LSI is contributing two storage infrastructure reference designs to the Open Compute Project (OCP). The first is a board design for a 12Gbps SAS Open Vault storage enclosure. The Open Vault is a cost-effective storage solution with a modular I/O topology that’s built for the Open Rack. The storage solution is designed to enable Open Vault to optimise the performance of 12Gbps SAS infrastructure by utilising LSI’s unique DataBolt bandwidth optimiser technology. DataBolt technology aggregates the performance of storage devices to enable 30-60 per cent higher bandwidth from existing SATA drives in the Open Vault enclosure.
LSI is also contributing a design from its Nytro XP6200 series of PCIe flash accelerator cards, which are built to meet the requirements of Open Compute and other hyperscale servers. The Nytro XP6209 card is a 1TB flash card designed to provide hyperscale cloud datacentres with accelerated performance for read-intensive applications, optimised power and thermals, and an overall lower-cost-per-gigabyte PCIe flash solution for server-based applications.
‘Open Compute is about the ability to scale computing infrastructure in the most efficient and economical way possible to achieve more work per dollar,’ said LSI Chief Technology Officer Greg Huff. ‘LSI storage solutions play an important role in the datacentre, and our technology can be found in every current contribution to the Open Compute Project. We’re excited to formally join the OCP and look forward to continued contributions to the community.’