|SSD beats HDD (price / capacity) in SPC|
May 10, 2011 - Texas
Memory Systems today
record-setting audited SPC-1
and SPC-2 performance results produced by its flagship rackmount flash SSD
- the RamSan-630.
of the new results includes a first appearance of an
in SPC-2 category. Whereas the
is for a fibre-channel system.
Editor's comments:- as I said in
an article 3
years ago - results which simply show that an SSD is faster than a
traditional over provisioned hard disk system rarely deserve news mention
status - no matter how high the ratio.
What TMS says is different about
these results - is that its SLC flash SSD system also cost less per gigabyte
than the previous record holder's HDD based system.
FalconStor Claims Fastest Deduped Disk Backup
June 1, 2009 - FalconStor
it now delivers the fastest
time in the industry.
Using a 100TB test bed connected to a single cluster of 2
FalconStor VTL nodes the total time to backup and deduplicate data was under 14
hours, yielding an average of 2GB/s per second.
Physical tape production can
be achieved directly through 4Gbps
Fibre Channel links by
exporting tapes from FalconStor VTL to the physical
tape library without using
a separate media server. All hardware components used for the performance test
are commonly available standard parts, including standard
Linux-based servers and
claims are often hostage to editor research. We've certainly run stories about
faster backup and restores before - but they didn't include dedupe. Let's see
if this one passes the test of reader scrutiny.
Seagate to Ship 1.5TB HDDs
VALLEY, Calif - July 10, 2008 - Seagate says it plans to ship
1.5TB 3.5" SATA hard drives in August.
|The world's highest capacity disk drive - the
Barracuda 7200.11 - spins at 7,200 RPM and has 4 platters. It has a sustained
data rate of up to 120MB/S. ...Seagate profile,
Hard disk drives
Editor's comments:- with 4 platters - there's a lot more
mechanical stuff to go wrong than with single platter drives.
is aimed at the desktop PC market where low cost is more important than
|QLogic Samples 8Gbs Fibre Channel|
VIEJO, Calif - July 8, 2007 - QLogic Corp. today revealed that it has
begun testing its complete portfolio of 8Gbs Fibre Channel switches and
host bus adapters and is readying samples for major OEMs to qualify.
8Gb Fibre Channel doubles the performance of today's 4Gb Fibre Channel products
while maintaining full backward compatibility with the large installed base of
4Gb and 2Gb solutions. ...QLogic
Freecom Wins Design Awards
Berlin - May 8, 2007 - Freecom
announced today it has received the red dot award for product design
for its USBCard and ToughDrive Pro.
is a credit card format USB
storage card with integral cable. The
Pro is an impact-resistant mobile 2.5"
hard disk. Axel
Lucassen, VP Marketing & Sales at Freecom Technologies, was overjoyed. "To
be awarded two major international design prizes within only a few months has
exceeded even our most optimistic expectations, and represents something
completely new for a storage manufacturer."...Freecom profile,
...red dot award,
Seagate Ships Record Breaking 2.5"
VALLEY, Calif - January 16, 2007 - Seagate Technology today introduced
the world's fastest hard drive - the Savvio 15K - a 15K RPM 2.5" SAS
The new SAS drives are currently shipping in 36GB and
Micron Samples World's First Gigabit DD3
Idaho - September 25, 2006 - Micron Technology, Inc. today introduced
the world's first gigabit capacity DDR3 RAM.
products will support data rates of 800 megatransfers per second to 1,600 MT/s
with clock frequencies of 400MHz to 800MHz respectively, doubling the speed
from DDR2. The DDR3 supply voltage has been reduced from 1.8V to 1.5V,
reducing power consumption by up to 30%. The device is manufactured on Micron's
78nm process technology. Evaluation samples are available with production
expected to begin early next year.
QLogic Claims Fastest Fibre-channel
VIEJO, Calif. - January 17, 2006 - QLogic Corp. today announced the
industry's highest Fibre-channel performance with its new SANblade Pro 2440 and
2460 families of enterprise 4Gb HBAs.
Based on independent
side-by-side testing, the SANblade Pro 2440 Series HBA achieved 202,000 I/Os per
second read performance and 150% faster write performance than the
enterprise-class HBA tested from the primary competitor. The high-end SANblade
Pro 2460 Series HBA achieved even higher performance with a dramatic 304,000
I/Os per second.
World's Densest Flash Chip will Kill Low End HDDs
Seoul, Korea -
September 12, 2005 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it
has developed the world's highest density NAND flash.
device, which holds 16.4 billion functional transistors, was achieved with the
industry's first production use of 50nm technology and by using Samsung's
proprietary 3D-transistor architecture. The new 16Gb memory device should
accelerate further expansion of the NAND flash market (expected to reach
$9.4billion this year) across portable digital applications as an alternative
to mini- hard disk drives and even HDDs for laptops. Samsung's 16Gb flash chip
will allow application designers to use memory cards with densities up to 32GBs
by combining up to 16 such devices on a single card. Samsung plans to begin
mass producing its 16Gb NAND flash in the second half of 2006.
At a press conference today - Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, president and CEO
of Samsung Electronics' Semiconductor Business - compared the growing embrace
of NAND technology for data storage applications to that of the Gold Rush of
1849, which permanently transformed the value and importance of gold around the
word almost overnight.
"NAND flash will eventually replace other storage mediums,
especially those used in mobile products, creating a "Flash Rush," as
NAND continues to register an unprecedented surge in demand as the backbone of
the mobile electronics era." ...Samsung profile,
Solid State Disks,
article:- Flash Memory
vs. Hard Disk Drives - Which Will Win?,
SimpleTech Releases Thinnest and Fastest SATA Solid State Drive
Expo, Washington - March 21, 2005 - SimpleTech, Inc. today announced
an extension to its Zeus Solid State Drive product line with the introduction
of a Serial ATA version.
Zeus SSDs, available in capacities up
to 128 GBs, have sustained read/write rates of 20, 30, 40 or 60 MBytes/sec and
utilize the company's patented stacking technology to measure just 9.5 mm in
height - making Zeus SSDs the world's thinnest, fastest SATA solid state drives.
Zeus SSDs are fully ATA-compliant and conform to the same mounting
requirements as traditional hard disk drives, making Zeus SSDs drop-in
replacements for any standard IDE/ATA-compliant hard disk drive. The product's
patent-pending design combines low power consumption with the highest storage
density (GB per cubic centimeter) available in a SSD solution.
