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  • editor's comments:- April 2011 - SGI has bided its time and seems to have chosen a different PCIe SSD partner to the usual server suspects - having recently announced a low cost million IOPS 1U server benchmark with Virident Systems.

    "Technical computing needs to achieve the highest levels of performance, but also needs to do so in an affordable package that can be managed within the limited space available in most datacenters," said Bill Mannel, VP of product marketing at SGI. "With the combination of SGI servers and the Virident tachIOn SSD, we can achieve both of these goals to provide the most cost-effective and high-performance SSD solution for our customers."
SGI recent mentions in SSD market history

In March 2009 - Mark Barrenechea, President & CEO of SGI, cited my article SSD market history in his blog - A Solid State of the Union.

In April 2011 - Virident Systems announced that working with SGI they demonstrated 1 million IOPS performance in a 1U server rack using just 2 of its tachIOn PCIe SSDs at a system list price of less than $.05 per IOPS.

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