RENO, Nev. -- Ciprico Inc. (NASDAQ: CPCI), a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances, will be demonstrating their RAIDCore host bus adapter (HBA) in a storage server capable of exceeding 2.2 Gigabytes per second of throughput at this years SC07 Conference. The 24-drive array using Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Ultrastar SAS hard disk drives spans across three economical RAIDCore SAS/SATA HBAs, enabling sustained high performance operation, significantly higher capacity, and superior data management. This demonstration will occur at the SC07 High Performance Computing Conference at Booth 3248 on November 12 16, 2007 in Reno, NV.
High performance computing (HPC) is often gated by the disk I/O subsystems ability to process tremendous amounts of data at sufficient speeds. Using RAIDCore spanning technology, multiple RAIDCore HBAs can be aggregated to build single, flat RAID arrays of up to 32 Terabytes resulting in greater performance, superior management, and improved storage density, while eliminating the I/O bottleneck. This contrasts with other storage HBAs that either aggregate all traffic through a single controller creating a bottleneck both on the PCI Express bus and in the controllers onboard CPU; or force users to stripe across RAID storage arrays using the operating system, causing performance and management issues, as well as decreased storage utilization.
The RAIDCore HBA solution from Ciprico is ideal for our high performance computing customers doing massive simulations and demanding both tremendous capacity and superior performance, said Dominic Daninger, Vice President of Engineering for Nor-Tech, a Ciprico customer. Their highly power-efficient architectures also enable our products to provide energy-efficient, high performance storage that operates within standard AC power parameters.