"In deploying a system of this scale, LRZ required the highest levels of scalability in performance, capacity and data protection to support the mission critical requirements of European scientific research communities", stated Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode of LRZ. "DDN's advanced SFA technology will allow SuperMUC to scale to support up to 3 petaflop/s of computational capability and manage massive scientific datasets without the bottlenecks associated with conventional storage systems."
"Like hundreds of advanced computing environments all over the world that have selected DDN information management systems, LRZ will leverage our scalable infrastructure to enable true scientific insight", stated Paul Bloch, President and cofounder, DDN. "We are honoured to support the scientists who will use SuperMUC to simulate the evolution of the universe, model the propagation of earthquakes, study the properties of engineering systems, and perform other many other advanced research experiments."
The system was designed and implemented by IBM. The SuperMUC computing system is part of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS), and alliance of German supercomputer centres.
Over 50% of the top 100 supercomputers rely on DDN storage systems. The company's SFA technology is chosen for the industry's most extreme storage infrastructure projects.
Once complete, the DDN-powered LRZ supercomputer will include: