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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's All-SSD RAID Server

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM)

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all-SSD RAID server optimized to deliver more than 1 million IOPS performing random reads. The SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the fastest memory and server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system. Sure, you can still deploy servers with spinning rust. But why?

"All-Flash Array"? Yes, built with Intel Data Center SSDs designed for servers, but the SR-71mach6 Configurator, already allows you to design a server full of Intel® Optane™ SSDs based on 3D XPoint™ technology which is MUCH faster than Flash. ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can also be configured with all NVMe Flash drives delivering much lower latency than SATA SSDs.

 

The SR-71mach6 SpeedServer makes disk-impossible performance affordable for your data center through the optimized use of SSD RAID and standard high-volume server building blocks from Intel. Yes, this webserver and blog.ioncomputer.com are both VMs on an SR-71 SpeedServer. A full snapshot of the Windows Server 2012 R2 VM for this web server takes less than 2 minutes. The SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is "just" a server, the fastest server that you have ever owned.

 

Most storage solutions, especially "all-Flash arrays", depend on some "secret sauce". Are you ready to commit your organization to that secret sauce and its future? Is that solution tailored for your requirements? Better than you can do yourself? The ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is tuned with years of Flash storage experience, but you choose the hardware and the software that makes your SpeedServer special with no proprietary hardware or firmware or software. Does a file server that can share more than 10 GBytes per second or more than a million IOPS need any "secret sauce"? That's right: configured as a NAS or iSCSI target, the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer can deliver more than a million random IOPS. Worried about other interfaces or "future-proofing this investment?" A typical configuration has 5-6 open PCE Express slots. How much I/O flexibility do your other choices offer?

ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
In 1998, ION became the first company in the world to qualify as an Intel Authorized Solution Provider, the program now known as Intel Technology Provider, Platinum Member.

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4kB Random Read
Comparison for 1,000,000 IOPS
(Input/output Operations per Second)

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IOPS:   400 IOPS per 15,000 RPM disk, 10% stroke ⇒ 2500 disks 1,400,000 IOPS  
Latency:   ≥2.3 milliseconds [optimistically] 240 microseconds (0.24ms) 90%
Size:   2500 disks @ 25/2U = 200U = 5 rack cabinets (1) 2U (3.5″) SR-71mach6 SpeedServer 99%
IOPS/RackUnit:   5,000 700,000 99%
Cost:   ~$2,000,000 $42,000 98%
IOPS/$ or $/IOPS:   0.50 IOPS per $ or $2/IOPS 33 IOPS per $ or <$0.03/IOPS 98%
Power:    30,000 W direct requirement
+30,000 W for cooling.
 500 W direct requirement
+500 W for cooling.
98%
IOPS/W:  
(power + cooling)  
33 IOPS/W 2824 IOPS/W 99%
Annual Electrical Cost:  
(power + cooling)  
$52,560 /year
    $876 /year Energy Efficient.
98%
Looks something like this: EMC vFRIDGE 2U SR-71mach6  

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