SGI InfiniteStorage 5500 (IS5500) storage system meets both an organization's demanding performance and capacity requirements while not sacrificing simplicity or efficiency. This sixth-generation storage system offers ultimate flexibility. It comes in the IS5500-SP version, with standard firmware compatible with a broad range of heterogeneous environments. In addition, the platform comes in the IS5500 Custom version, with specially tuned firmware for high performance SGI environments.
This versatility extends to the platform itself, with two interface options –8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) or 40Gb/s Infiniband (IB)* and three drive enclosure options supporting up to 384† high performance and nearline SAS drives, self-encrypting drives (SEDs), and solid state disk (SSDs). The IS5500 provides organizations with a storage solution to maximize storage density, reduce operational expenditures through efficiencies, and ensure high productivity.
Unrelenting performance. Delivering unrelenting throughput and IOPs, the IS5500 Storage system supports SGI's tradition of balanced and sustainable performance. With up to 6,000 MB/s and 150,000 IOPs in sustained drive reads, the IS5500 storage system is equally adept at delivering throughput to bandwidth-intensive applications and IOPs to databases-driven applications. The ability to achieve such high performance benchmarks also places the IS5500 in a position to effectively support environments with massive streaming, capacity an availability requirements such as high performance computing, rich media, and life sciences research.