Zeus SATA SSDs incorporate cutting-edge security features that comply with the
most rigorous security standards issued by the Department of Defense (DoD
5220.22-M), National Security Agency (NSA 130-2), Air Force (AFSSI 5020), Army
(AR 380-19), and Navy (Navso 5239). Zeus SSDs offer advanced security
features, including secure erase and Intelligent Destructive Purge. The security
erase has two options to sanitize the media. The first minimizes the time
required to complete the operation, and the second minimizes the power consumed
during the operation.
SimpleTech's Zeus SATA SSDs are currently
shipping. Both SATA and Ultra DMA SSDs are available in standard 2.5- and
3.5-inch form factors, as well as custom form factors, and ranging in capacity
from 2 to 128 gigabytes.
Solid state disks,
comments:- SATA was named the most suitable interface for current/future SSD
applications (53% of respondants) - source -
the Solid State Disk
1st Microsoft Qualified Serial Attached SCSI Adapter
Calif. - February 16, 2005 - LSI Logic is the first to qualify a
Serial Attached SCSI component for Microsoft's "Designed for
Windows Server 2003" logo.
With this certification, LSI
Logic's 4-port SAS host bus adapter will also be listed in the Windows Server
Catalog, designed to help customers easily identify products that are built for
the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family.
...LSI Logic profile,
Serial Attached SCSI
HP Notches Up 100,000 Disk Arrays Sold into SANs
Calif - November 10, 2004 - HP today announced that it is the first
vendor to ship more than 100,000 disk arrays into storage area network
HP helped pioneer the concept of open SANs in 1997
and this milestone highlights the company's continued success in driving broad
industry adoption of SANs with both enterprise-class and small and mid-size
article:- Fibre-Channel SAN
History - the First Decade
Worlds' First 4Gb/s SAN Compatible Solid State Disks
Houston, TX - July 11, 2005 - Texas
Memory Systems announced the availability of the RamSan-400 the
industry's first solid state disk with 4-gigabit Fibre Channel interfaces.
The RamSan-400 is currently the only storage device that can sustain 3
gigabytes/second of random data transfers or 500,000 random I/Os per second.
Its exceptional performance makes it ideal for accelerating I/O-intensive
databases, online transaction processing, modeling, content streaming and high
volume data acquisition environments. Capacities for the new 3U RamSan-400
currently range upto 128GB of RAM.
"In our experience with
I/O-bound databases, RamSan technology has delivered amazing results with up to
300X performance improvements," said Donald Burleson, President of the
Burleson Consulting Group and author of several books on database tuning. "Our
experts thought it unlikely that this cutting-edge technology could be even
faster, but the engineers at Texas Memory Systems have amazed us again. We
expect this new solid state disk to be the fastest high-speed I/O device for
Oracle databases, anywhere on the planet."
The RamSan-400 is
immediately available. Existing customers can upgrade their RamSan systems to
include 4Gb/s Fibre Channel controllers. Texas Memory Systems' solid state
disks are used worldwide alongside enterprise RAID systems from EMC, Hitachi
Data Systems, IBM, Sun and others.
Systems profile, Solid
State Disks, SAN,
Nexsan Claims World's Fastest SATA Storage
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - October
12, 2004 - Nexsan Technologies announced the release of its SATAblade
storage system based on 10,000 RPM SATA drives in 1U modules.
Nexsan is offering a bundled SATAblade solution consisting of three
SATAblades with 24 high-capacity drives to deliver 9.6 terabytes in a 3U
footprint. This SATAblade configuration delivers sustained throughput speeds of
1,048 MB/sec and 125,000 IOPS, making the Nexsan product the world's fastest
Serial ATA solution.
Disk to disk backup,
Serial ATA (SATA),
The World's Largest DRAM Production Facility
Taoyuan/Taiwan - June
30, 2004 - Inotera Memories, Inc. announces the inauguration of its
300mm semiconductor production facility today.
The first DRAM
chips using 110nm trench technology are already rolling off the new production
site located at HwaYa Technology Park, Taiwan. Inotera's major production volume
of memory products will contribute to
and Nanya Technology and
help each partner to expand its position in the DRAM market.
300mm semiconductor facility will be equipped in two stages aligned with the
growth and development of the world semiconductor market. The first stage has
been completed according to schedule and the ramp up of DRAM products has
already started in April 2004. By the end of calendar year 2004, more than
20,000 wafer starts per month are planned. The initial production of memory
products at Inotera is based on the 110nm process technology; the transition to
90nm is expected to start in 2005. Completion of the second stage is currently
anticipated by the end of 2005. The total capacity will then be increased to
more than 50,000 wafer starts per month, making Inotera the world's largest
DRAM production facility.
EZQuest Launches World's Smallest USB Flash Drive
YORBA LINDA, CA - May 10,
2004 - EZQuest now offers the world's smallest USB flash drive for Macs
|The EZ-Disk USB 2.0 drive is the length and
thickness of two quarters. It measures 1.88-inches by .75-inch by .13-inch, and
weighs just four grams. Designed for people who want a fast way to copy,
transport and transfer small files, it is very easy to use. You plug it in, an
icon pops up on your computer screen, and you drag-and-drop the files you need
at speeds up to 950KB/sec. Then, you slip EZ-Disk into your pocket or wallet.|
drive is completely bus-powered, is backward compatible with USB 1.1, and is
compatible with both Macs and PCs. It comes in three models/capacities: 128MB,
256MB and 512MB.
"This rugged little drive is ideal for people on
the go," said Ebrahim Zmehrir, EZQuest president. "When you want to
take a few files with you, you just plug EZ-Disk in and get them. It's faster
than burning a CD, it's inexpensive and it fits just about anywhere. I carry
mine on my keychain."
EZ-Disk flash drives are compatible with
Mac OS 9.0 and Mac OS 10.1 or later, and Win 98SE, Win 2000, Win ME and Win XP.
(A driver is needed only for Win 98SE and is included.) EZ-Disk flash drives are
available now and MSRPs are: $49 for 128MB; $79 for 256MB capacity; and $149 for
The Largest Capacity Backup Appliance
Springs, CO - March 9, 2004 - STORServer, Inc. announced today that it
is shipping its latest line of backup recovery solutions.
K-Series models utilize the latest in tape technology from Qualstar to provide
the largest capacity backup appliances in the world.
The SAIT K5000, at 132 to 262 slots of 500 Gbytes of data per slot,
translates to a 131 Tbyte library at uncompressed capacity in the STORServer's
on-line storage pool. With compression, the pool can reach 343 Tbytes of
storage space in one 3-foot by 5-foot cabinet. Based on retention options, this
large appliance can handle from 10-62 terabytes of live customer data.
STORServer also provides disaster recovery copies of both backups and archives
in remote vault locations.
