DataDirect Networks (DDN) Hosts Leaders in High Performance Computing (HPC) at User Group Meeting at ISC in Hamburg, Germany

HPC Thought Leaders from CEA, CINECA, IBM, Intel, KIT, Whamcloud and TACC to Speak

CHATSWORTH, CA — (June 13, 2011) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world’s largest privately-held information storage company, today announced that it will be hosting a User Group discussion amongst some of the leading minds in high performance computing (HPC) at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

At the User Group, participants will have the opportunity to interact with DDN executives and HPC industry luminaries on the challenges facing the HPC market today.

Speakers will include:

  • Eric Barton, CTO, Whamcloud
  • Sanzio Bassini, Director of Systems and. Technology, CINECA
  • Dr. Luigi Brochard, Distinguished Engineer, Deep Computing Solution Architect, IBM
  • Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere, Chef de Service, CEA
  • Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing Systems, TACC
  • Mark Seager, Chief Technology Officer for the HPC Ecosystem, Intel
  • Jos van Wezel, Storage Group Leader, KIT
  • John Josephakis, Sr. Vice President, HPC Worldwide Sales, DDN
  • Jeff Denworth, Vice President, Marketing, DDN


Date: June 20
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 am)
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel (next to the ISC convention center)

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