Microway® Delivers ServaStor InfiniBand Storage Clusters with Lustre Cluster File System for Demanding 64-bit HPC and Enterprise Applications
Kingston, MA - November 13, 2006 -
Microway will exhibit its InfiniBand based, high speed, scalable storage solutions at SC06 Booth 402. Priced at half the cost of alternative offerings, and available in standard configurations ranging from 12 TB to 90 TB, each storage cluster is designed to serve the storage needs of many nodes. For even larger data needs, custom designed storage clusters of over 240 TB are available.
ServaStor products are designed for maximum airflow and minimum noise specifications. The data load is distributed between the available storage servers to reduce contention and improve the aggregate bandwidth of the storage array. One ServaStor cluster can provide hundreds or thousands of nodes with all the storage they require.
New servers may be added without reconfiguring or disturbing existing servers and clients. Microway's storage servers range from a 3U providing 12 TB to an 8U providing 30 TB. New clients may be quickly and easily added at any time.
A typical SERVASTOR IB Storage cluster features Open Source Lustre or PVFS2 Cluster Filesystem, On-line Storage Capacity Expansion, Microway TriCom InfiniBand HCA with integrated NodeWatch BMC and Serial Console, one Microway FasTree DDR InfiniBand Switch, three Navion Dual Core Opteron Storage Servers, and redundant Navion Dual Core Metadata Servers.
"The increased demand for Linux managed storage has prompted Microway to add high end NAS to its product family," commented Joe Noga, Microway's Director of Sales. "Call it 'One Stop Shopping', if you will: being able to provide our customers a complete, fully integrated and tested cluster with Storage and I/O has added value in today's HPC market." Rick Warner, Microway's Lead Systems Integrator, added "Scientific applications often require large amounts of high speed storage. Our expertise with both standalone RAID systems and high speed InfiniBand interconnects allows us to deliver the ideal solution for data intensive applications to our customers."
All storage servers are thoroughly burned in with hard drive, CPU, memory and network tests in the exact configuration specified by the customer at time of order. ServaStor solutions are available as an option on Microway clusters, or as an add-on to a data center's existing cluster.
Microway 90 TB Storage Cluster:
- 3 SATA-II Multilane Chassis with 40 750 GB Nearline Hot Swap Drives, 2P Dual Core Opteron 2218 Processors, 8 GB of DDR2 667 Memory, Microway Tricom InfiniBand HCA & NodeWatch.
- 2P Dual Core 2218 Opteron based MetaData Server with 8 GB of memory, 500 GB Drive, Microway Tricom InfiniBand HCA & NodeWatch.
- SMC 24 Port 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switch with cables.
- Microway 24 Port DDR FasTree InfiniBand Switch with Cables, Microway InfiniScope, Microway Link-Checker and Fast-Check.
- Microway "CoolRak" 35U Cabinet with power, self cooling & 15" Touchpad Rackmount Monitor.
A complete product description can be found at http://www.microway.com/storage.html.
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About Microway, Inc.
Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a major vendor in the High Performance Computing market, designing state-of-the-art, high-end Linux clusters, servers, and data storage solutions. Users worldwide, pushing the limits of technology, who choose Microway include universities, life sciences, financial, military, Fortune 500s and research agencies. Microway partners with leading commercial software providers to include products such as SUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Platform Computing LSF, PathScale and PGI Compilers on its AMD Opteron dual core processor-based clusters and storage servers. Microway is an AMD Platinum Partner, Mellanox partner, and Novell Gold Partner. Classified as a small business, woman owned and operated, Microway's GSA Contract Number is GS-35F-0431N.
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