NetApp aims at technical computing with new producs

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NetApp announced today that they’ve released new products aimed at helping the company build out its support for engineering and HPC. There are 3 pieces to today’s announcement

  • The FAS3100 and V3100 storage system series which flesh out the middle of NetApp’s storage line, supporting configurations from 400 to 800TB.
  • A Storage Acceleration Appliance, which handles automatic data replication for multiple readers in a single dataset
  • And the Performance Acceleration Module, a PCI Express-based add in that plugs into your existing NetApp gear to speed random read accesses.

The announcement has quite a few more details, so you may want to check it out. Or you can head over to HPCwire and read the short feature piece I wrote on the announcement after speaking with Brendon Howe, the vice president and general manager of the NAS & V-Series business units. Michael’s on the left coast, so give him a little while to get in a shower and a cup of java before the article posts over there.