Newcomer Nyriad has launched two SAN array systems with combined CPU+GPU controllers to provide fast recovery from drive failures and a maximum sustained IO rate of 18GB/sec for writes and reads.
The company uses 18TB disk drives with erasure coding and the IO workload is spread across all the drives to achieve the high IO rate. Nyriad says the arrays are good for data-intensive use cases such as HPC, media and entertainment, and backup and archive. Users will get consistent high performance without the long rebuild times and associated performance degradation that are common with today’s RAID-based storage systems, it says.
Nyriad CEO Derek Dicker said: “RAID has been the de facto standard for storage for more than three decades, but the demands of today’s data-intensive applications now far exceed its capabilities. With the UltraIO system, Nyriad built a new foundation for storage that addresses current problems and creates new opportunities for the future – without requiring organizations to make disruptive changes to their storage infrastructure.”
There are two H series systems, both with dual active-passive controllers, the H1000 and H2000, with 99.999 per cent data availability. They both use dual Intel Xeon CPUs in each of their two controllers (head nodes) and Nyriad plans to move to a single-processor design in both head nodes. On the GPU front they use dual Nvidia RTX A6000 GPUs in each of their two head nodes, again with a plan to move to a single GPU in each node.