Top 100 systems than all others combined
  • More 100GB/s systems than all others combined
  • Partner of choice to HPC storage solutions systems providers
  • 800% Better Performance; Fastest In The World
  • 40%+ Better Data Center Density
  • 1 TB/s throughput in only 25 Systems
  • World’s broadest HPC storage solutions portfolio
  • HPCWire Awards 9 years running

NATIONAL LABORATORIES FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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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
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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  

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
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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

SIMPLE, SCALABLE, SECURE MULTISITE COLLABORATION

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

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CLOUD-ENABLE HPC STORAGE SOLUTIONS

BREAK THROUGH THE EXASCALE BARRIER

DDN Labs is developing IME™, a revolutionary I/O accleretaor, distributed NVRAM “burst buffer”.

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MEET THE INIFINTE MEMORY ENGINE™

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
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  • 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 to accelerate mutisite collaborative research.

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST 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 HPC STORAGE SOLUTIONS 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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