So essentially they can make any device, and add storage capacity to it, even as they said above, mobile device screens… this would basically destroy the memory barrier of smartphones, and essentially create devices that can process raw data very quickly, this is exciting news… gizmocanada.com
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Violin Memory is one such company, and its new offering, the Violin 6000-series memory arrays, boasts some serious performance. The company claims that a single Violin 6000 rack containing 10 arrays can do 10 million IOPS (input/output operations per second), the same as 40 racks of traditional storage containing a total of 9,600 disks. That works out to an 80 percent reduction in cost per IOPS and a 15:1 reduction in physical consolidation of hardware. The arrays also address flash’s memory cell wear issue (a flash memory cell can only be written to so many times before it stops working) by including an algorithm that ensures that cells are rewritten to only after all new cells are used. Violin claims this lets its flash memory last as long as a standard disk drive.
6000 Series arrays bring storage performance in balance with high speed compute and networking and offer a significant opportunity for infrastructure consolidation. A single system fits in 3U of rack space and can deliver one million IOPS with 4 GB/sec of bandwidth – enough performance to replace multiple racks of traditional disk arrays for savings of both CAPEX and OPEX. The arrays attach to the network for shared primary storage. Multiple arrays can be clustered together to achieve petabytes (PB) of capacity and high aggregate bandwidth.
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I am looking at implementing this as a third party storage unit for Veeam Backups, it should work very well. I am also going to populate the NAS with 8 2TB Enterprise drives for a total of 16 TB Raw!
Here are the details.
CPU Intel Atom 1.8GHz Dual-core Processor
DRAM 1GB RAM
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
HDD 2.5/ 3.5″ SATA I/II HDD x8
HDD Tray 8 x Hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators Status, LAN, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, HDD 5, HDD 6, HDD 7, HDD 8
USB 4 x USB 2.0 port ( Back: 4);Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, Reset button
LCD panel Mono-LCD display with backlight and buttons for configuration
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 2U rackmount
NOTE: The system is shipped without HDD, for the HDD compatibility list, check here.]]>