DDN, Lenovo expand collaboration

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced a new collaboration with Lenovo, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site for customers, the company said.

DDN EXAScaler® storage incorporating the Lustre file system is installed at the center, and allows users to benchmark the storage and file system elements of an HPC Solution from DDN in combination with Lenovo´s HPC systems and solutions.

Lenovo´s HPC Innovation Center storage is powered by the DDN ES7Kâ„¢, a DDN EXAScaler appliance that builds on the experience of over a decade of Lustre development, system design, implementation and support.

EXAScaler combines the industry´s most powerful storage architecture with the leading Lustre distribution — Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre, DDN integration tools, system monitoring and deep expertise across engineering, pre-sales and support to deliver the industry´s fastest, most advanced Lustre appliance, proven in the most demanding HPC environments.

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is a big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations.