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Byte and Swtich: NCSA Puts in DataDirect's Storage

Aug 27, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is creating one of the most powerful computer clusters in the world with the help of DataDirect Networks. The cluster is expected to help boost productivity for the researchers who use NCSA computing facilities to investigate many of science's most important questions--from the large-scale structure of the universe to the nature of matter itself.

"DataDirect worked closely with Dell and NCSA to help design a cluster architecture capable of delivering 17.7 Teraflops (17.7 trillion operations per second) of processing power and over 140 Terabytes (140 trillion bytes) of storage. The storage architecture is based on the award winning DataDirect S2A, the world's fastest storage controller.

"Twenty-six DataDirect S2A8000 heads will form a storage cluster capable of delivering peak bandwidth in excess of 20 Gigabytes/second and serving 1,450 dual-processor Dell PowerEdge servers running Red Hat Linux..."

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