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Starting small with burst buffers? DDN says it's got an 'entry-level' one

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has added a smaller burst buffer product, decreased RAID rebuild times and introduced a cross-product monitoring and management facility to its HPS/supercomputing storage product set. The entry-level IME140 burst buffer is a 1U appliance delivering more than 11GB/s write and 20GB/s read throughputs …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2017

SciNet supercomputer's GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer

A Canadian supercomputer centre using a fast access parallel file system has stuffed an Excelero burst buffer between this storage and the compute nodes. Why, you ask? We'll explain. The SciNet supercomputer centre at the University of Toronto provides resources for thousands of researchers in biomedical, aerospace, climate …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2017
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HPE gets carried array with HPC: Partners up with DDN

+Comment HPE and DataDirect Networks are partnering to integrate DDN storage and burst buffer products with HPE's Apollo servers and its DMF workflow manager. The result should be an integrated HPC server-storage product set that should benefit both suppliers. The DDN products involved are its IME flash cache/NVMe drive burst buffer, …
Chris Mellor, 10 Nov 2017

DDN offers help to 'stranded' Seagate ClusterStor customers

DDN says it will provide support to stranded ClusterStor customers following Seagate’s product line shutdown - only they are not stranded. Seagate announced it was closing its ClusterStor product line last week, with Cray buying the HPC array product business and taking on the support obligations. DDN co-founder and CEO Alex …
Chris Mellor, 1 Aug 2017
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DDN burst buffer to bimble along more briskly after boost

HPC storage system supplier DDN has enhanced the performance and protection on four of its products – storage array software SFAOS, flash cache burst buffer IME, EXAScaler Lustre and the WOS object storage system. The IME, using NVMe technology, now burst buffers faster and better with: Protection against compute node …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jun 2017
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The hold is filled with storage news! Grab a bucket and BAIL

Behind every great enterprise and technology news website lies storage, humming away in the background heeded by no one. But the industry never stands still and every week El Reg is inundated with news – some significant, some less so. However, we're not solely a storage 'zine and we need somewhere to stack the shorter bits that …
Chris Mellor, 26 May 2017
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Not even Easter can stop the inexorable march of storage

We have a four-day weekend over Easter here in the UK. If you need a storage news hit as a respite from the chocolate-laden glug-fest then dip into the paragraphs below – and enjoy your Easter break. Databricks Databricks for Data Engineering is Databricks' software optimised for – wait for it – data engineering. We're told …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2017

Inspur inspires DDN to be its HPC reseller

DDN has signed a deal for Inspur to sell tested and configured systems to worldwide HPC customers, using DDN storage alongside Inspur servers, networking, software and services. Inspur is the third of three main Chinese server and systems suppliers, the others being Huawei and Lenovo. It quotes Gartner stats to say it was the …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2017

DDN claims burst buffer bashes 'past 1TB/sec bandwidth'

This is a we-can-pee-up-the-wall-higher-than-anyone-else story – one which we'd normally give a miss - only the numbers are past 1TB/sec – head-scratchingly high. The Oakforest-PACS T2K massively parallel 25 petaflop superdupercomputer machine is number 6 in the TOP500 list at SC16 in Salt Lake City. It's operated by the Joint …
Chris Mellor, 5 Dec 2016
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NVMe too brigade update: DDN sees limited appeal in NVMe fabrics

Interview How does HPC array vendor DataDirect Networks view NVMe drives and NVMe over Fabrics? We are running a series of interviews with vendors as NVMeF is looking increasingly likely to be the future way to access Fibre Channel SAN storage, replacing the current Fibre Channel implementations, either the hardware or the HBA software …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2016
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Lenovo soups up storage for supers servers

Lenovo NeXtScale System servers will get faster access to files as a result of a collaboration with DDN. Installed DataDirect Networks Exascaler kit allows users to benchmark the storage and file system elements of an HPC set-up in combination with Lenovo’s HPC systems. An ES7K ExaScaler storage array, running Intel's Lustre …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2016
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DDN shines up EXAScaler Lustre box with new software

DataDirect Networks has upgraded its EXAScaler array to run the latest version of Intel’s Lustre software. EXAScaler is DDN’s high-performance computing (HPC) array, with GRIDScaler being the companion hardware running IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS, that was); Lustre being a distributed file system used in high-performance …
Chris Mellor, 26 Sep 2016
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The Rector reckoning – DataDirect loses CMO

HPC and enterprise high-performance storage company DataDirect Networks has lost Molly Rector, its chief marketing officer, who has moved to take up a VP marketing role at Quantum. Robert Triendl has been promoted to DataDirect's SVP global sales, marketing and field services from a position as SVP for HPC strategy. He tells …
Chris Mellor, 19 Sep 2016
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NVMe too: DDN stashes Toshiba flash in IME14K burst buffer box

Toshiba has made a 7.68TB version of its dual-port ZD6000 NVMe flash drive available and DDN storage is using the drive in its IME14K burst buffer product. This complements Apeiron's use of 1.6TB and 3.2TB versions in its NVMe flash array. Toshiba's announcement mentions that the ZD6000 has increased input/output (I/O) …
Chris Mellor, 5 Aug 2016
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Click your heels, Dorothy ... We're not in gen-7 Panasas any more

HPC scale-out NASer Panasas has done its traditional yearly system upgrade: the ActiveStor (AS) 20 array replaces the AS18, giving users more bangs for their HPC buck. This is the eighth ActiveStor generation, with the gen-six AS16 being introduced in July 2014, and the gen-seven AS18 arriving in July 2015. The AS20 [PDF] …
Chris Mellor, 1 Aug 2016
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Start massaging your wallet: DDN buffs up EXAScaler Lustre HPC storage rig

ISC DataDirect Networks' ES14K is claimed to be four times faster than other suppliers' laggardly Lustre kit. The ExaScaler ES14K comes in all-flash and hybrid flash/disk configurations and features: Embedded Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre parallel file system v2.7 Up to 500GB/sec throughput Internal PCIe gen 3 fabric …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jun 2016
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No Kinetic energy at DataDirect Networks: Ethernet drives snubbed

DataDirect Networks has no plans to support Kinetic disk drives in its WOS object storage products. Kinetic drives are directly accessed over Ethernet, each having their own network address, and they receive Get and Put commands to read and write to a key:value store on the disks. They have been mostly associated with Seagate …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2016

DDN's cache wolves come howling out of the creek

WolfCreek, Data Direct Network’s burst buffer caching system, has arrived in the shape of the IME14K product – apparently ready to leap burning buildings, solve climate change, and make a $5m HPC cluster perform like a $100m one. The idea here is that high-performance computing (HPC) is dealing with ever-bigger data sets, and …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2015

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