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DataDirect Networks (DDN) Chief Scientist to Speak on New Approaches to Increase Data-Intensive Processing Efficiency by up to 400% With Massive Data Storage Scalability

Industry Luminary to Explore Efficiencies in Data Reduction, Analysis and Distribution to Resolve the Challenges of the Big Data and Exascale Eras (April 17, 2012)

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- DataDirect Networks (DDN), world leader in massively scalable storage, today announced that DDN Chief Scientist Dave Fellinger will present "Exploring Efficiencies in Data Reduction, Analysis, and Distribution in the Exascale Era" on Wednesday, April 18 at the 28th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. The full-week conference is dedicated to massive storage systems and technology (MSST) and features a symposium, tutorials, a MSST/SNAPI research track, and vendor exposition.

Fellinger will discuss how the growth of data sets beyond the petabyte boundary presents new challenges to researchers in delivering and extracting usable information. He will also explore a Big Data processing architecture that overcomes constraints in network bandwidth and service layers in large-scale data distribution to enable researchers to request raw data through a filter or an analysis library. This technology, operating directly within the storage device, enables the reduction of service latency and process cycles to provide a more efficient feedback loop in iterative scientific experiments to increase data-intensive processing efficiency by up to 400%.

Fellinger has over three decades of engineering experience, including film systems, ASIC design and development, GaAs semiconductor manufacture, RAID and storage systems, and video processing devices, and has architected high-performance storage systems for the world's fastest supercomputers. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University and holds patents in optics, motion control, video processing, and pattern recognition.

In his role as chief scientist of DDN, Fellinger guides the company's product and market strategy to resolve key customer challenges at acute levels of scalability and has been instrumental in establishing DDN as a leader of the Big Data era. As testament to this leadership, DDN technology now delivers more bandwidth to the world's TOP500® fastest computers than all other vendors combined.

For more information about Fellinger's presentation and the 28th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage, please visit

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

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