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

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD RAID 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. Now, save 5% on SpeedServers.

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, over-provisioned for greater endurance and better random write performance.

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.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can also be built using Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. Or with NVMe Flash drives delivering much lower latency than SATA SSDs. 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 with no spinning rust. 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?

 

Most storage solutions, especially "all-Flash arrays", depend on some "secret sauce", proprietary technology. Is your organization prepared to commit to that secret sauce and the future of the technology and the company that provides it? Is that solution tailored for your organization's requirements? Better than your own team can do with a good platform? The ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is SSD-optimized with years of Flash storage experience, but you choose the hardware and the software that makes your SpeedServer special, with no proprietary hardware or firmware or software. Does a file server, call it NAS if you prefer, that can share more than 10 GBytes per second or more than one million IOPS need any "secret sauce"? Worried about other interfaces or "future-proofing this investment"? A typical configuration has 5-6 open PCE Express slots. How much I/O flexibility do your other choices offer?
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.
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SR-71mach5 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 R2 File Server
SR-71mach5 with (24) 1600GB Intel S3610 MET SSDs
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays, each with 5x 1.75TB partitions shared
(10) 10GbE NICs

5 Windows Server® 2012 R2 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
IOmeter used one manager on each client with 1-2 workers per share.
Each test was 2 hours after a 15 minute ramp.
15x 1750GB SSD RAID shares Wrkrs I/Os IOPS MBps AveLat
(ms)
Wrkrs I/Os IOPS MBps AveLat
(ms)
Wrkrs I/Os IOPS MBps AveLat
(ms)
256kB Sequential Write                         1 12 14,202 3,550 12.67  
256kB Sequential Read                         1 12 39,201 9,800 4.59  
64kB Random Write 2 36 19,916 1,245 54.23   2 8 21,900 1,369 10.96   1 12 20,987 1,306 8.61
64kB Random Read 2 36 165,881 10,368 6.51 2 8 128,443 8,028 1.87   1 12 116,510 7,282 1.54  
32kB Random Read 2 36 317,963 9,936 3.40   2 8 230,670 7,208 1.04   1 12 182,055 5,689 0.99  
16kB Random Read 2 36 597,409 9,335 1.81   2 8 294,978 4,609 0.81   1 12 227,738 3,558 0.79  
8kB Random Read 2 36 1,002,053 7,829 1.08 2 8 350,522 2,738 0.68   1 12 267,795 2,092 0.67  
4kB Random Read 2 36 1,149,405 4,890 0.94 2 8 395,497 1,545 0.61   1 12 299,881 1,171 0.60  
8kB OLTP 2 36 263,152 2,056 4.10   2 8 197,060 1,540 1.22 1 12 167,468 1,308 1.07  
64kB OLTP 2 36 42,188 2,637 25.60   2 8 41,141 2,571 5.83 1 12 42,871 2,679 4.20  
File Server 2 36 261,936 2,834 4.12   2 8 188,517 2,040 1.27 1 12 167,332 1,811 1.07  
Web Server 2 36 538,032 8,228 2.01   2 8 289,375 4,425 0.83   1 12 228,594 3,496 0.79  
 
SR-71mach5 IOmeter report, June 2015
SR-71mach5 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 R2 File Server
SR-71mach5 with (24) 1600GB Intel S3610 MET SSDs
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays each with 8x 1TB partitions shared
(1) 1TB SW RAID50 array shared
(10) 10GbE NICs

5 Windows Server® 2012 R2 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
IOmeter used one manager on each client with two workers per share.
Each test was 2 hours after a 12 minute ramp.
25x 1000GB SSD RAID shares
IOmeter

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
256kB Sequential Write,W=1,Q=12 9,951 2,488 30
256kB Sequential Read,W=1,Q=12 42,878 10,719 7
64kB Random Write,W=2,Q=12 19,844 1,240 30
64kB Random Read,W=2,Q=24 167,420 10,464 7
64kB Random Read,W=1,Q=12 143,767 8,985 2.09
32kB Random Read,W=2,Q=24 318,301 9,947 3.77
16kB Random Read,W=2,Q=24 598,980 9,359 2.00
8kB Random Read,W=2,Q=24 997,396 7,792 1.20
4kB Random Read,W=2,Q=24 1,058,304 4,134 1.13
8kB OLTP,W=2,Q=12 251,297 1,963 2.39
64kB OLTP,W=2,Q=12 42,908 2,682 14
File Server,W=2,Q=12 233,613 2,528 2.57
Web Server,W=2,Q=24 545,164 8,338 2.20
 
