Joe Landman over at Scalable Informatics dropped me a pointer to his latest product announcements on several new storage systems
Scalable Informatics JackRabbit systems provide low cost, highly reliable RAID storage, with performance of 700 MB/s on low end systems, to in excess of 1.5 GB/s to disk using RAID 6 for midrange systems. With industry leading densities of up to 19.2 TB/U, JackRabbit systems are offered in configurations from 12 to 48 SATA II or SAS drives, 8 to 24 processors, 16 to 256 GB RAM, 1 to 4 RAID controllers (with battery-backed cache), 4 to 14 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 0 to 4 InfiniBand SDR/DDR/QDR ports, 0 to 4 ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, with IPMI 2.0 and KVM over IP built in for lights out management. All units can ship with Intel Nehalem (Xeon 5500 series), AMD Shanghai, or AMD Istanbul processors (Opteron 2300/8300 or 2400/8400 series).
The JackRabbits come in sizes from 24TB to 96TB, and are all priced under $1,000/TB. You can crank up the volume by clustering these guys together
Clusters of Scalable Informatics JackRabbit systems are able to scale well beyond 60PB while providing high performance and high reliability.
SI has also added flash-based SSDs
For applications such as database systems, where IOP rate is paramount, Scalable Informatics introduces the SSD-based JackRabbit Flash system. JackRabbit Flash models JRF2-768Gn and JRF2-1536Gn provide 768GB and 1536 GB of SSD flash-based storage, respectively, with measured, sustained IOPs (8k random reads) of over 23,500.
And as a special bonus for the best readers in HPC, insideHPC readers get a special 5% discount on a number of things (including the new units) if they visit http://scalableinformatics.com/insideHPC. As Yukon Cornelius would say, “Wahoo!”