SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

RAID Incorporated

November 05, 2009 09:00 ET

New InfiniBand Building Block Storage Solution Starting at $0.50 per GB

Scalable to 720TB and 960GB of Cache Using 4U Building Blocks

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 5, 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 one in a series of storage solutions for the HPC market in preparation for SC09, their new InfiniBand Building Block Storage Solution.

RAID Incorporated's new InfiniBand Storage Solution is designed for all major parallel file system-based applications that demand the highest level of performance at an affordable cost point per GB.

Each 4U storage node has a dual Nehalem CPU with a QDR InfiniBand HCA. Up to (10) 4U, 36-bay storage nodes can be incorporated into a 42U rack. The 4U chassis has 36 removable drive bays that are easily accessible using a 6Gb backplane. This enables a variety of drive options such as SSD, SAS, or SATA in 3.5" or 2.5" sizes. RAID groups are enabled in sets of 8 individual drives using a 6Gb SAS PCI-Express RAID card. With 100% cooling redundancy and a high-efficiency redundant power supply, this solution is optimized for the next generation Intel® Xeon® series.

"This new solution allows us to provide customers with a cost-effective entry point into the world of InfiniBand storage," stated Robert Picardi, Chief Operating Officer at RAID. "Starting at $0.50 per GB, RAID's InfiniBand Building Block Storage Solution is the first in the market to achieve an impressive combination of performance and cost point while at the same time allowing users to upgrade to next-generation connectivity."

Visit RAID Inc. at SC 2009
Booth #445, Portland OR, November 16 - 19


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Other Products Being Announced at SC09

-- Xanadu 200 Series
   -- Xanadu 210, Mid-range storage solution scalable to 132 SAS / SATA
   -- 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

-- High-density self-contained compute cluster with 128 Nehalem CPUs in a
   42U rack that eliminates hot spots in the data center.

-- 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 or call 800-330-7335.

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