Rohde & Schwarz ​SpycerNode Storage Features High Performance Computing

R&S SpycerNode is claimed to be the first storage product in the Media and entertainment space to feature high performance computing (HPC).

R&S SpycerNode features IBM Spectrum Scale. The file system, according to the firm, has been proven in numerous HPC applications. It simplifies and optimizes storage workflows, using features such as single namespace, online scalability and information lifecycle management. The appliance stores files intelligently based on performance requirements. All R&S SpycerNode storage tiers are presented under a single namespace, which simplifies file handling. The storage solution can be scaled as needed – even during operation. It also provides scalability irrespective of the system size – starting with the smallest unit up to large systems. As a result, there is no need to exchange or replace existing units.

“The combination of a declustered array and erasure coding, in the event of disk failures, drastically speeds up rebuilding compared with traditional hardware-based RAID approaches,” says R&S. “Critical error conditions are detected and errors rectified immediately. Many conventional storage setups provide full redundancy only when multiple units are involved. In contrast, R&S SpycerNode offers full redundancy even for single units, ensuring that media files will be securely and safely stored at any time.

The firm adds that the SpycerNode exhibits no single point of failure – neither in terms of hardware nor software. It protects the customer's business right from the start, no matter what the system size, thus protecting the customer’s investment. The storage solution is available in different configurations from 2U12 up to 5U84.

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