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Storage for the High Data Set

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High-performance computing requires high-performance storage, so a company called iQstor Networks is looking to fill the bill.

 

The company has announced it will unveil its iQ5200 array at Supercomputing '08 in Austin, Texas, next week, calling it the highest-density, full-function storage array on the market.

 

The system offers up to 52 TB of fault-tolerant storage in a 4 U array, with the ability to scale up to 1.04 PB under a single management interface. It also provides dual active-active controllers with automatic failover, 3+1 redundancy for both fans and power supply, and Internet-based remote management, monitoring and notification.

 

SAN capabilities include four 4 Gb Fibre Channel ports and four iSCSI ports with hardware TCP/IP Offload Engines (TOE), plus four 4-lane 3 Gbps SAS ports that provide for easy expansion with the company's J5200 SBOD disk enclosure.

 

Deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2009 at an estimated price of $35,000 for 52 TB SATA capacity.

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