|[November 08, 2017]
Toshiba and Newisys Deliver HPC Storage with NVMe-oF at SuperComputing 2017
Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the US-based subsidiary of Toshiba (News - Alert)
Memory Corporation, and Newisys, a Sanmina Corporation product division,
will be demonstrating an HPC (High Performance Computing) NVMe-oF™ (NVM
Express® over Fabrics)1 solution at next week's
SuperComputing SC17 Conference.
NVMe-oF brings direct-connect NVMe SSD performance to the storage fabric
with the flexibility of disaggregated storage. It provides scale-out,
cloud data centers with software-defined, NVMe-oF storage that
centralizes and virtualizes NVMe SSDs across the network, making them
highly available to compute nodes at near direct-attached storage (DAS)
The demonstration features Newisys' next-generation NVMe-oF hardware
platform, the NSS1160G-2N, an evolution of their recent, award-winning
NVMe-oF storage system design. It is a 1U storage system with dual-node
and dual-socket Intel (News - Alert)® Xeon®2 processors and supports up to
4x 100Gb/s Ethernet network interface cards (NICs). Each node has eight
(8) Toshiba NVMe U.2 SSDs3 (16 NVMe drives per system)
directly connected to the CPU, minimizing latency.
Toshiba is making the demo possible with its target
engine software to provide storage virtualization and SSD/flash
management, which is critical to fully realize the promise of NVMe-oF
connectivity. With an NVMe-oF standardized protocol, Toshiba's storage
node software delivers the full performance of NVMe SSDs to compute
nodes for HPC dataset load and unload times by delivering the bandwidth
of direct-attached NVMe SSDs with inherent network efficiencies.
Other key features of Toshiba's NVMe target engine are:
Abstraction, total virtualization and high availability of NVMe-based
Provisioning of storage and namespaces to compute nodes and virtual
REST API (application programming interface) to connect to popular
"NVMe-oF enables new levels of storage performance and flexibility for
HPC and cloud data centers," said Steve Fingerhut, senior vice president
and general manager, SSD and Cloud Software Business Units at Toshiba
Memory America, Inc. "Toshiba's software provides a critical building
block for data centers to realize the potential of NVMe-oF. Our software
delivers an NVMe target engine that enables compute nodes to efficiently
use the very high performanceand storage capacities of NVMe SSDs."
"Sanmina customers rely on us to deliver innovation to them," said
Eugene McCabe, EVP Enterprise Computing & Storage at Sanmina
Corporation. "Our collaboration with Toshiba demonstrates our commitment
to innovation by proving new technologies, like NVMe-oF, in a real-world
The 2017 SuperComputing Exhibition will take place in Denver, Colorado
in the Colorado Convention Center on November 13-16. The demonstration
will be showcased in the Sanmina booth (#237).
About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) is the US-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash
memory and solid
state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today's
breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba continues to
lead innovation and move the industry forward. For more information on
TMA, please visit www.toshiba.com/TMA
and follow the company on Facebook
and on Twitter (News - Alert): @ToshibaStorage
Newisys, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced
data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage
server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety
of data center and storage applications. Newisys solutions are tailored
for integration into OEM, System Integrator and Data Center products,
reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market.
More information is available at http://www.newisys.com.
About Sanmina Corporation
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions
provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics
Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader,
Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior
quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily
in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical,
energy, and industries that include embedded computing technologies,
such as point of sale devices, casino gaming and automotive. Sanmina has
facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world.
More information about the Company is available at www.sanmina.com.
© 2017 Toshiba Memory America, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in
this press release, including product pricing and specifications,
content of services, and contact information is current and believed to
be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change
without prior notice. Technical and application information contained
here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product
1 NVM Express is a registered trademark, and NVMe-oF and NVMe
are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc.
2 Intel and Xeon are
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the
U.S. and/or other countries.
3 Toshiba SSDs were used
for this demo, but the Toshiba NVMe-oF storage node software supports
non-Toshiba NVMe SSDs as well.
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