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Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale

25 May 2017 Santa Clara - Large commercial machine learning programmes in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, medical research and natural-language processing are overcoming production scaling challenges with DataDirect Networks' (DDN) large-scale, high-performance storage solutions. Machine learning projects often stumble in the transition from proof of concept to production scale, which can introduce significant production delays in rapidly developing markets where time is of the essence.

For machine learning applications at scale, DDN delivers up to 40x faster performance than competitive Enterprise scale out NAS and up to 6x faster performance than Enterprise SAN solutions, while providing faster results against more types of data using a wide variety of techniques. It also allows machine learning and deep learning programmes to start small for proof of concept and scale to production-level performance and petabytes per rack with no additional architecting required.

"The high performance and flexible sizing of DDN systems make them ideal for large-scale machine learning architectures", stated Joel Zysman, director of advanced computing at the Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami. "With DDN, we can manage all our different applications from one centrally located storage array, which gives us both the speed we need and the ability to share information effectively. Plus, for our industrial partnership projects that each rely on massive amounts of instrument data in areas like smart cities and autonomous vehicles, DDN enables us to do mass transactions on a scale never before deemed possible. These levels of speed and capacity are capabilities that other providers simply can't match."

With storage appliances that can start at a few hundred terabytes and grow to ~10 PB in a single rack, DDN's machine learning customers can scale from test bed to production ramp and beyond in a single platform. DDN solutions are enabling customers to leverage machine learning applications to speed results and improve competitiveness, profitability, customer service, business intelligence and research effectiveness, including:

  • Smart cities planning for tourism via a city government and academic research cooperation;
  • Fraud detection for wire transfers and credit card transactions at a large U.S. bank;
  • Digital assistant/natural-language processing at a Fortune 100 SaaS provider;
  • Route optimization, pricing and informed consumer metrics for autonomous vehicles; and
  • Near real-time affinity marketing and fraud detection for online payments.

DDN storage allows machine learning algorithms to run faster and to include more data than any other system in the market, which enables researchers to accelerate algorithm testing, decrease development/refinement times and ultimately decrease time to market for the "learned" results - a significant advantage in today's competitive markets.

"The uniqueness of DDN's architecture enables the University of Miami to save data being generated constantly from literally millions of sensors to address the entire storage needs for a smart city with up to 15,000 residents", Joel Zysman added. "Equally impressive, we can do all that without impacting our other research, computations and simulations that are going on at the same time."

As huge amounts of processing power and large data repositories have become more affordable, a rich environment for the advancement of machine learning and deep learning has emerged. Machine learning applications are being created and implemented across a wide range of processes, replacing or improving human input, and addressing problems that previously were not undertaken because of the sheer volume of the data.

"To be successful, machine learning programmes need to think big from the start", stated Laura Shepard, senior director of product marketing at DDN. "Prototypes of programs that start by using mid-range enterprise storage or by adding drives to servers often find that these approaches are not sustainable when they need to ramp to production. With DDN, customers can transition easily with a single high-performance platform that scales massively. Because of this, DDN is experiencing tremendous demand from both research and enterprise organisations looking for high-performance storage solutions to support machine learning applications."

Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...