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Third I/O

Third I/O Inc. specializes in high speed bandwidth and supercomputing solutions. Our flagship product is Iris; a patent-pending hybrid data storage and enterprise server platform. Iris was benchmarked in early 2007 at nearly 8 GB/s and 778,000 I/O operations per second, which is significantly higher performance than any publicly stated Fibre Channel storage performance. It was Third I/O's pleasure to introduce Iris to the world in September 2007's Intel Developer's Forum as the worlds first publicly demonstrated 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel storage device. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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  • editor's comments:- January 2011 - Third I/O's website looks dormant with content which hasn't changed for a few years. That's not unusual for companies in stealth mode.Or it may be that the company is never going to emerge at all.

    In 2007 Third I/O started drip feeding information about its Iris software - a CD installable technology which transforms a standard AMD server with 8Gbps FC adapters into a high performance roll your own RAM based SSD.

    In July 2008 - the company said it had achieved 1 million IOPS on a single quad core Opteron server connected via 14 FC ports..
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the Problem with Write IOPS

the "play it again Sam" syndrome
Editor:- Flash SSD "random write IOPS" are now similar to "read IOPS" in many of the fastest SSDs.

So why are they such a poor predictor of application performance?

And why are users still buying RAM SSDs which cost 9x more than SLC? - even when the IOPS specs look similar.
the problem with flash SSD  write IOPS This article tells you why the specs got faster - but the applications didn't. And why competing SSDs with apparently identical benchmark results can perform completely differently. the article

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