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EchoStreams Offers a Sneak Peek into Next-Gen NVMe Solutions for its Flash Storage Servers (FlacheStreams) and High Availability Redundant Servers (DuraStreams) at Supercomputing 2018

DALLAS, TEXAS — Supercomputing 2018 (SC18) - November 12, 2018 - EchoStreams, an original design manufacturer (ODM) specializing in purpose-built high performance server and storage solutions, today announced at SC18 four new all-flash storage platforms that provide higher density, capacity, and top-tier performance benefits from NVM Express technology.

“For multiple years at this tradeshow, EchoStreams has been a major partner in highlighting key foundational solutions in innovative storage and advanced computing,” Chief Technology Officer, Gene Lee said. “Especially for historical exhibits like SCinet, that showcase world-class compute and storage connected to a network that can deliver roughly 3~4 Tbps; it is a great opportunity for us to participate with other thought leaders in addressing next-gen data challenges with our solutions.”

As the demand for digital data continues to grow exponentially, so does the expectation for storage architectures to deliver performance and reliability. These new data storage solutions are available from EchoStreams’ comprehensive portfolio of flash storage servers (FlacheStreams) and its high availability dual-node redundant servers (DuraStreams). EchoStreams’ storage solutions address the challenges and workload demands from Cloud/Datacenter, Video,HPC and Telecommunication market verticals today.

The following solution demos below will be on display for the rest of the SC18 conference from Monday, Nov 12, 2018 through Thursday, November 15, 2018 in EchoStreams’ booth #745 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas:

Next-Gen NVMe Flash Storage Server Solutions:
  1. FlacheSAN1N36M-UN - 1U 36 Bay NVMe M.2 & NF1 Single Socket EPYC Processor Server
  2. FlacheSAN1N20U-UN - 1U 20 BAYS NVMe U.2 7MM SINGLE EPYC 500W HRP
  3. FlacheSAN1N10U-UN - 1U 10 BAYS NVMe U.2 PCIE X4 SINGLE EPYC 500W HRP
Next- Gen NVMe High Availability Redundant Server Solutions:
  1. DSS224N-UN - 2U 24 Bay NVMe EPYC Dual-Node Redundant Server
EchoStreams once again takes an innovative approach to engineering its storage hardware by maximizing the performance, throughput, and Input/output per Second (IOPS). At the core of these designs is the latest processor technology from AMD EPYC as well as the performance benefits from NVM Express technology through the PCIe 3.0 protocol.

These new storage solutions leverage key benefits from NVM Express, also known as NVMe, which is an interface specification optimized for NAND flash and next-generation solid state storage technologies.

Compared with other interfaces designed for mechanical storage devices, NVMe reduces latency, and delivers higher Input/Output per Second (IOPS) providing top-tier performance for accessing data from the storage. NVMe also offers performance benefits across multiple cores for quick access to critical data, scalability for current and future performance, and support for standard security protocols.

“The value proposition for NVMe technology is enormous when it comes to delivering storage solutions requiring high performance, low latency, and minimal bottlenecks,” EchoStreams Product Manager, Andy Lee said. “Especially as the cost/GB for NAND storage decreases, enterprise customers with highly demanding and compute intensive workloads can utilize NVMe at massive scale to meet incredible performance demands.”

The newest designs from the FlacheStreams line comes in 1U rack mountable form factors ranging from 10, 20, and 36 hot-swappable tooless drive bays. The 10/20 bay designs can support 15mm and 7mm z-height solid state hard drives respectively; but the 36 bay design is in an innovative class of its own, it can support next generation storage drives in both m.2 and NF1 (m.3) form factors. The NF1 form factor was specifically designed to maximize performance and capacity for data intensive/low latency workloads. The CPU powering these 1U storage designs is built on the I/O-rich AMD EYPC processor based on the “Zen” architecture that natively gives access to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes from only a single-socket processor. The abundance of PCIe 3.0 lanes in single-socket design provides direct access to performance based storage drives, pushing read / write operations to an impressive ~400 to ~500 Gb/s. The 1U designs (10, 20, 36) also support 2x full-height PCIe 3.0 x 16 and 1x OCP PCIe 3.0 x16 reserved for high performance network cards that offer high bandwidth and the lowest latency for external client applications.

