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Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks


28 Jul 2015 Santa Clara - DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced the recent Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark results in which the DDN EXAScaler storage solution set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads. DDN storage outperformed SSD-based solutions to deliver higher performance, productivity and density at lower cost. The independent and audited STAC-M3 Benchmark results validate DDN's leadership in providing high performance at scale for financial services organisations.

"DDN has been the primary storage vendor for a number of extreme performance and scale-oriented HPC installations that have stringent uptime and reliability requirements", stated Steve Conway, IDC research vice president, high performance computing and data analysis. "The STAC results indicate that DDN's performance and capability advantages are well-suited to the financial services industry, which has data intensive workloads and challenging uptime and reliability requirements."

The STAC-M3 Benchmark suite is the industry standard for testing solutions that enable high-speed analytics on time series data. The STAC-tested system consisted of Kx Systems kdb+ 3.2 running DDN SFA12KX-40 based EXAScaler platform with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2.

As the STAC results demonstrate, financial services organisations can benefit from DDN's EXAScaler platform as it enables a shared data model, empowers the consolidation of data and massively parallel data queries for market data analytics, and reduces data management costs - all while delivering extremely high performance.

The testing shows that the DDN EXAScaler solution can outperform direct attached SSD-based solutions, and achieve extremely high performance regardless of workload type or size.

“The STAC benchmark illustrates why financial services customers in trading firms, hedge funds and investment banks are rapidly moving to DDN Storage. They are able to accelerate their data models to deliver significantly faster results, while simultaneously lowering TCO of the entire data management solution", stated Molly Rector, CMO, executive vice president product management and worldwide marketing, DDN.

Leading global financial institutions test their automated trading and risk management algorithms against years of compiled market data provided by STAC. In this study, two benchmark suites, ANTUCO and KANAGA, were executed. The STAC suite ANTUCO used a limited dataset size of 4.5TB to simulate system performance of a dataset residing mostly on non-volatile media with a broad range of read and write operations. The KANAGA suite analyzed performance on large datasets that range from 33TB to 897TB, with large numbers of concurrent requests.

The DDN EXAScaler high performance storage platform excelled in each aspect of the benchmark testing:

  • Demonstrated 2.4x improvement in time sensitive and I/O intensive financial analytics (querying the maximum bid over the year for 1% of the symbols);
  • Set world record performance for large scale (33TB to 897TB) KANAGA benchmarks; and
- Proved 50 percent better latency characteristics on 13 of the most I/O intensive workloads versus previous benchmarks.
Source: DataDirect Networks

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...