SGI today announced the InfiniteStorage 5600 (IS5600), a high performance storage platform suited for high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data workloads. Built on a modular architecture, the new 5000-series adds significantly increased performance.
“SGI customers are constantly pushing the edge of performance requirements for storage arrays,” said Bill Mannnel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. “The flexibility of the InfiniteStorage 5600 platform and the choices it offers enable these users to push the limit without breaking their budget.”
The new IS5600 is able to intermix multiple drive types and enclosure densities, ranging from 4TB drives to extreme performance SSDs, in a single, scalable system. Tested against the SPC-2 SPEC test the IS5600 recorded the highest throughput per spindle, at 2.5 times the nearest published result. The IS5600 is available in 12, 24 and 60 drive enclosures, with each enclosure housing dual controllers. It can also be configured as an expansion unit to mix and match 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives in a variety of choices for SSD, 15K, SAS, 10K SAS and near-line SAS.