Another innovative design that will be on display at SC18 is the DuraStreams line of mission critical redundant servers that provides 24/7 runtime. The DuraSteams line will offer an industry leading dual-node, 2U 24 Bay, NVMe EPYC powered solution that provides PCIe 3.0 transfer speeds dedicated for performance based data redundancy. The dual-node design and support of both dual-port NVMe/SAS storage drives allows for multiple data paths and superior back-up redundancy for critical storage workloads. The newest 2U 24 Bay NVMe solution in the DuraStreams line takes performance and speed into consideration by supporting a complete NVMe topology. Some of the key HA performance features that will be offered are support for dual-port NVMe (x4) storage drives, a PCIe 3.0 x16 non-transparent bridge for registers/messages, and a GigE heartbeat signal for monitoring of the primary and secondary nodes.

Another distinct feature worth mentioning but optional is support for two sets of 8-Cell battery backup units (BBU). These additional BBUs provide an even greater level of HA redundancy and power-loss protection. This unique feature allows the perfect amount of time for data in cache to be transferred to protected non-volatile storage drives. In the high availability and redundant server arena, the DuraStreams line also features a unique hot swappable dual-node motherboard design (E-ATX) that provides easy access and maintenance if component failures arise. This feature allows for service technicians to quickly swap hardware failures in matter of seconds, further reducing and eliminating time-sensitive downtime. The DuraStreams line is a flagship platform from EchoStreams that delivers HA redundancy for specific storage applications requiring reliability and zero downtime.

Unlike many other storage ODM's, EchoStreams ensures its storage solutions provide a true balance of price/performance and efficiency. Current customers of EchoStreams now have even more choices for flash storage server solutions that deliver high performance, IOPS, and throughput. In addition, customers that rely on mission-critical redundancy and high availability for their data can now rely on the speed and performance benefits performance from NVMe technology.

These new designs will not be officially launched until early 2019 but the showcase at the tradeshow offers attendees a sneak peek into EchoStreams next generation storage architecture and solutions. Learn more by visiting EchoStreams at SC18 booth #745 or visit the website at http://www.echostreams.com/ for specific information about storage solutions.

About EchoStreams Innovative Solutions
EchoStreams is an OEM/ODM solutions provider focused specifically on Server and Storage technologies for the fastest growing verticals in today's digital era, such as Cloud/Datacenter, Video, Telecommunication, and HPC. Visit http://www.echostreams.com/ to learn more about innovative ODM server/storage solution platforms that deliver top-tier performance and unmatched reliability.

EchoStreams Announces GridStreams High-Performance Computing Server Leveraging Combined Power of AMD Radeon and AMD EPYC Processors

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — June 5, 2018 — EchoStreams, a R&D division of Premio, Inc. and an original design manufacturer (ODM) for high performance server and storage solutions, today announced plans to showcase its latest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) powered server (GridStreams –GS206G-UN) at Computex 2018, booth # K0307a.  The solution platform from EchoStreams features a 2 Rack Unit / 6x GPU form factor that can deliver optimization workloads in half, single and double precision teraFLOPS (TFLOPS) – providing powerful performance breakthroughs for machine learning, deep learning, and ultimately Artificial Intelligence applications.

As the demand for multi-GPU compute continues to carve its place in the high performance computing (HPC) market, leading ODM’s like EchoStreams focus on innovative ways to achieve critical reliability in its unique designs.

"Rather than focusing strictly on performance density like many other vendors, a key benefit to EchoStreams' GPU server is its focus on reliability,” CTO of EchoStreams, Gene Lee said.  “And since most of the deep learning algorithm occurs at the GPU’s core, it was absolutely critical we designed a GPU server that was able to deliver both performance but also sustain reliable GPU longevity; giving our customers a peace of mind.”
 
 
 
The EchoStreams GPU server differentiates itself from the competition by solving critical thermal issues in its unique and superior mechanical design.  By leveraging engineering techniques from aerodynamic designs, the GPU server is optimized for balanced airflow and maximum cooling, front-to-back.  The “GridStreams – GS206G-UN” achieves pure internal cooling thrust with an innovative chassis enclosure that dedicates separate intakes and exhaust channels for each individual GPU (6), allowing for a greater dispersion and dissipation of unwanted heat.



