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News TMS launches 20TB SSD-based SAN

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Neoki

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    Well that is quite quick I would say :p.

    Imagine around about 10 of these in your garage hahaha.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..****.

    Where can I sell my families kidneys for one of these?

    Do they take organs as direct payment?
     
  4. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Screw my families, take mine o_O
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    can some people please start calling them to get a pricing? i'm just too curious how unattainable this really is.

    BTW... how is all that data transferred? eSATA = 3 GB/s, LAN = 1 GB/s, and nothing that springs to mind tops that.
    I assume this is the sort of thing you'd hook up to an army of quadcore supercomputers, but how?
     
  6. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    @Mongoose
    your kidneys wouldnt be worth a deposit on that

    @xtrafresh
    I thought the same thing until I realised that someone who can afford that probably has some form of fibre network already
     
  7. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Fibre almost certainly. High end data centres have extensive fibre optic networks already so this SSD thingy could just drop right in.
     
  8. _DTM2000_

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    Sounds good, I'll take two.

    Seriously though, I thought someone would do this sometime soon. I can see this working nicely in a render farm or anywhere else you need to process large amounts of data quickly. I'd love to get something like this at work, it would be perfect for some new projects/products coming up next year. I doubt the company would quite stretch to the price of this version though.

    The RamSan-5000 is basically a big rack of their RamSan-500 boxes for increased performance and redundancy.
    I may look at getting a quote for the 500 instead as we wouldn't really need the redundancy of the 5000.
     
  9. Hamish

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    multiple fibre channel or gigE/10gigE or infiniband

    edit:
    http://www.superssd.com/products/tera-ramsan/indexb.htm
    4-Gigabit Fibre Channel (2-Gigabit capable)

    # 4x InfiniBand (10-Gigabit)
    # Up to 32 ports available
     
  10. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    hmmmmmmmmm *starts drooling into shoe :jawdrop:.. DO WANT :D

    As a gustimate of price, taking ram and flash prices from scan...


    640gb DDR ram....
    4gb (pc2-8500) = £75

    640/4 = 160
    160x75 = £12,000 of 640gb pc2-8500 ram

    then the remaining 19.4TB of flash
    16gb flash = £70

    19.4x1000 = 19400(gigs)
    19400/16 = 1212.5
    1212.5x70 = £84,847 (19.4TB of compact flash)
    OR
    19.4x1024 = 19865.6(gigs)
    19865.6/16 = 1241.6
    1241.6x70 = £86,912 (19.4TB of compact flash)

    £84,847 + £12,000 = £96,875
    OR
    £86,912 + £12,000 = £98,912

    + controllor boards and rack casing

    so £200,000 as a conservative guestimate

    + profits

    lets say £250,000 would be a good place to start thinking, if not more.

    hmmm shame I need the house to store the danm thing hehe
     
  11. Hamish

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    nah its more than that, iirc the individual ramsan-4/500's are a couple hundred k alone, this thing can hold up to 8 of them ;)
     
  12. airchie

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    That's what I'm talkin about!
    I can't understand why SCSI 15k rpm HDDs are still so popular?

    Surely a good raid controller with a massive bank of standard old SATA HDDs would give pretty high throughput performance if not the same amount of Iops?
    Surely the same with SSDs would give performance beyond 15k drives at similar capacities now?
     
  13. salesman

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    I wouldn't even know what to do with the thing if i had one.
     
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    OK, I've been in touch with them and priced up 5 of the RamSAN 500 2TB units, and they come in at $218,000 each. So that's over $1m for 10TB of storage!!!
     
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    CCP, the makers of EVE Online, have always bought equipment from Texas Memory Systems. That'd be why their cluster supports up to 65,000 simultaneous users, I assume with a piece of kit like this they could increase that further.
     
  16. Hamish

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    CCP already have 2 (redundancy) Ramsan-500's running their database storage fyi

    edit: and TQ damn sure cant handle 65k users lol :p
     
  17. MajestiX

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    100 gigabit copper is standardized i think in 2007 i think
    you just don't hear about it because it's not feasible

    fiber wise they can get way faster, this would be connected via fiber attached storage and the computer with a controller card be getting the data the rack is just an over priced hard drive that is extremely fast.
     
  18. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Bit more than I expected, but this IS aimed at the likes of Facebook and Google after all, and other companies that need crazy-fast database storage.
     
  19. B3CK

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    didn't I read on Bit-Tech news quite a while back that EvE had purchased ramdrive servers from these guys to run their servers on?
     
  20. B3CK

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    Looked up their address to see if I might take a tour or something or other, but their located in houston, not around dfw, is too far of a drive for that. Texas is kinda big, and all the roads are crooked :)
     
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