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Primeur weekly 2017-06-26

Focus

China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from exascale prototypes to exascale system ...

Crowd computing

BOINC Monitor 9.70 released ...

Focus on Europe

Eight Irish Supercomputer List: Irish HPC capacity more than doubles again ...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between CHPC and PRACE ...

GENCI to boost France scientific competitiveness and industrial innovation with new petascale supercomputer ...

Huawei inaugurates the HPC Global Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Universal ultra high-dense and 'hot water' cooled RSC Tornado solution: ready to support Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, world's first Intel Omni-Path fabric based and 100% 'hot water' liquid cooled switches, improved RSC BasIS functionality ...

NVMe Revision 1.3 expands reach of fast storage for Enterprise, Client, and Cloud power users ...

DDN Storage named to elite $1 billion+ valuation "Storage Unicorn" list ...

Verne Global sets strategic roadmap to manage advanced computing requirements ...

Cisco and NetApp advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the next generation data centre ...

Cisco unveils network of the future that can learn, adapt and evolve ...

New Supermicro X11 SuperBlade boosts I/O performance featuring Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Supermicro announces full portfolio of A+ server solutions optimized for new high-performance AMD EPYC processors ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions scale deep learning platforms to world-leading performance ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand chosen by AMD as the preferred interconnect solutions to accelerate new EPYC data centre platforms ...

Applications

Shape and size of DNA lesions caused by toxic agents affects repair of DNA ...

SDSC's Comet is a key resource in new global dark matter experiment ...

New computing system takes its cues from human brain ...

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks ...

Machine learning and high performance computing for industrial applications ...

Modelling the brain with Lego bricks ...

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome ...

The Cloud

European Commission to set up new High Level Expert Group 2017-18 for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Huawei releases HPC Cloud solution 2.0 ...

DDN Storage named to elite $1 billion+ valuation "Storage Unicorn" list

13 Jun 2017 Santa Clara - DataDirect Networks (DDN) has achieved recognition in the prestigious "Storage Unicorns" list. "Storage Unicorns" are private storage companies deemed to have a valuation of $1 billion or more - a statistical rarity of very successful ventures. The list has been compiled by well-respected Condor Consulting Group.

"From the very beginning, our goal at DDN has been to create and deliver the absolute best storage solutions to solve our enterprise, technical computing and now web/Cloud customers' most difficult data-management challenges", stated DDN CEO and Co-Founder Alex Bouzari. "We are pleased and honoured to be recognized as a Storage Unicorn, but we know deep down in our hearts that it is the hard work and unwavering dedication of our employees and the tremendous support of our customers and partners that have made this journey possible. Technology advances in our ever-faster, ever-more-connected world are creating tremendous opportunities for DDN to continue to serve, grow and thrive in the years to come."

The "Storage Unicorn" list is a spin-off of the Global Unicorn Club list and DDN, which continues to be run profitably by its two founders Alex Bouzari and Paul Bloch, is one of a very small number of storage companies to reach Unicorn status in what is a $100 billion storage industry.

"DDN is a clear leader in storage for all kinds of high-demand applications; the company was founded in 1998 and is still led by the two same executives", stated Condor Consulting's Philippe Nicolas, in a Storage Newsletter article announcing the report. "Finding the right mixture between technology, team and business is a tough journey. And for some executives, it's a utopia they will never realize. On the other hand, a unicorn is about the cream of the cream, an elite group of companies. It illustrates the good sign of investment realized and business successes."

Condor Consulting Group's Storage Unicorn list was published in June 2017 and highlights companies that have reached a $1 billion valuation. In order to produce the list, Condor collected data from various sites such as Crunchbase, PitchBook, CB Insights, the media and investors, in addition to its own formulas and tools. The list will be updated twice each year, in June and December.

Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-06-26

Focus

China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from exascale prototypes to exascale system ...

Crowd computing

BOINC Monitor 9.70 released ...

Focus on Europe

Eight Irish Supercomputer List: Irish HPC capacity more than doubles again ...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between CHPC and PRACE ...

GENCI to boost France scientific competitiveness and industrial innovation with new petascale supercomputer ...

Huawei inaugurates the HPC Global Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Universal ultra high-dense and 'hot water' cooled RSC Tornado solution: ready to support Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, world's first Intel Omni-Path fabric based and 100% 'hot water' liquid cooled switches, improved RSC BasIS functionality ...

NVMe Revision 1.3 expands reach of fast storage for Enterprise, Client, and Cloud power users ...

DDN Storage named to elite $1 billion+ valuation "Storage Unicorn" list ...

Verne Global sets strategic roadmap to manage advanced computing requirements ...

Cisco and NetApp advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the next generation data centre ...

Cisco unveils network of the future that can learn, adapt and evolve ...

New Supermicro X11 SuperBlade boosts I/O performance featuring Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Supermicro announces full portfolio of A+ server solutions optimized for new high-performance AMD EPYC processors ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions scale deep learning platforms to world-leading performance ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand chosen by AMD as the preferred interconnect solutions to accelerate new EPYC data centre platforms ...

Applications

Shape and size of DNA lesions caused by toxic agents affects repair of DNA ...

SDSC's Comet is a key resource in new global dark matter experiment ...

New computing system takes its cues from human brain ...

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks ...

Machine learning and high performance computing for industrial applications ...

Modelling the brain with Lego bricks ...

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome ...

The Cloud

European Commission to set up new High Level Expert Group 2017-18 for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Huawei releases HPC Cloud solution 2.0 ...