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Lightboard Video: Accelerating AI by Solving the Storage Challenge

Artificial Intelligence workloads push current IT architectures to their extremes. For the first time both computing horsepower and All-Flash Storage I/O can be overwhelmed by AI demands. GPUs from companies like Nvidia have largely solved the computing problem but the

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Lightboard Video: Overcoming IO Bottlenecks in HPC

Parallel file systems are a critical aspect of most Super Computing environments. One of the challenges facing parallel file systems is making sure the file system itself does not become a bottleneck. If not architected correctly, IO can overwhelm the

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Making Storage for AI and DL Turnkey – DDN – NVIDIA Briefing Note

When an organization moves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) projects from the test and design phase to production, the responsibility for maintaining that project often lands in IT’s lap. IT then has to put together an architecture that

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What Should DDN do With Tintri?

After being delisted from NASDAQ and filing for Chapter 11, Tintri may have found a savior. Data Direct Networks (DDN) entered into a non-binding letter of intent agreement with Tintri to acquire most of Tintri’s assets. DDN is a well-run

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Should Object Storage Systems use a Filesystem? – DDN WOS Briefing Note

Object storage systems store objects and file systems store files. While an object and a file are typically the same thing, how they are stored is not the same; it is the difference between an object storage system and a

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StorageShort: The Problems with IOPS Testing

When IT professionals begin investigating all-flash arrays they are often drawn to the IOPS benchmark that almost every vendor uses to boast about system performance. The reality is that IOPS, while it may have some value, should be just one

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SlideShare: Getting Beyond Flash 101 – Flash 102 Selecting the Right Flash Array

IT professionals are convinced: Flash is the key to solving their storage performance challenges. The next step is selecting what flash makes the most sense for their organization’s specific needs. Do they need maxed-out flash performance for a highly transactional

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Moving Beyond the Flash Storage Basics

Most vendors, when they talk to a IT professional about flash storage, still focus on two factors. First, it is fast and second, it is now affordable. Here is a heads up to flash to the vendor community…IT gets it.

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Understanding Flash Performance

Most IT professionals are fully aware that if they have a storage performance problem that a flash based storage system is the answer for them. Flash, to some extent, makes performance a commodity. Almost any flash system can deliver more

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