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ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™
All-SSD RAID Server

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM) ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all-SSD RAID server optimized to deliver more than 1 Million random read IOPS based on the latest processors, fastest memory and server network components in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system. Many would call this system "all-Flash", but if you look at the SR-71mach6 Configurator, you will find that it already supports Intel® Optane™ SSDs based on 3D XPoint™ technology, for higher performance, much higher endurance and much lower latency than NAND Flash. If latency matters to your application, you should be looking at ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer. You have probably heard that a SAN will give your applications the lowest latency access to data, but you may want to check the File Server NAS results below. DAS or NAS or SAN? Now save 5%?


Your challenge: Build the fastest server possible?

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer More Cores? RAM? NVMe? SSDs? NICs?
  • 8 Intel® Xeon® Scalable cores at 3.6GHz
  • 96GB DDR4 RAM
  • 35TiB Intel DC SSD RAID5 Storage
  • >1M random IOPS
  • (6) 10Gb Ethernet ports
  • 16-44 Intel® Xeon® Scalable cores
  • Up to 768GB DDR4 RAM
  • Up to 70TiB Intel DC SSD RAID5 Storage
  • Up to (24) U.2 NVMe SSDs
  • Up to (10) 10Gb Ethernet ports

The SR-71mach6 SpeedServer makes disk-impossible performance affordable for your data center through the optimized use of SSD RAID and standard high-volume server building blocks from Intel. Yes, this webserver and are both VMs on an SR-71 SpeedServer. A full snapshot of the Windows Server 2012 R2 VM for this web server takes about 3 minutes.

You are certainly looking at other all-Flash arrays. If those products cost more and their company is not profitable anyway, are they a wise choice? ION has a 25-year track record of building solid, reliable servers and more than 8 years of all-Flash storage experience.

ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
In 1998, ION became the first company in the world to qualify as an Intel Authorized Solution Provider, the program now known as Intel Technology Provide, Platinum Member.

SQLIO on the SR-71mach5 SpeedServer running Windows® Server 2012 R2 achieved 101,000 IOPS of 8kB random writes with 1 ms average latency and 770,000 IOPS of 8kB random reads with less than 1 ms average latency with (24) 800GB RAID5 targets.
Check back soon for updated (and improved!) benchmark results for ionSR-71mach6 SpeedServer.

Design your ultimate server with our SR-71mach6 Configurator.

For a powerful but less expensive 1U all-SSD RAID server, look at the SR-70mach6 SpeedServer.

Hard to believe this performance? Especially at that price? Take the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer for a testdrive!

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4kB Random Read
Comparison for 1,000,000 IOPS
(Input/output Operations per Second)

Do it with Disks?

(1) SR-71mach6

IOPS:   400 IOPS per 15,000 RPM disk, 10% stroke ⇒ 2500 disks 1,400,000 IOPS  
Latency:   ≥2.3 milliseconds [optimistically] 240 microseconds (0.24ms) 90%
Size:   2500 disks @ 25/2U = 200U = 5 rack cabinets (1) 2U (3.5″) SR-71mach6 SpeedServer 99%
IOPS/RackUnit:   5,000 700,000 99%
Cost:   ~$2,000,000 $42,000 98%
IOPS/$ or $/IOPS:   0.50 IOPS per $ or $2/IOPS 33 IOPS per $ or <$0.03/IOPS 98%
Power:    30,000 W direct requirement
+30,000 W for cooling.
 500 W direct requirement
+500 W for cooling.
(power + cooling)  
33 IOPS/W 2824 IOPS/W 99%
Annual Electrical Cost:  
(power + cooling)  
$52,560 /year
    $876 /year Energy Efficient.
Looks something like this: EMC vFRIDGE 2U SR-71mach6  

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