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Raid Offers Layered Storage

AUSTIN, Texas -- RAID Inc., a customized storage solution and services provider specializing in leading edge technology, today announced the X2-IB, a new innovation in storage systems that revolutionizes the traditional SAN storage paradigm. This InfiniBand layered storage solution, designed for the most demanding high performance computing environments, is the first product to utilize RAID's unique Layered Storage Model. RAID will be demonstrating the performance of its base system at SC08.

The X2-IB is capable of sustaining 80 to 160GB/sec on both reads and writes. In addition, the system can scale to over 1500 hard drives and utilize 128GB of cache. The uniqueness of the X2-IB is not limited to its performance, as only this solution provides the latest technology in assuring data integrity (SATA Guard), self-healing, energy conservation (with technology more versatile than MAID) and a complete suite of optional enterprise storage services.

"We specifically designed the X2-IB to further enable InfiniBand clusters to interact with the Fibre Channel storage, creating a significant increase in speed and flexibility," said Bob Picardi, COO of RAID Inc. RAID Inc.'s new X2-IB product uses a unique Layered Storage Model that is based on the OSI model of networking. Each layer within the storage infrastructure describes a discrete set of components that are interconnected via InfiniBand and Fibre Channel.

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