LSI™ | November 9, 2011 | LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that PSSC Labs has selected LSI™ 3ware® 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID controller cards for integration with its PowerWulf Cluster high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. The combination of LSI 3ware 9750 series controllers and PowerWulf Clusters is designed to provide researchers in the life sciences community with a high-performance, turnkey solution capable of addressing both the computational and data capacity requirements of genome sequencing applications.
“Genome sequencing research can produce terabytes of data in a single run, putting immense pressure on computer processing power and data storage capacity,” said Alex Lesser, vice president, PSSC Labs. “LSI’s products are extremely reliable, easy to configure and cost effective. They are a perfect match for our specifications and the laborious requirements of our end customers.”
PSSC Labs PowerWulf Clusters are high-performance computing systems, which include the Raid Station VPR-NXXL, the storage solution within the system. Raid Station VPR series solutions are powered by 3ware RAID technologies, which help optimize and increase system performance, allowing researchers to conduct more sequencing runs and focus on experiments and analysis rather than management of the cluster.
PSSC Labs selected LSI 3ware RAID controllers over competitive solutions based on the high performance and proven reliability they achieved in PSSC Labs’ rigorous testing processes. Internal tests conducted for Raid Station products, even when using lower-performance 3Gb/s SATA drives, yielded sequential throughput performance exceeding 1TB per second, with reads of up to 1,100MB/sec and writes of up to 946MB/sec. (1)
PowerWulf Clusters also provide massive amounts of available RAID storage space. Each PowerWulf Cluster includes a minimum of 10TB of available storage, which can be easily expanded to several hundred terabytes. Utilizing LSI 600 series JBOD storage enclosures, which are fully compatible with LSI 3ware RAID controllers, users can cost-effectively expand and scale storage capacity to meet rapidly escalating data volumes.
“In genome sequencing labs, scientists are undertaking potentially life-changing research, and it is essential that their efforts are not hindered by the limitations of information technology,” said Brent Blanchard, worldwide channel sales and marketing director, LSI. “LSI has a long and successful history of delivering high-performance storage solutions to government and university-based labs and private research institutions. We’re excited that PSSC Labs has selected LSI 3ware RAID technologies to boost the storage capabilities of their HPC systems for life sciences research.”
LSI 3ware SATA+SAS RAID controllers and LSI 600 series JBODs are available through a worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs. Additional product information is available at the LSI Channel Gateway (www.lsi.com/channel).
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(1) Actual test included two LSI 3ware 9650SE-12 port 3Gb/s SATA controllers running RAID 5, LVM striped into one volume under XFS.
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