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DataDirect Networks Extends High-Performance Computing (HPC) Storage Market Leadership with HP Cluster Platforms

DataDirect Networks Extreme Storage Technology Now Available as Part of HP’s Unified Cluster Portfolio

CHATSWORTH, CA — (May 20, 2010) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), Inc.,the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world, today announced the availability of DDN’s Extreme Storage technology and services as part of the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio. The agreement includes the award-winning DDN S2A9900 scale-out storage platform and the Lustre® File System, which addresses the needs of high-performance computing (HPC) customers using Lustre for their parallel Linux® applications.

Across the computing industry, efforts to accelerate scalable applications are challenged by the limitations of traditional SAN and NAS storage technologies. As a result, scalable computing customers are increasingly unable to cost-effectively handle the demands of cluster scaling, multi-core processing and high-speed networking. The S2A9900 Lustre File Storage System is designed to address these challenges for companies in data-intensive HPC markets who are pushing the boundaries of Linux application scaling in traditional HPC applications such as research and engineering.

“For over 10 years, DataDirect Networks has specialized in delivering high-performance products to the unstructured data storage user community,” said Paul Bloch, President of DataDirect Networks. “Our new relationship with HP is testament to our focus on delivering world-class solutions and simplifying the most difficult scale-out challenges.”

“Clients need to cost-effectively expand bandwidth and storage for data intensive research and engineering applications,” said Scott Misage, director of research and development, Scalable Computing and Infrastructure, HP. “The combination of DDN technology with HP Cluster Platforms provides clients the flexibility of a custom solution with the simplicity, reliability and value of a preconfigured, factory-built product for high-performance computing applications.”

The S2A9900 Lustre File Storage System is a parallel file storage system that was designed to provide scalable clustered storage performance, operational simplicity and predictable performance. It delivers application scaling and real-time quality of service while delivering 5 to 100s of GB/s of bandwidth and support for 10s of petabytes and 1,000s of file system clients for Lustre customers requiring large file workloads.

Availability

The S2A9900 Lustre File Storage System is available immediately from HP at www.hp.com/go/HPC.