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AIC to demonstrate new all-NVMe flash storage array featuring Intel® SSD “ruler”at Computex 2018

06/05/2018

Taipei, Taiwan AIC Inc., (from now on referred to as “AIC”) will demonstrate Grays Peak—a new high-density, all-NVMe flash-storage array—during Computex 2018 at Booth L1018. Computex will take place at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Center, June 5-9. The new array is a direct response to the rapidly increasing need for data-intensive applications, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and High-Performance Computing in datacenter environments.

AIC Grays Peak (model name: FB128-LX) is one of the first flash-storage arrays to make full use of the new Intel® SSD “ruler” form factor based on the Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factor (EDSFF) specification. The all-flash supports up to 36 Intel “ruler” SSDs with hot-swap functionality. Intel’s innovative form factor also ensures AIC’s array delivers dramatic improvements in memory storage capacity, IOPS, scaling, and space utilization when compared to other 1U rack servers. With dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs of memory, AIC’s Grays Peak is ideal for I/O-intensive local workloads—such as real-time analytics and database servers—as well as financial and trading applications, business intelligence, and transactional processing.

Designed to optimize rack efficiency, the Intel SSD “ruler” form factor breaks free from the confines of legacy form factors. Unlike classic 2.5-inch drives that were designed as higher performing HDD alternatives and M.2s that were designed originally for mobile and client use, the Intel SSD “ruler” form factor is designed from the ground up for data center efficiency. This innovative form factor delivers unprecedented levels of storage density with a design that enables highly efficient cooling and low power use. The Intel “ruler” SSD packs in 1PB of storage capacity into a 1U chassis, a feat physically and thermally impossible using today’s U.2 2.5-inch drives. In addition, it enables easy maintenance, with front-load, hot-swap capabilities, as well as greater drive management such as per-slot power control.

“We are excited to be bringing our new Grays Peak array to the market.” explains Michael Liang, the President and CEO of AIC. “These arrays are very well suited to the requirements of cloud service companies and, in particular, the intense, unforgiving and unrelenting needs of their data centers—where the pressure never lets up for greater capacity and processing speed within the most efficient, space-saving format. Grays Peak provides a solution for this tough environment through a combination of our innovative development and Intel’s advanced ‘ruler’ form factor.”

“The remarkable increase in data-hungry applications has driven data center demand for performance and dense storage with flexible design and scale,” said Bill Leszinske, Corporate Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development of the NVM Solutions Group, Intel Corporation. “The Intel ‘ruler’ SSD’s revolutionary new form factor is optimized for data centers to meet these demands with higher capacity per drive and per server along with unparalleled thermal efficiency, flexible building components, and built-in features designed for efficiency on a massive scale."

About AIC Inc.
AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS (off-the-shelf) and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design, manufacturing and validation capabilities, AIC's products are highly flexible and configurable to any form factor, standard or custom. AIC leads the industry with 20 years of experience in mechanical, electronic, system-level engineering as well as a dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Taiwan, AIC has offices and operations throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.aicipc.com

 

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