The Most Reliable Tape Autoloader
SAN JOSE, Calif.
- March 17, 2004 - Quantum Corp. today announced the achievement of a
new standard of reliability for single tape drive autoloader products.
Quantum SuperLoader autoloader is the first to reach the impressive milestone of
more than two million mean swaps between failure (MSBF) a standard
measurement of reliability among tape automation products. The SuperLoader is
the only autoloader available today which can offer SMB customers this level of
reliability. In fact, this Quantum benchmark is more than 500,000 MSBF better
than the nearest comparable autoloader offering. Quantum's SuperLoader packs
more than 6TB (compressed) in a 2U form factor.
Optware Demos Movies on Terabyte Class Holographic Disks
YOKOHAMA, Japan -
August 23, 2004 - Optware Corp announced today that it had achieved
successfully world's first recording and play back of digital movies on a
holographic recording disc with a reflective layer using Optware's revolutionary
This is a major milestone for
commercializing holographic data storage system. The recorded movies were
played back in a series of meetings in July with Optware's six existing
investors as well as eight enterprises both domestic and overseas including
leading manufacturers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business
and industrial use. Company names are not disclosed.
Optware's demonstration is an epoch-making event in a sense that it
proved the successful integration of optical disc technology and holographic
Holographic recording technology records data on discs in the form of
laser interference fringes, enabling existing discs the same size as today's
DVDs to store as much as one terabyte of data (200 times the capacity of
a single layer DVD), with a transfer speed of one gigabyte per second (40 times
the speed of DVD). This approach is rapidly gaining attention as a
high-capacity, high-speed data storage technology for the age of broadband.
The Highest Capacity 3.5" FC Solid State Disk
FREMONT, Calif. - March
2, 2004 - BiTMICRO Networks today introduced the high capacity E-Disk
Fibre Channel SSD at 155GB in a 3.5" form factor.
this pronouncement, it becomes the 3.5" solid-state Fibre Channel flash
drive with the highest capacity available in the market today. This high end
SSD supports duplex burst rates of up to 400 MB/s, boasting of sustained read
rates of up to 70 MB/s, sustained write rates of up to 48MB/s and 9,800 IOPS.
The E-Disk Fibre Channel dual ported storage device comes with 40-pin SCA 2
connectors and an MTBF of 2 million hours that make it ideal for "hot swap"
"Our solid state flash drives are often deployed by
enterprise applications as a performance booster by having them host frequently
accessed or hot files," comments Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO
Networks. "This new breed of higher density 3.5-inch SSDs opens up a lot
more opportunities for data streaming applications such as high-definition video
editing & rendering that simply have to locate larger amounts of data onto
flash memory for improved performance. We are now able to deliver the benefits
of enhanced speed, reliability and low power consumption for these demanding
applications with double the storage capacity, on the same footprint."
| the 1st SSD company to do 1 billion IOPS|
January 6, 2012 - in a historic
yesterday showing the capabilities of its latency reducing Auto Commit
Memory (ACM) extension Fusion-io
announced it had exceeded 1 billion IOPS (64 byte data packets) in a
configuration which used 8 HP servers each configured with 8x
ioDrive2 Duo PCIe
Fusion-io demos 1 million IOPS SSD card
November 18, 2010 - Fusion-io
PCIe SSD company) this
week set new speed
records with its double-wide slot
Octal SSD - achieving 1 million
GB/s of bandwidth while offering capacity up to 5.7TB.
ATTO Demos 6,400MB/s HBA at IBC
10, 2009 - ATTO
its 6Gb/s SAS HBAs
and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs this week at IBC
in Amsterdam .
Demos include a quad-channel card that delivers the
fastest available Fibre
Channel data transfer rate of 6,400MB/s. Storage Events,
Terabyte Hard Drive Breaks Links with the Old RPM Groove
FOREST, Calif. - January 27, 2009 - WD today announced availability of
the world's first 2TB hard drive - a 3.5" SATA model (MSRP $299).
else that's new in an HDD launch - WD doesn't state an RPM rotation speed or
access times in its datasheet.
That's the first clue that the random IOPS performance of this hard
disk could be very slow - making it unsuitable for some types of server
applications. Instead the company refers to IntelliSeek - "which
calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration"
(see WD's graphical
demo to get
an intuitive feel of how this works). As all diskmakers know - if you push one
parameter hard - something else has to give. That's why many hard disks for
rugged mobile applications like cars still only spin at 4,200 RPM (not much
faster than disks 20 years ago).
The clever thing about this new drive - the
WD Caviar Green
- is not the technical tweakeries discussed in the press release (about
reducing spindle wobble, and head wear blah, blah). In my view the clever thing
is the marketing thinking behind it.
WD knows that HDDs can never
compete with SSDs when it comes to performance. But, as predicted in my 2007
Solid is Hard Disk's Future? - there are applications where HDDs will
remain competitive. That includes bulk storage low IOPS applications like
disk backup, video
archiving etc - and in that article I said - "HDDs will only survive in
applications where the average size of disk installed is an order of magnitude
above the most commonly available shipped SSD."
As the top end
capacity of high volume consumer flash SSDs today is 128GB to 256GB - a 2 TB
hard drive is about right. As long as the cost per terabyte of the hard drive is
low enough, and as long as the random seek performance beats
optical storage - it
doesn't really matter how slow the rotation speed is in WD's new 2TB drive.
Anything that requires faster random seeks will be offloaded to another
worker in the storage hive. ...Western Digital profile
Corsair Sets Cool Record for DDR3
CA - July 31, 2008 - Corsair announced today that its Dominator DDR3
memory modules have again shattered the world record for frequency.
The record was set using the Asus ROG Rampage Extreme motherboard (Intel X48
chipset) and Corsair Dominator memory, utilizing Corsair's award-winning DHX
technology. The world record of 2,580MHz was reached at latency settings of
9-9-9-24 using a Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory module.
achieved these results as part of ongoing lab experiments on the effect of
temperature on memory performance. The memory speed was achieved with the
entire test platform - including motherboard, CPU, chip set, and memory -
chilled to -20 degrees Celsius. ...Corsair Memory profile,
Editor's comments:- the IBM research article
Server Low Temperature Cooling (pdf) provides a concise historic overview
and practical introduction to the state of the art in accelerating CPU
performance using refrigeration.
Texas Memory Systems Launches Fastest RAM SSD
Houston, Texas -
July 22, 2008 - Texas Memory Systems today launched the world's
fastest SSD - the RamSan-440,
RamSan-440 is a 4U
connected RAM SSD with upto 512GB of storage capacity. It can sustain up to
600,000 random IOPS and over 4GB/second of random read or write bandwidth,
with latency of less than 15 microseconds.
