SGI has pumped out a fresh set of storage gear aimed at customers that would like a helping hand setting up large-scale NAS (network attached storage) systems. The new InfiniteStorage Nexis NAS family of storage systems will start shipping in the next few weeks. The hardware ranges from a compact 2U/3TB system on up to systems …
He forgot a few markets!
"InfiniteStorage Nexis NAS packages are designed for areas of enterprise HPC [high-performance computing] that include database transactions, data mining, media rich online social networks, departmental consolidation and vertical market applications including media production, oil and gas exploration, scientific and engineering modeling, business intelligence, satellite and medical imagery, stashing porno and warez, programming, engineering, MP3s, furniture design, car manufacturing, DSP design, processor design, RAM design, storing pictures, storing files, storing blocks of data or areas needing something that makes a lot of noise and has pretty blinking lights." SGI marketing manager Don Grabski told eWeek.
Yeah, "media rich online social networks" ("web 2.0" i guess) is not exactly among the first things i would think of when hearing high performance computing :)
"or areas needing something that makes a lot of noise and has pretty blinking lights."
Yes, I remember those, my boss had me build one and shove it in a rack, it was just a panel with lots of flashing leds, he used to call it the 'Impresser'
Never told any clients what it was, but it did look good in the rack and they seemed to be impressed with it :)
Ahh This'll do nicely
We have an area needing something that makes a lot of noise and has pretty blinking lights..
This looks perfect, unless you know better???