[Beowulf] 48/96 disk jbods?

Armantrout, Fred farmantrout at burnsmcd.com
Fri Feb 5 05:06:27 PST 2010

I have seen a large drive setup from HP called HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System

Info includes
5U rackmount form factor
Supports seventy 3.5" LFF Universal hot pluggable SAS or SATA drives
Two pull-out drive drawers support hot plug large form factor dual-ported SAS or archival-class SATA drives in just 5U of rack space (35 hot plug drives per drawer)

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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Joe Landman
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:30 PM
To: Michael Di Domenico
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] 48/96 disk jbods?

Michael Di Domenico wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a decent 48 or 96 (if they exist) disk jbod on 
> the market?  I don't need the everything that goes along with a raid 
> system or anything that's network attached.  I just need to hang a lot 
> of storage from a machine, sas/sata/fc doesn't matter

Self built or pre-built?  If the latter, you can use our delta V units as this: http://www.scalableinformatics.com/delta-v .  JBOD over iSCSI or similar.  We software RAID them by default, though there is no reason we couldn't have many iSCSI targets over 10GbE/IB/ethernet.

You don't see it there, but there is a DV5 ... 48 bay top load.  The unit you pointed to has the unfortunate problem of requiring you take two devices out to get at one failed drive.

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