SMART Modular Technologies introduces its XceedIOPS SAS solid state drive that will be used in the planned IBM POWER7 high-performance supercomputer. The 2.5-inch SSD uses latest 34nm Enterprise-grade Multi-Level-Cell (E-MLC) NAND flash technology.
The IBM supercomputer will use these drives to provide substantially higher levels of performance (compared to HDDs), sufficient to meet the critical data management requirements of this system. The XceedIOPS offers extensive error-correction and detection features, multi-level data-path and code protection, data-loss recovery, and active thermal management designed to improve reliability and data integrity. SMART Modular said the SAS SSD can provide five-year minimum operational life even in workload-intensive environments.