It's the first
RAM SSD to use RAIDed
modules for data backup (instead of
hard disk) and the
first system to incorporate Texas Memory Systems' patented IO2 (Instant-On
In Active Backup mode, the RamSan-440 continuously backs up data to
the internal flash array without impacting system performance. The RamSan-440
can back up or restore the entire 512GB of data in just 6 minutes. (That's a
process which could take over an hour with HDD backed SSDs of this capacity.)
TMS's patented IO2 technology further improves system availability by making
user or application-requested data instantly accessible after the system is
InnoDisk Announces Smallest SATA SSD
Taiwan - June 2,
2008 - InnoDisk announced the world's physically smallest SATA SSD - the
SATADOM - measuring 39mm by 20.5mm by 8mm.
from 128MB to 8GB. The SLC flash SSD has a sustainable read speed of 24MB/sec
and write speed of 14MB/sec. ...InnoDisk profile,
DataDirect Scales to X00 Gigabytes/ Second
Calif - November 14, 2007 - DataDirect Networks Inc. today announced
that the company's 8th generation S2A appliance will enable CFS/SUN's
Lustre I/O to reach several hundred gigabytes / second.
DataDirect Networks manufactures the fastest, highest capacity, most scalable
Lustre-based storage systems on the planet. Lustre, taken from the words "Linux"
and "cluster," is a distributed file system used for large scale
cluster computing. The file system, which was
Sun Microsystems in
October, was designed to scale to tens of thousands of nodes that are attached
to petabytes of storage. The main advantage of the file system is that it does
not compromise a storage system's speed or security.
built into the latest S2A appliance include support for
8Gbps Fibre Channel and
DDR host connections. The system leverages the
serial attached SCSI
protocol to communicate to the drives it manages, providing a future-proof
roadmap to the latest disk drive technologies, speeds and capacities. ...Data Direct Networks
Toshiba Announces 320G 2.5" SATA Drives
Calif - August 20, 2007 - Toshiba today announced the world's first
320G 2.5-inch hard disk drive.
The new drives spin at 5,400 RPM
and feature capacity points from 80G to 320G. The company also announced a
7,200 RPM family of 2.5" products offering up to 200GB capacity. All
support the SATA
interface at a 3.0 Gbps data transfer rate, and free-fall sensor options are
available on select models. ...Toshiba
profile, hard disks.
2.5" solid state disks
Maxell Launches World's 1st iVDR Hard
- March 20, 2007 -
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of the world's first
iVDR compatible removable hard disk drive capable of recording copyright
protected High Definition content without quality loss.
drive 5,400 RPM drive fits in the palm of the hand and provides 160G of data
storage and a data transfer rate of 540Mbit/s. Employing
protection technology the new is being launched for use with
Wooo flat-panel TV, which is the world's first appliance employing
iVDR slots. ...Maxell profile,
Removable Disk Drives,
Storage Industry Trade
First Terabyte Hard Drive
LAS VEGAS January 5, 2007 Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
today announced the industry's first terabyte hard drive.
superior performance and reliability, as well as capacity, Hitachi's 1TB hard
drive will begin shipping to retail customers in the first quarter of 2007 at a
suggested retail price of $399, or 40 cents per gigabyte. ...Hitachi profile ,
Hard disk drives
Olixir Ships 750GB Ruggedized Removable
Calif. - November 28, 2006 -
Olixir Technologies today announced the launch of the industry's
highest capacity ruggedized removable/external hard drive - the 750GB, 7,200
RPM, Mobile DataVault 3DX.
It incorporates Olixir's patented
shock protection technology which provides up to 1,200 Gs of non-operational
shock protection making it an ideal storage solution for applications which
require the frequent handling and physical transportation of large amounts of
The Mobile DataVault 3DX Transportable External Hard Drive can be
used as a standalone storage device with a Centronics interface that supports
Serial ATA, and
PCMCIA cables. For bigger storage requirements, the Mobile DataVault 3DX can
be used as a removable data cartridge with Olixir's 5.25" docking bay,
desktop chassis, or rackmount RAID 5 FastRestore system Available now the
750GB unit costs $819 with USB 2.0 cable. ...Olixir Technologies profile
NetApp Shatters NFS Performance Record
Sunnyvale, CA. -
June 12, 2006 - Network Appliance, Inc. is now shipping its powerful
new Data ONTAP GX operating system for high-performance computing
Data ONTAP GX, coupled with the new FAS6070, scales
in capacity up to 6PB and achieves more than
operations per second, based on the SPEC SFS benchmark (3 times faster than
the previous performance record for this NFS benchmark). Data ONTAP GX is the
result of over 2 years of strategic engineering work, combining the global
namespace functionality of SpinOS (which NetApp acquired when it bought
with the data management, performance, and high-availability features of Data
ONTAP 7G. ...Network
Samsung Shows World's First Hard Disk
Korea - March 6, 2006 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today unveiled the
world's first 8GB Hard Disk embedded smartphone.
combines a phone, a 2 megapixel digital camera, and an MP3 player. It also
includes a USB interface
which allows the phone to be utilized as a
removable hard disk.
The i310 will be shown to public at CeBIT from March 9 - 16. It will be
introduced in the European market during the second half of this year.
DataDirect in Record Breaking Storage
Angeles, CA - November 14, 2005 - Sandia National Laboratories, DataDirect
Networks, Cluster File Systems, Inc. and Voltaire combined solutions
to deliver 15 GB / second to Sandia's high performance RoSE
The RoSE clusters are designed to visualize, analyze and manage
output from two of the world's most powerful supercomputers, Red Storm and
Thunderbird. These supercomputers enable simulations with extraordinary
precision and fidelity, and the size of the output is enormous. Each output can
be tens of terabytes in size.
The tests used 12 Silicon Storage
Appliances (S2A 8500) from DataDirect Networks to provide high performance
parallel access to 360 terabytes of SATA storage. The Lustre file system,
developed by Cluster File Systems, integrated with the S2A's high speed
capabilities delivered the performance record to the RoSE cluster. An
interconnected the nodes of the RoSE cluster achieving high performance by
providing high bandwidth and low latency with little load on the cluster CPUs.
iVivity Does 400,000 IOPS on iSCSI
Atlanta -September 1, 2005 -
iVivity today announced a new high water benchmark for IP Storage Area
iVivity used a standard 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric
to demonstrate an unprecedented combination of IOPS and throughput.
