WARP Mechanics Ltd. and Hyve Solutions Create an Industry-Leading 40 Gbps Ethernet Scale-Out File System

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WARP Mechanics Ltd. and Hyve Solutions (a division of SYNNEX Corporation), and a leader in purpose-built, datacenter server and storage solutions, with support from Brocade, have partnered to create an industry-leading 40Gbps Ethernet storage and application processing system - The PetaPod Appliance.

"This is the first time an Ethernet storage solution has delivered performance and capacity at anything close to this level," said Josh Judd, author of "Principles of SAN Design" and other books on large scale storage architecture.

Supercomputer-class solutions have never been more affordable, or easier to deploy.

The PetaPod is a turnkey three-rack appliance with over 1PB of raw storage capacity, integrated networking, and 144 high-speed application servers. Around 28GBytes per second (~280Gbps) of aggregate throughput from the servers to the storage allows application performance to proceed free from bottlenecks. Storage scale-out and load balancing is handled via the WARPfs edition of Lustre, while data is protected using WARP RAID RDMA storage controllers. The application servers themselves provide over 50 Tera FLOPS (HPL) under realistic conditions.

WARP Mechanics provides all aspects of the storage layer. Hyve Solutions provides high-density servers, manufacturing, logistics, and support. In addition, Brocade supplies the 10 GbE/40 GbE Brocade® VDX® switches, Brocade VCS® Fabric technology, management network, and 10 GbE NICs.

For customers who need even more storage and/or compute power, it also scales to a 100PB grid with multiple Terabytes per second throughput simply by interlinking additional PetaPod Appliances. A fully deployed PetaPod Appliance Grid can achieve Top500 scale in storage capacity and CPU performance, without the usual overhead of developing a completely custom solution.

The co-developed appliance includes all required servers, software, and storage to operate as a turnkey cluster to provide an optimal total cost of ownership for high-performance computing (HPC), as well as for aerospace, defense, oil and gas, media and entertainment, and business analytics applications.

Even though it is centered on a turnkey deployment model, it is also customizable, making it appealing to consumers who need to tune for maximum application-specific performance.

The PetaPod Appliance will be revealed at SC12 this week in Salt Lake City in the WARP Mechanics booth (#1111).

To learn how you can purchase the PetaPod Appliance from Hyve Solutions, visit http://www.hyvesolutions.com/bigd/datasheets.html or contact us at sales(at)hyvesolutions(dot)com.

For more info please contact:
Elizabeth Ciabattari
Director of Marketing, WARP Mechanics
liz(at)warpmech(dot)com    

Amanda Long
Public Relations Manager, Hyve Solutions
amandalo(at)synnex(dot)com

About Warp Mechanics
WARP Mechanics Ltd. is a leading provider of high-performance, large-scale storage solutions. The mission of WARP Mechanics is to make supercomputing storage technology accessible outside of classic High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. For more information, visit http://www.WARPmech.com.

About Hyve Solutions
Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a leader in providing customers with better, purpose-built datacenter servers and storage that are cost effective and built to be specific to actual workloads and datacenter environments. The Company offers highly energy-efficient solutions via its unique role in the Open Compute Project. For more information about Hyve Solutions, visit http://www.hyvesolutions.com, email sales(at)hyvesolutions(dot)com or call (855) 869-6873.

About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 10,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at http://www.synnex.com.

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