SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

November 12, 2009 09:00 ET

RAID Inc. Announces Release of Self-Contained Compute Cluster

High-Density Modular Server Solution With 128 CPUs and 512 Cores

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - (SC09 Booth # 445) -- RAID Incorporated, an end-to-end high-performance solutions provider specializing in leading-edge storage technologies, today announced the release of their High-Density Self-Contained Compute Cluster solution for high-performance and general computing environments.

The need to grow cores modularly and in a cost-effective manner is becoming a challenge. This solution frees customers from buying the unnecessary blade enclosure in order to add more cores. RAID Inc.'s 4-in-1 solution can be added in 2U increments, each unit containing up to 4 dual-processor Nehalem CPU system modules with an optional built-in QDR InfiniBand HCA. The 4-in-1 server nodes will stay current along Intel's future product roadmap. Each node is an independent, fully functional system that is hot-swappable and optimized with redundant power and cooling. The server nodes are fully configurable in terms of operating systems, file systems, interconnects, and drives.

In traditional implementations, protecting densely packed servers can cause IT equipment to overheat, resulting in downtime. The Rack Air Removal system in RAID's High-Density Self-Contained Compute Cluster captures exhaust heat, returns the warm air to the plenum, and eliminates hot spots from the data center. Through automatic fan speed control based upon temperature, the fans will self-adjust for optimal performance.

"RAID Inc. continues to expand its core competencies into the high-performance server space with our new compute cluster solution," stated Bob Picardi, Chief Operating Officer at RAID. "This release gives our customers the ability to purchase a single all-in-one solution for their computing needs without the typical concerns of power consumption, cooling, monitoring, and overall cost point."

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Other Products Being Announced at SC09

-- Xanadu 200 Series

- Xanadu 210, Mid-range storage solution scalable to 132 SAS / SATA drives

- Xanadu 220, Enterprise solution scalable to 1,000 drives of SSD, SAS, FC, or SATA

- Xanadu 230, world's largest monolithic storage solution scalable to over 2,700 drives

-- Performance demonstrations in Lustre using QDR InfiniBand with the new Xanadu 220 monolithic storage solution capable of scaling to 1,000 drives.

-- Cost-effective InfiniBand storage solution that scales to 720TB of capacity with 1TB of cache in a 42U rack starting at $0.50 per GB.

-- Parallel file system demonstrations utilizing Gluster and StorNext with RAID's Xanadu 110 storage solution.

About RAID Incorporated

Since 1994 RAID Inc. has provided true 100% customized storage and computing solutions that best meet the unique requirements of HPC centers, corporations, government entities and educational institutions worldwide. From supercomputing to grid computing, RAID Inc. ensures the availability of critical digital content in real-time, all the time. The company guarantees this with the "RAID Approach," the industry's only concierge service and support model that assures the highest level of personalized support and resolution to any issue. StorageWatch®, the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service offering which lowers total cost of ownership while increasing data availability, was developed as part of the "RAID Approach" to better serve its customers. RAID Inc.'s guaranteed "customer first" approach has made them an industry leader in true 100% customized storage and the best service and support. For more information about RAID Inc. visit www.raidinc.com or call 800-330-7335.

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