 
















One real-world use case that shows great promise is a combination of central processing unit (CPU) and GPU acceleration in medical imaging and pattern recognition in brain scans.  EchoStreams, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and the University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to showcase the benefits of deep learning and machine intelligence in a medical application.

"Computational power required for processing patient data has been constantly growing with larger datasets and complex machine learning algorithms like deep neural networks," USC Research Fellow, Amir Jaberzadeh said. "It is shown that medical image computing algorithms scale very well when implemented on GPUs due to their parallel data structure.”

Together with Echostream’s 2RU / 6x GPU solution platform and AMD’s ROCm open software platform for GPU computing, USC researchers plan to publish a state-of-the-art Deep Learning algorithm for multiple sclerosis brain lesion segmentation by November 2018.
The collaboration with AMD and USC is a joint effort to bring a well-designed GPU platform to the open community, ultimately enabling greater adoption of this technology for academic and research institutions. The GridStreams GS206G-UN 2U 6x GPU server can support both the AMD Radeon Instinct™ MI25 accelerator and other Radeon™ Pro GPUs (Radeon Pro SSG & Radeon Pro Duo Graphics) with the Radeon Instinct™ MI25 compute GPU providing up to ~600 (TFLOPS) of raw GPU accelerated power for machine intelligence.

"By combining AMD EPYC™ processors and Radeon Instinct™ accelerators into unique HPC solutions, ODM partners like EchoStreams are able to leverage a robust portfolio of superior compute density and deep-learning products that are ideal for a new wave of machine intelligence technology fit for AI,” said Gregory Stoner, CTO of Machine Learning, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “New levels of innovation in machine learning are enabled through AMD’s introduction of world-class GPU technologies and AMD’s open ecosystem approach. Modern datacenters will benefit from AMD’s ROCm open source software platform, flexible system architectures, and industry standard interconnect technologies.”

This Echostreams GPU server “GS206G-UN” is built on the I/O-rich AMD EYPC processor based on the “Zen” architecture that natively gives access to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes from a single-socket processor.  The abundance of PCIe lanes allows the “GS206G-UN” to support six PCIe x16 GPUs as well as six NVMe SSD drives (four – 2.5” NVMe / two – m.2 NVMe), which offers peak carving flexibility for virtualization and SaaS workloads.  Another key feature to EchoStreams’ GPU server is its direct GPU access from the PCIe lanes.  Unlike other designs that require a PCIe switch and 2nd CPU that increases overall costs/latency, the “GS206G-UN” delivers true accessibility and performance for HPC applications.  The server also provides true power redundancy using 1+1 2200W power supplies that meet the demands of high-performance GPUs and their power consuming workloads.  Along with a 1x FHHL PCIe 3 x16 slot for a 100Gb network interface controller, critical data for deep learning can be transferred at top-tier speeds.

The “GridStreams” HPC server line is the newest addition to EchoStreams’ diverse portfolio of supercomputing storage solution platforms.  As an expert ODM for many enterprise organizations requiring HPC, EchoStreams continues to engineer innovation and deliver next-gen building-blocks to help solve the on-going challenges in data storage/HPC applications.
Computex 2018 will take place on June 5th – 9th at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan.  Internationally known as the largest B2B ICT tradeshow, Computex creates a platform for both startups and established companies to connect, experience, and showcase some of the industry’s leading innovations.  To find out more information about Computex 2018 and EchoStreams, you can visit us at Booth # K0307a and visit https://www.computextaipei.com.tw/.

About EchoStreams Innovative Solutions
EchoStreams is an OEM/ODM solutions provider focused specifically on Server and Storage technologies for the fastest growing verticals in today's digital era, such as Cloud/Datacenter, Video, Telecommunication, and HPC.  Visit http://www.echostreams.com/  to learn more about innovative ODM server/storage solution platforms that deliver top-tier performance and unmatched reliability. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, EPYC, Radeon, Radeon Instinct and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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Echostreams FlacheSAN2 2U 48 SSD server has been highlighted in SC14 - Caltech Network Team within the Caltech HEP group: Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows

For Release, Sunday Nov 23 2014
Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows
 
