Fusion-io Cracks 1M IOPS With SSDs

Fusion-io breaks storage performance barriers, exceeding 1M IOPS and 8 Gbit/s throughput within a single HP ProLiant server

April 6, 2009

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Fusion-io, the leader in application-centric, solid-state architecture and high-performance I/O solutions, working with HP, the worlds largest technology company, today announced that they exceeded an astonishing 1 million IOPS (I/O Operations Per Second) and eight gigabytes per second (GB/s) sustained throughput using a single HP ProLiant server.

Working together in HP’s ProLiant engineering labs in Houston, technologists from HP and Fusion-io built a system using five 320MB ioDrive Duos and six 160MB ioDrives in a single HP ProLiant DL785 G5 server, running with four Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors. This standard configuration allowed the engineers to reach an unprecedented eight GB/s sustained throughput, making it possible to achieve 1,009,384 IOPS using 2KB random 70/30 read/write mix, as measured using the fio benchmark.

“These results show the true power of combining our PCI Express and NAND flash technology with HP’s ProLiant architecture,” said David Flynn, CTO of Fusion-io. “The ioDrive and ioDrive Duo are able to supply the extreme storage performance that data centers have only dreamed of, at a fraction of the power, cooling, and per unit-of-processing-power price compared to traditional solutions. This is especially valuable for accelerating I/O intensive applications and workloads such as database and data mining, virtual machine deployments, and financial transactions.”

Fusion-io Inc.

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