SR-71mach5 IOmeter report, March 2015
SR-71mach5 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 R2 File Server
SR-71mach5 with (24) 1600GB Intel S3610 MET SSDs
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays each with 8x 1TB partitions shared
(1) 1TB SW RAID50 array shared
(10) 10GbE NICs

5 Windows Server® 2012 R2 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
5x 30 minute tests
25 x 1000GB SSD RAID shares
MS SQLIO 8kB & 64kB

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
8kB Data Random Write 99,483 777 5
8kB Data Random Read 738,957 5,773 0
64kB Data Random Write 19,866 1,242 29
64kB Data Random Read 159,183 9,949 3
64kB Data Sequential Write 15,353 960 38
64kB Data Sequential Read 166,889 10,431 3
SQLIO results with SR-71mach5 file server, March 2015
SR-71mach5 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 R2 File Server
SR-71mach5 with (24) 800GB Intel S3500 SET SSDs
(3) RAID 5 Volumes with (4) shared 1TB partitions each
(10) 10GbE NICs
5 Windows Server® 2012 R2 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
IOmeter used one manager on each client with four workers per share.
1 hour tests after 5 minute ramp.
12x 1000GB SSD RAID 5 shares
IOmeter

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
256kB Sequential Write,Q=28 8,921 2,230 126
256kB Sequential Read,Q=28 41,598 10,399 27
64kB Random Write,Q=28 18,765 1,173 60
64kB Random Read,Q=28 162,342 10,146 6.90
32kB Random Read,Q=28 304,792 9,525 3.67
16kB Random Read,Q=28 551,264 8,613 2.03
8kB Random Read,Q=28 960,776 7,506 1.16
4kB Random Read,Q=28 1,141,205 4,458 0.98
8kB OLTP,Q=28 296,998 2,320 3.77
64kB OLTP,Q=28 41,438 2,590 27.03
File Server,Q=28 229,854 2,487 4.87
Web Server,Q=28 525,730 8,041 2.13
 
SR-71mach5 IOmeter report, February 2015
12 x 1000GB SSD RAID 5 shares
IOmeter

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
256kB Sequential Write,Q=2 5,168 1,292 15.48
256kB Sequential Read,Q=2 30,674 7,669 2.61
64kB Random Write,Q=2 15,949 997 5.01
64kB Random Read,Q=2 73,908 4,619 1.08
32kB Random Read,Q=2 99,821 3,119 0.80
16kB Random Read,Q=2 122,055 1,907 0.65
8kB Random Read,Q=2 140,096 1,095 0.57
4kB Random Read,Q=2 144,807 566 0.55
8kB OLTP,Q=2 98,977 773 0.81
64kB OLTP,Q=2 30,556 1,910 2.62
File Server,Q=2 95,274 1,031 0.84
Web Server,Q=2 130,398 1,995 0.61
SR-71mach5 IOmeter report, February 2015
SR-71mach5 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 R2 File Server
SR-71mach5 with (24) 800GB Intel S3500 SSDs
(3) RAID 5 Volumes with (4) shared 1TB partitions each
(10) 10GbE NICs
5 Windows Server® 2012 R2 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
12 x 1000GB SSD RAID 5 shares
MS SQLIO 8kB & 64kB

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
8kB Data Random Write 112,282 977 3
8kB Data Random Read 926,324 7,237 0
64kB Data Random Write 19,196 1,200 49
64kB Data Random Read 162,013 10,126 5
SQLIO results with SR-71mach5 file server, February 2015


SR-71mach4 SpeedServer as Windows Server® 2012 File Server
SR-71mach4 with 3 RAID 5 Volumes & (6) 10GbE NICs; 3 clients, each with (2) 10GbE NICs.
Use for comparison of random and sequential tests.
3 x 4000GB SSD RAID 5 shares
MS SQLIO 8kB & 64kB

IOPS

MBps
Latency,
(ms)
8kB Data Random Write 91,585 716 3
8kB Data Random Read 672,714 5,256 0
8kB Data Sequential Write 29,796 233 12
8kB Data Sequential Read 675,013 5,274 0
64kB Data Random Write 19,596 1,225 19
64kB Data Random Read 112,506 7,032 2
64kB Data Sequential Write 25,509 1,594 14
64kB Data Sequential Read 112,586 7,037 2
SR-71mach4 SQLIO results, November 2013

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