Storage-world record set by Texas Memory Systems
6]HOUSTON, TX,USA--Texas Memory Systems, Inc., producers of
The World’s Fastest Storageâ, today announced that it has
broken the world data storage performance record and the data
storage price-performance record again.
new records were achieved using standard server and storage
network hardware and the Texas Memory Systems
RamSan-400 solid state disk (SSD) – a device used
by IT departments to increase the speed of their enterprise
applications in order to accommodate more transactions and
Based on audited results submitted to the
vendor-neutral Storage Performance Council (SPC), the Texas
Memory Systems RamSan-400
solid state disk delivered a record 291,208.58 SPC-1 IOPS™
(input/output requests per second) with a record average response
time of just 0.86 milliseconds*. The RamSan-400 also established
a new SPC-1 Price-Performance™ record by delivering that performance
at just $0.67 per SPC-1 IOPS™.
“Texas Memory Systems is to be congratulated
for its use of the industry-standard SPC-1 benchmark to validate
the world record performance and price-performance of the
RamSan-400.” said Walter E. Baker, Administrator
of the Storage Performance Council. “This outstanding SPC-1
Result further illustrates the applicability of SPC Benchmarks
to measure and compare a wide range of storage products including
innovative solid state storage systems such as the RamSan-400.”
“This SPC Result demonstrates that when
a firm needs better application performance, they cannot get
faster storage or a lower cost per IOPS than they can with
the RamSan solid state disk,” said Woody Hutsell, executive
vice president at Texas Memory Systems. “Additionally, enterprises
will no longer need to purchase and maintain surplus hard
disk capacity just to get higher performance.”
Texas Memory Systems’ used “white box” servers
with 4GB of memory to operate the SPC-1 benchmarking application.
QLogic® QLE2462 host bus adapters and SANbox™ 5600 fabric
switches were the only SAN elements.
CIOs in the financial, telecom, e-commerce,
and online-gaming industries, as well as government, military,
and research organizations, strategically use solid state
disk to accelerate database-centric applications, such as
those used for online transaction processing (OLTP), high
definition video-editing, data warehousing, and rendering,
because software applications running on solid state disks
can accommodate more concurrent users and more simultaneous
*Details of the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400 SPC-1 Results
as of January 29, 2007 are available at: (1)
* The World's Fastest Storage™
* First solid state disk with 4Gb Fibre Channel
* First solid state disk with 4x InfiniBand interfaces.
* Over 400,000 random I/Os per second.
* 3000 MB/s random sustained external throughput.
* Full array of hardware redundancy to ensure
* IBM Chipkill technology protects against memory
errors up to and including loss of an entire memory chip.
* Exclusive Active Backup™ software constantly
backs up data without any performance degradation. Other SSDs
only begin to backup data once power is already lost.