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April 16, 2010

Super Micro Computer Intros Dual-Processor Storage Bridge Bay System

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor


Super Micro Computer, a dealer in server technology innovation and green computing, has stated that they have unveiled the world's first dual processor  Storage Bay Bridge system.

The company added that they are excited to offer dual-processor capability to the SBB platform bringing DP computing power with the advantages of dual-node high-speed cache mirroring to enterprise, mission-critical storage applications. Their Super SBB (SYS (News - Alert)-6036ST-6LR) is a fully redundant, fault-tolerant system that provides hot-swappable canisters for all active components.


Steven Murphy, CEO of RELDATA has commented that they are excited to combine Supermicro's hardware systems expertise with the performance and ease-of-use delivered by the RELDATA unified storage operating system, RELvos, which includes their integrated clustering, replication and data migration software. Combining their technologies with the latest advancements in storage hardware will offer their customers best-in-class, high-availability solutions with the significantly improved storage performance that is now mandated to support consolidated hypervisor environments.

The DP SBB system packs dual 10-gigabit Ethernet connection placed between each of the two dual-Xeon server board canisters, which along with the system mid plane can deliver high-speed cache mirroring. This also provides a redundant architecture, as in, if one of the server boards fail, the other one can take control and access the hard drives and keep the system up and running. This is also a superset of the new SBB standard for Supermicro, with support for sixteen 3.5' hot-swap HDDs (SAS1, SAS2 or Enterprise SATA) with the option to expand beyond sixteen HDDs by using Supermicro's SBB JBOD system (SYS-937R-E2JB).

Equipped with 1200W (Gold Level) high-efficiency redundant power supplies and redundant cooling fans, the SYS-6026ST-6LR is a highly-available, high-reliability storage system at a competitive price. The hardware is combined with dual 40G bps InfiniBand, FCoE or 10GbE switches and dual 1/10GbE switches in one 7U enclosure.

Super Micro Computer asserted that the solution is ideal for HPC (high-performance computing), data center, enterprise and cloud computing environments, especially when powered by the new generation six-core or eight-core Xeon processors.


Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight


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