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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's all-SSD Server

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD server optimized to deliver well more than 1 million IOPS performing random reads. The SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the fastest memory and server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system.

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM)
  • Design your ultimate storage servers based on SSD RAID with our SR-71mach6 Configurator.
  • For a powerful but more affordable 1U all-SSD RAID server, look at the SR-70mach6 SpeedServer.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is based on Intel® Data Center SSDs or Optane 905P SSDs
  • Intel® Flash SSDs are over-provisioned by ion for greater endurance and better random write performance.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is only offered with Intel SSDs which feature an Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) of 1 sector per 1017 bits read.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Well, not exactly. All SSD, yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can be configured with both Intel® DC Flash SSDs and/or Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. More importantly, ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is a server. Software like Open-E JovianDSS or Microsoft® Windows® Storage Spaces Direct or VMware® vSAN can present the server as a storage resource, but it can also be a server running the operating system of your choice with no secret sauce. If the requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, any or all of those technologies can be combined for an optimum mix of performance and capacity. No fabric can deliver latency as low as a direct NVMe connection to your storage. DCIG suggests that "Any organization that has yet to adopt an all-flash storage infrastructure for all active workloads is operating at a competitive disadvantage."

What would an All-SSD server do for the performance of your database? An All-SSD Windows File Server? Or, an All-SSD Open-E JovianDSS storage server?

Sure, you can still deploy servers with spinning rust. But why? Pretend for a moment that the performance of an all-SSD server - very high IOPS, very low latency and amazing bandwidth - is of no value to your organization. What is the value of the higher reliability of SSDs? What tolerance does your organization have for downtime? For slow RAID rebuilds? SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built entirely with SSD, using RAID, to produce a storage server of very high reliability. SpeedServer? StorageServer? SR-71mach6 is a server, SSD-optimized for the highest performance possible.

Contact ion to take the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer for a testdrive!
ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION 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 Provider, Platinum Member.

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SR-71mach5 SpeedServer running CentOS Linux® 7.1
SR-71mach5 with (3) RAID 5 Volumes with (5) 1.75TB partitions each, XFS
fio 2.0.10
Block
Size
 
Test
 Num
Jobs
 # I/Os
Queued
 
IOPS
 
MBps
Latency (μsec)
8kB Random Write 1 1 45248 352 329
64kB Random Write 1 1 23038 1439 647
8kB Random Read/Write (67%/33%) 2 2 104713 816 1074
64kB Random Read/Write (67%/33%) 2 2 39651 2475 2339
1MB Sequential Write 1 2 5335 5335 5627
1MB Sequential Read 1 4 10851 10851 5526
256kB Sequential Write 1 2 33062 8264 904
256kB Sequential Read 1 4 35237 8808 1700
256kB Sequential Read 1 14 43297 10823 4848
64kB Sequential Write 1 4 118831 7425 503
64kB Sequential Read 1 4 92764 5796 645
64kB Sequential Read 1 16 154264 9640 1554
64kB Random Read 1 8 128025 8000 935
64kB Random Read 4 4 153082 9566 1566
32kB Random Read 2 8 286734 8959 835
32kB Random Read 4 8 309483 9670 1549
16kB Random Read 2 8 448881 7013 533
8kB Random Read 4 2 455924 3560 261
8kB Random Read 4 4 474122 3703 504
4kB Random Read 2 4 474274 1851 251
4kB Random Read 4 6 487307 1902 737
SR-71mach5 Linux fio result details, December 2015
SR-71mach5 SpeedServer running CentOS Linux® 6.7
SR-71mach5 with (3) RAID 5 Volumes with (5) 1.75TB partitions each, XFS
fio 2.0.10
Block
Size
 
Test
 Num
Jobs
 # I/Os
Queued
 
IOPS
 
MBps
Latency (μsec)
1MB Sequential Write 1 2 6,777 6,777 4,436
1MB Sequential Read 1 4 10,852 10,852 5,527
256kB Sequential Write 1 2 33,182 8,294 902
256kB Sequential Read 1 10 42,675 10,668 3,513
64kB Sequential Write 1 6 122,069 7628 735
64kB Sequential Read 1 16 154,330 9,644 1,553
8kB Random Write 1 2 47,825 373 625
64kB Random Write 1 2 21,566 1,346 1,390
64kB Random Read 2 10 156,995 9,812 1,909
32kB Random Read 4 6 305,826 9,556 1,175
16kB Random Read 2 14 463,977 7,249 903
8kB Random Read 3 6 287,162 2,242 948
4kB Random Read 3 8 322,970 1,260 1,118
8kB Random Read/Write (67%/33%) 4 2 112,630 877 2,076
64kB Random Read/Write (67%/33%) 1 8 44,919 2,805 4,142
SR-71mach5 Linux fio result details, November 2015
SR-71mach4 SpeedServer running CentOS Linux® 7.0
SR-71mach4 with (3) RAID 5 Volumes with (4) 1TB partitions each, XFS
fio 2.0.10
 
IOPS
 
MBps
Latency,
(ms)
 
256kB Sequential Write,Q=12 25,582 6,395 5.63
256kB Sequential Read,Q=10 40,800 10,200 2.94
 64kB OLTP(67%R/33%W),Q=8 28,370 1,773 5.12
 64kB Random Read,Q=12 150,749 9,421 1.91
  8kB OLTP(67%R/33%W),Q=6 169,948 1,327 0.70
  8kB Random Read,Q=4 551,190 4,306 0.35
SR-71mach4 Linux fio result details, December 2014
 
SR-71mach4 SpeedServer running CentOS Linux® 6.4
SR-71mach4 with 3 RAID 5 Volumes, 2 NFS4 Shares on each & (6) 10GbE NICs;
3 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
3 x 4000GB SSD RAID 5, 2 NFS4 shares each
fio 2.0.10
 
IOPS
 
MBps
Latency,
(ms)
   64kB OLTP(R/W),Q=4 3,558 222 24.54
 64kB Random Read,Q=4 81,673 5,104 0.88
 8kB Random Read,Q=12 220,863 1,725 0.65
SR-71mach4 Linux NFS4 fio results, December 2013

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