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Supermicro and Fusion-io Partner in Development of New Storage Appliance

The platform is based on the new dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and features up to ten 2.4TB Fusion ioDrive2 Duo ioMemory products. By Admin

Server technology innovator Super Micro Computer Inc. has teamed with storage manufacturer Fusion-io on a new high-performance, high-capacity storage appliance.

Built on Supermicro's 3U 11x PCI-E SuperServer (SYS-6037R-TXRF), the new dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600-based platform features up to ten 2.4TB Fusion ioDrive2 Duo (F01-001-2T41-CS-0001) ioMemory products with up to 3GB/s, and 935K IOPs, leaving an additional PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8) slot available for a high-bandwidth network expansion card such as Supermicro's 10GbE or FDR/QDR InfiniBand add-on cards.

The solutions scale up to eight ioDrive2 Duos and have a minimum 2x 40GbE or FDR/QDR IB ports. This Fusion-powered SuperServer also supports 130W CPUs, up to 512GB DDR 1600MHz of memory in 16x DIMMs, 8x hot-swap 3.5-inch HDD bays, dual GbE LAN (Intel i350) ports, redundant 980W Platinum Level high-efficiency power supplies, and remote server management via IPMI 2.0.

This joint solution is ideal for a wide array of HPC applications ranging from financials to government/military biosciences.

"Supermicro designs solutions, such as our 11x PCI-E slot SuperServer, for maximum performance, efficiency, and expandability,” says Wally Liaw, Supermicro’s vice president of sales. “Our open platforms create groundbreaking opportunities like this collaboration with Fusion-io.”

Liaw adds, “This new ultra high performance 24 TB storage solution is the foundation for new products in our pipeline, and we are looking forward to incorporate upcoming Fusion-io technologies into select HPC servers for even greater storage density at higher IOPs for the most demanding, cutting edge applications."

“Fusion-io is pleased to collaborate with Supermicro to deliver this breakthrough in powerful HPC,” says Will Hall, Fusion-io’s vice president of OEM sales.