To assemble this system, Patriot used 10 5.25" bay adaptors that each hold four 2.5" SATA drives and when combined with five LSI Mega-RAID SAS 9260-8i eight-port 6GB/s SATA+SAS RAID controllers, the 40 Torqx drives in RAID 0 configuration achieve over 150,000 IOPS and over 5,500 Write speed.
"Started as an internal project from the Engineering department, this blossomed into the fastest SSD system we have seen" says Patriot CEO Paul Jones. "Too cool to leave hidden inside the Patriot engineering labs, we decided to use Project Artemis as a demonstration of real world enterprise level performance from SSD based systems. The incredible results we have achieved are a testament to Patriots dedication to develop and deliver the highest performance products available. Expect new product announcements based on our efforts with Project Artemis."
Project Artemis system information:
- 40 x 256GB Patriot Torqx SSD drives (PFZ256GS25SSDR)
- 48GB (12 x 2GB) Patriot 1333MHz DDR2 ECC-Registered memory (PS34G13ER-E)
- 5 x LSI Mega-RAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller cards
- 1 x SuperMicro X8DTH-I X58 server motherboard
- 2 x Intel Xeon 5500 CPUs
Patriot?s Project Artemis 10TB SSD based Full ATX Workstation with over 150,000 IOPS is currently on display at this year?s CeBIT Germany.
Sector 5 Series 2250MHz DDR3 Memory
Staying at CeBIT 2010, Patriot Memory announced the launch of its new Sector 5 Series Extreme Performance DDR3 memory.
Designed specifically for overclockers using Intel based platforms, the Sector 5 boasts a 2250MHz with timings of 9-9-9-27. The Sector 5 modules will be offered as a 4GB kit (2 x 2GB modules) under the part number PVV34G2250LLK.
"Consumers can feel confident that what we advertise for our speeds and timing is true to the specifications. Additionally, users can expect headroom to reach faster speeds. We have been able to hit speeds over 2400MHz with these modules in our lab," says Les Henry, Patriot's VP of Engineering.