LSI Selected for Cray CX1000 Storage

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lsiLSI announced today at ISC that Cray has selected the LSI Engenio 2600 storage system for integration into the CX1000 supercomputer line.  The entry-level LSI storage is billed as offering performance and features without sacrificing your wallet to the sales gods.  It already includes LSI’s 6Gbps SAS technology, so customers will immediately be on the front line of LSI products.

The Cray CX1000 supercomputer is our first system based on Intel® processors and an InfiniBand® interconnect designed to fit between our Cray CX1 desktop line and our Cray XT family of supercomputers,” said Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity solutions group and marketing at Cray. “The Cray CX1000 system is tightly integrated with the LSI Engenio 2600 to allow customers to address both computational and storage requirements within a single system. The 2600 system is the perfect complement to the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer and our overall vision of adaptive supercomputing.”

According to the release, “the Engenio 2600 system combines proven LSI controller technology with leading host interface connectivity to deliver a 4X improvement in throughput performance compared to the previous generation product. The system also delivers 2X IOPS (input/output operations per second) improvement in random disk reads compared to its predecessor.”

HPC professionals in the lower end of the market have the same need for maximum computational efficiency and continuous data access as those in the high end,” said Steve Hochberg, senior director, HPC segment, LSI. “However, system attributes such as storage density, power efficiency and ease of use often play a larger role in the purchase decisions of these customers. The Cray CX1000 supercomputer with integrated LSI storage technology delivers on these requirements while providing the flexibility to meet future project needs.”

For more info on the news marriage between Engenio 2600 and CX1000, read the full release here.