DDN Increases its TOP500 HPC Leadership to an Unprecedented 70 Percent of Global Supercomputing Centers

The Overwhelming Majority of HPC Users Entrust DDN Storage to Enhance the Efficiency of Their Clusters, Accelerate Their Workflows and Deliver Optimized End-to-End Data Lifecycle Management


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 29, 2016


DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced it increased its leadership and continues its unrivalled reign as the dominant storage provider of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the eighth consecutive year with storage solutions that power more than 70 percent of identifiable sites on the most recent rankings list. The prestigious TOP500 list ranks the largest supercomputing environments by performance capabilities, and recognizes the vendors and technologies that power the most data intensive environments on the globe.

“DDN’s leadership position on the TOP500 list continues to align with our market research surveys, in which high performance computing users identify DDN as their storage provider more than any other vendor,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research, the market research partner of “With its focus on high-performance, scalable technologies, such as parallel file systems and burst buffer acceleration, DDN is well-positioned to continue to grow, addressing the intensifying demands of traditional HPC users, as well as expanding use cases in high performance business computing.”

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As exemplified by the organizations on the TOP500 list, high performance computing environments face extreme pressure to accelerate innovation cycles as their end users work to solve some of the world’s most challenging questions in medicine, physics and the atmosphere quickly, efficiently and at intensifying levels of scale.

With its proven and sustained leadership in HPC and Big Data environments worldwide, DDN continues to deliver ground-breaking technology innovations that deliver massively scalable, ultra-efficient end-to-end solutions with the highest levels of performance and reliability. DDN’s latest solution introductions for the HPC and data-intensive Enterprise markets include the Flashscale Hyperconverged All-Flash Array, the hyper-converged GRIDScaler® GS14K Enterprise NAS Appliance and EXAScaler™ ES14K™ high performance Lustre® appliance, which deliver 4x the speed of competitive offerings with up to ½ TB/second throughput in a single rack, the lowest latency – as low as 100μs for superfast embedded file system and metadata speeds thanks to DDN’s specially designed internal PCIe Gen3 fabric, and the most efficient scalability with up to 2x more capacity per rack than competitive alternatives.

“For the eighth consecutive year the overwhelming majority of supercomputer centers on the TOP500 list have selected DDN as their strategic partner and storage vendor of choice,” said Molly Rector, chief marketing officer, DDN. “Our market share as the storage solution provider to the TOP500 has grown this year primarily due to expansion in the adoption of our end-to-end data management solutions. DDN is now able to deliver unmatched efficiency and performance to the application users and compute cluster with our burst buffer and SSD acceleration solutions. Simultaneously, our ability to simply and transparently archive data to cost effective archive storage enables our users to deliver the performance needed to accelerate scientific discovery within limited budget constraints. No other vendor in the HPC storage industry is delivering the complete solutions needed to accelerate next generation scientific discoveries, life-saving advances in medicine and the business insights to become more competitive.”

About DDN
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 15 years, DDN storage has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers. For more information, go to or call 1-800-837-2298.

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