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Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC

15 Dec 2016 Santa Clara - IDC has once again recognized DataDirect Networks (DDN) as a leader in object storage in its "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment". This marks the fourth year that DDN has been ranked as a leader in object storage by the IDC MarketScape report, reflecting DDN's flexible, diversified product portfolio and unrivaled leadership in object storage at scale.

"DDN leads the market in large-scale object-based storage with individual customer installations of more than 500+ billion objects in production", stated Kurt Kuckein, director of product management, DDN. "DDN's high-performance, massively scalable WOS object storage platform offers superior multi-site collaboration, Big Data archive capabilities and storage efficiencies that make it ideal for a wide range of use cases. In a year marked by rapid growth, new customers and new markets for DDN, we are excited to cap 2016 with IDC's validation of our global leadership in object storage."

DDN's suite of WOS object storage solutions includes the WOS7000 and WOS8460 appliances; and WOS as software-only, which has seen strong traction and exceeded 10 percent of all WOS customers in the past year. Leveraging its HPC expertise and continuous object storage innovations, DDN WOS is making it radically easier for IT organisations to realize object storage efficiencies across expanded use cases, such as active archive, collaborative communities, and replacing legacy back-up infrastructure.

The IDC MarketScape found that the strength of DDN's WOS object storage platform emanates from the company's ability to leverage its strengths to meet market requirements. The report highlights DDN's extensive experience with high-performance computing workloads and its diversified portfolio that offers numerous new products tailored toward specific verticals such as MEDIAScaler for media and entertainment and IME flash-based application acceleration software solutions for traditional HPC and financial services. The report also noted that DDN's object-based storage delivery models give customers expanded architectural flexibility and choice in meeting their specific requirements.

DDN's leadership in large-scale object-based storage is demonstrated by WOS' unique advantages, including:

  • Highest object storage cost savings and efficiency: With its unique NoFS architecture, WOS is the only object storage solution that doesn’t require an underlying file system, which allows it to cut hardware acquisition costs and deliver up to 99 percent efficiency, compared with other object implementations that lose 6 to 20 percent of disk capacity due to file system overhead and block waste.
  • Highest object storage performance: WOS gives customers the critical performance levels needed to scale object storage implementations locally or across multiple sites, and delivers 1.25x the speed per node of competing commercial and open-source offerings, as verified in real-world applications.
  • Industry-leading availability advantages: DDN WOS can rebuild failed drives within a single node, which significantly reduces rebuild time and risk of data loss. This capability is increasingly important as drive sizes grow larger and challenge organisations' abilities to meet line of business data availability SLAs.
  • Flexible and massive scalability: WOS can start small, a single 4U appliance, scales in single node increments, delivers up to a quarter-million drives in a single, shared namespace, and provides a single view of files and objects, making it an ideal solution for active archive, and collaboration.

You can visit the IDC website for an abstract of the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment" report.

Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

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Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...