Approximately 400,000 IOPS and 20Gbps (19.926Gbps) of iSCSI
traffic throughput was continuously and directly terminated on a single
iDiSX-2000-10 storage network processor ASIC with dual 10Gbps iSCSI ports. All
iSCSI traffic was terminated by the iVivity iDiSX-2000-10 ASIC without any
"These impressive results demonstrate the very real viability of
10Gb iSCSI for storage targets," said Marc Staimer, President and CDS of
Dragon Slayer Consulting. "iVivity has proved that iDiSX technology goes
beyond slideware and is a desirable choice for storage system designs today."
"This powerful display reinforces our commitment to helping drive
forward the storage industry's adoption of iSCSI technology," said Ashu
Joshi, VP Technology.
The setup utilized the Force10 E300 Switch
Router, 19 Intel Xeon based servers, 1 AMD Opteron server (each with 1Gbps
iSCSI), and 64K to 256K packets from Iometer. The 20 iSCSI Gb Initiators
generating the traffic load to the iVivity iSCSI target ran at the maximum
Adaptec's RAID Empowers Industry's First Serial Attached SCSI
Calif. - February 23, 2005 - Adaptec, Inc. today announced that IBM's
recently launched X3 architecture and eServer xSeries 366 solution incorporates
Adaptec's Zero Channel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller.
IBM, with its new x366
yesterday, will be the first major vendor to ship a high-performance server
built on SAS technology and RAID 6 data protection from Adaptec. IBM's new
server, the x366, has set a performance record for 4-way Intel Xeon
processor-based servers using the TPC-C online transaction processing benchmark
and offers RAID 6 for maximum fault tolerance against drive failures.
"We have worked closely with IBM in their transition from
Ultra320 SCSI to faster, more cost-effective SAS technologies, helping them to
achieve the critical time-to-market and feature advantages with the new x366
that the industry has come to expect from IBM," said Ahmet Houssein, VP and
general manager of Adaptec.
Serial Attached SCSI
also:- Adaptec's article:- the
Benefits of SAS for External Subsystems
we're going to see a lot of new servers this year which leverage faster
storage interfaces like SAS and 4Gbps Fibre-channel to crank up their
application performance. Without faster storage - typically upto 50% of the
potential performance in modern server processors is wasted.
Pretec Launches World's Highest Capacity USB Flash Drive
- December 7, 2004 - Pretec Electronics Corp. announced the world's
highest capacity and high speed USB flash drive supporting dual channel data
transmission, which can reach the highest average transfer rate of up to 120X.
Equipped with dual channel technology, PRETEC i-Disk II 8GB can
process files transfers concurrently delivers read & write speeds up to
16MB/sec and 12MB/sec respectively. With its designed-in functions of
data encryption, compression and write protection, users can full leverage the
largest memory space of PRETEC i-Disk II 8GB under a data secured environment.
Light weight, compact, and bundled with the FlashMail, MobileLock, SecretZip
software, PRETEC i-Disk II 8GB is a perfect storage solution for active mobile
users traveling around the world. The new drive is sampling now, with mass
production scheduled by next month.
profile, Flash Memory,
Solid state disks,
New IOPS Record for 2Gb/s Fibre Channel
Calif. - October 20, 2004 - LSI Logic announced today that the
company's LSI7402XP quad port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter performance
surpassed 250,000 IOPs (I/Os per second).
conducted on an AMD 4P platform using AMD Opteron processors Model 850, LSI
Logic's 7402XP HBA has delivered performance benchmarks that are more than 40%
faster than any other Fibre Channel HBA product available in the industry
today. LSI Logic's Fusion-MPT architecture has integrated internal processors
that offload the server CPU for automatic linear scalability, providing overall
system performance and more reliable data transfers at a faster rate.
...LSI Logic profile,
SimpleTech Announces World's Thinnest Solid State Drives
ANA, Calif. - August 23, 2004 - SimpleTech, Inc. today announced the
immediate availability of Zeus Ultra DMA Solid State Drives, the world's
thinnest, fastest solid state drive.
Ideal for applications
requiring high reliability and high tolerance to shock, vibration, altitude,
humidity and temperature, the drives utilize SimpleTech's patented stacking
technology to measure just 9.5 mm thick and have sustained read/write rates of
up to 60 MB/sec. Zeus SSDs are available in standard 2.5- and 3.5-inch form
factors, as well as custom form factors, and have capacities ranging from 2 to
Zeus SSDs are fully ATA-5 compliant and conform to the same mounting
requirements as traditional hard disk drives, making Zeus SSDs drop-in
replacements for any standard IDE/ATA-compliant hard disk drive. SimpleTech's
Zeus product line is capable of sustained operation in extreme environmental
conditions and complies with military standards, such as MIL-STD-810F. The
product's patent-pending design combines low power consumption with the
highest storage density (GB per cubic centimeter) available in a SSD
Zeus SSDs offer advanced security features, including secure
erase and destructive purge. The security erase has two options to sanitize the
media. The first minimizes the time taken to complete the operation, and the
second minimizes the power consumed during the operation. SimpleTech's
patent-pending destructive purge option removes the drive's data and then
destroys the media, making the SSD unusable and data retrieval impossible.
Additionally, the destruction is monitored and confirmed. These security
features comply with military standards, including AFSSI 5020, AR 380-19, NAVSO
P-5239-26, NISPOM DoD 5220.22-M, and NSA 130-2.
Zeus SSDs are ideal for a variety of applications. Military
applications include mission data recorders, black boxes, navigation systems and
field computers. Telecommunications applications include switches, routers and
gateways. Industrial computing applications include control systems, embedded
systems, test equipment, point-of-sale systems, transaction servers, and factory
...Solid state disks,
LSI Logic Unveils Industry's Highest Speed DDR-2 SDRAM Physical
Layer Memory Interface
Calif. - June 1, 2004 - LSI Logic Corporation today introduced a
physical layer memory interface that can save customers months of development
time while improving product performance with the industrys highest speed DDR-2
LSI Logics new DDR-2 ASIC core is the first
physical layer interface and I/O buffer to support 333MHz/667Mbps data speeds,
enabling manufacturers of data storage, communications, multi-function printers,
industrial and medical equipment to take advantage of the memory technologys
superior density, bandwidth and lower cost.
"LSI Logic has been highly successful with two generations of
memory interface cores" said Jean Bou-Farhat, vice president, CoreWare
Division, LSI Logic Corporation. "The DDR-2 cores allow our customers to
take advantage of the performance and cost benefits offered by DDR-2 SDRAM
memory products. This new addition to the CoreWare library, combined with
existing connectivity solutions, helps our customers design systems efficiently
and quickly while also reducing risk."
