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November 16, 2010

LSI introduces high-density storage system Engenio 2600

A high-performance, cost-effective storage offering

By CBR Staff Writer

LSI, a provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies, has introduced the Engenio 2600-HD high-density storage system, which is designed to meet the data requirements of high-performance computing (HPC) file systems.

The company said that the storage system’s dense architecture is designed to help HPC organisations maximise productivity and achieve a quicker time to results, while minimising data centre floor space and overall energy expenditures.

The Engenio 2600-HD system consists of two LSI 6Gb/s SAS-based controllers integrated into the new Engenio DE6600 high-density SAS drive enclosure and is capable of sustaining up to 4GB/s of throughput and housing up to 60 SAS drives in a 4U space.

In addition, the company has also introduced a new family of StorageStak offerings, which provide LSI storage system customers with reference configurations designed to address specific HPC requirements and challenges.

LSI said that the 2600-HD system provides features and extensive online administration and maintenance capabilities that are designed to ensure continuous access to data.

The data, which is stored in 2600-HD, is protected with enhanced features such as proactive drive health monitoring, hardware-assisted RAID 6 and persistent cache backup.

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LSI HPC segment senior director Steve Hochberg said in HPC environments, storage offerings are judged by the rate at which data can be accessed, processed and distributed.

"Performance is no longer the only criteria for meeting these demands as new challenges are emerging that make system scalability, reliability and density per footprint key elements of the selection process," Hochberg said.

"The Engenio 2600-HD system delivers a high-performance, cost-effective storage offering that raises the bar on meeting these new requirements."

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