Caltech Network Team within the Caltech HEP group: Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows 
New Orleans, Supercomputing 2014—Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows
During Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) in New Orleans, Caltech Network Team within the Caltech HEP group performed a set of state of the art demonstrations entitled Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows. “These tests signify the emergence of a new networking paradigm where the management of multilayer terascale networks is driven by semi-autonomous intelligent software systems, operating on an unprecedented scale with a new level of efficiency and control.” Said Professor Harvey Newman of Caltech who leads the team. “We use the Large Hadron Collider physics program to prototype these tests: it is the source of the biggest scientific data today and the physics requirements keep stretching network and storage architectures,” said Professor Maria Spiropulu at the Caltech booth on the SC14 exhibit floor.

Demonstration Setup 
The on-floor SC14 Terascale Network formed an optical triangle among the Caltech, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) and Vanderbilt University booths. It was also connected locally through a dark fiber to the University of Michigan booth. The layer 1 (optical) network was provided by Padtec through the use of three reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) driven with software developed by a team from UNICAMP (Campinas), and the layer 2 (switching) network was provided by Brocade and Extreme Networks through the use of OpenFlow-capable network switches with many 100G and 40G connections, and a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller developed at Caltech, based on the OpenDaylight framework. The high density processing and storage systems supporting the highest throughput included Echostreams servers equipped with processors from Intel, 40GE network interfaces from Mellanox, and solid state disks from Seagate and Intel, as well as Dell Servers equipped with FusionIO solid state storage, and systems from SGI. 

The monitoring and control of the system at both Layer 1 and 2 was coordinated through the use of Caltech’s MonALISA system, and the very high throughput was achieved through the use of Caltech’s Fast Data Transfer open source TCP application. 

The setup at the Caltech booth with more than 1 Terabit/sec of on-floor capacity and four 100G wide area connections, sustained 1.5 Terabits/sec of throughput during an initial memory-to-memory trial and reached its main goal of 1.0 Terabits/sec between storage and memory, including up to 400 Gigabit/sec over the wide area networks linking the conference in New Orleans to Caltech, CERN, Victoria, Michigan, and San Paulo, on the final day of the exhibit. The latest generation servers and networks deployed at SC14 and over the wide area represented a prototype of a state of the art global-scale autonomous network system, and a faithful representation of the global operations and cooperation that is inherent in global science programs handling hundreds of petabytes per year, such as the high energy physics experiments at the LHC. “Our setup encapsulates a new concept of Consistent Integrated Operations that reaps the benefits of major network development, network tools and systems, and integrates these with the mainstream data operations of the science program” said Professor Newman. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment has started to use dynamic circuits to manage worldwide data transfers, and the ATLAS experiment similarly makes strategic use of the network in distributed processing and data analysis. 

“This is a set of groundbreaking technical achievements that we have been working towards for some time now -- the capabilities for the LHC program, and scientific computing are dramatically enhanced ” said Artur Barczyk, Senior Science Network Researcher of theCaltech Network Team within the Caltech HEP group.

In 2015 the team will further integrate network awareness and strategic network use to support data analysis by thousands of physicists who access data remotely with local caching, generating a large set of small flows with an entirely different traffic pattern in time. Building on its close relationship with the former Center for Advanced Computing Research in 1996 - 2014, the team will from now on work closely with Caltech’s recently launched Center for Data Driven Discovery http://cd3.caltech.edu/index.html on strategic data operations, and associated big data analytics. 

From the network point of view, the software defined network (SDN) controller operations at this year's demonstrations mark a watershed in terms of coordinated operations among the network providers and the major science users. By limiting the aggregate set of flow allocations to a "high water mark", monitoring the flows and capacity in real-time, and varying the mark as needed to adapt to changing conditions, the science programs and network providers will be 
able to operate the network infrastructures at high throughput levels without saturation, and avoid the destruction of competing traffic. 

The methods, tools and systems we are demonstrating this year represent a major step on the way towards meeting the challenges of the future machine-to-machine communication-dominated world envisaged in the Internet of Things, with billions of data sources and sinks, and the multi-Petabyte to Exabyte scale data operations of the future High Luminosity LHC and the Square Kilometer Array, to mention two of the biggest science data projects planned in the next decade. 
“We are looking forward to continuing the ambitious development trajectory and meet the future challenges with the science, network, and corporate partners” said Professor Sergio Novaes of Sao Paulo State University, who collaborated with the Caltech group in the SC14 network challenge with his team. 

