DDN to power Atomic Energy Commission of France with core storage

DDN SFA14KE platform
DataDirect Networks (DDN) said CEA (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission of France) has selected SFA14KE as the core storage for refreshing its data management infrastructure GS1K.

DDN’s SFA14KE allows applications to run embedded within the storage, removing the need for external servers, reducing the cost of interconnect and lowering management complexity. CEA is leveraging the SFA14KE storage platform to run both Lustre and HPSS embedded within the high-performance, scalable storage platform.

“CEA selected DDN’s SFA14KE as the only hyper-converged platform that was able to embed both our Lustre file system and HPSS data management application within the memory of the storage subsystem. SFA14KE provides more than a 10x reduction in application latency,” said Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere, department lead at CEA.

“With the added advantage of delivering high performance at our 18+ petabyte scale, the SFA14KE exceeded all of our requirements for efficient use of funds and data center space while delivering significant application and storage performance acceleration,” Lafoucriere said.

SFA14KE delivers 600+ GB/second of throughput, 60+ million IOPS and 7 petabytes of storage capacity in a single rack. The SFA14KE scales out to 100+ PB, delivering high-availability and consistent performance at scale.

Laurent Thiers, DDN vice president of sales, said that CEA Labs and DDN went through an extensive test period to demonstrate DDN’s ability to embed the Lustre file system and concurrently virtualize HPSS Data Movers.

Earlier, DDN said its storage was selected by Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to deliver a 40x speed up in Scientific Research and Innovation.

Baburajan K
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