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November 17, 2010
Demonstrates industry's broadest range of parallel storage appliances designed for HPC at SC10
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15 -- Terascala, Inc., provider of parallel storage appliances in HPC today announced its next generation of products. Terascala's family of storage appliances are garnering support from industry leaders such as Cray Inc., Dell and LSI Corporation due to the breadth of product line, ease of use and management.
"Until now, organizations had to have considerable in house expertise to deploy and manage large scale Lustre parallel storage systems," said Barry Bolding, vice president of Cray's products division. "Clearly, there has been a need in the broader HPC market for an appliance approach to simplifying Lustre storage solutions. Terascala's pioneering solutions are just the ticket for organizations whose users require high throughput, high capacity storage."
Terascala offers the industry's broadest range of appliances for high performance computing applications, including the entry-level STS 1000 Storage Appliance, the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution and the high-end DTS 4500. The company also offers Gateway appliances that provide dedicated pathways between the Terascala appliances and the larger compute environment.
"The integration of LSI's HPC storage systems with Terascala's expansive family of feature-rich parallel storage appliances provides a strong value proposition to organizations seeking to quickly deploy and manage parallel storage solutions with the highest levels of performance, data reliability and flexibility," said Steve Hochberg, senior director, HPC segment, LSI Corporation. "LSI continues to raise the bar for storage system performance, scalability and density, and with the introduction of Terascala's next generation of products, we look forward to collaborating on a new wave of solutions that address the unique compute and data storage requirements of HPC organizations."
The Terascala Family of Storage Appliances
Terascala's family of storage appliances come fully configured and ready to deploy so setup time is minimized. In most cases, Terascala solutions can be fully installed, including knowledge transfer and client deployment, in less than three days. All products come with a comprehensive, lights out management suite.
Terascala's new solutions include:
Terascala DTS 4500
Highest performance, reliability, and simplicity.
High throughput: 3.0 GB/sec per OSS, IB or 10GbE
High capacity: 180TB in each 4U storage array. Scalable to petabytes
High reliability: No single points of failure, active-standby metadata, active-active OSS, redundant storage controllers, battery backup, rapid failover technologies.
Simplicity: Designed, delivered, and managed as a fully configured appliance
Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution
Designed for researchers, universities and departmental HPC users seeking a fully supported, high-performance and cost-effective parallel file system storage solution
High throughput: 1.2 GB/sec per OSS
Wide range of capacity options: 48 to 336 TB per OSS pair
High availability: Active – passive, RAID 10 metadata architecture
Advanced monitoring: Ensures rapid failover with no impact on running applications
Terascala STS 1000 Storage Appliance
Entry level, scalable, easy to deploy and manage
High throughput: 750 MB/sec per OSS, IB or 10GbE
Scalable capacity: 16TB usable per OSS, 320 TB in a standard rack
Expandable: Scales linearly without impacting existing environment
Ease of use: Fully configured and ready to go.
Terascala Gateway Appliances
Provide dedicated pathways between Terascala storage appliances and the larger compute environment
Data access: Fully configured solutions managed as part of storage
Protocols: Support for NFS and SMB2 /CIFS
Network types: Supports 10Gbe, 1Gbe, and IB
"Terascala's price/performance leading storage appliances help organizations maximize their HPC infrastructures," said Steve Butler, CEO of Terascala."There has been a market need for easy to deploy and easy to manage storage products and our broad line of high throughput, high capacity storage appliances are rapidly gaining momentum with customers and partners."
Terascala's High Throughput, High Capacity Storage Appliances
Terascala's appliances deliver the best price / performance high throughput storage solutions for HPC. Terascala's product offering ranges from smaller, single cluster low capacity scratch storage up to multiple petabyte highly available solutions. All of Terascala's appliances deliver the performance expected in a parallel storage solution in an easy to deploy and easy to manage appliance so that users can get the most out of their environments with little disruption.
Terascala develops high throughput, high capacity and cost-effective storage solutions. Its unique storage appliance approach is changing the dynamics of the performance driven computing market, enabling existing users to do more for less while enabling new users to maximize the capabilities of their processing infrastructure. Founded in 2005, Terascala is based in Avon, Mass. Learn more at www.terascala.com.
Source: Terascala, Inc.
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