November 16, 2009 21:00 ET

BlueArc Titan Receives 2009 HPCwire Readers' Choice Award

Annual HPCwire Awards Demonstrate Product Achievement and Mindshare From Within the Global HPC Community

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that its Titan storage solution received the annual HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for best HPC storage product or technology, presented at the 2009 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC09), held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Tomas Tabor, publisher of HPCwire, revealed the list of winners at the HPCwire booth during the opening gala on Monday night.

"This award, which represents a partnership between the HPCwire global readership and our publishing team, is a salute from the global HPC community," said Tomas Tabor, Publisher of HPCwire. "Being selected as an award recipient means that you are at the top of mind of HPCwire readers, editors, and luminaries in the field. I'd like to congratulate BlueArc for being selected by our readers for a 2009 award."

Titan's record performance and scalability enable customers to speed time to market, enhance product quality and accelerate the discovery process. In SPECsfs97_R1.v3® tests, Titan 3200 delivered single server performance of 194,909 input/output operations per second (IOPS), with an overall response time (ORT) of 2.43 msec. It supports file systems up to 256 terabytes and a global namespace of up to a maximum capacity of 4 petabytes. Additionally, BlueArc's advanced virtualization, data migration and dynamic caching capabilities help customers implement advanced storage strategies and roll out flexible, tiered storage that is cost-effective and easy to deploy and manage.

"Receiving the HPCwire Readers Choice Award is an absolute honor," said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of BlueArc. "We're constantly inspired by the way our HPC customers leverage storage as a strategic advantage, from accelerating biological research and drug discovery to powering 24/7 visual effects rendering farms that bring cutting-edge cinema blockbusters to the big screen. It's this type of inspiration and ongoing collaboration with our customers that drives us to develop BlueArc solutions to meet the exceptional demands of the most sophisticated data centers and high performance applications."

The coveted HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through a survey conducted by HPCwire, online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the global HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the SC conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

The full list of winners for the 2009 awards can be found at the HPCwire website (

About BlueArc

BlueArc partners with customers to solve their storage and data management-related business challenges. BlueArc's best-of-breed, high-performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage solutions help to accelerate our customers' success.

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Published by Tabor Communications, HPCwire is the most recognized and accessed news and information site covering the entire ecosystem of High Productivity Computing (HPC). HPCwire is the publication of choice for the global community of business and technology professionals interested in computationally- and data-intensive computing, including infrastructure topics such as software, middleware, hardware, networking, storage, tools and applications. HPCwire delivers exclusive interviews with industry leaders on topics ranging from business and economic issues to advanced and emerging technology directions, all in a timely and easily-accessible Internet format. With a powerful combination of email distribution and web site portal, HPCwire is enjoyed each week by several hundred thousand readers. Through news, analysis and information, HPCwire facilitates in unifying the global HPC community. HPCwire can be found online at

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