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Flash Solid state storage for HFT high frequency trading

Flash Solid state storage for HFT high frequency trading

Anybody have ideas how flash product such as Solid state storage could be applied to High performance computing? We are looking forward to work with HPC companies, is there a way to find out? Thanks.

 

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I have been looking into how to accelerate disk system performance with tiering of SSD and various speeds of spinning disk. I see it as a staging area for metadata or for frequently used small files. What are you looking for?

 

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We are looking forward to provide Solid state storage solution to all the HPC companies, do you think we are match?

 

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Please specify a product and a use case. I’ll take a look.

 

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Standard 2.5″/SSD and SATADOM, our SATADOM has been qualified by Intel and Supermicro motherboard, it mainly used to boot up purpose.
Our company web site, www.Innodisk.com

 

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From what I know quantum chemistry apps like to have not only large memory but also large and relatively fast swap on the nodes. This could be a small specialized niche.
Example is a PC GAMESS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_GAMESS) .
But in general I think you need to target SAN storage solutions.

 

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There are three tiers above SSD performance also, for those who can handle the price tag.

Modest Performance Boost = OCZ RevoDrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227742

Even Higher Performance = Fusion ioDrive
http://www.fusionio.com/platforms/iodrive-octal/

Unbelievable Performance = RAMSan-720
http://www.ramsan.com

Each of these have their pros/cons. I believe the Fusion ioDrive cannot be booted with an OS, for example, but if you need fast, large storage, it bridges the price gap to the next jump up to the RAM San tier.

 

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What do you think about Tiering? Say front ending a large 1PB spinning disk installation by 10 or 20 TB of SSD? Then managing hotspots into the SSD?

 

 

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