...LSI Logic profile,
Storage, Storage ICs
IBM Announces World's Fastest Storage Mirroring Technology
NY - April 20, 2004 - IBM today announced a breakthrough storage
technology that is designed to help clients protect and recover critical data at
global backup locations at some of the fastest speeds available.
Called IBM Global Mirror for Enterprise Storage, the technology
provides global backup and recovery protection at speeds approaching those
achievable at local distances. Beginning in May, clients can employ the
technology as part of disaster recovery solutions designed to help protect them
from regional events such as hurricanes or earthquakes.
IDC anticipates that worldwide spending on information security and
business continuity will grow twice as fast as general IT spending over the next
several years, reaching more than $118 billion by 2007.
context of outages - planned or unplanned - every second is of critical
importance," said Tom Hawk, general manager of Enterprise Storage, IBM. "The
value of lost - or saved - data is virtually incalculable. Global Mirror is
designed to help customers maintain high availability among business processes
and key business applications in a cost-conscious manner - across the globe and
at some of the fastest speeds available today."
Global Mirror uses breakthrough innovations within asynchronous PPRC
(peer-to-peer remote copy) technology to help speed disk mirroring at distances
more than 300 kilometers with a delay that can be as low as three to five
seconds - outpacing similar EMC offerings. The new solution is designed to move
data great distances at high speeds while maintaining the integrity of the data
in transit. The solution is also designed to allow massive data transfers while
avoiding disruption to IT performance or availability. The exceptional
performance of Global Mirror for ESS requires only two fibre channel links per
storage system where a number of other comparable technologies may require four
links. This performance can help reduce infrastructure costs and lower TCO.
The Smallest Hard Disk Drive
Calif. - January 7, 2004 - Toshiba Storage Device Division today
announced the development of a 0.85-inch hard disk drive, the first
drive to deliver multi-gigabyte storage in a sub-one-inch form factor.
to be available in 2GB and 4GB capacities, Toshiba will start sampling the new
drive in summer 2004, with mass production to begin in late 2004 Measuring
only a quarter of the size of Toshiba's 1.8-inch drive, the 0.85-inch HDD is
expected to boost the functionality of a new generation of products, including
mobile phones, digital audio players, PDAs, digital still cameras, camcorders
and external storage devices. Toshiba initially plans to introduce capacities of
2GB and 4GB, and anticipates achievement of even higher densities in the
0.85-inch form factor. A prototype of the 0.85-inch HDD will be shown at
Toshiba's booth (#12214) on the CES show floor January 8-11.
|Kove snapshots financial markets 12x faster|
October 14, 2011 - STAC
(a specialist in testing low latency platforms used in financial markets) has
released audited benchmarks
XPD2 - a
RAM SSD - in a setup
configured with InfiniBand
This solution stack set several new official records. For
example, the Market Snapshot benchmark was over 12x the previous best
published speed. See also:-
the fastest SSDs,
QLogic reports new InfiniBand switch record
Editor:- November 9, 2010 - QLogic announced
that its InfiniBand
adapters and switches have achieved cluster message rate performance of over
million messages per second - a new
The system configuration was a 14 node cluster with 2
Spectra Launches Highest Density Tape Library
2009, Washington D.C. - March 10, 2009 - Spectra Logic today announced
the T680 - the first tape library which stores a full petabyte of data in a
single rack .
It supports 12 full-height tape drives and 680 tape
cartridges. Interface connections include -
iSCSI. Throughput is
10.4TB/Hour (compressed ) with LTO-4 drives and media. Pricing for a 50-slot
T680 with 4x LTO-4 drives, BlueScale Encryption with key management and a 1 year
standard warranty begins at $67,780.
"The T680 offers the highest
density and most energy efficiency in a single rack" said Nathan Thompson,
Spectra Logic's CEO. "...It promises total media security and complete
library reliability, with features that eliminate backup failures caused by
dirty or overused tape media. Spectra Logic is confident that the T680 will
obsolete thousands of storage systems installed in data centers today."
profile, Tape Libraries,
Violin Memory Delivers 1 Million IOPS on a Single Interface Port
San Francisco - August 4,
2008 - Violin Memory, Inc. today announced the company has successfully
tested its Violin 1010 memory appliance delivering 1 Million IOPS to a server
over a single interface, an industry first.
"To put this in perspective, 1 Million IOPS with RAID would
take approximately 10,000 HDDs
or 500 Enterprise-grade Flash SSDs," said Donpaul Stephens, Founder &
President of Violin Memory. "The use of Violin memory appliances can
completely remove the I/O bottlenecks of data centric applications and
significantly improve CPU and power efficiency."
The Violin 1010 Memory Appliance platform supports 3 Million IOPS.
Release 1.3 of the Violin 1010, supported 500K IOPS via PCIex8 to a server with
the operating system and driver being the major limit. This release has been
successfully trialed with: Major Linux releases and distributions, Windows
Release 2.0 of the Violin 1010 improves the I/O efficiency of the OS
and allows hundreds of outstanding requests to the memory appliance. This
technology enables 1 Million IOPS with DRAM and will also enable over 100K
sustained random write IOPS with flash memory. All performance numbers include
Violin's RAID capabilities for maximum reliability. Violin Memory will be
accepting orders for Release 2.0 in September.
...Violin Memory profile,
RAM based SSDs
Editor's comments:- Violin promised a flash SSD based version of
its memory appliance - when it came out of stealth mode last year. Reading
between the lines of the text above - suggests that a launch of such a product
may not be too far off.
Memoright Launches Fastest 2.5" Drive
Shenzhen, China - October 18,
2007 - Memoright today launched its 2.5" 64GB PATA / SATA flash
SSDs on the international market.
The new products were
demonstrated recently to enterprise partners at the company's headquaters in
Memoright's patented technology enables their SSD to deliver 100M
Bytes/sec sustained read and write transfer rates - which is the fastest
throughput in a currently available
2.5" flash SSD.
Memoright says its random access performance is typically 5x faster than a
The company is looking for sales agents worldwide and says it will launch 1.8"
and 3.5" models soon.
0.5 Terabyte 3.5"
SSD Aims at Video on Demand
ANA, Calif - April 18, 2007 - STEC, Inc. today announced an
extension to its Zeus-IOPS Solid State Drive family with the addition of 512GB
and 256GB versions offering enterprise systems the performance equivalent of up
to 200 hard drives in just one drive.
