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DataDirect Boasts HPC Lead

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- DataDirect Networks, the leader in high performance, high capacity storage solutions, has extended its leadership role with the recent release of the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites List. The company continues to be the largest supplier of high performance storage to the worlds top 100 cluster sites, powering 6 of the top 10, 24 of the top 50, and 53 of the top 100 fastest machines in the world.

DataDirect Networks’ explosive growth and acceptance in the HPC (High Performance Computing) community is driven by its unrivaled Silicon Storage Architecture (S2A) technology. S2A cluster storage solutions deliver in excess of 100 GB/s aggregate bandwidth to and from the disk array with petabytes of capacity, while maintaining open-systems infrastructure support to power compute clusters from IBM, Dell, Cray, SGI, Bull and others.

DataDirect’s S2A Storage Appliances enabled 32% of the 4,947 teraflops processed on the TOP500 list, including powering the world’s fastest supercomputing cluster, BlueGene/L, a National Nuclear Security Administration system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. DataDirect also has major installations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the New York Center for Computational Science, CEA, NASA, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Caltech, Cambridge University, NCSA, Swiss Scientific Computing Center (CSCS), US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), UCSD, CINECA, Indiana University and the University of Texas among others.

"Ever increasing demands on Livermore’s scientific computing capabilities required a storage solution that offered a significant jump in I/O scalability, reliability, performance and the ability to meet deadlines for delivery and integration," said Mark Seager, Assistant Department Head for Advanced Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "We needed a cost-effective storage solution that could meet the production demands of scientific computing at the BlueGene/L scale. Predictable performance under intense I/O workloads coupled with reliable hardware and software for our Lustre-based simulation environment enabled us to quickly meet the computational demands of programs critical to national security.”

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