Western Digital Exibits Next-Gen Data Storage Infrastructure at Supercomputing 2023

Western Digital Showcases Game-Changing NVIDIA- and Ingrasys-Powered Demo to Speed Up and Scale AI Workloads

DENVER, Supercomputing 2023 (SC23), Booth #3007 - November 14, 2023

Storage plays a critical and foundational role in the realm of HPC, AI, deep learning, big data and real-time analytics. Whether it is managing vast datasets that fuel AI workloads or delivering high-speed storage for rapid access to data, Western Digital’s storage portfolio is at the forefront of innovation. With one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Western Digital is bringing new possibilities for data to life with new products, game-changing demos and use cases showcased at Supercomputing 2023.

WHEN: November 12-17, 2023

WHERE: Supercomputing 2023, Denver Convention Center


  • Western Digital Showcases NVIDIA® GPUDirect® Storage Proof of Concept to Speed Up, Scale AI Workloads: As AI innovation gains rapid momentum, it necessitates new architectural approaches. Current infrastructure struggles to scale both efficiently and cost-effectively to meet demand. The combination of Western Digital’s RapidFlex™ technology, Ingrasys’ ES2100 with integrated NVIDIA Spectrum™ Ethernet switches, and NVIDIA’s GPUs, Magnum IO™ GPUDirect Storage, BlueField® DPUs and ConnectX® SmartNICs enables a direct data path between NVMe-oF™ storage and GPU memory to drive high-performance and efficient utilization of storage and GPU resources. Come see a proof of concept demonstrating simple independent scaling of storage bandwidth to maximize GPU workloads ranging from greater than 25 GB/s for a single NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU to over 100 GB/s for four NVIDIA A100 GPUs.

  • High-Capacity Hybrid Storage JBOD Platform for Big Data, AI Workloads: Delivering high-density, reliability and the flexibility to balance performance with cost, the Ultrastar® Data102 and Data60 JBOD hybrid storage platforms are key building blocks for designing next-generation disaggregated storage and software-defined storage (SDS) infrastructure. Customers can choose dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost. The Ultrastar Data102 delivers up to 2.65PB and the Data60 delivers up to 1.56PB of raw storage in a 4U.1 Each storage platform comes with unique IsoVibe™ and ArcticFlow™ technologies for improved performance and reliability.

  • Simplifying NVMe-oF Deployment for Next-Generation Disaggregated Storage for Greater Flexibility, Scalability: Come see the company’s new OpenFlex™ Data24 3200 – a fully integrated NVMe-oF storage platform that extends the performance of NVMe™ flash to a shared storage architecture. By separating storage resources from compute and sharing them over Ethernet, OpenFlex Data24 becomes widely available to multiple applications and servers, allowing for greater resource control, flexibility, and scalability. Using the new RapidFlex controllers, the Data24 3200 allows up to six hosts to be attached without a switch. It provides both RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE) and new TCP connection support. Available in a 2U 24-bay platform, the Data24 3200 is built to deliver low power costs, high availability, and enterprise-class reliability with up to 368TB in a single platform with the company’s new Ultrastar DC SN655 dual-port PCIe® Gen 4.0 SSDs.

Tuesday, November 14 – 10 am to 6 pm MT
Wednesday, November 15 – 10 am to 6 pm MT
Thursday, November 16 – 10 am to 3 pm MT

About Western Digital
Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With Flash and HDD franchises, underpinned by advancements in memory technologies, we create breakthrough innovations and powerful data storage solutions that enable the world to actualize its aspirations. Core to our values, we recognize the urgency to combat climate change and have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Learn more about Western Digital and the Western Digital®, SanDisk® and WD® brands at www.westerndigital.com.

1 One terabyte (TB) is equal to one trillion bytes and one petabyte (PB) is equal to 1,000 TB. Actual user capacity may be less due to operating environment. Ultrastar Data102 Hybrid Storage Platform total raw capacity of 2.24PB using 22TB CMR HDDs and 2.65PB using 26TB SMR HDDs. Ultrastar Data60 Hybrid Storage Platform total raw capacity of 1.32PB using 22TB CMR HDDs and 1.56PB using 26TB SMR HDDs.

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