The Caltech and Partner Teams 
Founded in 1984, and working in support of the LHC program since 1994, the Caltech Network Team within the Caltech HEP groupis a worldwide leader in scientific network development, production, and operations. The Caltech team is collaborating with university teams from Michigan, UT Arlington, Vanderbilt, Victoria in Canada, UNICAMP and the State University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and laboratory groups engaged in network development from the DOE’s Lawrence

Berkeley Lab, Fermilab, and Brookhaven National Lab. The team is working with many network partners as well, including DOE’s ESnet, Internet2, CENIC, Florida Lambda Rail, MiLR and other leading US regional networks, BCNET in Canada, leading exchange points including Starlight, AmLight, NetherLight, and CERNLight, along with GEANT, SURFNet and other European research and education networks, as well as the RNP national network and the ANSP (Sao Paulo) regional network in Brazil, on novel network system development and optimization projects focused on LHC and related applications for the last 15+ years. 

This year’s demonstrations were made possible in part by support from the U.S. National Science Foundation Directorate for Computing and Information Science, the U.S. Department of Energy Offices of High Energy Physics and Advanced Scientific Computing, Cisco Research, and the funding agencies of the international partners in Canada and Brazil. 

The SC2014 demonstrations also were made possible through Century Link and Wilcon’s provisioning of multiple wide area 100G links to SC2014, including a dedicated 100G link between CENIC and the Caltech campus, and the new transatlantic 200G ring provided by the ANA-200 consortium. Rapid setup of the networks was facilitated through test and measurement equipment from Spirent. 
 
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Caltech Media Relations Deborah Williams-Hedges Senior Media Relations Representative (626) 395-3227 debwms@caltech.edu
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Team Lead and Contact: Harvey Newman, (626)-395-6656, newman@hep.caltech.edu
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BCNET www.bc.net
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ANSP www.ansp.br
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Echostreams Partners with WD® and Storiant™ to Deliver a Purpose-Built, Long-Term Storage Solution at Supercomputing 2014, Booth #959, in New Orleans

       Company showcases a 4U ultra-density SAS JBOD with 96x 3.5” cold-swappable WD® Ae datacenter archive HDDs and powered by the Storiant™ Object Storage software, as the ultimate archival storage platform for datacenters

SC14

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--()--Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of eDrawer4096J, the highest density storage enclosure on the market today, 24x tool-less-removable 3.5” HDD bays per U density, designed with Storiant's long-term storage attributes such as optimized RVI protections, power management and metering, as well as supporting 12VDC input from in-rack power shelves.

“The unique and innovative combination of Echostreams’ eDrawer4096J, WD’s Ae datacenter archive HDD and our storage solution provides data center customers with an archival solution that is cost effective, high-performance and key to any long-term data strategy – especially in today’s Big Data world.”

”Modern datacenters are rapidly evolving, with cold storage becoming a critical and large component of the overall web-scale strategy,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD. “The energy-efficient WD Ae drives enable an archive storage tier in large-scale cloud infrastructures. We commend Echostreams, a long-time WD collaborator, for recognizing the market need, acutely focusing on developing the right solutions and delivering those to market.”

“Our software is built to deliver long-term storage that is both scalable and affordable – and we worked closely with Echostreams to make this an ideal enclosure that takes advantage of our full range of features,” said Jeff Flowers, CEO of Storiant. “The unique and innovative combination of Echostreams’ eDrawer4096J, WD's Ae datacenter archive HDD and our storage solution provides data center customers with an archival solution that is cost effective, high-performance and key to any long-term data strategy – especially in today's Big Data world.”

“There are many so-called cold-storage solutions out there, but none with specific features designed just for cold-storage usage model like our one-of-a-kind eDrawer4096J,” said Gene Lee, President/CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. “This platform was designed from the ground up to meet every requirement of a datacenter archival cold-storage solution. When equipped with WD's Ae datacenter archive HDD and managed by the object storage software by Storiant™, this solution is the most CapEx and OpEx-optimized solution available today. It is the ultimate archival storage solution for HPC datacenters.”

