July 11, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill., July 11 -- Big data is pretty much useless without high performance computing power. And until now, there wasn’t a good solution for small-to-mid-sized organizations with a lot of data to analyze and relatively little hard drive capacity. This is where an expert custom computer builder comes in.
Ace Computers is the first company to both identify and meet the need for better on-premise computing power capable of supporting video-rendering, animation, large-scale engineering, and other graphic intensive applications for both traditional HPC systems and virtualized/Cloud-based applications.
Ace Computers CEO, John Samborski, explained, “We have been active in the HPC space for nearly two decades. Earlier this year, we identified a gap in the market for systems that use internal or direct-attach storage to handle big data computing. We wanted to escape the limitations of the traditional solution, which is to keep adding isolated hard drives.”
Once they identified the primary issues, Ace Computers’ engineers began to review the standard solutions that were available in traditional 1U and 2U rack mount configurations. When they failed to find a comprehensive solution, they began to identify the critical features that would differentiate their proposed product in the marketplace.
The result of this research is Ace Computers’ TerraNode. It offers a minimum of 11 large hard drives, with a standard range of 44TB to 60TB, per compute node. It can also be easily expanded to beyond 300TB per compute node, using the same basic architecture. That design range will satisfy over 95% of the identified requirements in the market.
Ace Technology Partners Vice President Marc Fertik said, “By choosing a direct attach SAS 6Gb/s strategy, we gain excellent performance with maximum RAID flexibility at aggressive price points. This allows Ace Computers to support the small-to-mid-sized organizations and mid-tier enterprise clients, as well as universities and national laboratories.”
Added (and significant) benefits are that Ace Computers’ TerraNode is surprisingly affordable, reduces power consumption, and minimizes rack space. To compare: a standard 8-node system using traditional 2U rack mount solutions, would require 16 power cords, and occupy 16U of rack space, to achieve a maximum of 384TB of storage. TerraNode reduces that requirement to 7-9 power cords and 9U of rack space. Ace Computers also offers 13U configurations that support up to 24 GPU/MIC processors with 12 to 13 power cords.
About Ace Computers
Acknowledged as the best custom technology builder, Ace Technology Partners (Ace Computers) is a Woman-Owned Small Business custom technology systems builder and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector. It has been an industry leader since 1983. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Ace Computers builds custom technology with the same components that top manufacturers use without the premium price. Its principal, recognized industry expert John Samborski, is an alumnus of Intel’s prestigious board of advisors. In addition to its Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Computers has locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Nevada. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acecomputers.com.
Source: Ace Computers
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