"Computation and supercomputing allow us to address some of the nation's most challenging scientific problems. This mission-critical research can only be achieved through large-scale computational simulation and Big Data scalability", stated Susan Coghlan, Deputy Division Director at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. "To achieve our scientific mission, our systems must be designed for the highest levels of performance and scalability."
Deploying during 2012, Mira will be capable of delivering a peak performance of 10 Petaflop/s, and will be powered by 35 petabytes of SFA12K storage technology and its In-Storage Processing technology.
"DDN's supercomputing customers are at the forefront of data creation and processing, and are tackling scalability challenges in advance of the broader computing and enterprise markets", stated Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology at DDN. "We deeply value our partnerships with Argonne and IBM, and will work towards delivering the thousand-fold scalability needed to conquer tomorrow's grand challenge scientific endeavours."
For the past six years, DDN has worked with IBM, Argonne, and other DOE customers on efforts aimed at enabling productive data-intensive computing at massive scale. These efforts have resulted in several new DDN technologies, including: