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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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  1. mach5+ RAID 5 Linux
  2. mach5+ RAID 5 NFS4
SR-71mach5+ SpeedServer running CentOS Linux® 7.2
(2) NVMe RAID 5 Volumes with (5) 200GB partitions each, XFS
(2) SATA RAID 5 Volumes with (5) 1.75TB partitions each, XFS
SR-71mach5+ has (10) 10Gb Etherent ports with 9014 byte frames
(5) CentOS Linux® 7.2 clients, all 2-socket Intel® Xeon® servers
(5) clients each have (2) 10Gb Ethernet ports with 9014 byte frames
(5) clients each have NFS4 mount of one partition on each RAID array fio 2.1.10
Block
Size
 
Test
 SATA
Jobs
 SATA
I/Os Q′d
 NVMe
Jobs
 NVMe
I/Os Q′d
 
IOPS
 
MBps
Latency (μsec)
8kB Random Write 1 1 1 2 81,155 640 362
64kB Random Write 1 1 4 2 19,980 1,268 6,733
8kB Random Read (67%) / Write (33%) 4 8 4 8 162,091 860 5,676
64kB Random Read (67%) / Write (33%) 5 4 5 2 34,091 1,454 11,180
1mB Sequential Write 1 2 1 8 4,460 4,460 32,662
1mB Sequential Read 1 8 1 2 10,674 10,673 8,436
256kB Sequential Write 1 8 1 1 19,340 4,945 3,785
256kB Sequential Read 1 8 1 4 43,524 11,134 2,708
64kB Sequential Write 1 4 1 4 80,260 5,129 1,353
64kB Sequential Read 1 10 1 8 164,926 10,546 1,122
64kB Random Read 2 4 2 4 118,630 7,585 1,028
64kB Random Read 4 4 4 8 152,795 9,769 3,677
32kB Random Read 5 2 3 4 233,584 7,464 950
32kB Random Read 4 16 3 8 272,820 8,719 3,063
16kB Random Read 5 16 4 4 346,928 5,542 2,637
8kB Random Read 6 2 4 2 335,746 2,677 589
8kB Random Read 4 8 4 4 368,508 2,938 1,285
4kB Random Read 4 2 4 2 320,872 1,274 498
4kB Random Read 5 15 4 4 374,869 1,274 2,483
SR-71mach5+ NFS4 fio result details, January 2016

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