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Primeur weekly 2016-05-23

Crowd computing

Zika treatment search launched, fueled by IBM's World Community Grid ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Manifesto to call for one billion euro investment in European quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Lenovo helps the European Space Agency map the Milky Way ...

PRACEdays16 concludes with ambitions met and raised ...

GASPI tutorial at EPFL Lausanne ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory establishes a supercomputing centre ...

Microsoft supports Sydney University quantum effort ...

Atos simplifies and speeds up implementation of Big Data solutions ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

DDN introduces Flashscale: game-changing performance and cost optimized all-flash array delivering 6 million IOPS in 4U for as low as $1/GB ...

Dell makes groundbreaking leap forward with uniquely adaptable, future-ready storage solutions ...

Applications

Funding to support development of the Virtual Physiological Human ...

Zika hackathon fights disease with Big Data ...

SGI rapidly surpasses 600 Terabyte milestone for total systems running SAP HANA ...

ANSYS introduces first Big Data and machine learning system for engineering simulation ...

Galaxy formation simulations benefit NASA's future space telescope ...

UTA prepares Titan supercomputer to process the data from quadrillions of proton collisions generated in the new Large Hadron Collider experiments ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud first to offer latest NVIDIA GRID with Tesla M60 GPU, speeding up virtual desktop applications ...

Jabil speeds global collaboration with IBM Cloud ...

Univa announces Navops Command for managing enterprise container workload on Kubernetes distributions ...

DDN introduces Flashscale: game-changing performance and cost optimized all-flash array delivering 6 million IOPS in 4U for as low as $1/GB


17 May 2016 Santa Clara - DataDirect Networks (DDN) has launched DDN Flashscale, a new family of all-flash scale-out and scale-up storage solutions, which delivers the highest performance and capacity in a cost-optimized and feature rich platform designed for Enterprise Big Data and Analytics, Web Scale Cloud, and HPC environments.

DDN Flashscale benefits include:

  • Highest Performance: Concurrently delivers extreme levels of IOPS (6 million) and throughput (60GB/s) in just 4U, with up to 60 million IOPS and 600 GB/s in a single rack;
  • Highest Capacity: Leverages the latest NVMe and SAS or a mix of both SSDs in a high density hyperconverged, shared storage architecture (up to 576TB in 4U and 7.3 Petabytes in one rack);
  • Lowest Latency: Delivers latencies as low as 100μs for superfast embedded application speeds thanks to its specially designed internal PCIe Gen3 fabric;
  • Best Cost: With a price point as low as $1/GB, and best of breed performance, capacity, latency and scale, Flashscale does not require any compromise on TCO;
  • Ideal for Analytics and File Systems: Maximizes the performance of databases, SAS analytics, Hadoop, OpenStack and parallel file systems such as Lustre and IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS); and
  • Scale-up and Scale-out: Designed to optimally deliver price, performance, scale and capacity for Financial Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Government, Web Scale, Analytics, Database and HPC environments.

DDN Flashscale delivers an ultra-dense, high performance and low latency network attached shared flash storage solution for home directories, data analytics, databases and computational applications. DDN's built-for-flash custom architecture unlocks the value of each SSD in the solution by aggregating the full performance of each device and delivering the performance over the low latency embedded PCIe Gen3 fabric to performance hungry applications. DDN Flashscale's fast embedded PCIe fabric delivers full native performance and extreme low latency from 48 NVMe or 72 SAS or any mix of SSDs while offering cost optimized sub $1/GB all-flash storage up to 576TB, 6 million IOPS and 60GB/s per 4U node.

As Big Data use increases globally within all types of organisations, scientists, engineers and developers are demanding a new type of storage platform that can deliver fast performance across a massive expanse of data types and applications.

Both traditional and next-generation applications will greatly benefit from the performance, capacity and latency enhancements DDN Flashscale delivers. Applications achieving significant workflow acceleration and enhanced time to insight, TCO and scientific results include:

  • Analytics, database acceleration, Hadoop environments
  • Banking, compliance, back testing and high frequency trading
  • Genomics sequencing, healthcare, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, chip design
  • Cloud edge, web-scale environments
  • Fraud protection and detection, credit card validation
  • IOT / sensor generated data capture and analysis
  • Real-time data processing
  • Seismic processing, weather forecasting

DDN Flashscale will be generally available in August 2016. End user purchase pricing begins as low as $1 per GB and $0.05 per IO.

"The dramatic increase of data growth for Enterprise organisations, coupled with the fact that these organisations are increasingly looking to optimize IT solutions to deliver business competitive advantage is driving the need for massive-scale storage solutions. These systems must deliver performance exceeding traditional solutions to accelerate time to results, data analytics, and business insights and with greatly improved economics", stated Randy Kerns, a senior strategist and analyst, Evaluator Group. "DDN's new Flashscale all-flash systems deliver these performance and economic advantages for Enterprise organisations. The Flashscale all-flash systems can address the next generation use case requirements for data-intensive custom applications and multi-step workflows. With the extreme performance and bandwidth in a 4U footprint, DDN has delivered Flashscale as an impressive solution for performance-intensive workloads and large scale data analytics."

"DDN Flashscale All Flash Array combines highest performance and capacity with lowest latency and cost for organisations looking to accelerate their workflows, compress time to business insight, or are simply considering flash for their environments", stated Alex Bouzari, DDN CEO and Co-founder. "With a feature rich hardware and software architecture optimized for read, write and mixed workload performance, and use cases such as Financial Services, Life Science and Genomics, Database and Analytics acceleration, Web/Cloud, Government and HPC, DDN Flashscale delivers a 5x performance increase over other flash arrays for as low as $1/GB."

Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2016-05-23

Crowd computing

Zika treatment search launched, fueled by IBM's World Community Grid ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Manifesto to call for one billion euro investment in European quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Lenovo helps the European Space Agency map the Milky Way ...

PRACEdays16 concludes with ambitions met and raised ...

GASPI tutorial at EPFL Lausanne ...

Hardware

Lincoln Laboratory establishes a supercomputing centre ...

Microsoft supports Sydney University quantum effort ...

Atos simplifies and speeds up implementation of Big Data solutions ...

Mellanox announces new executive appointments ...

DDN introduces Flashscale: game-changing performance and cost optimized all-flash array delivering 6 million IOPS in 4U for as low as $1/GB ...

Dell makes groundbreaking leap forward with uniquely adaptable, future-ready storage solutions ...

Applications

Funding to support development of the Virtual Physiological Human ...

Zika hackathon fights disease with Big Data ...

SGI rapidly surpasses 600 Terabyte milestone for total systems running SAP HANA ...

ANSYS introduces first Big Data and machine learning system for engineering simulation ...

Galaxy formation simulations benefit NASA's future space telescope ...

UTA prepares Titan supercomputer to process the data from quadrillions of proton collisions generated in the new Large Hadron Collider experiments ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud first to offer latest NVIDIA GRID with Tesla M60 GPU, speeding up virtual desktop applications ...

Jabil speeds global collaboration with IBM Cloud ...

Univa announces Navops Command for managing enterprise container workload on Kubernetes distributions ...