ZDNet UK: IBM Shows Off Two-Petabyte Storage Controller
Mar 31, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM demonstrated the result of more than three years'
development this week when it unveiled its TotalStorage SAN Volume
Controller (SVC) at its Hursley Park, UK laboratories.
"Previously known as Lodestone, the product is 'mostly
software,' according to lead architect Steve Legg, but is being
sold with specially configured x-Series IBM servers to ensure
reliability. The SVC uses four 2 Gb/s FibreChannel interfaces, a
4GB cache and dual 2.4GHz Pentium 4 to manage heterogeneous hard
disk storage independently of application servers--storage
virtualisation, in other words, one of the hot topics in current
SME systems design...
"He said that the SVC ran Little Blue, an IBM embedded variant
of SuSE Linux, but with no OS calls in the data path: it managed
1Gbps consistent throughput..."