DDN and Aspen Systems Enter Unique Historic Partnership to Assist PNNL in Studying Environmental Impacts on Coastal Regions


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) selects DDN and Aspen systems for COMPASS (Coastal Observations, Mechanisms and Predictions Across Systems and Scales) project

CHATSWORTH, California., March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DDN®the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, and Aspen systems®, the leading manufacturer of HPC products, has joined forces to provide custom AI and HPC solutions that enable data-intensive businesses to generate more value and reduce the time it takes to analyze data on-premises and in the cloud. As data sets continue to dynamically grow in size, organizations need personalized High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions that are quick to deploy and easy to use to successfully support complex projects and achieve faster results.

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“Aspen Systems is passionate about the latest technologies in our industry, and our customers value us for our precision craftsmanship and expert support,” said Mako Furukawa, Senior Sales Engineer, Aspen Systems, Inc. “The need to provide high-speed parallel storage for our customers has driven the partnership with DDN over a decade ago. DDN is an excellent partner for us due to their technical knowledge, continued customer preference for their solutions, as well as their deep understanding of customers’ complex requirements.”

DDN and Aspen Systems serve a wide range of organizations that conduct various forms of computational science research, ranging from government agencies, higher education, aerospace and automotive to pharmacology, psychology and biology. Each client’s needs are very different and have specific requirements that they must meet in their architectural design. Aspen Systems’ top engineers have over 100 years combined experience in the direct HPC cluster market. Together with DDN, they are able to work directly with customers to provide cost optimization and utilization of the cluster to meet the demands of their workload requirements.

This industry-leading expertise may be one of the reasons why Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently chose solutions from DDN and Aspen Systems to power its Coastal observations, mechanisms and predictions across systems and scales (COMPASS) Project. The project includes a field study and a coastal model study and will help to significantly improve the forward-looking understanding of coastal systems, including their response to short- and long-term changes.

“Aspen Systems has the knowledge base to design a custom HPC solution around unique compute needs, and DDN has the expertise to help customers manage data at scale better, faster, and more securely today and into the future.” , he said jeff jordan, Vice President of Federal Sales, DDN. “Together, our goal is to offer our customers a best-in-class, end-to-end solution with the best performance for any application, allowing customers to focus on what matters most, their research.”

DDN’s broad portfolio of solutions for intelligent infrastructure, including its A3I® Solutions, EXAScaler® parallel file systems and memory fusion architecture® (SFA®) Appliances ensure Aspen Systems can meet the needs of the most demanding projects by storing data as efficiently as possible. Regardless of the size or complexity of the workload, DDN’s solutions are designed to scale to meet the needs of any organization.

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About Aspen Systems, Inc.
Aspen Systems, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Wheat Burr, CO. They are the leading manufacturer of high-performance computing (HPC) products, specializing in supercomputing, engineered storage solutions and high-speed, low-latency networking. aspen is a single purpose company focused on HPC technology and has trusted partnerships with NASA, Lockheed Martin, NREL, Department of Defense, National Laboratories, and leading universities and research companies. Aspen Systems has proudly served our customers for over 40 years and previously built the 8th fastest computer on the Top 500 list. visit https://www.aspsys.com.

About DDN
DDN is the world’s largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for enterprise at scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and higher education customers. Through its DDN and Tintri businesses, the company delivers software and hardware solutions for AI, data management, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN offers its enterprise customers the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments of any scale. Over the past two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 corporate, government and public sector customers, including many of the world’s leading financial services companies, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research institutions, and web and… cloud services.

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