Super Computing And Storage On Earth And In Space

At the Super Computing Conference 2022 (SC22), DDN announced a new reference architecture in collaboration with Atos. The company also showed improvements to its DDN Insight monitoring interface. Insights monitors hardware for workloads from a single dashboard down to the individual job level.

According to the company’s press release, “DDN worked closely with Atos on this new reference architecture to advance DDN’s goal of simplifying the adoption of advanced AI infrastructures for enterprises and research institutions. In the past, storage systems were often chosen to complement the computing infrastructure during deployment. This approach results in data silos and requires data movement to use the optimal computing platform for a given stage of processing. DDN’s approach allows data to remain in a single manageable system, regardless of the computing technology used, with performance and capacity scalable to accommodate any rate of growth.”

Panasas also announced data management and analysis tools for high-performance computing applications as part of its PanFS software suite. The company said, “PanView and PanMove software solutions bring enhanced data management and analytics tools to Panasas storage that enhance the visibility and portability of valuable data assets in organizations employing High Performance Computing (HPC), High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) workloads at scale.”

The two products are the result of a strategic partnership between Panasas and Atempo. These products can be used with Atempo’s Miria products to enable replication, synchronization and replication to backup and archive targets including tape and Azure and Google cloud object storage.

Another interesting development for computing, networking and storage that is taking computing to another level is an announcement by LEOcloud of a strategic collaboration agreement with Axiom Space Inc. Axiom Space is developing a commercial space station for the development and delivery of space-based cloud services.

According to LEOcloud, “Space Edge™ Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will enable scalable, resilient, highly reliable cloud edge computing services that are space-hardened and a seamless extension of today’s terrestrial cloud services. The Space Edge IaaS multi-cloud service will be part of the critical infrastructure evolving in space, where data can be sourced from anywhere in space and on Earth to be processed by space-hosted workloads. LEOcloud Space Edge IaaS includes support for Red Hat OpenShift, the industry-leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, to enable cloud services in hybrid clouds and at the edge with greater speed, flexibility and consistency.”

LEOspace and Microsoft are collaborating to enable Azure Space by hosting on LEOclouds IaaS. Axiom Space plans to install its first commercial module on the International Space Station in 2025.

DDN announced improvements to its DDN Insights monitoring interface at the 2022 Super Computing Conference. Panasas announced data management and analysis tools for high-performance computing applications as part of its PanFS software suite. LEOcloud partners with Axiom Space to provide space-based cloud services.