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Primeur weekly 2016-01-18

Focus on Europe

Science Europe to issue Research Infrastructures Survey Report ...

MEP Awards 2016 to announce shortlisted nominees for ICT Policy ...

CEA - French Alternative Energies And Atomic Energy Commission - implements Seagate ClusterStor high performance storage ...

Allinea Forge helps reservoir simulation software push the boundaries ...

Middleware

$5-million collaborative grant establishes NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches 8th Site HPC Budget Allocation Map ...

Fujitsu and NIMS develop world's largest-scale magnetic-reversal simulator ...

NCAR announces powerful new supercomputer for scientific discovery ...

DDN continues reign as HPC storage market leader with widening lead as top supplier ...

DDN storage enables National Center for Atmospheric Research to move beyond studying weather phenomena to advancing predictions with Big Data simulations ...

Deep Learning, ocean modelling, and HPCG come to ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

Gigabyte launches its line of server boards based on the Intel Xeon D-1500 product family ...

Gigabyte launches new feature-packed power supplies ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2015 financial results and reaffirms 2016 guidance ...

Applications

Major step toward confirming the existence of the Majorana particle, a peculiar fermion equivalent to Its own antiparticle, in materials ...

New modelling method measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy ...

The Cloud

Research & Markets to issue report on Cloud High Performance Computing with forecast to 2020 ...

Development of an evaluation platform capable of validating wide-area distribution systems ...

Seagate unveils 10TB helium enterprise drive to address storage demands of Cloud-based data centres ...

CSC embraces IBM Cloud to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

DDN continues reign as HPC storage market leader with widening lead as top supplier


13 Jan 2016 Santa Clara - DataDirect Networks (DDN) fortified its position as the HPC storage market leader during 2015. DDN posted the largest share of installed systems at HPC sites and expanded its lead versus other storage vendors at surveyed HPC sites according to the recently published Intersect360 Research HPC User Site Census report. With massively scalable storage technology that is able to outpace the performance requirements and growth of Enterprise Big Data while enabling HPC users to achieve Exascale, DDN is leading the market with revolutionary products that solve the end-to-end data lifecycle from cache and SSD to high performance file storage and archive. DDN allows customers to achieve staggering 3x to 10x performance increases when they migrate to DDN storage solutions.

Continual focus on the demanding needs placed on storage by HPC organisations has catapulted DDN past server vendors to secure its top rank as storage provider in HPC for the second consecutive year.

Storage is the fastest growing segment in IT spending in HPC (Intersect360 Research: "Worldwide High Performance Computing 2014 Total Market Model and 2015–2019 Forecast", June 2015.), and according to a recent DDN survey data storage is the most strategic part of the HPC data centre as end users seek to solve data access, workflow and analytics challenges to accelerate time to results. Throughout 2015, DDN growth accelerated in not just traditional HPC market share but also with rapid expansion in new customers with more than 50 percent of new product revenues coming from Enterprise HPC use cases as DDN's top line revenue growth outpaced its storage community peers.

"HPC sites and data-intensive Enterprises place rigorous performance demands on storage infrastructure as diverse sets of applications drive ever-growing volumes of data coupled with very intensive analytics demands", stated Molly Rector, CMO, executive vice president product management and worldwide marketing, DDN. "DDN's sustained growth and industry leadership reflect our strong commitment to supporting our customers as they work to solve many of the world's most complex data and analytics challenges. We are seeing accelerating demand for DDN's end-to-end data management solutions for cache acceleration, SSD storage, data management, backup and long-term archive by some of the largest HPC, Enterprise and Cloud organisations across the globe. And with DDN's innovation leadership, these organisations are boosting their ROI and simplifying their environments while greatly speeding up their analytics and workflows."

The HPC User Site report is part of Intersect360 Research's HPC User Site Census series and provides an examination of the suppliers of storage systems installed in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. The research surveys a broad range of HPC users spanning industry, government and academia about their current computer system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware and supporting software. The resulting data is presented in a series of reports throughout the year, each describing different aspects of the HPC end-user landscape.

Key findings of the survey substantiate why DDN, as the global leader in solving data challenges at large scale, is experiencing strong growth:

  • DataDirect Networks (DDN) had the largest share with 13.9 percent of survey responses, with its closest competitor following at 11.8 percent and all other suppliers with less than 10 percent share of reported storage systems.
  • Storage capacity continues its onward and upward trend. Aggregate site-level storage capacity reported at 385 sites reached 1.9 exabytes, about two and a half times the site-level storage capacity reported in 2012.
  • Installations of petabyte or larger storage systems are increasing and account for 31 percent of all storage systems reported.
  • About 4.7 percent of the reported storage systems were identified as cloud-based systems, including both public and private Cloud.
HPC, Enterprise and Cloud providers such as CEA, TACC, University of Miami, BAS and Bezeq rely on DDN to deliver continued technology innovation that enables them to accelerate strategic insights and to speed time to results. DDN's relentless innovation continues to raise the bar to meet the surging I/O performance, scale, content distribution and collaboration demands of the high performance storage market.
Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2016-01-18

Focus on Europe

Science Europe to issue Research Infrastructures Survey Report ...

MEP Awards 2016 to announce shortlisted nominees for ICT Policy ...

CEA - French Alternative Energies And Atomic Energy Commission - implements Seagate ClusterStor high performance storage ...

Allinea Forge helps reservoir simulation software push the boundaries ...

Middleware

$5-million collaborative grant establishes NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches 8th Site HPC Budget Allocation Map ...

Fujitsu and NIMS develop world's largest-scale magnetic-reversal simulator ...

NCAR announces powerful new supercomputer for scientific discovery ...

DDN continues reign as HPC storage market leader with widening lead as top supplier ...

DDN storage enables National Center for Atmospheric Research to move beyond studying weather phenomena to advancing predictions with Big Data simulations ...

Deep Learning, ocean modelling, and HPCG come to ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

Gigabyte launches its line of server boards based on the Intel Xeon D-1500 product family ...

Gigabyte launches new feature-packed power supplies ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2015 financial results and reaffirms 2016 guidance ...

Applications

Major step toward confirming the existence of the Majorana particle, a peculiar fermion equivalent to Its own antiparticle, in materials ...

New modelling method measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy ...

The Cloud

Research & Markets to issue report on Cloud High Performance Computing with forecast to 2020 ...

Development of an evaluation platform capable of validating wide-area distribution systems ...

Seagate unveils 10TB helium enterprise drive to address storage demands of Cloud-based data centres ...

CSC embraces IBM Cloud to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...