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Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

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e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage

4 Nov 2013 Santa Clara - Japanese automotive and motorcycle company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, has consolidated its Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) system on DataDirect Networks (DDN) scalable, efficient, high-performance storage platform.

The CAE system is the core of Suzuki's product development, dramatically accelerating the development of new vehicles and motorcycles. Over time, Suzuki's storage system began to experience performance issues and scaling challenges associated with accommodating the explosion in design, engineering and production data, as well as cost and management inefficiencies.

Working with SCSK Corporation to address these challenges, Suzuki deployed a DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) high-performance storage engine and GRIDScaler parallel file system to consolidate its storage into a new shared CAE storage system to support its production environment.

The new SFA-based, shared storage system provides consolidated storage to various CAE compute nodes from different vendors - used for crash analysis, structural analysis and fluid dynamics - via a shared InfiniBand storage network. It provides more than five times the current maximum disk space and throughput requirements of the company's CAE engineers.

The new DDN storage infrastructure lowers Suzuki's overall TCO by eliminating storage "silos", thus dramatically increasing the efficiency of increasingly complex, multi-discipline design and simulation work flows.

By consolidating onto DDN storage, Suzuki's CAE system has the performance and flexibility to handle new business requirements and accommodate future growth.

Mr. Yoshihiko Sunayama, PH.D, Group Manager, CAE Promotion Group, Digital Engineering Department, Suzuki Motor Corporation, stated: "To improve vehicle design and development efficiency as well as vehicle performance, CAE model sizes are getting bigger, allowing for more types of analysis and expanding the number of parallel jobs year by year. As a result, this has increased the demand and workload of our CAE system resources. DDN delivers fast performance and huge scale, so we can seamlessly expand our CAE system environment and increase overall system efficiency without impacting production. With DDN technology, we're able to store, manage and share growing design and simulation data, turning the focus to vehicle design and innovation, not on complex infrastructure management."

Robert Triendl, President of DDN Japan, stated: "We are very pleased to work with Suzuki on this important project to build an adaptive and fully integrated storage environment for the company's CAE design and simulation work flow. Our partnership with Suzuki reinforces our expertise in working with organisations with complex CAE workflows, and our strength in designing and delivering multi-petabyte class large storage systems. DDN is well-known in academic research, government and media markets, but our highest growth is coming from commercial HPC opportunities where our performance and scale can solve the big data problems which affect our customers' bottom line."

Source: DataDirect Networks

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

Special

e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...