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Fusion-io is pushing the idea of all-flash servers for HPC and other large scale data centre applications that need a 100 or more commodity servers, and has made its 1,000+ server hyperscale flash card technology available for down market. These ioScale PCIe cards scale from 410GB, doubling through 825GB, 1.65TB on to 3.2TB and …

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Coat

Hubba! Hubba!

It's like tech porn. I wonder what pricing they are giving for bulk purchasing on those 3.2TB cards. Also I wonder about the cost vs what will obviously be out of date within a year or two is. I'm guessing a big drop there. Obviously this is aimed more at the big boys with deep pockets who need high capacity flash servers.

Anyhow. Put me down for 10 (in 10 years time that is).

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Re: Hubba! Hubba!

Things like this don't go 'out of date', since you spec the iron for the project it will handle for the lifetime of the iron.

And yes, WANT. One of these in each of our DB servers, thanks muchly. (forwards to PHB)

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Headmaster

not rust

There we go with "spinning rust" again.

It's a cobalt alloy these days, as has been pointed out before many times....

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Re: not rust

Because saying colbalt monoxide just doesn't sound as cool, and most laypeople associate rust with any type of metal corrosion and not just that of iron.

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Reality Check

Um I must be calculating it wrong

6.4TB

6400 GB

6400 x 3.89 = $24896.00

That appears awfully expensive....

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Re: Reality Check

25.000$ for 500.000 IOPS equals 0.05$ per I/O. That is unbelievably cheap for hyperscale infrastructures, where this thing is build for.

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Anonymous Coward

LSI's Nytro WarpDrive is 1600 GB and $16,000 at online retailers or $10 per GB. The Sandisk Lightning is 400 GB and $2000 at these same online retailers or $5 per GB. Lastly the Intel 910 is 800 GB and $4100 or $5 per GB. So whether the IOscale is expensive or not at a list price of $3.89 per GB it is the cheapest solution in its class you can buy today.

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