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Texas Memory Systems Delivers First One-Million IOPS Flash Memory-Based Solid State System.

Texas Memory Systems ships the RamSan-5000 – the fastest Flash memory-based solid state disk system in the world to go beyond the lab and into the marketplace.

October 28, 2008, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World’s Fastest Storage®, today announced the availability of a new groundbreaking one million inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) solid state disk system. The new RamSan-5000 is the fastest Flash memory-based system in the world to go beyond the lab and into the marketplace. Additionally, the system can scale to deliver several million IOPS using Texas Memory Systems’ new Turbo feature.

Solid state disk systems are used by large enterprise, government, military, and research organizations to accelerate their most critical applications. Faster systems can support more transactions and users with fewer servers and licenses. As such they are more cost effective than adding large hard-disk based systems, server-based RAM, or expensive application tuning. Flash-based SSD systems like the RamSan-5000 offer dramatically lower costs and power consumption than previously available.

"We were installing a 20 terabyte one-million IOPS RamSan-5000 at a customer site while other vendors were announcing lab results," said Woody Hutsell, Executive Vice President at Texas Memory Systems. "We won the business because the system met strict performance requirements and was determined to be the most cost-effective solution available, today or on the horizon."

The groundbreaking RamSan-5000 solid state disk system provides up to 20 terabytes of RAID-protected Flash memory with a RAM cache of up to 640 gigabytes. It delivers 1,000,000 random read IOPS at under one-millisecond response time and up to 20 gigabytes per second of read or write bandwidth using either Fibre Channel or InfiniBand interfaces. The unique combination of RAM cache to accelerate writes and Flash memory to accelerate reads results in a system that is optimally balanced for critical enterprise, research, and government applications, such as large OLTP systems or data warehouses, video on demand, data rendering, geospatial analysis, seismic processing, and data acquisition.

Texas Memory Systems’ new Turbo feature allows users to lock a logical unit of storage in the large RAM cache of the predominantly Flash-based RamSan-500 units that make up the RamSan-5000 solid state system. The Turbo feature transitions the RamSan system into a self-contained tiered storage solution with frequently-accessed files placed in persistent RAM storage while the remaining files are stored in Flash. A single RamSan-500 with the Turbo feature can provide over 300,000 random IOPS based on a mixture of accesses to the locked LUN and Flash memory. Therefore, a RamSan-5000 comprised of 10 Turbo-enabled RamSan-500s offers several million random IOPS.

The one-million IOPS Flash memory-based RamSan-5000 is immediately available. For more information visit:

For information about Texas Memory Systems RAM-based SSD that can deliver millions of IOPS, such as the RamSan-440, visit:

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About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems designs and builds the World's Fastest Storage® and is the market leader in solid state storage systems. Its award-winning RamSan products are used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, Texas Memory Systems sells directly to large enterprise and government organizations as well as through OEM and reseller partners.

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