Putting Super in SuperDrive

Applied Micro Circuits Corp., typically makes a living selling communications chips. The kind which you and I will never see in any of the devices that end-up in our homes. So perhaps, I was really amazed when they sent me this little tidbit on what is essentially a big honking drive. It was demoed at Supercomputing 2005 tradeshow in Seattle. In order to show off their latest server board (3ware 9550SX), AMCC created a massive storage server which as a combined total storage capacity of 24 terabytes. (thanks daniel for pointing that out!) The best part was that it was built with off the shelf components: 48 500 GB Hitachi drives, AMD’s Opteron processors and Pogolinux (Housing and OS.) AMCC called it Raid Racer. Moore’s claw at its peta-best?

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