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Primeur weekly 2018-09-10

Quantum computing

Quantum computing in any language ...

Defiance ETFs launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, offering investors exposure to leaders in the field ...

Light exchange - A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

cOAlition S: making Open Access a reality by 2020 ...

National Centre for Supercomputing Applications in Sofia, Bulgaria hosts PRACE Winter School on Computational Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal chemistry - Methods and Tools ...

Middleware

DataDirect Networks completes $60 million Tintri acquisition and enters enterprise virtualization market ...

Bright Computing announces partnership with Japanese firm Towa Electric ...

Introduction of Altair Inspire and Altair 365 poised to transform product development ...

Hardware

DDN storage supporting breakthroughs in automomous vehicles and data-intensive research at the University of Michigan ...

Supermicro ships world's best performance, capacity and end-to-end throughput 1U all-flash storage server optimized with Samsung NF1 NVMe storage ...

Tech industry mentor Marian Gazdik joins Tachyum Board of Advisors ...

GigaSpaces brings enterprise-class real-time analytics, AI and extreme data processing to Kubernetes ...

Fujitsu launches liquid immersion cooling system that lowers total cost of ownership ...

Applications

NERSC, Intel and Cray harness the power of deep learning to better understand the Universe ...

Topology, physics and machine learning take on climate research data challenges ...

NCSA Faculty Fellow part of $25 million software institute to enable discoveries in high-energy physics ...

Miguel Holgado uses Blue Waters supercomputer to understand how binary compact-object mergers form ...

Veiled supernovae provide clue to stellar evolution ...

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser ...

The Cloud

Baidu Cloud collaborates with Intel AI to advance financial services, shipping and video processing ...

DDN storage supporting breakthroughs in automomous vehicles and data-intensive research at the University of Michigan

5 Sep 2018 Santa Clara - DataDirect Networks (DDN) has launched a new data management solution developed and deployed at the University of Michigan (U-M) that will help support an increasingly diverse set of research projects spanning machine learning, transportation, precision health, chemistry, computational flow dynamics, life sciences, physics and public policy.

U-M's Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS) unit has seen demand for research storage surge. With more than 4,000 students and faculty working on approximately 370 independent data-intensive projects annually, storage needs have grown beyond 14PB. Moreover, an increase in diversified areas of study has caused demand to grow 100 percent annually over the past three years, which taxed ARC-TS's ability to address the rise in data volume and computational complexity.

As data volumes climbed, ARC-TS sought storage that could handle large file sizes, especially massive raw video files and sensor data produced by Mcity, a one-of-a-kind urban test facility for connected and automated vehicles. The University has deployed two driverless shuttles on campus, which requires not only collection of data from each shuttle, but also the monitoring of how passengers interact in an environment where there is no human driver.

Separately, large image datasets are being generated by electron microscopy, and the university-wide Precision Health initiative is applying genomic, epigenetic and public policy research to better understand the risk factors associated with long-term opioid use and abuse. To provide researchers with storage to support these burgeoning research areas, ARC-TS chose a 5PB DDN storage solution that provides the ability to scale as workloads increase.

The result is the Locker Large-File Storage service, a cost optimized, high-capacity service that provides high performance for large files, and allows investigators across U-M to connect their data to computing resources necessary for their research, including U-M's HPC clusters.

"DDN storage is performance-optimized and able to handle large volumes of data", stated ARC-TS director Brock Palen. "We can scale DDN storage capacity in small increments to reduce cost, while maintaining the ability to grow to more than 1,700 drives behind a single pair of controllers and meeting rigorous performance requirements - that's pretty unusual in the industry."

DDN's support for native encryption is allowing ARC-TS to work toward storing sensitive personal health data to support U-M’s varied life sciences research and precision health projects.

"Thanks to DDN, we can help our faculty to budget for the storage performance they need to support major breakthroughs across all types of research", Brock Palen stated.

ARC-TS plans to continue to grow the Locker Large-File Storage service to address expanding research storage requirements.

"Data-intensive organisations choose DDN to create the right-size building blocks for their environment", stated Paul Bloch, president and co-founder of DDN. "The University of Michigan is conducting pioneering research across varying workflows and multiple disciplines, so they need to grow storage quickly, reliably and securely. Researchers using the Locker service can move forward with the peace of mind that their storage is optimized to handle the most demanding machine learning and research workloads."
Source: DataDirect Networks - DDN

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-09-10

Quantum computing

Quantum computing in any language ...

Defiance ETFs launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, offering investors exposure to leaders in the field ...

Light exchange - A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

cOAlition S: making Open Access a reality by 2020 ...

National Centre for Supercomputing Applications in Sofia, Bulgaria hosts PRACE Winter School on Computational Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal chemistry - Methods and Tools ...

Middleware

DataDirect Networks completes $60 million Tintri acquisition and enters enterprise virtualization market ...

Bright Computing announces partnership with Japanese firm Towa Electric ...

Introduction of Altair Inspire and Altair 365 poised to transform product development ...

Hardware

DDN storage supporting breakthroughs in automomous vehicles and data-intensive research at the University of Michigan ...

Supermicro ships world's best performance, capacity and end-to-end throughput 1U all-flash storage server optimized with Samsung NF1 NVMe storage ...

Tech industry mentor Marian Gazdik joins Tachyum Board of Advisors ...

GigaSpaces brings enterprise-class real-time analytics, AI and extreme data processing to Kubernetes ...

Fujitsu launches liquid immersion cooling system that lowers total cost of ownership ...

Applications

NERSC, Intel and Cray harness the power of deep learning to better understand the Universe ...

Topology, physics and machine learning take on climate research data challenges ...

NCSA Faculty Fellow part of $25 million software institute to enable discoveries in high-energy physics ...

Miguel Holgado uses Blue Waters supercomputer to understand how binary compact-object mergers form ...

Veiled supernovae provide clue to stellar evolution ...

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser ...

The Cloud

Baidu Cloud collaborates with Intel AI to advance financial services, shipping and video processing ...