The company also announced
that an agreement has been put in place with a worldwide leader of on-demand
and real-time media delivery technology systems, wherein the Zeus-IOPS SSD was
thoroughly analyzed and successfully deployed. This customer views STEC's SSD
technology as a vital means to enabling video-on-demand services at speeds that
were unattainable using traditional rotating hard drive solutions.
believes that solid-state Flash drives with high-IOPS performance will address
the growing needs of the enterprise-class drive market. With NAND Flash prices
declining on a continued rapid pace, prices for
SSDs are expected to drop
below $2 per GB by 2012 which implies 512GB of high-performance storage for less
than $1,000. Based upon these capacity and pricing dynamics, STEC expects that
the high-IOPS SSD will make up a significant percentage of the $5 billion
market. This will make the comparative performance gains of SSD over HDD even
- SSD Market Adoption Model
Future of High Speed HDDs Doesn't Lie in 20K RPM
DATAllegro Supplies 120T Data Warehouse
Fairfax, VA - February 12, 2007
TEOCO today announced that it has acquired a data warehouse appliance
The new appliance will be housed in
TEOCO's data center in Sterling, Virginia and will provide 120T of storage
space, expandable to 200T, making it one of the largest capacity data warehouse
appliances ever sold. The new appliance will provide the cornerstone for growth
of TEOCO's analytics and business intelligence activities. ...DATAllegro profile,
Editor's comments:- DATAllegro has an interesting
which summarises the gap between processor and disk performance. Although we've
discussed how to solve this gap many times before in the context of
SSDs - DATAllegro says
their architecture delivers fast performance
without using tuning.
Toshiba Launches 100G 1.8" HDD
Calif. - December 5, 2006 - Toshiba today launched the world's
highest-capacity 1.8-inch hard disk drive.
1.8-inch HDD is ATA-7 compatible, spins at 4,200 RPM, has 4 heads, 2 platters
and transfers data upto 100MB/s. It will ship to OEMs for integration into
mobile PCs next month. ...Toshiba
profile, Hard disk
M-Systems Wins Award at Flash Summit
Memory Summit, San Jose, Calif. - August 10, 2006 - M-Systems today
announced that its x4 NAND flash technology was recognized as the "Most
Innovative Flash Memory Technology" of 2006 by a panel of industry experts
at the Flash Memory Summit.
technology was developed in collaboration with Tel Aviv University's School
of Electrical Engineering and exclusively licensed to M-Systems, for use in
flash memory products, by
Ramot, the university's technology transfer company. ...M-Systems profile,
StorCase Introduces First Removable Enclosures for Serial
Attached SCSI Drives
Fountain Valley, CA - January
24, 2006 - StorCase Technology today released its Data Express Profile
DX115 removable drive enclosures for Serial Attached SCSI or SATA 3Gbps drives.
StorCase's enclosures are the first removable
SAS drive products
in the industry.
World's Smallest Removable Storage Card
Diamond Bar, CA - October 6,
2005 - Advanced Media, Inc. has introduced a Micro SD card to its
popular RIDATA brand of flash memory products.
quarter of the size of conventional memory cards, it is the smallest
removable storage card available. The RIDATA Micro SD" card provides full
compatibility and interoperability with current Secure Digital devices, when
used with an adapter. The new cards will be on display at
Mobile Business Expo Booth#
617 in Chicago October 9-12.
Industry sources predict demand for the
new card to grow by over 200% over the next three years. The RIDATA Micro SD"
card supports mobile devices currently sold by I-mate, Motorola, O2, Orange,
Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, T-mobile, Kyocera, LG, Amor, Segam, and other leading
marketers found around the world.
The new Advanced Media memory card is compatible with any full-size
SD device through the use of an adapter. It also provides support for mobile
devices featuring a TransFlash slot. CPRM encryption is in affect when it is
used with an adapter. It is available in 64MB, 128MB, and 256MB capacity sizes.
The RIDATA Micro SD" card is available now. ...Advanced Media
EMC Announces World's Largest Storage Array
Mass. - July 25, 2005 - EMC Corp today announced the largest, fastest
and most scalable high-end storage array in the world, capable of providing
leading functionality while scaling to one petabyte (1,024 terabytes) of
The new storage array supports up to 960 disk drives today, and will
be qualified to support up to 1,920 disk drives in the first half of 2006 and
more than 2,000 by the end of next year. ...EMC profile,
New World Record Set for iSCSI Throughput
MILPITAS and CUPERTINO, CA. -
March 29, 2005 - Neterion Inc. and PyX Technologies Inc. have
announced a new benchmark for IP Storage Area Networking.
together, the companies used a standard 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric to
demonstrate the scalability and interoperability of their technologies. They
accomplished a world-record peak throughput of 7.5 Gb/s (937.5 MBytes/s)
that included network headers and full featured iSCSI with Error Recovery Level
Two using three iSCSI initiators and one iSCSI target. The record-breaking
performance transported the data over a heterogeneous 10 Gigabit Ethernet
network infrastructure. The results were achieved using a TeraScale E-Series
Terabit switch/router from Force10
Networks interoperating with Neterion's Xframe 10 GbE network adapters and
running Full Error Recovery iSCSI software from PyX Technologies.
Featuring the same quality of service and system robustness at a
fraction of the total cost of ownership and maintenance of Fibre Channel
architectures, iSCSI with Full Error Recovery is also free of the distance
limitations of Fibre Channel, enabling a truly global SAN.
"From a software perspective, the throughput we observed is only
possible because our iSCSI implementation supports multiple connections per
session," said Nicholas Bellinger, Chief Software Architect for PyX
Technologies, "and this is unique within the storage industry."
...PyX Technologies profile,
InPhase Demos Prototype Holographic Storage Drive
CO - January 4, 2005 - InPhase Technologies today announced a
breakthrough in data storage with the world's first prototype of a holographic
The prototype is the foundation for InPhase's
family of Tapestry holographic drives, with data capacities that range from 200
GB to 1.6 TB on a single disk. The completion of the prototype was enabled by
InPhase's development of key recording techniques and holographic media, the
commercial availability of critical components, strong partnerships with leading
storage innovators, and government funding.
DataDirect's Storage Technology Powers the World's Fastest
Angeles, CA - October 14, 2004 - DataDirect Networks has delivered a
storage networking system to the Department of Energy's Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, enabling the U.S. national lab to build the
next-generation scientific simulation environment for its BlueGene/L
The BlueGene/L massively-parallel computer has already supplanted
Japan's Earth Simulator machine, the world's former fastest computer, and has
brought the lead in world class computing back to the United States. BlueGene/L,
when fully assembled at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will scale to
360 teraFLOP/s peak: nine times larger than the Earth Simulator. More
importantly, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration
laboratories will use BlueGene/L for solving a wide range of scientific problems
of interest to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, including: molecular modeling;
quantum molecular dynamics; the dynamics of turbulent fluid flow and material
Once BlueGene/L is fully assembled, DataDirect will be delivering a
sustained parallel I/O aggregate Write bandwidth of 112.5 GigaBytes/s to
Livermore's scientific applications!
