SanDisk flash memory powers supercomputing projects of Michigan and Victoria universities

Flash storage solutions vendor SanDisk said its Fusion ioMemorysolutions are powering the multi-site supercomputing project of the University of Michigan and University of Victoria (CA).

SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemorysolutions — working with the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland — is expected to assist CA to reduce the server footprint to transmit datasets.

SanDisk at Supercomputing 2014

High-energy physicists at each university are using SanDisk’s flash memory to push the limits of network technology, transferring approximately 170 petabyte datasets from the Large Hadron Collider to research centers around the world.

SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory solutions assist the universities to accelerate access to data, allowing physicists to expedite the potential discovery of new particles and forces that will help explain the nature of the universe.

Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, SanDisk, said: “By utilizing flash technology, the researchers can cost effectively transfer massive amounts of data over long distances, ultimately enabling them to reach new discoveries faster.”

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