About Echostreams

Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into purpose-built innovative and disruptive solutions. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ solution platforms can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through Premio, www.premioinc.com, Avnet Embedded Solutions, Racklive and other quality integrators and value-add distributors.

Also exhibited at SC2014 are Echostreams’ FlacheStreams™ high-density all-flash array platforms FlacheSAN1 and FlacheSAN2, ScaleStreams™ high-density Warm and Cold Storage platforms eDrawer4060J and eDrawer4096J, GridStreams™ high-density computing platform GS2402 and other redundant platforms under the DuraStreams™ family such as DSS212 and DSS320.

Contacts

Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC
Andy Lee
Director of Product Marketing
626-363-9211 Ext. 110

andy.lee@echostreams.com


Echostreams Collaborates with Mellanox and HGST to Deliver True End-to-End 12Gb/s SAS High-Availability Solutions at Supercomputing 2014, Booth #959, in New Orleans

       Company showcases a 2U high-availability 12Gb/s SAS redundant server with the latest HGST Ultrastar® SSD1600MR 12Gb/s SAS SSDs and FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand as a high-performance tier-zero storage appliance building block for OEMs.

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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--()--Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of the long-awaited Griffin2-24 high-performance high-availability flash server for early customer sampling. Based on the latest Intel® Grantley platform supporting dual E5-2600v3 Haswell processors, Mellanox® Technologies ConnectX®-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapter cards and 12Gb/s SAS connectivity, this all-flash redundant server is the most powerful Cluster-in-a-Box solution on the market today.

“High performance computing requires affordable, robust, fault-resilient storage that captures data as fast as it’s being generated, and this does not have to be done with expensive and hard-to-manage Storage Area Networks”

“Improving data center efficiency requires state-of-the-art interconnect technologies that will minimize the access time to storage,” said Motti Beck, director Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies. “We are pleased to see Echostreams among the companies that have recognized this need and to enable higher number of transactions per second by integrating our InfiniBand adapter solutions in their Griffin2-24 storage appliance.”

“HGST leads the industry in SAS SSDs, which continue to be the preferred storage building blocks for a large variety of server and storage systems that support a growing set of data-intensive enterprise applications,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST. “As cloud and enterprise customers implement solutions to meet a variety of storage needs, SAS SSDs and HDDs will increasingly be deployed in tiered pools of storage based on respective TCO strengths. Integrated with our enterprise-class SAS SSDs, we believe Echostreams’ Griffin2-24 delivers a true, end-to-end solution that is highly available and easy to deploy.”

“High performance computing requires affordable, robust, fault-resilient storage that captures data as fast as it’s being generated, and this does not have to be done with expensive and hard-to-manage Storage Area Networks,” said Gene Lee, president/CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions. “Our Girffin2-24 12Gb/s SAS high-performance redundant flash server is equipped with dual E5-2600v3 Intel Haswell processors, Mellanox FDR InfiniBand fabric adapters, bundled with HGST’s latest Ultrastar SSD1600MR eMLC grade 12Gb/s SAS SSDs and finally powered by with Microsoft Server 2012 R2’s Storage Spaces SMB 3.0 over InfiniBand. This redundant tier-zero IB storage platform offers the unbeatable value for solution providers and OEMs servicing the HPC community. For tier-1 storage the eDrawer4060J 12G dual-expander JBOD with 60 HGST 3.5-inch 7,200RPM high-capacity SAS HDDs can be attached to the Griffin2-24 offering more than half-a-petabyte of tiered storage.”

About Echostreams

Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into problem-solving innovative solutions. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ solution platforms can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through Premio, www.premioinc.com, Avnet Embedded Solutions, Racklive and other quality integrators and value-add distributors.

Also exhibited at SC2014 are Echostreams’ FlacheStreams™ high-density all-flash array platforms FlacheSAN1 and FlacheSAN2, ScaleStreams™ high-density Warm and Cold Storage platforms eDrawer4060J and eDrawer4096J, GridStreams™ high-density computing platform GS2402 and other redundant platforms under the DuraStreams™ family such as DSS212 and DSS320.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

Ultrastar is a registered trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

 

Contacts

Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC
Andy Lee
Director of Product Marketing
626-363-9211 Ext. 110

andy.lee@echostreams.com