Infineon Samples World´s First DDR-Micro-DIMM
Germany - July 27, 2004 - Infineon Technologies AG today announced the
world's first DDR-Micro-DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) Module for
Infineon's Jedec compliant Micro-DIMMs, which are
only 65% of the size of equal capacity SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMMs) used for
notebooks, will further accelerate the manufacturing of lighter and smaller
sub-notebooks with enhanced functionalities and battery lifetime. Micro-DIMMs
have the smallest area footprint of all memory modules at the same densities,
and are an ideal solution for sub-notebooks.
Infineon has already secured its first design wins for the Micro-DIMM
products, and was chosen as a preferred supplier by Asus, the world's largest
manufacturer of computer motherboards. ...Infineon profile,
Maxell Launches World's First 5X DVD-RAM Media
NJ - May 25, 2004 - Maxell Corporation of America today introduced the
world's first 5X DVD-RAM disc - the fastest rewritable, high-capacity DVD media
Maxell's latest DVD-RAM media is based on its newly developed Bismuth
Coupling Material recording layer, which improves signal to noise ratio for
higher reliability during high-speed recording. The new media has a capacity of
4.7GB, which equates to up to six hours of video in extended play mode. It is
also backward compatible, supporting recording at 2X and 3X in addition to its
5X speed. The single-sided disc is compatible with all DVD-RAM drives and
recorders and RAM readable DVD-ROM devices and DVD players. The 5X DVD RAM
media will be available in June. ...Maxell profile
World's Highest Capacity 2.5" Hard Drive
Calif. - April 22, 2004 - Toshiba Corporation today confirmed its
leadership in the fast growing market for 2.5-inch hard disk drives with the
announcement of the MK1031GAS, the highest capacity drive yet achieved in this
increasingly important form factor.
The new HDD delivers 100GB of
storage capacity and does so in a drive only 9.5mm high. The MK1031GAS is
ideally suited for integration into portable PCs, especially those with advanced
audio-visual capabilities that need the capacity to handle large video sources.
"We are delighted to announce the world's highest capacity
2.5-inch HDD," said Amy Dalphy, manager, HDD business unit, Toshiba SDD. "We
made improvements to push the capacity, increase shock resistance and lower
power consumption and noise. The resulting drive is perfect for integration in
high spec portable PCs and other portable devices. Our strategy is to create the
technologies and products that make a reality of ubiquitous computing and we are
sure the MK1031GAS makes a valuable contribution to that."
The Highest Capacity Tape Drive
SAN FRANCISCO - February 20,
2003 - Sony Electronics is now shipping production units of its
first-generation SAIT drives and media to tape library automation OEMs.
|With the ability to store up to 1.3TB of
compressed data (500 gigabytes native) on a half-inch tape cartridge, SAIT-1 is
staking its claim as the industry's highest capacity tape drive and the first
available product to break the 1TB capacity barrier. The enterprise-class drive
also features a sustained transfer rate of up to 78MB per second (30 MB/sec
native) for efficient data recording and fast data recovery.
The Most Rackmount Network Storage for $10K
Santa Fe Springs,
California - February 10, 2004 - Aberdeen LLC today unveiled the
AberNAS NAS solution which packs 3 terabytes in a standard 2U format
at an amazing price under $10,000.
Packed with feature-rich
server management, security and mission-critical features, the AberNAS by
Aberdeen offers high-performance network attached storage without the high cost
"As the old adage goes, everyone wants more for less and I
managers are no different." states Aberdeen President, Moshe Ovadya. "This
was the impetus behind the creation of the AberNAS by Aberdeen. Our NAS device
not only provides the highest storage capacity density of up to 3.0TB per 2U
chassis, but it also provides enterprise-class performance at the most
competitive value in the marketplace. It is not only is backed by the
reliability of the Aberdeen 5-Year Warranty, but with our CARES program it can
be evaluated for free for 30 days."
Mellanox Scores World's First 10Gb/s Landed on Motherboard Design
CLARA, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL - June 28, 2004 - Mellanox Technologies Ltd.
today announced that IWILL has selected Mellanox's InfiniHost host
channel adapter to provide 10Gb/s Landed on Motherboard connections for the
DK8S2-IB server platform.
This platform represents the world's
first server that provides 10Gb/s network connectivity as a feature that ships
standard with every system. IWILL selected Mellanox's solution based on the
rapid adoption rate of InfiniBand in clustered server applications as well as
price/performance advantages over all other 10Gb/s technologies. InfiniBand, the
only industry standard I/O technology that natively supports 10Gb/s performance
to each node with remote direct memory access and hardware transport offload
capabilities, offers a single converged network for communications, clustering
The Most Scalable Network Storage System
JOSE, Calif. - January 26, 2004 - BlueArc Corporation today announced
the new Titan SiliconServer.
Titan allows a single file system to
grow up to 256 terabytes and delivers throughput up to 20 Gigabits per
second - providing the best performance and return on investment in the storage
industry. BlueArc's unique SiliconServer Architecture a llows customers to scale
a single Titan far beyond any other product available today, adapting to
changing application or capacity needs, simplifying management, accelerating
productivity and protecting long-term investment.
Marvell Announces World's Lowest Power Gigabit Transceiver
California - May 17, 2004 - Marvell today announced that it has
achieved an industry milestone with the introduction of the world's lowest power
and most advanced Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper PHY technology.
The new Alaska GbE PHY family is also further enhanced with advanced proprietary
Mixed-Signal, DSP and power management techniques, which enables the highest
density and most compact form-factor Gigabit switches on the market today. The
new family includes single, quad and octal port products, which are optimized
for next-generation infrastructure and client applications.
The Alaska family has broken through a significant technology barrier
by achieving under 0.5 watt per port power dissipation in actual, real world,
full-duplex Gigabit operating conditions. This new level of ultra-low power
consumption provides substantial system benefits by eliminating the need for
fans and other cooling mechanisms such as heat sinks.
the Fastest Backup and Restore
VIEW, Calif. - July 21, 2003 - SGI announced today that it has achieved
an unprecedented benchmark, sustaining a rate of 10.1TB per hour for a
disk-to-tape file backup.
SGI has also established an image
restore record of 7.9TB/hour. The benchmark nearly triples the previous record
of 3.6TB per hour for backup and is more than three times faster than the
previous restore record of 2.2TB per hour. ...SGI profile