SAN JOSE, Calif.--Nov. 10, 2005--Intransa, the global innovator of network-centric, IP storage solutions, is taking the lead in showcasing its state-of-the-art high performance computing (HPC) 10GbE IP storage technology at SuperComputing 2005 in Seattle, Washington, between November 12-18. Intransa 10GbE IP SAN technology will be predominantly featured at SuperComputing 2005. Intransa will be included as part of the SuperComputing NextGen StorCloud showcase, featuring emerging HPC storage technologies within a high-bandwidth Storage Area Network. Intransa's participation in StorCloud will serve two distinct demonstrations. First, Intransa's 10GbE IP storage solution will power a HPC visualization application hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Second, Intransa will be participating in the StorCloud Challenge in conjunction with Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Both demonstrations will utilize the highly regarded Intransa IP5500.
"The storage demands of high performance computing applications, such as simultaneous visualization, are very stringent, and because of that we have to go with the most capable and advanced technologies available," said Helen Chen, Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories. "The Intransa 10GbE IP SAN, using the Chelsio N210 Server Adapter, clearly demonstrates the readiness of 10GbE as a viable alternative, not only for applications requiring high bandwidth, but applications that require on-demand information."
The SNL demonstration, located in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) booth 402, will feature three advanced scientific visualization applications making use of eight visualization servers. Data will be stored on Intransa's IP5500 iSCSI storage and be accessed through the StorCloud via a Chelsio N210 Server Adapter. The Intransa IP5500 will be served through Clustered File Systems, Inc.'s, Lustre(TM) High-Performance File System, making use of Distributed Object Storage Targets (OST's) that are capable of high performance IB object-level file and data I/O to the Intransa 10GbE back-end storage.
Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio, said, "We're pleased to work with Intransa to support the 10GbE IP SNL demonstration. As a provider of 10GbE TOE/iSCSI acceleration adapter products, Chelsio's involvement in this demonstration validates our leadership position and our vision for 10GbE iSCSI."
The AIST application is a world-class particle physics application used by the KEKB supercollider and put to use by 56 institutes in more than 13 countries. The Belle detector at KEKB generates over 1 TB of data on a daily basis. The StorCloud demonstration challenge will run on a highly dense (4U) 64-node computer cluster tied to multiple storage arrays, including Intransa's IP 5500.
"We're thrilled to be part of Sandia National Laboratories HPC visualization application demonstration and the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology data analysis demonstration," said Doug Rainbolt, vice president of Marketing, Intransa. "This is just further proof of Intransa's extensible architecture in unleashing the power of the network to fulfill HPC storage requirements. We are committed to 10GbE in the HPC segment and believe that customers will benefit from the performance, scalability, simplicity and cost effectiveness implicit in the Intransa architecture."
Intransa is the innovator of network-centric IP SAN solutions that are easy to use, extremely scalable and offer the right match in performance and data protection to customer's applications. As the only provider of true IP network-centric SAN solutions, Intransa simplifies, enables and unleashes the use of intelligent IP technology for both small and large enterprises. Based on a common management framework with built-in investment protection, Intransa's solutions leverage the cost and performance advantages of Ethernet and the universal, dynamic and intuitive aspect of IP networks. Intransa's solutions address the issues of direct attached storage, making it easy and cost effective for the masses using volume servers to take advantage of shared storage and immediately realize dramatic improvement in storage utilization.
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