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November 19, 2009
Memory virtualization architecture expected to reshape the datacenter ecosystem
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17 -- SC09 -- RNA networks, the leader in memory virtualization software that transforms server memory into a shared network resource, has been recognized by Supercomputing 2009 (SC09) as a "Disruptive Technology" expected to significantly reshape the HPC ecosystem. The Disruptive Technology exhibit at SC09 will feature six companies, including RNA, that have the potential to change the landscape of the datacenter ecosystem, but are not common in today's systems.
RNA software is unique in its ability to create shared, distributed memory pools on commodity hardware in a transparent way. No changes are required to applications, operating systems or storage to create shared memory available to a broad set of applications and use cases including 'big data' analytics, modeling and object caching. Terabytes of distributed, shared memory can be dynamically created across hundreds of commodity servers.
At RNA's booth (#700) at SC09, the company will demonstrate how its flagship memory virtualization product, RNAcache, delivers a large shared memory pool to enhance application performance and resource utilization. This includes the ability to dynamically construct or provision a distributed, shared memory pool within a cluster based on application requirements.
"Local memory is the single most restricted system resource," said Clive Cook, CEO of RNA networks. "Unlike other shared memory technologies, RNA networks decouples memory from the processor and the server, making memory a shared, networked resource that is platform and network agnostic. Our being named an SC09 'Disruptive Technology' further validates the unique nature of RNA's solution for making more memory available, and the unlimited potential that memory virtualization brings to the datacenter."
RNA networks launched in February 2009 and has two products built on top of its Memory Virtualization Platform -- RNAmessenger for low latency applications and RNAcache for large working data sets. By virtualizing memory in the datacenter, RNA networks' Memory Virtualization Platform accelerates mission critical applications with increased performance of 10 to 30X. Customers in multiple industries including high performance computing and capital markets have deployed RNA's memory virtualization technology. Specific use cases include distributed shared memory applications, low latency messaging, large data set analytics and modeling and object caching.
"Memory virtualization addresses a long standing problem in high performance computing," said Bob Lucas, chairperson of the SC09 Disruptive Technology Selection Committee. "The SC09 Disruptive Technology Selection Committee selected RNA networks as a Disruptive Technology because of the innovative approach the company is taking to solve memory issues in the datacenter, and the impact RNA's products are starting to have in customer environments."
About RNA networks
RNA networks' memory virtualization technology transforms server memory into a shared network resource based on the company's flagship Memory Virtualization Platform. RNA networks products include RNAmessenger for low latency applications, and RNAcache for large working data sets. The company is based in Portland, Ore., with offices in Silicon Valley. RNA networks was founded by enterprise software and hardware industry veterans in 2006. For more information, visit http://www.rnanetworks.com.
Source: RNA networks
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