Houston, TX, November 15, 2005 -- Texas Memory Systems, makers of the World's
Fastest Storage®, announced it has developed solid state storage technology
that utilizes an InfiniBand interface, an open I/O architecture that provides
scaleable performance of 2.5 Gigabits per second to 120 Gigabits per second.
Texas Memory Systems will be demonstrating their 4x InfiniBand interface this
week at SC|05, the Supercomputing conference in Seattle, Washington. Utilizing
4x InfiniBand a single RamSan solid state disk will offer up to 3-Gigabytes per
second of sustained random data access over just four interface ports.
The InfiniBand interface will allow Texas Memory Systems' RamSan solid state
storage to natively connect to the high-bandwidth, low latency servers used in
high performance computing and Oracle grid computing environments. Currently,
InfiniBand enables increased network bandwidth of up to 10 Gigabits, provides
redundant connectivity support, allows for shared resources, and offers lower
"High performance computing environments are increasingly adopting InfiniBand
as the network of choice for server to server interconnects due to its low
latency," said Woody Hutsell, Texas Memory Systems' Executive Vice President.
"Conveniently, this same low latency network has enormously high bandwidth
which perfectly accommodates our high bandwidth solid state disk systems and is
critically important to our plans for a next generation disk storage system
that we will announce next year."
Texas Memory Systems is working closely with other InfiniBand technology
providers to ensure flawless interoperability across every component in the
system. Host adapters from one such provider, Mellanox, will be used by Texas
Memory Systems as part of their demonstration at the SC|05 conference.
"Texas Memory Systems' native InfiniBand solid state storage opens storage I/O
bottlenecks for bandwidth-hungry applications bypassing gateways or separate
Fiber Channel SANs," said Thad Omura, Vice President of Product Marketing for
Mellanox Technologies. "In addition, the convergence of computing and storage
traffic on the same InfiniBand fabric simplifies the network and eases the
management of the entire cluster."
InfiniBand-based RamSan solid state disk systems are expected to be generally
available in early 2006.
About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com)
manufactures the World's Fastest Storage® and is the market leader in solid
state disk technology. Their RamSan line of solid state storage is used to
accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and
data warehouses, modeling and video editing up to 2500%. Founded in 1978, they
sell direct to large enterprise and government organizations. They also sell
through OEM and reseller partners.
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