DataDirect Networks will provide a big data storage platform to a research center in the U.K. for a genomic study on health issues worldwide.
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute picked DDN’s SFA storage environment and EXAScaler Lustre file system to handle genetic data sequences that require up to 10,000 central processing unit hours of analysis, DDN said Monday.
The Sanger Institute aims to meet the computing and collaboration requirements of research on cancer, malaria, diabetes, obesity and other diseases.
More than 2,000 DDN scientists will work to help users access and share data, while the Sanger Institute intends to upgrade its network to Gigabit Ethernet.
Sanger Institute intends for the DDN storage system to provide computational analysis and storage environments for research workloads.