Boston Flash-IO Talyn debuts at SC17

Monday, 13 November 2017    Source:

London, UK and Denver, CO, USA – 13th November 2017 – Making its debut at the largest HPC event of its kind, is the newly launched Boston Flash-IO Talyn Server - a revolutionary leap forward for high performance.

Bringing together the latest technology from Mellanox, Micron and Supermicro, Boston has partnered with Excelero to provide a scalable NVMe over Fabrics storage solution using Excelero’s award-winning NVMesh® server SAN software that adds another piece to our vision of the Software Defined Datacenter.

The solution, on display at stand 1775, solves one of the biggest challenges in computing today - shared access to NVMe flash storage volumes at the low latency and high-performance required by GPU-based applications, yet with minimum processor overhead. Employing Excelero’s server SAN along with other leading technologies such as RoCE v2 and 100Gbit/s EDR InfiniBand or 100GbE from Mellanox’s Connect-X 5 range, processor overhead and latency is kept low, whilst bandwidth is plentiful.

Named Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at the Flash Memory Summit in August, NVMesh is a Software-Defined Block Storage solution that features Elastic NVMe, a distributed block layer that allows unmodified applications to utilise pooled NVMe storage devices across a network at local speeds and latencies. Distributed NVMe storage resources are pooled with the ability to create arbitrary, dynamic block volumes that can be utilized by any host running the NVMesh block client. These virtual volumes can be striped, mirrored or both while enjoying centralized management, monitoring and administration.

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited, says; “The creation of the Boston Flash-IO Talyn is in response to demand for transformation in storage architectures thanks to the emergence of data-heavy applications, for instance; the Internet of Things, Deep Learning and AI. As this solution makes its debut to the HPC community and garners attention, we are pleased to announce testing availability at our BostonLabs facility guided by the creators of this disruptive solution.”

“New high-performance workloads are driving the need for new storage architectures, and we’re delighted to partner with Boston Limited to enable this in the Boston Flash IO Talyn Server,” adds Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. “We’re proud to work alongside the leading technologies from Mellanox, Micron and Supermicro so that Boston Limited customers have access to shared primary storage with efficiencies akin to those of the most efficient data centers.” 
[Booking for testing the Boston Flash-IO Talyn should be directed via [email protected]]

Notes to editors:
About Boston
Boston Limited has been providing cutting edge technology since 1992 using Supermicro® building blocks. Our high performance, mission-critical server and storage solutions can be tailored for each specific client, helping you to create your ideal solution. From the initial specification, solution design and even full custom branding – we can help you solve your toughest business challenges simply and effectively.

About Excelero
Excelero enables enterprises and service providers to design scale-out storage infrastructures leveraging standard servers and high-performance flash storage. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the tech giants’ shared-nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has designed a software-defined block storage solution that meets performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications. 
With Excelero’s NVMesh, customers can build distributed, high-performance server SAN for mixed application workloads. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash, with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. The solution has been deployed for hyper-scale Industrial IoT services, machine learning applications and massive-scale simulation visualization.
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Maz Lopez, Head of Marketing
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A3 Communications
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Tom Leyden
Vice President of Corporate Marketing
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