S2A 9500 Delivers 3+ GigaBytes/Second on InfiniBand
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 -- DataDirect Networks, the recognized
leader in high performance storage networks, has demonstrated 3+ GigaBytes
(GB) per second InfiniBand performance from the world's fastest RAID storage
controller. DataDirect Networks' Silicon Storage Appliance (S2A 9500) is
capable of 3+ GB/second InfiniBand or Fibre Channel performance whether
reading or writing data.
Designed for High Performance Computing and Rich Media, DataDirect
Networks' S2A 9500 is 3.5 times faster than other RAID storage systems in the
world. DataDirect Networks' S2A 9500 is a 6th generation RAID storage
networking system, which can deliver 360 teraFLOPS with 1 petabyte (PB) of
SATA storage. With FC-4 and/or InfiniBand front end server connectivity,
Fibre Channel and SATA back-end disk support, the S2A delivers ultra-high
levels of performance, scalability and reliability across a broad range of
computational, visualization, and nearline environments. DataDirect Networks'
S2A offers broad infrastructure support powering compute clusters from IBM,
Dell, HP, Cray, SGI, Bull and others.
Designed for the needs of cluster applications, DataDirect Networks' S2A
9500 with InfiniBand connectivity takes advantage of the benefits of
InfiniBand with increased bandwidth and connectivity per server, reduced
infrastructure complexity and reduced power and space. These benefits can
deliver up to 50% savings in overall infrastructure costs.
"The deployment of InfiniBand into scalable scientific simulation
environments requires a commensurate quantum jump in infrastructure simplicity
and flexibility. The mission of these environments requires a storage
architecture that enables an extremely cost effective, scalable, and balanced
I/O architecture that can be quickly and reliably deployed and operated while
reducing complexity," said Dave Fellinger, Chief Technology Officer,
DataDirect Networks. "These customers need a solution which is optimized for
the unrelenting demands of scientific computing at a supercomputing scale."
"InfiniBand is the next evolution in clustering and DataDirect Network is
leading the way," said Alex Bouzari, DataDirect Networks' CEO and co-founder.
"The S2A 9500 is the next quantum jump in IO performance, scalability and
reliability, and is optimized to exceed the unrelenting demands of cluster
computing. With the S2A 9500, we are poised to extend our leadership position
and continuing to provide cluster computing centers with significant benefits
in performance, scalability and cost effectiveness."
DataDirect Networks' S2A 9500 InfiniBand solution allows High Performance
Computing and Rich Media organizations to build cost-effective highly scalable
primary and secondary storage. With the S2A 9500 organizations can create
disk-based cluster solutions for parallel file systems and shared SAN file
systems, high performance computing clusters and network infrastructures.
DataDirect Networks' S2A 9500 can mix InfiniBand and Fibre Channel
connectivity in the same controller. This flexibility allows for seamless
integration with existing infrastructure investments allowing IT managers to
optimize their infrastructure to maximize the use of their existing storage,
computers and network as well as extending its useful life.
Over the last three years, DataDirect Networks has achieved an astounding
150 percent growth in the storage capacity shipped to HPC and Rich Media
customers, becoming the storage of choice for many government and defense,
academia and research, and broadcast, digital production and imaging
DataDirect Networks S2A family of products are in production in 22 of the
Top 50 supercomputing sites in the world with major installations at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, PCS, NCSA,
NOAA, NASA and NASA Ames, NERSC, SDSC, LNXI, ORNL, Argonne National
Laboratory, CEA, Dresden TUD, and many others. DataDirect Networks' successes
have included the deployment of more than one petabyte (a thousand terabytes)
of storage behind the World's fastest supercomputer, IBM's Blue Gene/L, at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories as well as with a cluster of Bull
NovaScale SMP servers and power "Tera10", the number one supercomputer in
DataDirect Networks works closely with OEMs, well known systems
integrators, and advisors who serve the needs of High Performance Computing
and Rich Media community.
About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
DataDirect Networks is the world's leading provider of networked storage
and clusters for HPC and Rich Media. Providing SAN, SAN/NAS convergence, and
cluster solutions for Government, Research Labs, Defense, Life sciences,
Broadcasting, Digital Production, Oil and Gas industries. For more
information, contact DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit http://www.datadirectnet.com